Library News Archive

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...

A Card for Every Kid: New partnership with The City Library allows Salt Lake City School District students to register for library accounts during fall enrollment

SALT LAKE CITY—In tandem with the beginning of fall enrollment, each student registering for school in the <a href="http://www.slcschools.org/" target="_blank">Salt Lake City School District</a> will have the opportunity to be registered for a free account with the Salt Lake City Public Library. Students with library accounts not only receive access to circulating library materials, but also have free access to several online databases that are tailored toward kids, including World Book Onli...