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Salt Lake City Public Library invites all to the 13th Annual City Library Diwali Celebration

SALT LAKE CITY—The City Library invites Salt Lake area residents of all ages to celebrate the Diwali, the “Festival of Lights” at the 13th Annual City Library Diwali Celebration, taking place at 2pm on November 16 at the Main Library. Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of the oldest and most important festivals in India and falls on the new moon night of the Hindu month of Kartik, which typically falls in October or November. During the celebration, lamps—called diyas—are lit to ward o...

Salt Lake City Public Library receives 5-Star Rating in Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service 2014

The Salt Lake City Public Library has retained its 5-Star Public Library status for the fourth straight year in 2014, as ranked by Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service. The 5-Star rating is the highest available, placing the Salt Lake City Public Library among the best-used libraries in the nation. “The City Library is honored to be recognized as a Five-Star Library once again,” said Salt Lake City Public Library Executive Director John Spears. “Salt Lake City residents have a s...

The City Library invites all to experience the 2014 Performance Art Festival

SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Public Library invites everyone in Salt Lake City, from art aficionados to those unfamiliar with performance art, to experience the 2014 Performance Art Festival, taking place October 17–18 at the Main Library. This is the second annual Performance Art Festival hosted and sponsored by The City Library. This year, the festival will operate with support from grants through the <a href="heritage.utah.gov/utah-division-of-arts-museums" target="_blank">Utah Div...

The Salt Lake City Public Library Hosts When the Emperor Was Divine Author Julie Otsuka as part of The Big Read

SALT LAKE CITY—The Salt Lake City Public Library will host <i>When the Emperor Was Divine</i> author Julie Otsuka at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 23, at the Main Library Auditorium as part of <a href="http://www.neabigread.org/" target="_blank">The Big Read</a>, a program for which The City Library has been selected as a grant recipient. During the event, Otsuka will discuss her novel, which follows a Japanese-American family as they are uprooted from their Berkeley, California home and for...

Utah Book Award Winners Announced

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Public Library and the <a href="http://www.utahhumanities.org/" target="_blank">Utah Humanities Council</a> honored the nominees and winners of the Utah Book Awards at a special event on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the Main Library. The awards ceremony was part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. The Utah Book Award was established by the Salt Lake City Public Library to honor exceptional achievements by Utah writers and to recognize outstanding li...

Bargain hunters and book lovers invited to shop the Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale

SALT LAKE CITY—Book collectors, film and music lovers, and those who appreciate a good bargain are invited to shop the Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale, which will take place at the Main Library of the Salt Lake City Public Library System October 9-14. The Monster Used Book Sale will kick off with a Members-Only Preview Sale on October 9. Those who wish to shop the Members-Only sale can purchase <a href="http://www.slcpl.org/files/2011FriendsApp.pdf">Friends Memberships</a>...

The City Library Invites All of Salt Lake City to The Big Read

SALT LAKE CITY—The Salt Lake City Public Library encourages members of the Salt Lake City community to read Julie Otsuka’s <i>When the Emperor Was Divine</i> as part of <a href="http://www.neabigread.org/" target="_blank">The Big Read</a>, a program for which The City Library has been selected as a grant recipient. The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, is designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citi...