• No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. Oscar Wilde

    The City Library is looking for art exhibitions to host at the new Marmalade Branch. Art exhibitions at the Library expose local residents to new art forms and ideas, foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community. Click below for full submisison information and an online application.

  • Creative Lab Open House
    Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams

    Creative Lab Open House

    Explore the Library's new Creative Lab and learn about the tools this space has to offer. Tours and demonstrations will be offered throughout the day.

  • Holiday Used Book Sale Sat, Dec 5 - 9am–5pm

    Get your holiday shopping done at the Friends of The City Library Holiday Used Book Sale, where you’ll find deals on books, music, movies, and more. This sale features a wide variety of holiday books, movies, and CDs that make great gift options.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Main Library Auditorium

Years of Living Dangerously

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Join Salt Lake City Green, the Utah Film Center and The City Library for a special screening series of Years of Living Dangerously.

Main Library Auditorium

Science Movie Night

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The 2nd Tuesday of every month, join us for free movie screenings followed by lively discussion with an expert in the field, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center, and The City Library.

Main Library Auditorium

Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Count down the final hours before the release of Star Wars: Episode VII, The Force Awakens with a celebratory event.

Main Library Auditorium

Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

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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 Nov 09 to Nov 30

What is Home? A Community Art Exhibit for the Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity Main Library, Browsing Library

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From Aug 29 to Dec 13

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales This exhibit of more than 60 oil and watercolor paintings and photographs is drawn from the remarkable collections of Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales, and charts the rise of landscape art in Britain through works from such masters as J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Thomas Gainsborough and Richard Wilson. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr

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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 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.