• 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.

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+).

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Join us during the week of Oct 20-24 as we offer special friendship-themed storytimes. These events are in support of the YWCA's Week Without Violence initiative, which brings together people in communities across the United States to take action against all forms of violence.

Sprague Branch
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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 elementary school students(ages 5+).

Day-Riverside Branch
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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).

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.

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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Pumpkin Painting

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Celebrate the season by decorating and painting real pumpkins with supplies provided by the Library.

Chapman Branch
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Spooky Saturdays at Chapman

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Come to the Chapman Branch to gear up for a spook-tacular Halloween! Each Saturday afternoon, join us for crafts and popcorn as we screen classic Halloween-themed movies.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

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

Main Library, Library Sqaure, Public Safety Building, City and County Building
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Halloween Block Party

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Join The City Library and the Department of Public Safety for an afternoon full of Halloween-themed activities.

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.

Level 4 Conference Room
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The Big Bad Musical

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Watch a 20-minute performance of the Big Bad Musical by the University of Utah Youth Theatre, and participate in a craft led by the play's actors.

Chapman Branch
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The Big Bad Musical

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Watch a 20-minute performance of the Big Bad Musical by the University of Utah Youth Theatre, and participate in a craft led by the play's actors.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Celebrate Día de los Muertos with the whole family at the Day-Riverside Branch. Explore this rich Mexican tradition with interactive altars, pan de muerto, hot chocolate, and sugar skull decorating. The festivities continue with music, dancing, face-painting, crafts, games, an art show by local youth, a photo booth, and so much more!

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+).

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Cowboys & Ninjas

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Yee-haw and hi-yah! Have you ever dreamed of becoming a cowboy ninja or a ninja cowboy? Now is your chance to learn from the best as East meets West in this epic storytime full of legendary awesomeness. Master the secret arts of the ninja and the wild ways of the cowboy in this rip-roarin’ jamboree full of stories, songs, and other sensai-tional silliness.

Sprague Branch
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NaNoWriMo for Kids!

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Join the SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) and the Sprague Branch for a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing just for kids ages 8-18. We’ll explore techniques for writing 50,000 words in 30 days and attempt to end the month with a finished product.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Chapman Branch
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People naturally sort or group things in order to find, display, or compare them more easily. Scientists have sorted or classified living things so that we can better understand our complex natural world. For example, distinguishing a bird from a fish is easy once you’ve learned to look for feathers, not fins. As we go about our daily lives, we sort and classify things all around us, keeping homework separate from other papers and sorting dirty clothes from clean clothes. Using observation and classification skills brings order to our hectic lives.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

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 Aditorium, Conference Rooms A & B
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'Frozen' Sing Along Fun

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We'll be screening Disney's Frozen, Sing Along Edition at the Main Library Auditorium and invite kids of all ages to join in on the musical fun

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'Frozen' Sing Along Fun

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We'll be screening Disney's Frozen, Sing Along Edition and invite kids of all ages to join in on the musical fun.

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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.