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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.

Banned Books Week
Banned Books

Celebrate the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read, during Banned Books Week, September 24-30.

This week of reading revelry kicks off at our Read Out Loud Event at our Smith branch on September 24. More Banned Books events can be found throughout the week at all County Library branches, including our "get booked" photo booth that allows you to get a booking picture taken with your favorite banned book.

What: Read Out Loud Event
When: Sunday, September 24, at 10 am
Where: Smith (810 E 3300 S)


Library Card Sign-up Month
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Woohoot for County Library card holders!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we are inviting all Salt Lake County residents—especially kids—to sign up for a County Library card. Already have one? Invite your friends, neighbors and coworkers to sign up for the best taxpayer return on investment.

For more information and to sign up, stop by your local County Library branch today. You may also pre-register online.

Temporary closure: South Jordan
Temporary closure: Draper

South Jordan will be temporarily closed for maintenance beginning September 18. We hope to re-open in mid-October. Thank you for your patience as we work to make South jordan an even greater place for you to learn, think, create, read and play.

Questions or concerns? Please call Customer Service, 801-943- 4636.

Halloween Movies
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Enjoy popcorn, entertainment, and spooky movies every Monday in October.

October 2: The Nightmare Before Christmas
October 9: Beetlejuice
October 16: Bedknobs and Broomsticks
October 23: Young Frankenstein
October 30: Hocus Pocus

What: Free Halloween movie film screenings
When: Every Monday in October, 7 pm
Where: Library's Viridian Event Center (8030 S 1825 W)

Mortuary Science
mortuary science

What is mortuary science? How does reality compare to the portrayal in movies and on TV?

Learn about the science, history and education with Professor David Hess, Program Director of the Mortuary Science Program at SLCC. David has been active in funeral service for over 28 years as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. 

What: Mortuary Science presentation
When: Tuesday, October 10, 7 pm
Where: Taylorsville (4870 S 2700 W)


Early Literacy Text Messages

Receive tips for building young brains and growing great learners.

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

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