• Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra 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.

  • Marmalade Branch Grand Opening
    Your Library is your portrait. Holbrook Jackson

    Marmalade Branch Grand Opening

    Join us on Saturday, February 27 from 10am–6pm to celebrate the grand opening of The City Library's newest location, the Marmalade Branch! Festivities will kick off at 10am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks from city officials. Activities suitable for all ages will continue throughout the day.

  • 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.

  • Edward Lewis Theatre Festival

    On Saturday, February 13, sample some of Salt Lake City’s most vibrant live theatre talent in this celebration of African-American theatre that also encompasses a wide range of social and racial issues.

  • Solidarity: Salt Lake City's Impact on the Refugee Crisis

    Learn about the many challenges facing refugees and how Salt Lake City can help ease the global refugee crisis in a series of events hosted by the Library and the University of Utah's College of Social Work.

MOVIES EVENTS
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Teen Movie Night

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Enjoy a different film every Thursday at the Main Library Canteena. This weekly film screening is open to all teens.

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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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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.

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All Salt Lake area teens, ages 12-18, are invited to submit an original book trailer to be considered for The City Library’s Teen Book Trailer Awards.

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Science Movie Night

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Join the Library, the Natural History Museum of Utah, and the Utah Film Center for a series of science-themed movie screenings followed by lively discussions with local experts.

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Science Movie Night

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Join the Library, the Natural History Museum of Utah, and the Utah Film Center for a series of science-themed movie screenings followed by lively discussions with local experts.

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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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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

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Science Movie Night

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Join the Library, the Natural History Museum of Utah, and the Utah Film Center for a series of science-themed movie screenings followed by lively discussions with local experts.

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Teen Book Trailer Awards Gala

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Enjoy a showcase of book trailers submitted for the Library's Teen Book Trailer Awards.

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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 Jan 15 to Feb 26

Food Fight: Paintings by Tess Cook Tess Cook exhibits her latest body of work in the exhibition "Food Fight," an expansion of her previous work, "Delicatessen Delicacy." Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT

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From Jan 04 to Mar 01

Artwork by Sasha Katcher Reception: Wed, Jan 13, 6:30-8pm Main Library Children's Gallery

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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.