• 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.

  • Music at Main
    I daresay one good concert justifies a week of satisfaction at home. Robert Plant

    Music at Main

    Enjoy weekly live performances in the outdoor amphitheater on Library Plaza. Don't miss local bands and musicians every Wednesday night in July and August.

  • 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.

  • Sounds of Summer Thursdays, 7:30pm, Sprague Branch

    Add some music to your Thursday evenings with this summer concert series featuring local bands and musicians.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    Inhale the future, exhale the past.

    Rooftop Yoga

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake Power Yoga for a series of free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through September: a sunrise class on the second Friday of each month, and an evening class on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

  • 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.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
Main Library, Level 5
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Watch and learn about honey harvesting as Frank Whitby, the Salt Lake City Beekeeper, and Boy Scout Troop 202, St. Ambrose Parish, East Millcreek District harvest this year’s honey.

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.

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.

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Dog Day Afternoons

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

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

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.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Fire Truck Visit

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Meet a firefighter and see a fire truck up-close. Kids and families will be able to visit with crew members from the Salt Lake City Fire Department, learn about fire safety, and see what kinds of equipment is contained on the SLCFD's fire engine.

Chapman Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Sprague Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Glendale Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Anderson-Foothill
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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

Main Library
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Honey Harvest Celebration

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Come celebrate the end of summer and get a taste of this season’s honey crop!

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Chapman Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Learn new jump rope skills that will impress your friends and family. Kids and their families will be able to meet with competitive jump ropers from Extreme Elevation and learn single rope skills and tricks. Jump ropes will be provided.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

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.

Chapman Branch
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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.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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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!

Marmalade Branch
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Game Break

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

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Game Break

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

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Game Break

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

Main Library, Children's Library
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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.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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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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.