Celebrate the Adult Summer Reading program finale by dancing the night away at our adults-only party at the Columbus Community Center on Friday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. All adults are welcome for dance instruction by BallroomUtah and refreshements. A partner is welcome but not necessary to have fun and learn some cool dance moves.
This year’s Summer Library Program will wrap up with another free storytelling event in partnership with the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Join us on Monday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Library’s Viridian Event Center for two popular, entertaining storytellers: Donald Davis and Clare Murphy. Donald was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. “I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them ,” he says as he recounts tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781. He grew up hearing gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and-most importantly-nourishing true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Dublin-born performer Clare Murphy has lived in four different countries and has performed in more than 20. She currently resides in London. Her repertoire of tales and shows includes myth, legend, folklore, fables, contemporary personal tales and original stories. Clare is a very physically-dynamic performer, who uses her body and voice together to imbue life into her performances. This will be a fun evening for the entire family.
The third annual When I Grow Up Kid's Job Fair will be Saturday, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Library's Viridian Event Center. It is an interactive, hands-on job fair for kids, offering them the opportunity to meet and interact with professionals in a variety of interesting fields, for archeologists to zoologists. Local professionals provide fun, free activities to educate and engage children, and encourage them to dream about their futures.
Finishers of the Summer Library Program are invited to attend the Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah on Saturday, September 13 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., or Wednesday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Admission is free with a required ticket. Upon finishing the reading program at a County Library, participants are presented with a free admission ticket to Library Days. The event will include activities, crafts and storytimes for the kids. The museum is located at 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Find out more about the museum at nhmu.utah.edu.
Library patrons can now receive personalized book recommendations on the library’s Facebook page with our new ongoing service. Simply visit our Facebook page, click on the “Message” button at the top and send us a private message telling us the title of a book or two that you enjoyed. One of our expert librarians will respond with a recommendation for a similar book or series that you may also enjoy. Every effort will be made to respond to your request within a business day or two (we’re closed Sundays). These could be book recommendations for you or anyone else, including your children. It’s one more great free service we offer to improve your library experience.