• Scale Model Gingerbread Building Contest

    Submit your finest gingerbread replica of a well-known building to the second annual Scale Model Gingerbread Building Contest! Winners of this contest will receive a prize basket. Kids and teens ages 10 and above and adults are invited to enter.

  • 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.

  • May the Light dispel darkness, ignorance and evil from your life.

    Celebrate Diwali with traditional Indian performances, songs, dances, and more.

  • 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.

  • 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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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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Gingerbread Jamboree

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Take part in a cookie-themed Preschool Storytime and decorate your very own gingerbread pal! Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

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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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Diwali Celebration

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Celebrate Diwali with traditional Indian performances, songs, dances, and more.

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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 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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Gingerbread Jamboree

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Take part in a cookie-themed Preschool Storytime and decorate your very own gingerbread pal! Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

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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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Chocolate Party

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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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Gingerbread Jamboree

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Take part in a cookie-themed Preschool Storytime and decorate your very own gingerbread pal! Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Gingerbread Jamboree

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Take part in a cookie-themed Preschool Storytime and decorate your very own gingerbread pal! Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

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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.

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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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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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Gingerbread Jamboree

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Take part in a cookie-themed Preschool Storytime and decorate your very own gingerbread pal! Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

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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.

Main Library Story Room
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Gingerbread Jamboree

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Take part in a cookie-themed Preschool Storytime and decorate your very own gingerbread pal! Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

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Las Posadas

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Las Posadas is a nine-day festival that traditionally kicks off the Christmas holiday in Mexico. Take part in this traditional celebration and ring in the holiday season with live music, caroling, crafts, and hot chocolate.

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Glendale’s Got Talent

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Glendale’s Got Talent is bringing together some of the neighborhood’s most talented kids and teens as they showcase their skills in music, dance, art, acting, and poetry.

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Kids Movies at Marmalade

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

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EVE at The City Library

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Look back on 2016 and get ready for the new year by taking part in a series of creative craft projects with the whole family.

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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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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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Kids Movies at Marmalade

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

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Kids Movies at Marmalade

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

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Family Game Time

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Kids and families are invited to take a break and enjoy board games, card games, and more.

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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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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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Disney Movie Screenings

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Kids and families can enjoy the last few days of school break with free screenings of popular Disney movies.

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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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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Kid Genius Trivia

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Kids ages 8–10 are invited to take part in team trivia competition with their friends and family.

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Kids Movies at Marmalade

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

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Kids Movies at Marmalade

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

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Candy Land Live

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Kids and families are invited to take part in a life-sized version of the popular game Candy Land.

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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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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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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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Game Break

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

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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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6057Kids can learn the special art form of Chinese calligraphy from trained instructors in a free calligraphy and painting workshop offered through the Confucius Institute at the University of Utah.

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Careers in Coding

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Kids, teens, and families are invited to meet with alumni from DevMountain as they share their stories about learning to code and transitions to new, high-paying careers.

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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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Peculiar Day

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Celebrate all things peculiar with activities and events happening all day at the Chapman Branch.

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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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Discovery Hour

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

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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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Read Roald Dahl

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

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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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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.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Main Library Story Room
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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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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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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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Discovery Hour

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

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

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.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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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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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.