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American Library Association eBook Petition

Sign the American Library Association and Public Library Association petition at urging Macmillan Publishing to reverse a proposed embargo that limits public access to eBooks through libraries.

Macmillan's proposed restrictions will limit the entire County Library system to one copy of each new eBook title for the first eight weeks after a book's release. Macmillan is the only publisher considering such restrictions, which will particularly impact library patrons with disabilities and learning issues.

Speak up for access by voicing your opposition to Macmillan's proposed policy. Sign the petition telling Macmillan CEO John Sargent that eBooks should not be delayed or denied. Spread the message on social media with the hashtag: #eBooksForAll.

Halloween Movie Classics
Halloween Movie Classics at the County Library

Monday nights in October are spooky with classic Halloween-themed movies, popcorn, games, activities and giveaways.

Mondays, 7 pm
Casper, October 7
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, October 14
Ghostbusters, October 21
Poltergeist, October 28

SLCC Community Writing Center Workshops
SLCC Community Writing Center Workshops at the County Library

Presented by SLCC Community Writing Center

We've got the WRITE stuff for you! Learn the writing skills you need to succeed.

Creative Writing Basics
Whitmore, Monday, October 7, 7 pm

Revision Toolkit: NaNoWriMo Prep
Bingham Creek, Saturday, October 12, 3 pm
Bingham Creek, Wednesday, October 30, 7 pm

Flash Fiction
South Jordan, Tuesday, October 22, 6 pm

Resumés and Cover Letters
Millcreek, Tuesday, November 12, 7 pm

College Bound: Scholarship Essays
Taylorsville, Wednesday, November 13, Noon

Pumpkinpalooza at the County Library

A FREE, fun and spooky celebration of everything Halloween, including ghastly ghosts, trick-or-treating, prizes and most importantly, pumpkins!

Activities will include pie eating contests, pumpkin smashing, crafts, photo-ops, costume parades and group costumes. Bring your own pumpkin and enter our pumpkin decorating contest to win cash prizes.

Library’s Viridian Event Center
Saturday, October 26, 11 am–2 pm


In partnership with Clark Planetarium

A four-week STEM program with new hands-on robotics activities that explore complex concepts and principles through simulations of robotic missions, including programming, creativity and problem solving.

Registration may be required at some branches. For more information, and to find more free programs and events at the County Library, visit the online calendar

Thursdays, October, 4 pm
West Valley
Fridays, October 4 pm
Wednesdays, November, 4:30 pm
Fridays, November, 4:30 pm

NaNoWriMo at the County Library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Connect with fellow writers in a comfy space as you work toward your goal. Tasty treats and beverages may be provided.

To find a Write-In near you, visit the online calendar

Galactic Grown-Ups
Galactic Grown-Ups at the County Library

In partnership with Clark Planetarium

Use virtual reality, stargazing computer programs and more, and create intergalactic art as you learn about space with hands-on STEM activities for adults.

Activities will include sky navigation: using Starry Night software to prepare for stargazing, a lunar virtual reality experience and interpreting NASA data to create fabulous art.

Lunar VR Experience
Whitmore, Monday, November 4, 7 pm
South Jordan, Thursday, November 7, 7 pm

Art & Cosmic Connection
Bingham Creek, Wednesday, November 6, 7 pm
Sandy, Wednesday, November 13, 7 pm

Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos at the County Library

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with conchas (Mexican sweet bread), face painting and music. Commemorate a loved one on our ofrenda.

Tyler, Friday, November 1, 5–8 pm
Hunter, Saturday, November 2, 5–8 pm

Celebre el Día de los Muertos con conchas, pintura facial, música, y conmemore a un ser querido en nuestra ofrenda.

Tyler, Viernes, 1 de noviembre, 5–8 pm
Hunter, Sábado, 1 de noviembre, 5–8 pm

International Games Day
International Games Day at the County Library

Join hundreds of libraries throughout the country for an annual day of playing games. Gaming library and levels for all ages.

The coolest thing about International Games Day is the ability to try out a bunch of different games for free. A lot of these games are pretty beginner friendly, and others could cost you $60 each just to try out,” Librarian Mindy Hiatt said. “Games help people learn and apply what they are learning. There’s definitely a reading element to games, there are numbers and mathematics, logic, problem solving, social skills—you name it

Please note: In order to borrow board games, attendees will need a valid ID or County Library card and be at least 13 years of age.

In partnership with SaltCON, Utah's largest Board Game Convention. Follow them on Facebook.

Library’s Viridian Event Center
Saturday, November 2, 10 am–10 pm

All Abilities Discovery
The Big Play at the County Library

Discover nature, animals, science, crafts and games, and play at an interactive event for individuals with disabilities—we’ll even have a quiet area. Open to all ages and abilities.

Library’s Viridian Event Center
Friday, November 15, 11 am–2 pm

Adult Wizarding Soiree
Wizarding at the County Library

Immerse yourself in this unique and imaginative world for adult wizards and witches where magical and fanciful entertainment meet.

Costumes or fancy dress encouraged. Tickets required for this FREE event, available November 1.

Stunning performers, music and adventure await as you explore this extraordinary event. Flappers, swells and wizards will say it’s the bee’s knees.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Library’s Viridian Event Center
Saturday, November 16, 7–10 pm