• First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare On exhibit at the Main Library Oct 8–31

    Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" is a nationwide, touring exhibition. The wonderful book in this exhibition, the 1623 First Folio, includes 36 of Shakespeare's plays, 18 of which were originally printed only in the Folio.

  • A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room. Marina Abramovic

    Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Thirteen local and international artists will fill one of Salt Lake City's most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking pieces that should be experienced live and in-person.

  • Banned Books Discussion Group
    For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground. Jello Biafra

    Banned Books Discussion Group

    Celebrate Banned Books Week with a weekly discussion about banned kids, teen, and adult titles. The Day-Riverside Branch's Banned Book Discussion Group will meet each Tuesday in September.

  • Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    Become inspired and informed at a series of events featuring TED Talk videos and conversations with your community. Each month, the Marmalade Branch invites all to experience dynamic talks centered around a central theme at TEDxMarmaladeLibrary.

  • Sound Bath
    If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Ray

    Sound Bath

    Relax with a healing sound meditation presented by The Sound Bath Experience.

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy

    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Join Salt Lake SCORE for a workshops that will help you get your start-up off the ground. Participants will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and will learn the keys to success.

  • Art Exhibit Call For Entries Submission Deadline: October 10

    The City Library hosts art exhibitions at all of our locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community.

  • 12 Minutes Max
    Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra Streisand

    12 Minutes Max

    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.

  • Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. Herbert Hoover

    Learn more about the 2016 elections and sample some political platforms to find out which party aligns most with your values. The City Library and KRCL’s RadioActive will bring together several of Utah's political party leaders to help inform your vote.

  • Sustaining Your Small Business
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Sustaining Your Small Business

    Join the Library and experts from Salt Lake SCORE to explore topics related to business ownership. In May, find out how marketing yourself and managing your personal brand can help you build a dedicated client and fan base.

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 preschoolers and elementary school students.

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Dog Day Afternoons

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

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Wednesdays in October

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Get in the spirit of the Halloween season with special Wednesday afternoon activities for elementary aged kids.

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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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Spooky Saturdays

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Celebrate the Halloween season with a new Halloween-themed craft and film screening each Saturday afternoon in October.

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Frightening Fun Films

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Enjoy free screenings of frighteningly fun films on the Marmalade Branch's big screen.

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Monster Movie Matinees

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Kids and families can enjoy free screenings of Halloween-themed movies on the Marmalade Branch's big screen.

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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3–10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and are functioning at a preschool- to early-elementary age-developmental level.

Main Library Story Room
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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new concepts each month by working with different materials

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Minecraft Tech Club

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Explore Minecraft with 9 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

Marmalade Branch
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Frightening Fun Films

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Enjoy free screenings of frighteningly fun films on the Marmalade Branch's big screen.

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Red Readers Literacy Workshops

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Elementary-aged kids can practice their literacy skills with reading groups and crafts organized by the University of Utah's College of Education.

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LEAP Into Science!

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Learn the basics of how to be a scientist through inquiry-based, hands-on workshops.

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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

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Start learning the basics of how to be a scientist through these inquiry-based, hands-on workshops.

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Pumpkin Painting

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Kids ages 4–12 can express their creativity and paint a provided pumpkin to take home.

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Monster Movie Matinees

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Kids and families can enjoy free screenings of Halloween-themed movies on the Marmalade Branch's big screen.

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Haunted Library

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Celebrate Halloween at this spooky after-hours event. All ages can enjoy Halloween-themed crafts and games as well as face painting, a photo booth, and sweet treats. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume!

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Game Break

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Combat boredom during your school break with board games, card games, and more.

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Monster Movie Matinees

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Kids and families can enjoy free screenings of Halloween-themed movies on the Marmalade Branch's big screen.

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Game Break

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Combat boredom during your school break with board games, card games, and more.

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Monster Movie Matinees

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Kids and families can enjoy free screenings of Halloween-themed movies on the Marmalade Branch's big screen.

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Marvelous Mask-Making

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Learn about the history of masks, then create your own mask with supplies provided by the Library.

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Game Break

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Combat boredom during your school break with board games, card games, and more.

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Halloween Celebration

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Celebrate Halloween with a variety of games, crafts, and other activities that are sure to be a ghoulishly good time.

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Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

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Kids ages 5 and up will be able to create spooky fun costumes and props and will be able to use them in a performance of the famous witches scene from MacBeth.

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Toddler Halloween Dance Party

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Kids ages 0–5 and their grown-ups can dance to music with shakers, streamers, and more.

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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Main 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 and elementary school students.

Main 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 and elementary school students.

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 preschoolers and elementary school students.

Anderson-Foothill
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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 and elementary school students.

Glendale Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Glendale 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 and elementary school students.

Chapman Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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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 and elementary school students.

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International Games Day

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Meet up with old and new friends at this annual celebration of gaming and community.

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Robotics Workshop

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 will use math and measurements to program robots that will complete objectives typically found in a robotics competition.

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STEAMed Up!

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Experience science, technology, engineering, art, and math through a variety of hands-on activities perfect for all ages.

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Video Game Design Workshop

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 will learn the fundamentals of computer programming with experts from the STEM Action Center and will be able to make their own video game.

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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. 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.