• 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.

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

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
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.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

Chapman Branch
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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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Minecraft Tech Club

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Explore Minecraft with 15 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Family Yoga

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Bring the whole family out for a night of moving, stretching and breathing in our Family Yoga program

Children's 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 (ages 3–5) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

Children's 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 (ages 3–5) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

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 elementary school students(ages 5+).

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 (ages 3–5).

Main Library
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Join The City Library and the Utah Humanities Council for the 17th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival, featuring authors, booksellers, a poetry slam, and more. The Festival has become Utah’s signature literary event, and offers book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, free-of-charge events at locations throughout Utah.

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Book Buddies Adoption Event

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Come pick out a good book and a great buddy to read it with. Salt Lake County Animal Services will be holding cat and dog adoptions at the Anderson-Foothill Branch.

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 elementary school students(ages 5+).

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 (ages 3–5).

Anderson-Foothill
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Dog Day Afternoons

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

Chapman Branch
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Historias en español

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Cuentos, Canciones, Poesía, Música, Manualidades y mucho más, todo presentado en español.

Chapman Branch
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Spooky Saturdays at Chapman

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Come to the Chapman Branch to gear up for a spook-tacular Halloween! Each Saturday afternoon, join us for crafts and popcorn as we screen classic Halloween-themed movies.

Main Library Auditorium, Urban Room
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Japanese Culture Day

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Learn about Japanese culture through a variety of events and activities.

Children's 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 (ages 3–5) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

Sprague Branch
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Pumpkin Time

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Enjoy some not-so-scary Halloween-themed stories while decorating pumpkins provided by the Library.

Children's 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 (ages 3–5) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

Chapman Branch
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LEAP Into Science: Get the Facts

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We are surrounded with more and more information every day. How do we know what to believe? It is critically important that students are able to differentiate fact from opinion, distinguish between essential and non-essential information, and make inferences from text. These skills are important for science and reading and can be reinforced in fun ways! By helping students learn the difference between facts, which are statements based on evidence, and inferences or opinions, statements that express judgments or ideas, they will be better able to evaluate what they read, hear, view and write.

Sprague Branch
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Stop by the Sprague Branch during the Sugar House Art Walk to chat with other art lovers, enjoy free refreshments and see our building transformed into something unexpected.

Day-Riverside Branch
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What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you!

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Utah Humanities Book Festival

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The City Library will play host to authors Bryan Young, Barry Deutsch, and Matthew Kirby.

Sprague Branch
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2nd Sunday Crafts

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Preschoolers and elementary aged kids can enjoy crafting the second Sunday of each month.

All Locations
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Join us during the week of Oct 20-24 as we offer special friendship-themed storytimes. These events are in support of the YWCA's Week Without Violence initiative, which brings together people in communities across the United States to take action against all forms of violence.

Main Library
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Utah Humanities Book Festival

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The City Library will play host to authors Karl Beckstrand, Armando Solórzano, and Reyna Grande.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Pumpkin Painting

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Celebrate the season by decorating and painting real pumpkins with supplies provided by the Library.

Main Library, Library Sqaure, Public Safety Building, City and County Building
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Halloween Block Party

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Join The City Library and the Department of Public Safety for an afternoon full of Halloween-themed activities.

Level 4 Conference Room
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The Big Bad Musical

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Watch a 20-minute performance of the Big Bad Musical by the University of Utah Youth Theatre, and participate in a craft led by the play's actors.

Chapman Branch
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The Big Bad Musical

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Watch a 20-minute performance of the Big Bad Musical by the University of Utah Youth Theatre, and participate in a craft led by the play's actors.

Children's 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 (ages 3–5) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

Children's 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 (ages 3–5) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

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Cowboys & Ninjas

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Yee-haw and hi-yah! Have you ever dreamed of becoming a cowboy ninja or a ninja cowboy? Now is your chance to learn from the best as East meets West in this epic storytime full of legendary awesomeness. Master the secret arts of the ninja and the wild ways of the cowboy in this rip-roarin’ jamboree full of stories, songs, and other sensai-tional silliness.

Sprague Branch
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NaNoWriMo for Kids!

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Join the SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) and the Sprague Branch for a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing just for kids ages 8-18. We’ll explore techniques for writing 50,000 words in 30 days and attempt to end the month with a finished product.

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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.