• 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.

  • The earth laughs in flowers Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Make your foray into gardening as easy and successful as possible.

  • 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.

  • Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford

    In honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary, join The City Library for a series of events that celebrate the magazine’s legacy of cultural commentary, political analysis, and forward-thinking reporting. Throughout the series, we’ll feature a variety of contemporary voices from the magazine and cover topics that range from politics, the environment, social justice, and more.

Day-Riverside Branch
Featured Event

Salt Lake area youth (up to age 19) are encouraged to submit artwork for the 2015 Rose Park Día de los Muertos Festival, taking place November 1 at the Day-Riverside Branch of The City Library.

Chapman Branch

Teen Art Lab

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Head to the Chapman Branch the first Wednesday of each month to take part in a new art or craft project. Supplies will be provided by the Library.

Glendale Branch

Nerd Night

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Meet other manga and graphic novel fans for a weekly discussion on your favorite titles, as well as for some team-based computer gaming.

Day-Riverside Branch

Teen DIY

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Flex your creativity muscles and learn a variety of new crafts. Every 3rd Thursday of the month, teens can take part in craft workshops with supplies provided by the Library. No registration is required.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2

Magic: The Gathering® at Main

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To learn more about Magic: The Gathering®, grab a friend and head down to the Main Library! Beginners and learners are welcome. Prizes and snacks will be available for participants, and you can meet some new friends and potential opponents.

Main Library Urban Room
Featured Event

Bike the Branches

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Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride.

All Locations

Banned Books Week Read-In

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Celebrate the freedom to read by reading your favorite banned books at any City Library location.

Day-Riverside Branch
Featured Event

Halloween Costume Swap Drop-Off

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Teens can donate old costume items to the Day-Riverside Branch October 14–17 in exchange for a ticket to the costume swap. On October 17, bring your ticket, shop through a variety of other donated items, and take part in a craft.

Day-Riverside Branch
Featured Event

Halloween Costume Swap

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Teens can donate their old costume items, shop through a variety of other donated items, and take part in a craft.

Main Library Auditorium and Lower Urban Room

'Back to the Future' Day

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Celebrate the day Marty McFly went “back to the future” by dressing up as your favorite Back the the Future character and enjoying a screening of Back to the Future II.

Day-Riverside Branch
Featured Event

Teen Read Week Lock-In

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Celebrate Teen Read Week with a Halloween-themed lock-in.

Glendale Branch

Teens can show their knowledge of the popular animated series 'The Simpsons' in a trivia competition, then participate in a Simpson’s themed craft while watching a marathon of 'The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror.

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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 Aug 29 to Dec 13

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales This exhibit of more than 60 oil and watercolor paintings and photographs is drawn from the remarkable collections of Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales, and charts the rise of landscape art in Britain through works from such masters as J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Thomas Gainsborough and Richard Wilson. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr

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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 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.