• Friends of The City Library Members Only Used Book Sale

    Members can shop movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

  • 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.

  • The Big Read
    There was nothing to do now and the days were long and empty. —from "When the Emperor Was Divine"

    The Big Read

    The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate literature. From now through April 2015, The City Library will be hosting events and book discussions centered on Julie Otsuka's novel "When the Emperor Was Divine". The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.

  • Celebrate the opening of the City Library's Newest Location
    Glendale Branch Grand Opening

    Celebrate the opening of the City Library's Newest Location

    The Glendale Branch will open to the public on Saturday, February 7, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am. Additional activities will continue throughout the day.

  • A collection of original works by Maurice Sendak

    Visit this comprehensive memorial exhibition of 50 selected works by the late author and illustrator Maurice Sendak at the Main Library Children's Gallery January 16–March 8.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
Children's Library Craft Room
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers (ages 3–5) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

Children's Library Craft Room
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers (ages 3–5) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

Anderson-Foothill
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Dog Day Afternoons

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

Chapman Branch
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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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Minecraft Tech Club

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Explore Minecraft with 15 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

Main Library Story Room
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The LEGO Movie screening

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Gear up for LEGO® Mania and get inspiration for your future LEGO creations by watching a screening of The LEGO Movie.

Sprague Branch
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2nd Sunday Crafts

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Preschoolers and elementary aged kids can enjoy crafting the second Sunday of each month.

Anderson-Foothill
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Valentine Making for Kids

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Kids can create and decorate homemade Valentines using supplies provided by the Library.

Chapman Branch
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LEAP Into Science

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The LEAP into Science series is a time for kids to learn the basics of how to be a scientist through inquiry-based after-school workshops, taught for youth, by youth.

Anderson-Foothill
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Valentine Making for Kids

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Kids can create and decorate homemade Valentines using supplies provided by the Library.

All Locations (except the Anderson-Foothill Branch)
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Valentine Making for Kids

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Kids can create and decorate homemade Valentines using supplies provided by the Library.

All Locations
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LEGO® Mania

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Build a LEGO model or make your own LEGO creation and we'll display it at one of our locations!

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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Family Yoga

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Bring the whole family out for a night of moving, stretching and breathing in our Family Yoga program

Anderson-Foothill
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LEGO® at the Library

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LEGO® bricks will be provided for kids to dream up imaginative creations based around a new theme each month. At the end of the hour, creations will be displayed and the children invited to explain their projects.

Level 4 Conference Room
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Great American Tall Tales

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Watch a 20-minute performance of Great American Tall Tales by the University of Utah Youth Theatre, and participate in a craft led by the play's actors.

Chapman Branch
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Great American Tall Tales

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Watch a 20-minute performance of Great American Tall Tales by the University of Utah Youth Theatre, and participate in a craft led by the play's actors.

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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 Jan 16 to Feb 27

Black North "Black North" Exhibit at Finch Lane Gallery Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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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. Submissions are accepted twice annually: during the two-week periods prior to April 10 and October 10.



TEEN ART EXHIBIT CALL FOR ENTRIES

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.