• 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.

  • Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food Hippocrates

    Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

    Learn about the many health benefits and culinary uses of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in an event presented by the Biocentric Bros.

  • One benefit of summer is that each day we have more light to read by Jeannette Walls

    Reading challenges to tackle for all ages, cool chemistry- and science-themed events all summer, and awesome prizes to win! The City Library's Summer Reading Program runs from May 31–Aug 2.

  • 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
Day-Riverside Branch
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Zoo Mania!

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Celebrate Summer Reading with live animals from all over the world!

Main Library, Children's Library
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Thanksgiving Point Wind Tunnel

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Every day during Summer Reading, kids can experiment with wind and air with the Thanksgiving Point wind tunnel!

Sweet Branch, Meeting Room
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Chess at Sweet

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Chess, the "game of kings," has been played for thousands of years. Isn't it time you learned how to play?

Main Library, Children's Library
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The Chemistry of Art with UMFA

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Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the Salt Lake City Library where we will be exploring the Chemistry of Art.

Anderson-Foothill
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Concerts by The Creek

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

Sprague Branch
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Zoo Mania!

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Celebrate Summer Reading with live animals from all over the world!

Anderson-Foothill
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Zoo Mania!

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Celebrate Summer Reading with live animals from all over the world!

Main Library Story Room
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LEGO® Engineering

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Join Play-Well TEKnologies for a workshop using the LEGO® Building System.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Family Yoga

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Bring the whole family out for a night of moving, stretching and breathing in our Family Yoga program

Anderson-Foothill
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Lunch Bunch

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Join us for a weekly "Lunch Bunch"; bring your lunch to eat while listening to a read-aloud story.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Family Yoga

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Bring the whole family out for a night of moving, stretching and breathing in our Family Yoga program.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Family Yoga

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Bring the whole family out for a night of moving, stretching and breathing in our Family Yoga program

Sprague Branch
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Robot Boot Camp

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Learn simple computer programming skills by programming an autonomous robot.

Sprague Branch
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Music Together & Help Me Grow

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Bring your Book Baby and learn about how your child’s development can benefit from early exposure to music and movement.

Day-Riverside Branch
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The Chemistry of Art with UMFA

83 people like this -

Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the Salt Lake City Library where we will be exploring the Chemistry of Art.

Main Library Story Room
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Robot Boot Camp

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Learn simple computer programming skills by programming an autonomous robot.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Can you name the location of all seven horcruxes? What about the 5 original Avengers? Brush up on your trivia before Comic Con. Prizes awarded for correct answers!

Anderson-Foothill
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Zaniac Exploration Station

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Ignite your imagination and explore Science, Math, and Technology with an education station hosted by Zaniac instructors. Try your hand at Minecraft, check out a Lego Robotics demonstration, take part in chess mini-games, and more! 

All Locations
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End of Summer Read-a-thon

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Celebrate the end of summer reading with a good old-fashioned Read-a-thon at all City Library locations.

Anderson-Foothill
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First Wednesdays

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Discuss about the latest fiction and nonfiction books.

Main Library Special Collections (Level 4)
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Audubon Society Presentation

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Jenn Waterhouse of the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society will speak about John James Audubon, the society's namesake ornithologist and painter—his life, his work, and his enduring influence on ornithology.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

Sprague Branch
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Stop by the Sprague Branch during the Sugar House Art Walk to chat with other art lovers, enjoy free refreshments and see our building transformed into something unexpected.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Mondays are Murder

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Learn about new crime fiction titles and authors.

Chapman Branch
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Kitchen Fun with the Kids

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A monthly program where everyone learns how to eat more nutritiously while helping and having fun in the kitchen. Designed for children and their caregivers ages 4 and up.

Sprague Branch
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Zaniac Exploration Station

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Ignite your imagination and explore Science, Math, and Technology with an education station hosted by Zaniac instructors. Try your hand at Minecraft, check out a Lego Robotics demonstration, take part in chess mini-games, and more! 

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.

Sprague Branch
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The Amazing Wesleydini

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You won't believe your eyes as kid magician Wesley Barton, aka The Amazing Wesleydini, performs wondrous illusions and tricks to impress magic lovers of all ages. These feats of magic are sure to amaze and delight!

Day-Riverside Branch
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The Amazing Wesleydini

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You won't believe your eyes as kid magician Wesley Barton, aka The Amazing Wesleydini, performs wondrous illusions and tricks to impress magic lovers of all ages. These feats of magic are sure to amaze and delight!

Children's Library Craft Room
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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) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

Day-Riverside Branch
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

Children's Library Craft Room
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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) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

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).

Anderson-Foothill
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Minecraft Tech Club

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Explore Minecraft with 15 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

Chapman Branch
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Magic: The Gathering® at Main

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To learn more about Magic: The Gathering®, grab a friend and head down to the Main Library! Beginners and learners are welcome. Prizes and snacks will be available for participants, and you can meet some new friends and potential opponents.

Anderson-Foothill
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The Amazing Wesleydini

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You won't believe your eyes as kid magician Wesley Barton, aka The Amazing Wesleydini, performs wondrous illusions and tricks to impress magic lovers of all ages. These feats of magic are sure to amaze and delight!

Sprague Branch
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

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.

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".

Sprague Branch
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Stop by the Sprague Branch during the Sugar House Art Walk to chat with other art lovers, enjoy free refreshments and see our building transformed into something unexpected.

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.

Main Library Auditorium
Featured Event
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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.

Main Library Auditorium
Featured Event
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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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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 Jul 01 to Sep 01

Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive "Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive" is an exhibit about the Mexican Revolution as seen through the camera lens of Agustín Casasola and other photographers working for his photo agency. Day-Riverside Branch

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From Jul 18 to Aug 25

Images of Historical Salt Lake City "Images of Historical Salt Lake City" is an exhibit featuring historic prints and images of mid- to late-19th century Salt Lake City from The City Library’s permanent art collection. Main Library, Lower Urban Room

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From Jun 27 to Aug 08

30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective The Finch Lane Gallery is celebrating artists who have exhibited in this iconic space over the past 30 years with the exhibition titled “30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective.” The exhibition features 30 of the hundreds of artists who have shown in the space, many of whom also have pieces of public art in Salt Lake City. It is a celebration of artistic diversity, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and honors those who have contributed to the city’s artistic fabric. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery June 27 through August 8, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, June 27 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City

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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.