• 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.

  • 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.

  • Friends of the City Library Monster Used Book Sale Oct 22–27

    Get ghoulishly great deals on a variety of books, music, movies, and more during the Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale, October 22–27. This sale takes place during National Friends of The Library Week; be sure to also attend the Friends of The City Library's Membership Meeting on October 17 and Celebration on October 24.

  • Oct 21, 2015
    2015? You mean we're in the Future?!

    Oct 21, 2015

    Celebrate the day Marty McFly went "back to the future"!

Multiple Locations

Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Main Library Auditorium
Featured Event

Author Brian Selznick

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Join The City Library and The King's English Bookshop as we host award-winning author Brian Selznick.

Main Library, Browsing Library
Featured Event

Speed Date a YA Author

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Meet five great authors of young adult books in a fast-paced setting.


First Wednesdays

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Discuss the latest in fiction and nonfiction books.

Main Library, Conference Room Level 2

Books to Die For

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A book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.


Dog Day Afternoons

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

Day-Riverside Branch

Mondays are Murder

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The second Monday of each month, learn about new crime fiction titles and authors, and share and discuss your reading suggestions in the genre.

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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 Aug 29 to Dec 13

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales This exhibit of more than 60 oil and watercolor paintings and photographs is drawn from the remarkable collections of Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales, and charts the rise of landscape art in Britain through works from such masters as J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Thomas Gainsborough and Richard Wilson. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr

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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.