• Friends of The City Library Members Only Used Book Sale

    Members can shop movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

  • Celebrate the opening of the City Library's Newest Location
    Glendale Branch Grand Opening

    Celebrate the opening of the City Library's Newest Location

    The Glendale Branch will open to the public on Saturday, February 7, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am. Additional activities will continue throughout the day.

  • The Big Read
    There was nothing to do now and the days were long and empty. —from "When the Emperor Was Divine"

    The Big Read

    The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate literature. From now through April 2015, The City Library will be hosting events and book discussions centered on Julie Otsuka's novel "When the Emperor Was Divine". The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.

  • 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.

  • A collection of original works by Maurice Sendak

    Visit this comprehensive memorial exhibition of 50 selected works by the late author and illustrator Maurice Sendak at the Main Library Children's Gallery January 16–March 8.

  • 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.

Chapman Branch

Teen Art Lab

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month, teens can take part in craft workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

Main Library Auditorium

Teen Book Trailer Awards Gala

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Join The City Library for a celebratory evening recognizing the achievements of those who participated in the Teen Book Trailer call for entries.

Sprague Branch

Chocolate Lollipop Making

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Create your own delicious chocolate molds using supplies provided by the Library.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
Featured Event

Prose and the Spoken Word

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Join local author Bryan Young for a monthly series of readings featuring visiting and local authors.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
Featured Event

Teen Trivia Challenge

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Show off your knowledge of Camp Halfblood, Horcruxes, Gallifrey, and more for a chance to win prizes at The City Library's Teen Trivia Challenge!

Main Library Auditorium and Urban Room

'Labyrinth' film screening

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Join us for a screening of the 1986 musical adventure film 'Labyrinth', which was inspired by Maurice Sendak's 'Outside Over There'.

Main Library Canteena

Find out which spooky items may be lurking around The City Library and Library Square at our Friday the 13th Photo Scavenger Hunt.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
Featured Event

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.

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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 Jan 16 to Feb 27

Black North "Black North" Exhibit at Finch Lane Gallery Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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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.