• Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away. Fredrik Backman, "A Man Called Ove"

    United We Read SLC is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others. Community members are invited to participate in discussions, programs, and events and to contribute to a public collection of stories of kindness—random, intentional, received, and given.

  • 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.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
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Read Roald Dahl

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Get ready for the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles by reading Roald Dahl.

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Beehive Bingo

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Play a game of bingo to help choose the 2017 Beehive Book Award winner.

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Code Club

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

Corinne and Jack Sweet 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 in 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 in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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Wacky Winter Storytime

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Enjoy a special winter-themed Preschool Storytime. Kids and their grown ups can take part in zany fun stories and songs that are sure to keep the winter blues away.

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Escape the Room!

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Kids ages 9–12 will use their knowledge of math and reading to solve riddles, figure out puzzles, and save the day!

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Wacky Winter Storytime

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Enjoy a special winter-themed Preschool Storytime. Kids and their grown ups can take part in zany fun stories and songs that are sure to keep the winter blues away.

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Code Club

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

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Family Warm-Up and Chill Nights

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Warm up with good stories and fun activities. Kids and families are invited to take part in this weekly series, where all ages can read, relax, and enjoy treats and warm drinks.

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Code Club

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

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Chinese New Year Celebration

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Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with activities that are perfect for the whole family, including crafts, a bilingual storytime, a kids parade, and a movie screening.

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Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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Revelers of all ages are invited to a storytime, hat making session, tea party, and hat parade.

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National Puzzle Day

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Sharpen your brain by challenging yourself to solve jigsaw puzzles of varying difficulty. All are invited to help complete a provided puzzle or to bring their own to put together with friends.

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Minecraft Tech Club

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

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Roald Dahl Family Film Screening

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Get ready for the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles with free screenings of popular films based on some of Roald Dahl’s famous titles.

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Celebrate Matilda at Glendale

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Celebrate the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles by taking part in activities and events all month long.

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STEAM Activities

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Kids ages 4–7 can explore a variety of topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math with hands-on activities.

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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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Roald Dahl Family Film Screening

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Get ready for the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles with free screenings of popular films based on some of Roald Dahl’s famous titles.

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In the Chinese zodiac, roosters are considered to be hardworking, courageous, and ostentatious. Ring in the Year of the Rooster with a cultural celebration that will include a lion dance, music, children’s activities, and more.

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Makers and Movies at Chapman

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Kids, teens, and adults can enjoy seasonal crafts and film screenings the first Saturday of each month.

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Chocolate Party for Kids

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Kids will explore the world of chocolate with experts from Moka and will be able to try some chocolate samples.

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Discovery Hour

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Kids can learn and explore a variety of topics through engaging activities and crafts.

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Valentine Making for Kids

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Make your loved ones’ Valentine’s Day a little sweeter by sending them a homemade card. Create your own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

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Valentine Making for Kids

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Make your loved ones’ Valentine’s Day a little sweeter by sending them a homemade card. Create your own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

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Valentine Making for Kids

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Make your loved ones’ Valentine’s Day a little sweeter by sending them a homemade card. Create your own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

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Valentine Making for Kids

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Make your loved ones’ Valentine’s Day a little sweeter by sending them a homemade card. Create your own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

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Valentine Making for Kids

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Make your loved ones’ Valentine’s Day a little sweeter by sending them a homemade card. Create your own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

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Valentine Making for Kids

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Make your loved ones’ Valentine’s Day a little sweeter by sending them a homemade card. Create your own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

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Valentine Making for Kids

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Make your loved ones’ Valentine’s Day a little sweeter by sending them a homemade card. Create your own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

Chapman Branch
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Valentine Making for Kids

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Make your loved ones’ Valentine’s Day a little sweeter by sending them a homemade card. Create your own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

Chapman Branch
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Roald Dahl Family Film Screening

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Get ready for the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles with free screenings of popular films based on some of Roald Dahl’s famous titles.

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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.

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Valentine's Toddler Dance

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

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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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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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Roald Dahl: Dream and Create

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Use your imagination to dream up and create craft projects based on some of the wonderful stories written by Roald Dahl.

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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 other related sensory processing challenges and are functioning at a preschool- to early elementary age-developmental level.

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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

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Matilda Extravaganza

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Kids and families can get ready for the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles with this celebration of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s books.

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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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Discovery Hour

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Kids can learn and explore a variety of topics through engaging activities and crafts.

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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.

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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.

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

Chapman Branch
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Discovery Hour

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Kids can learn and explore a variety of topics through engaging activities and crafts.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Chapman Branch
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Discovery Hour

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Kids can learn and explore a variety of topics through engaging activities and crafts.

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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 21 to Feb 24

2017 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, the Utah Chinese Association of Sciences and Technology, and the Salt Lake City Public Library jointly present the 2017 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit. 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.