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One County, One Book
one book

Salt Lake County Library is pleased to present the annual One County, One Book program, when all Salt Lake County adults are encouraged to read the same extraordinary book, creating a countywide discussion. It runs September through November this year at all county libraries. The 2014 selection is the award-winning book Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. In addition to being a New York Times Bestseller, it recently won the 2014 Edgar Award For Best Novel, the 2014 Dilys Award and has been selected as a School Library Journal Best Book Of 2013. The book’s richly-layered themes will lend itself well to a great deal of discussion, making it an unforgettable choice for the One County, One Book program. For more information visit

Monika Jalili: Persian Songs of Love and Hope
Monika Jalili

Saturday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Singer, Monika Jalili, evokes a romantic, and at times, haunting sequence of emotions as she presents acoustic Iranian songs. She has dedicated considerable time and effort to preserving and paying tribute to the the work of Iranian composers whose careers were cut short by the Iranian revolution. The talented New York-born vocalist, originally trained in musical theater, shares her enchanting voice and love of Iranian poetry in a simple yet sincere presentation, which features songs in Persian, Azeri, English, and French. Jalili’s music incorporates traditional folk songs from several different regions in Iran, and has been described as a mixing of regional, microtonal Iranian music; Mediterranean sounds; and French romanticism. Many of her songs come from the period of great artistic exploration before the fall of the Shah.

The library's Viridian Event Center and Excellence in the Community present the "Excellence in the Community Concerts", free performances each month that feature local, high quality musicians of various styles and genres.

Riverton Library Closed for Remodel
Riverton Library

Riverton Library will be closed for remodel beginning Monday, October 20 and will reopen mid-November. The library will get new carpet, a new reference desk, a reconfigured staff workroom, a new staff entrance door and a drinking fountain.

Book drops will be closed during the remodel and holds can be picked up at the South Jordan Library, 10673 South Redwood Road. Sorry for any inconvenience.

International Games Day
costume swap

Salt Lake County Library will join hundreds of libraries throughout the country on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the seventh annual celebration of gaming in libraries – International Games Day. Like so many other libraries across the country and around the world, we will offer this special gaming event at the Viridian Event Center suitable for the whole family. Come explore exciting, popular and award-winning games like Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Star Wars X-Wing miniatures, The Walking Dead board game, Clash of Cultures, Love Letter and many, many more. There will be a gaming library for all ages and gaming levels to choose from and play for free. Presented in partnership with Fongo Bongo Games and SaltCON.

Book Recommendations on Facebook
book recommendations

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.