• 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.

  • 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.

BOOKS & AUTHORS EVENTS
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Utah Book Award

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Join The City Library and the Utah Humanities Council as we honor the nominees and winners of the Utah Book Award.

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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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First Wednesdays

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Discuss about the latest fiction and nonfiction books.

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Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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Authors Live: Kenan Trebincevic

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The Bosnian American Professionals Association and the Salt Lake City Public Library present Kenan Trebincevic, author of The Bosnia List.

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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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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.

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Utah Humanities Book Festival

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The City Library will play host to authors Bryan Young, Barry Deutsch, and Matthew Kirby.

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Mondays are Murder

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Learn about new crime fiction titles and authors.

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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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Dog Day Afternoons

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

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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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Gene Luen Yang

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

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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.

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12 Minutes Max: a Monthly Showcase of Short Works by Local Artists 12 Minutes Max is 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. Main Library Auditorium

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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.