• Celebrate the Star-Spangled Banner's 200th Anniversary
    O'er the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave Francis Scott Key

    Celebrate the Star-Spangled Banner's 200th Anniversary

    Learn about the lyrics to the national anthem of the United States, which were penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814, and see the true sizes of the Storm Flag and Great Garrison Flag.

  • 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.

EVENTS
Sprague Branch
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for elementary school students(ages 5+).

Day-Riverside Branch
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers (ages 3–5).

Day-Riverside Branch
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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 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.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Cupcake Wars

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Using supplies and ingredients provided by Library, teens will have one hour to create the most stunning cupcake creation they can think of. The winner of the competition will take home the title of "The City Library's Best Cupcake Chef".

Anderson-Foothill
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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 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.

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.

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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.

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.