• Celebrate the Star-Spangled Banner's 200th Anniversary
    O'er the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave Francis Scott Key

    Celebrate the Star-Spangled Banner's 200th Anniversary

    Learn about the lyrics to the national anthem of the United States, which were penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814, and see the true sizes of the Storm Flag and Great Garrison Flag.

  • 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.

  • 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
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, Children's Library
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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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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun 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.

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.

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+).

Chapman Branch
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LEAP Into Science: Get the Facts

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We are surrounded with more and more information every day. How do we know what to believe? It is critically important that students are able to differentiate fact from opinion, distinguish between essential and non-essential information, and make inferences from text. These skills are important for science and reading and can be reinforced in fun ways! By helping students learn the difference between facts, which are statements based on evidence, and inferences or opinions, statements that express judgments or ideas, they will be better able to evaluate what they read, hear, view and write.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

Chapman Branch
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

Chapman Branch
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Dewey Crafts

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Explore the Dewey Decimal System this year by making super cool crafts and enjoying treats based on Dewey subjects.

Anderson-Foothill
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The Amazing Wesleydini

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You won't believe your eyes as kid magician Wesley Barton, aka The Amazing Wesleydini, performs wondrous illusions and tricks to impress magic lovers of all ages. These feats of magic are sure to amaze and delight!

Sprague Branch
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

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.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

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

Main Library
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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.

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Book Buddies Adoption Event

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Come pick out a good book and a great buddy to read it with. Salt Lake County Animal Services will be holding cat and dog adoptions at the Anderson-Foothill Branch.

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).

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.

Main Library Auditorium, Urban Room
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Japanese Culture Day

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Learn about Japanese culture through a variety of events and activities.

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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Pumpkin Time

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Enjoy some not-so-scary Halloween-themed stories while decorating pumpkins provided by the Library.

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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Stop by the Sprague Branch during the Sugar House Art Walk to chat with other art lovers, enjoy free refreshments and see our building transformed into something unexpected.

Day-Riverside 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!

All Locations
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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.

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.

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.

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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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.