• 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.

  • Great Salt Lake Audubon Presentation
    As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature. John James Audubon

    Great Salt Lake Audubon Presentation

    Learn about the Great Salt Lake Audubon and its namesake ornithologist and painter, John James Audubon, through a presentation by Great Salt Lake Audubon Board Member Jenn Waterhouse.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Main Library, Children's Library

Dog Day Afternoons

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

Chapman Branch
Featured Event

Historias en español

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


Dog Day Afternoons

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


First Wednesdays

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Discuss about the latest fiction and nonfiction books.

Main Library Special Collections (Level 4)
Featured Event

Jenn Waterhouse, Board Member of Great Salt Lake Audubon will speak about John James Audubon, namesake ornithologist and painter—his life, his work, and his enduring influence on ornithology.

Main Library, Conference Room E

Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

Day-Riverside Branch

Mondays are Murder

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Learn about new crime fiction titles and authors.

Rotating Locations

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.

Chapman Branch

Dog Day Afternoons

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

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
Featured Event

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.

Main Library
Featured Event

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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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 from June 27 through August 8, 2014. Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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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.