• Gene Luen Yang
    What does it mean to be a hero? ... What does it mean to be a saint? Gene Luen Yang

    Gene Luen Yang

    Visit the Main Library on November 6 as we host graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, author of the two-part Boxers & Saints.

  • 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.

  • Kick off the 17th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival
    Great book and author events throughout the month of October

    Kick off the 17th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival

    The Festival has become Utah’s signature literary event, and offers book lovers of all types the chance to enjoy some great, free-of-charge events throughout Utah.

  • 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
Main Library
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Utah Humanities Book Festival

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The City Library will play host to authors Karl Beckstrand, Armando Solórzano, and Reyna Grande.

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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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First Wednesdays

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Discuss about the latest fiction and nonfiction books.

Level 4 Conference Room
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Gene Luen Yang

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Visit the Main Library to meet graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Chapman Branch
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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
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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.

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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.

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.