• Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra 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.

  • Solidarity: Salt Lake City's Impact on the Refugee Crisis

    Learn about the many challenges facing refugees and how Salt Lake City can help ease the global refugee crisis in a series of events hosted by the Library and the University of Utah's College of Social Work.

  • Marmalade Branch Grand Opening
    Your Library is your portrait. Holbrook Jackson

    Marmalade Branch Grand Opening

    Join us on Saturday, February 27 from 10am–6pm to celebrate the grand opening of The City Library's newest location, the Marmalade Branch! Festivities will kick off at 10am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks from city officials. Activities suitable for all ages will continue throughout the day.

  • 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 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 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.

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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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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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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LEAP Into Science Family Workshops

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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new concepts each month by working with different materials.

Glendale Branch
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Appy Hour Storytime

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Kids ages 3–5 will enjoy stories and activities enhanced by digital technology, while their families will learn how to find, evaluate, and use apps for their little ones.

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Appy Hour Storytime

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Kids ages 3–5 will enjoy stories and activities enhanced by digital technology, while their families will learn how to find, evaluate, and use apps for their little ones.

Marmalade Branch
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Marmalade Branch Grand Opening

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Celebrate the grand opening of The City Library's newest location, the Marmalade Branch.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Appy Hour Storytime

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Kids ages 3–5 will enjoy stories and activities enhanced by digital technology, while their families will learn how to find, evaluate, and use apps for their little ones.

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 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.

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 and learn about your child’s development through play.

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.

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 and learn about your child’s development through play.

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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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Create Comics with iPads

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Kids and teens ages 9-13 will use iPads provided by the Library and the apps Green Screen Wizard and Comic Life 3 to create their own comic books.

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 and learn about your child’s development through play.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside 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 and learn about your child’s development through play.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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STEAM Club

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Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with hands-on activities focused on a different theme each month.

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 and learn about your child’s development through play.

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 and learn about your child’s development through play.

Day-Riverside Branch
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St. Patrick's Day Crafts

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Toddlers and pre-kindergarteners are invited to take part in crafts inspired by St. Patrick's Day.

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Nutrition Classes for Parents

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Talk about practical ways to make meal time for little ones more successful and nutritious with registered dietitian Paige Smathers.

Marmalade Branch
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Appy Hour Storytime

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Kids ages 3–5 will enjoy stories and activities enhanced by digital technology, while their families will learn how to find, evaluate, and use apps for their little ones.

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 and learn about your child’s development through play.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Outdoor Games

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Kids ages 9 and up can celebrate the beginning of spring with homemade ice cream and outdoor activities such as soccer and foot races.

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 and learn about your child’s development through play.

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
close/open

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
close/open

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
close/open

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
close/open

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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Minecraft Tech Club

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Nutrition Classes for Parents

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Talk about practical ways to make meal time for little ones more successful and nutritious with registered dietitian Paige Smathers.

Anderson-Foothill
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Nutrition Classes for Parents

33 people like this -

Talk about practical ways to make meal time for little ones more successful and nutritious with registered dietitian Paige Smathers.

Marmalade Branch
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Nutrition Classes for Parents

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Talk about practical ways to make meal time for little ones more successful and nutritious with registered dietitian Paige Smathers.

Chapman Branch
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Nutrition Classes for Parents

32 people like this -

Talk about practical ways to make meal time for little ones more successful and nutritious with registered dietitian Paige Smathers.

Marmalade Branch
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Nutrition Classes for Parents

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Talk about practical ways to make meal time for little ones more successful and nutritious with registered dietitian Paige Smathers.

Sprague Branch
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Nutrition Classes for Parents

31 people like this -

Talk about practical ways to make meal time for little ones more successful and nutritious with registered dietitian Paige Smathers.

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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 Jan 15 to Feb 26

Food Fight: Paintings by Tess Cook Tess Cook exhibits her latest body of work in the exhibition "Food Fight," an expansion of her previous work, "Delicatessen Delicacy." Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT

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From Jan 04 to Mar 01

Artwork by Sasha Katcher Reception: Wed, Jan 13, 6:30-8pm Main Library Children's Gallery

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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.