• 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.

  • Through August 22 All City Library Locations

    Toddlers, kids, teens, and adults can complete challenges and win prizes all summer long! See a librarian to sign up today.

  • Sat, May 30 1–4pm Library Square

    Celebrate the start of The City Library’s Super Summer Challenge with superhero related activities for all ages! The Super Summer Challenge takes place May 30 through August 22, and participants can sign up at the kick-off or at any time at their favorite Library location.

  • 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.

TEENS EVENTS
Main Library, Library Square
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Celebrate the start of the Kids, Teen, and Adult Super Summer Challenge with a superhero training camp featuring activities for all ages!

Main Library
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Literary Heroes: Books to Movies

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Does a hero make a story great? Or is it the story that makes the hero? Vote for your favorite heroes who have made the leap from print to the screen during the month of June and in August we’ll show the movie of the winning hero.

Glendale Branch
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Literary Heroes: Books to Movies

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Does a hero make a story great? Or is it the story that makes the hero? Vote for your favorite heroes who have made the leap from print to the screen during the month of June and in August we’ll show the movie of the winning hero.

Chapman Branch
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Superhero Amulet

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Design and create your own amulet using letter stamps to imprint words onto flat washers.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Glendale Branch
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DIY Arts & Crafts

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Each week, teens ages 12-18 can head to the Glendale Branch to take part in a new craft.

Glendale Branch
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Book Bag Decorating

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Teens can use iron-on transfer crayon designs, iron-on transfer paper, or fabric markers to create a one-of-a-kind book tote.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Comic Zine Workshop

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Learn about zines and contribute your stories and art to be published in a new teen zine!

Glendale Branch
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Comic Zine Workshop

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Learn about zines and contribute your stories and art to be published in a new teen zine!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Crafty Thursdays at Sweet

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Join us the second Thursday of each month to participate in super projects.

Sprague Branch
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Comic Zine Workshop

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Learn about zines and contribute your stories and art to be published in a new teen zine!

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Felt Superhero Masks

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Teens can create their own superhero masks using felt and simple sewing techniques.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY: Book Bag Decorating

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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
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Easy No-Bake Cookie Making

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Teens can learn how to make delicious cookies that require no baking or stovetop prep!

Glendale Branch
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Will it Waffle?

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Test and taste a variety of potential waffle ideas. Registration for this event is required.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Book Bag Decorating

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Teens can use iron-on transfer crayon designs, iron-on transfer paper, or fabric markers to create a one-of-a-kind book tote.

Chapman Branch
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Superhero Comic Book Wallets

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Transform a plain plastic wallet by decorating it with a decoupage of old comic books. Teens can create their own one-of-a-kind wallet using supplies provided by the Library.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Crafty Thursdays at Sweet

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Join us the second Thursday of each month to participate in super projects.

Glendale Branch
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Comic Book Magnets

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Create personalized magnets to decorate your space using images cut out from old comic books.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Superhero Trivia Night

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Calling all trivia champions! Teens can compete in teams that can include their friends and families through 10 rounds of trivia about superhero characters, comics, and movies.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Comic Book Magnets

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Create personalized magnets to decorate your space using images cut out from old comic books.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Board Game Heroes Unite

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Meet new friends as you team up with new heroes and learn a variety of new board games. Board game beginners and learners are welcome.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY: Master of Disguise

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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Superhero Trivia Night

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Calling all trivia champions! Teens can compete in teams that can include their friends and families through 10 rounds of trivia about superhero characters, comics, and movies.

Main Library, Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest

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The City Library’s seventh annual Alt Press Fest celebrates zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.Some of Salt Lake’s finest artists will host workshops to show you the tricks of their trade. And, as always, dozens of artists and writers will exhibit their wares in the Main Library’s grand Urban Room. Don’t miss it!

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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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.

Glendale Branch
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Superhero Trivia Night

78 people like this -

Calling all trivia champions! Teens can compete in teams that can include their friends and families through 10 rounds of trivia about superhero characters, comics, and movies.

Glendale Branch
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Easy No-Bake Cookie Making

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Teens can learn how to make delicious cookies that require no baking or stovetop prep!

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Ultimate Villain Minecraft Lair

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Masterminds ages 10-17 will use Minecraft to build the ultimate super villain lair, then trade roles and try their luck at infiltrating the bases of rival super villains.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Hero Donation Challenge

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Using supplies provided by the Library, teens can create cute toys for homeless animals that will be donated to a local shelter.

Anderson-Foothill
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Hero Donation Challenge

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Using supplies provided by the Library, teens can create cute toys for homeless animals that will be donated to a local shelter.

Glendale Branch
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Ultimate Villain Minecraft Lair

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Masterminds ages 10-17 will use Minecraft to build the ultimate super villain lair, then trade roles and try their luck at infiltrating the bases of rival super villains.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Crafty Thursdays at Sweet

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Join us the second Thursday of each month to participate in super projects.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Cosplay 101 Workshop

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Using provided sewing machines, teens can bring in and finish their costumes for cosplay by adding embellishments or finishing touches.

Sprague Branch
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Action Painting!

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Find your inner Jackson Pollock and join us for an outdoor abstract painting project. Completed works will be featured at the Sprague Branch's teen area.

Main Library
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During the month of June, we asked teens to determine their favorite heroes who have made the leap from print to screen. Find out who won with a free screening of the movie featuring the winning hero.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Hero Donation Challenge

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Using supplies provided by the Library, teens can create cute toys for homeless animals that will be donated to a local shelter.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY: Cosplay 101 Workshop

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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.

Glendale Branch
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During the month of June, we asked teens to determine their favorite heroes who have made the leap from print to screen. Find out who won with a free screening of the movie featuring the winning hero.

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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.