Between September 30 – October 14, children, teens and adults can donate used costumes at the local Salt Lake County Library and receive a token to swap for another donated costume. The swap will take place on Saturday, October 17, 10 AM – Noon, at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan.
The third annual Pumpkinpalooza, a Halloween tradition centered around all things pumpkin, will be held on Saturday, October 31, 11 AM – 3 PM, at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan, 8030 South 1825 West. Grab your friends and family, don your best costume – there will be a costume contest – and join us for a pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, pumpkin smashing, pumpkin arts and crafts, a photo booth and more pumpkin fun!
Just in time for back to school, Salt Lake County Library is pleased to present Brainfuse, a new learning resource providing free live online tutoring for grades K-12. Interact with live tutors in a wide range of state and common core-aligned subjects, including math, science, reading and writing. Visit Brainfuse today and look for the Live Tutoring tab on the left side of the page.
This year Teen Read Month in October is when the Library dares teens to read for the fun of it! It is a time to celebrate reading and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users. Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it’s important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it’s free, fun and can be done anywhere. During Teen Read Month in October teens can enter our meme contest. Caption our memes and the five most creative memes will win $1,000 from Utah Educational Savings Plan, Coca-Cola and Barbacoa. Other prizes will be available too. Teens can also receive a fine waiver for attending any library program.
Margaret Stohl and Shannon Hale
We are pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling authors Margaret Stohl and Shannon Hale to the Library's Viridian Event Center on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. for a discussion and book signing. Stohl will be featuring her latest young adult novel Black Widow: Forever Red. Hale will discuss her new book, The Princess in Black. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Attendees are encouraged to arrive dressed in character for a Cosplay contest.
New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull will be at the Library’s Viridian Event Center on Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m. for a discussion and book signing of his new book The Caretakers Guide to Fablehaven. Branches are holding a drawing for a copy of the book and a special Golden Ticket that will grant them access to the front of the line. Drawing ends on Thursday, October 8. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Salt Lake County Library, in partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival and The King's English Bookshop, is pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnsonto the Library's Viridian Event Center on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of his new Walt Longmire mystery book series. Books will be available for purchase at the event.