• 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.

  • Alt Press Fest 2016 Saturday, July 16

    The City Library’s eighth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    Inhale the future, exhale the past.

    Rooftop Yoga

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake Power Yoga for a series of free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through September: a sunrise class on the second Friday of each month, and an evening class on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

  • Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about. Steven Spielberg

    Bring the whole family to the east lawn of Library Square at dusk to enjoy this free film series!

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy

    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Join Salt Lake SCORE for a workshops that will help you get your start-up off the ground. Participants will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and will learn the keys to success.

  • Music is what our feelings sound like. Vera Farmiga

    Enjoy this free summer concert series highlighting the styles of music that make up the fabric of Rose Park's community. Concerts will take place at 7pm on select Wednesdays this summer at the Day-Riverside Branch.

  • 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.

  • Concerts by the Creek Wednesdays, 7pm

    Relax at the end of Utah's hot summer days with outdoor concerts in the Anderson-Foothill Branch's amphitheater.

  • 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.

  • Marmalade Summer Concert Series

    Add some music to your summer evenings by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for this free concert series, taking place on select Thursdays from June through August.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

Glendale Branch
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Fly-In Movie Theater

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Use provided materials to build your own spaceship, then use it to cruise to the Glendale Branch’s “fly in theatre” to watch a screening of Wall·E.

Glendale Branch
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DIY Planters: Part 2

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In this three-part series, you’ll learn how to mix and pour your own concrete planter, paint and personalize your planter, and start growing plants.

Sprague Branch
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Bring Your Own Devices

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Library staff will show you how to use your device as well as how to check out and download digital Library materials.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Library Olympics

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Amateurs and professional athletes alike can compete in javelin throw, balloon tennis, broom hockey, and other olympic-style games.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Day-Riverside Branch

Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project every Tuesday and Thursday.

Chapman Branch

Wind Tunnel

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Kids and their families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in a Wind Tunnel, which was generously donated by Thanksgiving Point.

Glendale Branch

Teen DIY

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

Day-Riverside Branch

Teen DIY

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

Main Library Canteena, Level 2

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.

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City

Learn about the computer mouse and how it is used. Learn about the layout of a keyboard and how to use it to enter information.

All Locations
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The Iron Sloth

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Challenge yourself to complete a month-long ironman triathlon.

Glendale Branch
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Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey

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See how space exploration and research help us understand humanity's origin in this interactive exhibit featuring research from NASA and the National Science Foundation.

All Locations

Notebook Drive

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Donate your new or used notebooks to any Library location.

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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 Jun 18 to Aug 12

Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey See how space exploration and research help us understand humanity's origin in this interactive exhibit featuring research from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Glendale Branch

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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.