Don’t judge a book by its cover: first impressions can be deceiving, and sometimes you have to “open” someone up to hear their stories. The Living Books Library works like your local library, however, the books you borrow are volunteers who share stories about their personal experiences. You’ll want to join us for the second annual Living Books program at the Library’s Viridian Event Center on Saturday, March 28 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. For 15 minutes (or more), you can sit down with someone like a refugee, a politician/activist, an urban farmer or an author, people who have incredible stories to share, and unlike a book, they’re able to answer your questions and tailor the storytelling experience to you. You can arrive anytime and if the person you want to chat with is unavailable you can place a “hold” to talk with them next. We think you will find this event thought-provoking and memorable.
Teen Tech Month in March is when Salt Lake County Library showcases the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. Celebrate with the “Libraries are for Making...” theme this year. We will be offering teens a space to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. There will be a robot “hackathon” on Wednesday, March 25, 6:00–9:00 p.m., when teens can create their own robot designs and then duel with them. This year’s community partners include Vivant and Make Salt Lake. Also, teens who participate in any teen library event in March will be eligible for a fine waiver of up to $5.00 in existing fines.
April is Money Smart Month and Utah State University Extension will be presenting a number of programs to help you be more financially aware.
Identity Theft: Is Your Child at Risk? will be Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m., Magna Library.
- Get Out of Debt in Nine Years or Less will be Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m., Whitmore Library.
Budgeting & Credit Workshop will be Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m., Whitmore Library.
Paying Down Debt the PowerPay Way will be Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m., Sandy Library, and Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m., Millcreek Library.
Stepping Down Your Spending will be Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m., Magna Library.
Come to the Library's Viridian Event Center for a teen author panel and book signing on Friday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. Meet the authors as they discuss their work and the publishing industry. Participating authors will include Bobbie Pyron, Leigh Statham, J.R. Johansson, Kate Jarvik Birch, Sara B. Larson and Jo Schaffer. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The King's English Bookshop.