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United We Read SLC
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United We Read SLC, a partnership of Murray Library, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake County Library, and Utah Humanities, is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experiences with others.

The selection for 2018 is The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez. Copies of the book are available for checkout in English, Spanish, and electronically.

Discussions and events will be held January through March at various locations across the county, and are detailed online and on the United We Read SLC Facebook page

Teen Yule Ball — SOLD OUT for 2018
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The County Library invites you to Yule Ball—a night of wizarding revelry for teens with dancing, prizes, photo ops, butterbeer, magical treats from Honeydukes and more. Wear your best wizard robes or formal wear, and don't forget your tickets!

DATE: Friday, January 19
TIME: 7-10 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center

Get Curious
Get Curious at the County Library!

Are you and your kids curious about science and art? Explore texture, color, building and bubbles through hands-on play and experiments.

DATE: Saturday, January 27
TIME: 10 am-Noon
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center

Salt Lake's Mardi Gras Gala
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Fête at the County Library!

Wear a mask and come dressed to the nines for this Cajun-flavored brouhaha, complete with traditional Nawlins' eats, beats, beads and contests.

Free ticketed event for adults (18 and older). For free tickets:

DATE: Friday, February 2
TIME: 7-10 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center

HistoryMakers Program
HistoryMakers Program

Offered in partnership with The HistoryMakers organization, we will honor Salt Lake County HistoryMakers Emma E. Houston, the Honorable Shauna Graves-Robertson and Dr. Joyce M. Gray.

Since 1999, The HistoryMakers organization has been recording African American oral histories to refashion a more inclusive record of American history and to educate and enlighten millions worldwide.

Light refreshments will be served and space is limited. RSVP today!

DATE: Saturday, February 3
TIME: 2 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center

Take your Child to the Library Day
Take your Child to the Library

Celebrate the value of the library and learning by bringing your children to the County Library for a high five, a sticker and storytime.

DATE: Saturday, February 3
TIME: 10 am-6 pm
PLACE: All County Library Locations

Chinese New Year Celebration
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Celebrate Chinese culture and the Year of the Dog with local artists and community members February 17 from 1-4 pm.

Performers: Lion Dance, Folk Music, Qipao (旗袍) Show, Tai Chi Show, Dragon Dance, and Kongfu Fan and Poetry

Activities: Bilingual storytime, dragon hand, origami, calligraphy, chess, lantern making, photo op, prize wheel, and language games. Make 2018 the year you adopt a dog.

Salt Lake County Animal Services (and a few dogs) will be at the event promoting Love Your Pet Month and pet adoption.

DATE: Saturday, February 17
TIME: 1-4 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center

2017 The Year of Inclusion
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It’s about ALL of us at the County Library and we have dubbed 2017 the “Year of Inclusion” — 365 days committed to increasing awareness and promoting equality and acceptance among employees and Library users. Programs and events highlighting specific topics and populations are offered each month.

To learn more, and to participate, visit your neighborhood County Library and take a look at our online calendar.


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Text SIGNUP or REGISTRESE to 385.206.6828 to sign up (available in English and Spanish).

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