• Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford

    In honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary, join The City Library for a series of events that celebrate the magazine’s legacy of cultural commentary, political analysis, and forward-thinking reporting. Throughout the series, we’ll feature a variety of contemporary voices from the magazine and cover topics that range from politics, the environment, social justice, and more.

  • The earth laughs in flowers Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Make your foray into gardening as easy and successful as possible.

  • 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
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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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Salt Lake area youth (up to age 19) are encouraged to submit artwork for the 2015 Rose Park Día de los Muertos Festival, taking place November 1 at the Day-Riverside Branch of The City 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.

Main Library Story Room
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Learn about your child’s development through play with Help Me Grow Utah.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party

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Fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series can learn to draw some of their favorite characters from the books, write their own Zoo-wee-mama! comic strips, and play an outdoor game of Cheese Touch.

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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Minecraft Tech Club

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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+).

Glendale Branch
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Glendale Kids Chess Club

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Visit the Glendale Branch every Monday to learn basic moves and advanced strategies while making new friends.

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LEAP Into Science

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Elementary aged kids can learn the basics of how to be a scientist through inquiry-based after-school workshops, taught for youth, by youth.

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+).

Chapman Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Learn about your child’s development through play with Help Me Grow Utah.

Chapman 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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Sidewalk Chalk Creations

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

Sprague 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
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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.

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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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Learn about your child’s development through play with Help Me Grow Utah.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Learn about your child’s development through play with Help Me Grow Utah.

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Zumba for Kids

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

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.

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Honey Harvest Celebration

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Celebrate the end of summer and get a taste of this year's honey crop!

Chapman Branch
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Fancy Crafts

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The third Saturday of July, August, and September, kids ages 4 and up and their families can take part in a new craft.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Marble Mazes

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Work in small teams to build marble mazes from recyclable materials.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Learn about your child’s development through play with Help Me Grow Utah.

Glendale Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Learn about your child’s development through play with Help Me Grow 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.

Main Library Urban Room
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Bike the Branches

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Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride.

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Banned Books Week Read-In

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Celebrate the freedom to read by reading your favorite banned books at any City Library location.

Sprague Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Learn about your child’s development through play with Help Me Grow Utah.

Corinne and Jack Sweet 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.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Contest

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Get ready for the release of the last and final installment of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series by voting for your favorite 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' book throughput the month of October.

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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+).

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Riverside Rides

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Drive, pedal, or push your ride to the Day-Riverside Branch for a cruise afternoon that is open to all ages.

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+).

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Kid's Art and Science Club

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Kids ages 4-7 can explore scientific concepts with a different hands-on activity each week.

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+).

Sprague Branch
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Pumpkin Time

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Enjoy some not-so-scary Halloween stories and decorate pumpkins provided by the Library.

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The Science of Leaves

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Kids will learn about the changing colors of fall and participate in a craft.

Main Library, Browsing Library
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Speed Date a YA Author

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Meet five great authors of young adult books in a fast-paced setting.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Toddler Monster Mash

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Toddlers and their grown-ups are invited to take part in a Halloween-themed music and dance party featuring popular children's music.

Glendale Branch
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Halloween revelers of all ages are invited to a spooky celebration that includes games, crafts, and some ghostly surprises. Don't forget your costume!

Main Library, Children's Library
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Celebrate Halloween with a variety of games, crafts, and other activities that are sure to be a ghoulishly good time. Don't forget to wear your costume!

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Writers ages 10-18 are invited to a workshop that will discuss themes, characters, and structure present in fairy tales, as well as how to better develop these aspects in their own writing.

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Sensory Playtime

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Kids will learn about colors, numbers, letters, and more through sight, smell, touch, and hearing.

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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 Aug 29 to Dec 13

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales This exhibit of more than 60 oil and watercolor paintings and photographs is drawn from the remarkable collections of Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales, and charts the rise of landscape art in Britain through works from such masters as J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Thomas Gainsborough and Richard Wilson. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr

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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.