• First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare On exhibit at the Main Library Oct 8–31

    Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" is a nationwide, touring exhibition. The wonderful book in this exhibition, the 1623 First Folio, includes 36 of Shakespeare's plays, 18 of which were originally printed only in the Folio.

  • Authors Live: Mary Ellen Hannibal
    Science is all around us, and we each can revel in its pleasures and processes. Bill McKibben

    Authors Live: Mary Ellen Hannibal

    Join the Library on Wednesday, October 26 at the Marmalade Branch as we present Mary Allen Hannibal, author of "Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction."

  • Become slower in your journey through life. Wayne Dyer

    Learn the who, what, where, when, and why of meditation in this class presented by Meditation SLC. Attendees will learn and practice three meditation techniques that they will be able to apply to their everyday lives. No experience with meditation is necessary, and all are welcome.

  • Día De los Muertos Festival
    Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity. Agatha Christie

    Día De los Muertos Festival

    Celebrate the rich Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos at the Day-Riverside Branch on Tuesday, November 1. Sample pan de muerto and hot chocolate, view an art show by local youth, decorate a sugar skull, and enjoy music and dancing. Face-painting, crafts, and a photobooth will also be at the event.

  • Books are Uniquely portable magic Stephen King

    Find spooky great deals at The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale, taking place October 26–29. Hundreds of books, movies, vinyl records, CDs, and more! The Monster Used Book Sale offers a well-rounded collection of materials for all ages, all available at bargain prices.

  • 12 Minutes Max
    Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra Streisand

    12 Minutes Max

    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.

  • Sound Bath
    If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Ray

    Sound Bath

    Relax with a healing sound meditation presented by The Sound Bath Experience.

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy

    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Join Salt Lake SCORE for a workshops that will help you get your start-up off the ground. Participants will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and will learn the keys to success.

  • Sustaining Your Small Business
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Sustaining Your Small Business

    Join the Library and experts from Salt Lake SCORE to explore topics related to business ownership. In May, find out how marketing yourself and managing your personal brand can help you build a dedicated client and fan base.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
Featured Event

Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop

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Join The City Library and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a two-day workshop on grant writing.

Sprague Branch

Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, and start looking for funders right away with Foundation Directory Online.

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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 Oct 01 to Nov 02

Recovering the Classics Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great literary works. All Locations

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From Sep 30 to Nov 18

Desert Trashscapes: Photography by Benny Van der Wal The Finch Lane Gallery explores altered landscapes, presenting artistsenny van der Wal and Lexi Rae Johnson in exhibitions running September 30 through November 18. Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT

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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.