• 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. Through May 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.

  • 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.

  • Art Exhibition Call for Entries
    Submit your artwork to be featured at the city Library

    Art Exhibition Call for Entries

    The City Library is seeking art exhibition submissions for all Library locations, and is accepting applications online or in-person through April 10.

  • 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.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
Sprague Branch
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Minecraft Tech Club

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Explore Minecraft with 10 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

All Locations
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LEGO® Mania

3,013 people like this -

See what local youth made using their imaginations and LEGO® blocks!

Anderson-Foothill
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LEGO® at the Library

8,976 people like this -

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.

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+).

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).

Anderson-Foothill
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Dog Day Afternoons

39,155 people like this -

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

Chapman Branch
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Historias en español

7,828 people like this -

Cuentos, Canciones, Poesía, Música, Manualidades y mucho más, todo presentado en español.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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LEGO® at the Library

12 people like this -

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.

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+).

Main Library, Meeting Room E
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Minecraft Tech Club

68 people like this -

Explore Minecraft with 10 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

Glendale Branch
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LEAP Into Science

3,946 people like this -

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.

Chapman Branch
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LEGO® at the Library

14 people like this -

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.

Sprague Branch
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LEGO® at the Library

62 people like this -

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.

Main Library
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LEGO® at the Library

525 people like this -

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Leadie Eddie Puppet Show

53 people like this -

Meet Leadie Eddie and his friends as they demonstrate how to be safe, healthy, and lead-free in their lead poisoning prevention puppet show.

Sprague Branch
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2nd Sunday Crafts

1,295 people like this -

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

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you!

Sprague Branch
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What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you!

Day-Riverside Branch
Featured Event
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LEGO® at the Library

101 people like this -

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

2,505 people like this -

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

Main Library
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Leadie Eddie Puppet Show

75 people like this -

Meet Leadie Eddie and his friends as they demonstrate how to be safe, healthy, and lead-free in their lead poisoning prevention puppet show.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Family Yoga

3,998 people like this -

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

Glendale Branch
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Leadie Eddie Puppet Show

46 people like this -

Meet Leadie Eddie and his friends as they demonstrate how to be safe, healthy, and lead-free in their lead poisoning prevention puppet show.

Chapman Branch
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Leadie Eddie Puppet Show

54 people like this -

Meet Leadie Eddie and his friends as they demonstrate how to be safe, healthy, and lead-free in their lead poisoning prevention puppet show.

Glendale Branch
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Minecraft Tech Club

9 people like this -

Explore Minecraft with 10 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

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+).

Main Library, Library Sqaure
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Celebrate the start of the Kids, Teen, and Adult Super Summer Challenge with a superhero training camp featuring activities for all ages!

Main Library Story Room
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Superheroes Wind Tunnel

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Kids and their families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in our wind tunnel.

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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Zoo Mania

18 people like this -

Learn about inspiring animals that have save the day and their human companions.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

23 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah's top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Main Library Auditorium
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Magic with Paul Brewer

27 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah's top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Main Library Craft Room
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

30 people like this -

Learn about science through a series of engaging, hands-on workshops. Each week, kids ages 3-5 will learn different concepts through play and activities put together specifically for young learners.

Day-Riverside Branch
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STEM Club

22 people like this -

Learn STEM principles in a fun and engaging way. Kids will participate in simple competitions and projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math.

Glendale Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

20 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah's top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Main Library Auditorium
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With the help of a librarian movie guide and a set of props, kids will enjoy watching and interacting with the film Big Hero 6.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Crafty Thursdays at Sweet

19 people like this -

Join us the second Thursday of each month to participate in super projects.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Sidewalk Chalk Creations

15 people like this -

Use your imagination and ideas from picture books to decorate the back patio of the Day-Riverside Branch.

Main Library, Children's Library
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What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Superhero Medallions

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Kids ages 8-12 can make their own superhero medallions using the Library's 3D modeling software and printer.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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With the help of a librarian movie guide and a set of props, kids will enjoy watching and interacting with the film Big Hero 6.

Main Library Craft Room
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

25 people like this -

Learn about science through a series of engaging, hands-on workshops. Each week, kids ages 3-5 will learn different concepts through play and activities put together specifically for young learners.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Zoo Mania

25 people like this -

Learn about inspiring animals that have save the day and their human companions.

Anderson-Foothill
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With the help of a librarian movie guide and a set of props, kids will enjoy watching and interacting with the film Big Hero 6.

Glendale Branch
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Zoo Mania

10 people like this -

Learn about inspiring animals that have save the day and their human companions.

Glendale Branch
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Yoga for Heroes

12 people like this -

Kids and families and improve their strength, balance, and flexibility with this fast-paced yoga class.

Chapman Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

17 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah's top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Whole-Book Storytime

17 people like this -

Kids ages 3-7 and their grownups will learn to "read" every part of a picture book, including the cover, end papers, illustrations, and more.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Dance and wiggle in this 45-minute Zumba class led by licensed Zumba instructor Candace Larson.

Sprague Branch
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Randel McGee and Groark

18 people like this -

Randel McGee and Groark are an internationally acclaimed comedy storytelling duo! Their shows are a lively combination of fast paced comedy, hilarious storytelling, and memorable melodies that literally have people laughing for days!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Zoo Mania

21 people like this -

Learn about inspiring animals that have save the day and their human companions.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Randel McGee and Groark

3 people like this -

Randel McGee and Groark are an internationally acclaimed comedy storytelling duo! Their shows are a lively combination of fast paced comedy, hilarious storytelling, and memorable melodies that literally have people laughing for days!

Glendale Branch
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Randel McGee and Groark

1 person likes this -

Randel McGee and Groark are an internationally acclaimed comedy storytelling duo! Their shows are a lively combination of fast paced comedy, hilarious storytelling, and memorable melodies that literally have people laughing for days!

Main Library Craft Room
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

26 people like this -

Learn about science through a series of engaging, hands-on workshops. Each week, kids ages 3-5 will learn different concepts through play and activities put together specifically for young learners.

Main Library, Computer Lab
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Superhero Medallions

28 people like this -

Kids ages 8-12 can make their own superhero medallions using the Library's 3D modeling software and printer.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Join us for this new book club, where we'll read and compare picture books together to discover elements of story and common themes.

Chapman Branch
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Zoo Mania

17 people like this -

Learn about inspiring animals that have save the day and their human companions.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Eco Garden Adventures

1 person likes this -

Kids will be led on an adventure using toolboxes from the Museum of Natural History.

Main Library Story Room
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Zoo Mania

18 people like this -

Learn about inspiring animals that have save the day and their human companions.

Sprague Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

17 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah's top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

19 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah's top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Day-Riverside Branch
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With the help of a librarian movie guide and a set of props, kids will enjoy watching and interacting with the film Big Hero 6.

Anderson-Foothill
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Magic with Paul Brewer

19 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah's top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Main Library Craft Room
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

29 people like this -

Learn about science through a series of engaging, hands-on workshops. Each week, kids ages 3-5 will learn different concepts through play and activities put together specifically for young learners.

Glendale Branch
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Superhero Medallions

14 people like this -

Kids ages 8-12 can make their own superhero medallions using the Library's 3D modeling software and printer.

Sprague Branch
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Zoo Mania

17 people like this -

Learn about inspiring animals that have save the day and their human companions.

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+).

Main Library
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Mad Science

3 people like this -

Mad Science will show you experiments from the heroes of science and the amazing discoveries they made that we use today.

Anderson-Foothill
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Mad Science will show you experiments from the heroes of science and the amazing discoveries they made that we use today.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Mad Science

1 person likes this -

Mad Science will show you experiments from the heroes of science and the amazing discoveries they made that we use today.

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+).

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Mad Science will show you experiments from the heroes of science and the amazing discoveries they made that we use today.

Chapman Branch
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Mad Science

1 person likes this -

Mad Science will show you experiments from the heroes of science and the amazing discoveries they made that we use today.

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+).

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Crafty Thursdays at Sweet

19 people like this -

Join us the second Thursday of each month to participate in super projects.

Main Library Auditorium
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Whizgiggle Puppets

3 people like this -

Watch The City Library's Whizgiggle Puppets as they present the Summer of the Superhero!

Day-Riverside Branch
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STEM Club

18 people like this -

Learn STEM principles in a fun and engaging way. Kids will participate in simple competitions and projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math.

Chapman Branch
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Kids can enjoy a short dance class and performance from SLC Ballet.

Glendale Branch
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Whizgiggle Puppets

1 person likes this -

Watch The City Library's Whizgiggle Puppets as they present the Summer of the Superhero!

Sprague Branch
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Mad Science

1 person likes this -

Mad Science will show you experiments from the heroes of science and the amazing discoveries they made that we use today.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Whole-Book Storytime

21 people like this -

Kids ages 3-7 and their grownups will learn to "read" every part of a picture book, including the cover, end papers, illustrations, and more.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Zumba for Kids

1 person likes this -

Dance and wiggle in this 45-minute Zumba class led by licensed Zumba instructor Candace Larson.

Anderson-Foothill
Featured Event
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What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you!

Glendale Branch
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SLC Ballet

2 people like this -

Kids can enjoy a short dance class and performance from SLC Ballet.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Watch The City Library's Whizgiggle Puppets as they present the Summer of the Superhero!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Watch The City Library's Whizgiggle Puppets as they present the Summer of the Superhero!

Sprague Branch
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Watch The City Library's Whizgiggle Puppets as they present the Summer of the Superhero!

Discovery Gateway, 444 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Whizgiggle Puppets

1 person likes this -

Watch The City Library's Whizgiggle Puppets as they present the Summer of the Superhero!

Day-Riverside Branch
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Kids can enjoy a short dance class and performance from SLC Ballet.

Glendale Branch
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Mad Science

1 person likes this -

Mad Science will show you experiments from the heroes of science and the amazing discoveries they made that we use today.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Join us for this new book club, where we'll read and compare picture books together to discover elements of story and common themes.

Sprague Branch
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SLC Ballet

1 person likes this -

Kids can enjoy a short dance class and performance from SLC Ballet.

Chapman Branch
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Watch The City Library's Whizgiggle Puppets as they present the Summer of the Superhero!

Day-Riverside Branch
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Eco Garden Adventures

1 person likes this -

Kids will be led on an adventure using toolboxes from the Museum of Natural History.

Anderson-Foothill
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Whizgiggle Puppets

1 person likes this -

Watch The City Library's Whizgiggle Puppets as they present the Summer of the Superhero!

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+).

Sprague Branch
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Superhero Storytime

2 people like this -

Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us for a high-flying adventure full of spectacular stories, songs, and other fantastic fun.

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+).

Chapman Branch
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Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us for a high-flying adventure full of spectacular stories, songs, and other fantastic fun.

Glendale Branch
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Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us for a high-flying adventure full of spectacular stories, songs, and other fantastic fun.

Anderson-Foothill
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Superhero Storytime

1 person likes this -

Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us for a high-flying adventure full of spectacular stories, songs, and other fantastic fun.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us for a high-flying adventure full of spectacular stories, songs, and other fantastic fun.

Day-Riverside Branch
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STEM Club

19 people like this -

Learn STEM principles in a fun and engaging way. Kids will participate in simple competitions and projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Crafty Thursdays at Sweet

20 people like this -

Join us the second Thursday of each month to participate in super projects.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us for a high-flying adventure full of spectacular stories, songs, and other fantastic fun.

Main Library
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Superhero Storytime

2 people like this -

Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us for a high-flying adventure full of spectacular stories, songs, and other fantastic fun.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Whole-Book Storytime

21 people like this -

Kids ages 3-7 and their grownups will learn to "read" every part of a picture book, including the cover, end papers, illustrations, and more.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Dance and wiggle in this 45-minute Zumba class led by licensed Zumba instructor Candace Larson.

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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 Feb 24 to Mar 28

LEGO® Mania See what local youth made using their imaginations and LEGO® blocks! All Locations

3,013 people like this -
From Mar 02 to Apr 30

Japanese Kites Japanese Kites from the Collection of Scott Skinner Chapman Branch

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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.