• Marmalade Summer Concert Series

    Add some music to your summer evenings by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for this free concert series, taking place on select Thursdays from June through August.

  • Sustaining Your Small Business
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Sustaining Your Small Business

    Join the Library and experts from Salt Lake SCORE to explore topics related to business ownership. In May, find out how marketing yourself and managing your personal brand can help you build a dedicated client and fan base.

  • Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about. Steven Spielberg

    Bring the whole family to the east lawn of Library Square at dusk to enjoy this free film series!

  • 12 Minutes Max
    Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra Streisand

    12 Minutes Max

    A monthly showcase of short new works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, come see new pieces in music, dance, writing, film, theater, performance art and the like, each 12 minutes or less.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    Inhale the future, exhale the past.

    Rooftop Yoga

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake Power Yoga for a series of free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through September: a sunrise class on the second Friday of each month, and an evening class on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

  • Concerts by the Creek Wednesdays, 7pm

    Relax at the end of Utah's hot summer days with outdoor concerts in the Anderson-Foothill Branch's amphitheater.

  • Alt Press Fest 2016 Saturday, July 16

    The City Library’s eighth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy

    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Join Salt Lake SCORE for a workshops that will help you get your start-up off the ground. Participants will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and will learn the keys to success.

  • Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    Become inspired and informed at a series of events featuring TED Talk videos and conversations with your community. Each month, the Marmalade Branch invites all to experience dynamic talks centered around a central theme at TEDxMarmaladeLibrary.

  • Music at Main
    I daresay one good concert justifies a week of satisfaction at home. Robert Plant

    Music at Main

    Enjoy weekly live performances in the outdoor amphitheater on Library Plaza. Don't miss local bands and musicians every Wednesday night in July and August.

SUMMER TEEN EVENTS EVENTS
Glendale Branch
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DIY Planters: Part 2

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In this three-part series, you’ll learn how to mix and pour your own concrete planter, paint and personalize your planter, and start growing plants.

Glendale Branch
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Teen DIY

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Every Thursday, teens can take part in a new craft with supplies provided by the Library.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Each week, teens can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

Glendale Branch
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Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey

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See how space exploration and research help us understand humanity's origin in this interactive exhibit featuring research from NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen Zone: Video Gaming

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Take a break with local teens and the Day-Riverside Branch’s gaming systems each week.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Iron Chef Competition

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Compete for the title of Library Iron Chef and for a prize!

Day-Riverside Branch
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Graff Lab Stencil Workshop

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Learn how to create your own street art stencil in this workshop using provided materials.

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Outdoor Games

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Kids ages 9–18 can enjoy the outdoors with a variety of sports and gaming equipment.

Anderson-Foothill
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Teen DIY

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Each week, teens can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen DIY

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Each week, teens can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

Glendale Branch
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Portal for Teens

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Tweens and teens ages 10–18 can work individually and as part of a team to solve puzzles and work through obstacles on the brain-teasing video game Portal.

Glendale Branch
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DIY Planters: Part 3

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In this three-part series, you’ll learn how to mix and pour your own concrete planter, paint and personalize your planter, and start growing plants.

Sprague Branch
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Book Bag Decorating

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Decorate a book bag using supplies provided by the Library.

Main Library Technology Center
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3D Modeling Workshop

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Learn how to use the Library’s 3D modeling software to create a keychain or other small item.

Chapman Branch
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Safety Pin Bracelets

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Create your own custom bracelet using provided safety pins and other supplies.

Glendale Branch
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Mind Sprint Challenge

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Meet other teens and work together to solve a series of STEAM-centric challenges.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Mind Sprint Challenge

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Meet other teens and work together to solve a series of STEAM-centric challenges.

Anderson-Foothill
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Each month, teens will be given the space to voice their opinion and shape the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

Main Library Auditorium
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Small Press Panel

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Find out how independently-created magazines, journals, and zines are made from those involved in alternative press.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Upcycle Challenge

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Turn trash into something beautiful and help reduce waste!

Main Library Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest

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The City Library’s eighth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Call of Duty Tournament

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Teens can compete in a double-elimination video game tournament to win accolades and prizes.

Marmalade Branch
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3D Modeling Workshop

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Learn how to use the Library’s 3D modeling software to create a keychain or other small item.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen Cookie Wars

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Teens can compete individually or as a team to decorate cookies for a randomly chosen theme. The person or team with the best cookie will take home a prize!

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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For a Rainy Day

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Design a savings jar for your spare change and cash using provided materials.

Sprague Branch
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Safety Pin Bracelets

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Create your own custom bracelet using provided safety pins and other supplies.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Create your very own film set using LEGO pieces provided by Library and use it to make a stop-motion animation film.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for you and other teens by participating in the Teen Advisory Board

Glendale Branch
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Iron Chef Competition

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Compete for the title of Library Iron Chef and for a prize!

Sprague Branch
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Cyanotype Printing

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Create your own cyanotype print using provided materials in this workshop.

Marmalade Branch
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Mind Sprint Challenge

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Meet other teens and work together to solve a series of STEAM-centric challenges.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for you and other teens by participating in the Teen Advisory Board

Main Library, Library Square
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Parkour Workshop

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Learn about the basics of this parkour and safety tips from local parkour athletes.

Anderson-Foothill
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Discover Your Inner Hippie

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All ages can discover their inner hippie at this event featuring music, dancing, and crafts.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Duct Tape Crafts

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Create a wallet, bowtie, or other object using provided duct tape.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Cosplay 101 Workshop

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Using provided sewing machines, fabric paint, and other supplies, teens and bring in and add finishing touches to their cosplay looks.

Marmalade Branch
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Cyanotype Printing

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Create your own cyanotype print using provided materials in this workshop.

Glendale Branch
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Digital Comic Books

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Write, create, and star in your own comic book using iPads provided by the Library.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Mind Sprint Challenge

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Meet other teens and work together to solve a series of STEAM-centric challenges.

Sprague Branch
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Action Painting

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Find your inner Jackson Pollock and help create an outdoor abstract painting project.

Marmalade Branch
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Iron Chef Competition

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Compete for the title of Library Iron Chef and for a prize!

Glendale Branch
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Chocolate Olympics

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Get your taste buds and fine motor skills ready for the Summer Olympics by taking part in this chocolate and Olympic-themed competition.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Tie Dye T-Shirts

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Create your own tie dye shirt using materials provided by the Library.

Anderson-Foothill
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3D Modeling Workshop

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Learn how to use the Library’s 3D modeling software to create a keychain or other small item.

Main Library Technology Center
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

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Teens can use provided equipment, software, and a green screen to find creative ways to commemorate their summer.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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3D Modeling Workshop

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Learn how to use the Library’s 3D modeling software to create a keychain or other small item.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for you and other teens by participating in the Teen Advisory Board

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Art EXHIBITS

The Salt Lake City Library hosts art exibits throughout the year. We also lists citywide exhibits here and in our events calendar. If you are a local artist, click on "Call for Entries" to get involved.

From Jun 18 to Aug 12

Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey See how space exploration and research help us understand humanity's origin in this interactive exhibit featuring research from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Glendale Branch

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

Exhibits are chosen by a staff committee according to the needs and interests of the community, the variety of shows, the artistic quality of the works, and the suitability of format for each library's physical space. Submissions are accepted twice annually: during the two-week periods prior to April 10 and October 10.



TEEN ART EXHIBIT CALL FOR ENTRIES

Teen artists and art instructors, submit your or your student's portfolio to be featured at The City Library! We are always on the lookout for original art exhibitions for the Main Library's Canteena Space on Level 2, and welcome submissions year-round.