• The life truly lived consists of sunshine, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit Lily Langtry

    During the 2014 Live Green SLC! Festival, The City Library is pleased to present Karin Pynes from Cactus & Tropicals, who will talk about the toxins present in indoor environments and what type of plants specifically remove certain substances.

  • Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
    If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools Katherine Mansfield

    Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

    During the 2014 Live Green SLC! Festival, The City Library is pleased to present Biocentric Bros, who will be teaching a free class highlighting the many health benefits and culinary uses as well as providing an introduction to home cultivation of mushrooms.

  • I am either under the radar or over the radar Joan Rivers

    See amazing films that missed a popular release on the big screen. This month, we will be screening local filmmaker Trent Harris' film "The Cement Ball of Earth, Heaven and Hell" (2003, Unrated).

  • Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

  • Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbara Streisand

    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.

EXPLORING NEW IDEAS EVENTS
SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Do you need money for your project or nonprofit program but don’t know where to start? Government and private funding organizations often have money to give and only require that you make a persuasive case. Join the SLCC Community Writing Center and the Main City Library for an interactive workshop on grant writing. Come with your ideas and leave with a finished draft.

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LEGO® at the Library

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LEGO® bricks will be provided for kids to dream up imaginative creations based around a new theme each month. At the end of the hour, creations will be displayed and the children invited to explain their projects.

Main Library, Level 4
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Join The City Library and Wasatch Community Gardens this winter for workshops that will help get you and your garden ready for a successful growing season.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC in celebrating poetry in this four-part workshop series. We’ll explore various genres of poetry, learn to compose poems, and practice writing, revising and sharing your work. You can also submit to our annual poetry contest!

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12 Minutes Max is 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.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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As human beings, we connect with each other through story. We read and write memoirs to help us make sense of our own lives. Come create a written snapshot of your life in this interactive workshop.

Main Library Auditorium and Urban Room
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This event is about all things poetry—there will be multimedia poetry presentations, famous poems read by local poets, slam poetry, and a wall for people to write Six-Word Memoirs. To top it all off, Spy Hop’s band Alchemy will perform!<br><br>

Main Library, Level 3
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Spanish Conversation Club

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Post-beginner Spanish conversation. A short reading or themed questions will guide each session.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Whether you’re writing fiction, nonfiction or even poetry, it’s the dialogue that often carries the piece. Come create empathy with your reader by developing dynamic dialogue. Join the CWC and learn how to craft plot, verse, characters and more through written conversation.

Chapman Branch
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Dewey Crafts

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Explore the Dewey Decimal System this year by making super cool crafts and enjoying treats based on Dewey subjects.

Main Library, Level 5
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Hive-Side Chat

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Salt Lake City's Beekeeper, Frank Whitby, will discuss the life of bees and the process of urban beekeeping.

Main Library, Level 3
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Spanish Conversation Club

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Post-beginner Spanish conversation. A short reading or themed questions will guide each session.

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Beginning Knitting

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Bring your own needles (any size) and learn basic knitting skills, from how to cast on and bind off, general terminology, and how to follow a pattern and its symbols.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

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Please join Wasatch Community Gardens for “Food Talks”, a monthly discussion series aimed at shedding light on the large, multi-faceted topic of the food we eat. “Food Talks” will be held April&ndash;September 2014, every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

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Muslim Journeys is a scholar-led reading and discussion program designed to foster opportunities for informed community conversations about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States. Community members will read select books from contemporary authors, then discuss the works with local experts.

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12 Minutes Max is 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.

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Screening of the film "Must Come Down", written and directed by local filmmaker Kenny Riches, and filmed in Salt Lake City. The film chronicles two twenty-somethings, Holly and Ashley, both in the midst of individual quarter-life crises.

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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.

On Apr 24

University of Utah Faculty Read at Guest Writer Series The faculty reading is the final event of the 2013-2014 Guest Writer Series. Join University of Utah Creative Writing Faculty Katharine Coles, Michael Mejia, Lance Olsen, Jacqueline Osherow, Paisley Rekdal, and Melanie Rae Thon as they read from their latest works. Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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From Apr 01 to Apr 30

Collecting Utah Rocks and Minerals Throughout the month of April, some of the finest specimens of rocks and minerals ever collected in Utah will be on display in Special Collections and in the Children’s Library at the Main Library. Main Library, Children's Library and Special Collections (Level 4)

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From Mar 25 to May 11

Art and Its Various Expressions The exhibitors are 8th and 9th grade students from Syracuse Arts Academy Jr. High. These students receive a comprehensive focus on the arts to demonstrate proficiency through performance. Main Library Canteena, Level 2

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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.