• Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    Become inspired and informed at a series of events featuring TED Talk videos and conversations with your community. Each month, the Marmalade Branch invites all to experience dynamic talks centered around a central theme at TEDxMarmaladeLibrary.

  • Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. Herbert Hoover

    Learn more about the 2016 elections and sample some political platforms to find out which party aligns most with your values. The City Library and KRCL’s RadioActive will bring together several of Utah's political party leaders to help inform your vote.

  • Sound Bath
    If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Ray

    Sound Bath

    Relax with a healing sound meditation presented by The Sound Bath Experience.

  • A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room. Marina Abramovic

    Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Thirteen local and international artists will fill one of Salt Lake City's most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking pieces that should be experienced live and in-person.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Roaring '20s Anniversary Party
    Celebrate life in all its glory– challenge yourself to let the routine sing, and the new dance. Maximillian Degenerez

    Roaring '20s Anniversary Party

    Celebrate 20 years of the Day-Riverside Branch with a roaring 1920s-themed gala that includes a photo booth, Charleston dance lessons, kids crafts, and live music. Be sure to come dressed in your best 1920s-themed attire for a costume contest!

  • Rooftop Yoga
    Inhale the future, exhale the past.

    Rooftop Yoga

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake Power Yoga for the final Rooftop Yoga class of the season on Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm.

  • Art Exhibit Call For Entries Submission Deadline: October 10

    The City Library hosts art exhibitions at all of our locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community.

  • First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare On exhibit at the Main Library Oct 8–31

    Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" is a nationwide, touring exhibition. The wonderful book in this exhibition, the 1623 First Folio, includes 36 of Shakespeare's plays, 18 of which were originally printed only in the Folio.

TEENS EVENTS
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Teen DIY

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Every Thursday, teens can take part in a new craft with supplies provided by the Library.

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Teen Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Teen Movie Night

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Enjoy a different film every Thursday at the Main Library Canteena. This weekly film screening is open to all teens.

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Video Gaming

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Take a break with local teens and the Marmalade Branch’s gaming systems each week.

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Teen Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Teen Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Game Club

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Discuss your favorite manga titles with other local manga fans, and take part in tabletop and video gaming.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen DIY

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Teens can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

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Manga Club

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Discuss your favorite Manga and Anime titles, learn some new art skills, and meet other Manga fans.

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Celebrate Teen Read Week 2016 by uploading a photo of yourself and your favorite book in a "bookface"-style Instagram post.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen Movie Club

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Enjoy a different movie every second and fourth Monday at the Marmalade Branch.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Scary Story Read-A-Thon

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Celebrate Teen Read Week with a group reading of Alvin Schwartz's popular 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'.

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Minecraft for Teens

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Play Minecraft with other teens from your neighborhood and work together to collect resources, craft tools, build structures, and persevere over hostile Creepers!

Sprague Branch
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Teen DIY

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Teens can take part in this creative workshops series with supplies provided by the Library.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen DIY

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Teens can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for you and other teens by participating in the Teen Advisory Board

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Haunted Library

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Celebrate Halloween at this spooky after-hours event. All ages can enjoy Halloween-themed crafts and games as well as face painting, a photo booth, and sweet treats. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume!

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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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Halloween Teen Lock-In

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Have a spooky good time at this Halloween-themed after-hours lock-in.

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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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Game Break

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

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Teen Movie Club

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Enjoy a different movie every second and fourth Monday at the Marmalade Branch.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for you and other teens by participating in the Teen Advisory Board

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for you and other teens by participating in the Teen Advisory Board

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Take part in a special Halloween-themed Teen Advisory Board Meeting where you'll learn how to do costume makeup.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Main Library Craft Room
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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.

Sprague Branch
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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.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Main Library Urban Room
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Harry and the Potters

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Break away from muggle mediocrity and enjoy a live performance from Harry and the Potters.

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Fantastic Plastics

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Get creative and make something new with Shrinky Dinks and perler beads. Teens will be able to make their own objects using provided materials.

Chapman Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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International Games Day

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Meet up with old and new friends at this annual celebration of gaming and community.

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Robotics Workshop

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 will use math and measurements to program robots that will complete objectives typically found in a robotics competition.

Main Library, Urban Room, Lower Urban Room, and Children's Library
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Experience science, technology, engineering, art, and math through a variety of hands-on activities perfect for all ages.

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Video Game Design Workshop

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 will learn the fundamentals of computer programming with experts from the STEM Action Center and will be able to make their own video game.

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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.