• 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.

  • 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.

BOOKS & AUTHORS EVENTS
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First Wednesdays

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Discuss about the latest fiction and nonfiction books.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

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Historias en español

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Cuentos, Canciones, Poesía, Música, Manualidades y mucho más, todo presentado en español.

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Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

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Mondays are Murder

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Learn about new crime fiction titles and authors.

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Amigos y Libros

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¡Únase a un grupo de lectura en español! El grupo se reúne una vez al mes, brindando la oportunidad de entablar un diálogo con amigos sobre libros y autores en su propio idioma. Los libros seleccionados cubren diversos temas de acuerdo con los intereses del grupo. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo el segundo miércoles de cada mes de las 7 p.m. a las 8:30 p.m.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Prose and the Spoken Word

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Join local author Bryan Young for a monthly series of readings featuring visiting and local authors.

Chapman Branch
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Dog Day Afternoons

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Join The City Library and the Utah Humanities Council for the 17th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival, featuring authors, booksellers, a poetry slam, and more. The Festival has become Utah’s signature literary event, and offers book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, free-of-charge events at locations throughout Utah.

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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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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.