Friday, August 26, 2011

September Library Events - Salt Lake City and County

Below is a list of events going on at the Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County libraries during the month of September. 

View the Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City library websites for addresses and more information on each library.

Itty Bitty Draper City
ITTY BITTY DRAPER CITY For families with kids of all ages.
Match the “Itty Bitty Draper City” clues with the real Draper City locations in the itty bitty photos. All correct entries submitted by library closing time on September 30 will be entered in a random drawing to win a not so itty bitty grand prize! 

August 1 through September 30 during library hours - Draper Library

Beehive Ice Cream Challenge
Ages up to 12 years. old. Find a certain Beehive book and get a treat. Vote all year long and get a prize for each book you read. Help us reach our goal of 1200 votes to have an Ice Cream Party. Each month we will have a drawing for all of those who voted. The prize is a stuffed animal. 
September all month long - Sandy Library

Mom Craft Night
Adults. Moms, come to the library and make a craft project. Enjoy this special evening with other Moms and without kids. This month we will be making book bead for very literary jewelry.
Sept 27th, 7pm - West Jordan Library

Movies at the Library
Come and watch a free movie at your local library!
September 1st - 3pm Holladay Library (Teens, rated PG or PG13)
September 1st - 3:30pm Sandy Library (Kids, Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore)
September 2nd - 3pm West Valley Library (Families, Gnomeo and Juliet)
September 8th - 6:30pm Bingham Creek Library (Teens, Howl's Moving Castle!)
September 14th - 4pm West Jordan Library (School-Age kids, Phineas and Ferb: The Movie)
September 14th - 6:30pm Ruth Vine Tyler Library (Families)
September 14th - 2pm SLC Main Downtown Library (Seniors, Copying Beethoven)
September 19th - 3pm Kearns Library (Teens, Thor)
September 19th - 6pm Whitmore Library (Teens, pirate movie in honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day)
September 19th - 7pm Sandy Library (Families, Nanny McPhee Returns)
September 23rd - 3:30pm Sandy Library (Teens, Thor)
September 26th - 7pm Bingham Creek Library (Families)
September 26th - 7pm Draper Library (Families)
September 28th - 2pm SLC Main Downtown Library (Seniors, Bostonians)
September 29th - 3:30pm Sandy Library (Kids, Legends Of The Guardians)

Magna Arts Festival
The Libary is going to participate in the MAgna Arts Festival and is using the auditorium for programming and an art show.
September 3rd, 6th, 9th - all day, Magna Library

Teen Shredded Book Contest
Teens, can you guess what popular book we have shredded? The winner gets a copy of the book and movie.
September 6th through 27th - all day, Sandy Library

Fiction Writing Group
Writing group for adults, focusing mostly on speculative fiction. Sponsored by the Community Writing Center.
September 6th - 6pm to 8pm, Columbus Library

Pokemon/Bakugan Club
Come and play pokemon (or Bakugan, legos, or whatever!) Bring your own game pieces. 8 years and older, please. Kids under 12 years old cannot be left alone in the library.
September 6th, 7pm - Bingham Creek Library

Pimp My Locker For Teens
Decorate your school locker. Make magnets, magnetic sticky notes, a mini emergency supplies kit, and clip photos of your favorite celebs. Everything is FREE while supplies last. Ages 12-17.
September 7th, 4pm - Riverton Library

Speed Stacking
Learn about the sport of speed stacking. Beginners welcome. Children and teens.
Sept 7th, 4pm - Kearns Library

Anime Club
Join us for the first anime club of the school year! "Jon" Ninja will come and show his stuff!
Sept 8th, 3pm - Kearns Library

After School Club: CSI Crime Scene Investigation
For K-6th graders. Do you like blood and guts? Have you always wanted to solve a mystery and save the day? Learn the skills, solve the crime, and earn your CSI detective badge.
Sept 8th - 4pm, Sandy Library

I Read To Animals
The Best Friends I Read to Animals program targets elementary students K-3 providing humane education lessons along with the opportunity for each child to read one-on-one with a trained pet partner team. It is a collaborative effort among Best Friends Education Ambassadors and the library. The program builds kindness, compassion and respect towards animals, encourages language and reading skills in a non-judgmental environment,increases reading confidence and motivation to read, and may lower the stress level of young readers. 
Sept 8th, 4pm - Whitmore Library (Free tickets will be available starting at 3:45.).
Sept 29th, 4pm - Whitmore Library (Free tickets will be available starting at 3:45.)

Zumbatonic: Zumba For Kids
Join us for fun and fitness! We'll dance, play games and have a great time movin' and groovin'. For all ages.
Thursdays in September, 4:15pm Whitmore Library 

Author Bethany Maines
Meet Bethany Maines, author of the Carrie Mae mysteries (Bulletproof Mascara)! Light refreshments with book sales and signing will follow her presentation. Join us in Room 106 of the Columbus Center, adjacent to the Columbus Library, at 2530 South 500 East, South Salt Lake City.
September 8th, 7pm - Columbus Library

Fall Flower Show
Do You Have Lovely Flowers Growing in Your Garden? Want to Show Them Off? Enter our Fall Flower Show! For more information, pick up an application at the Information Desk beginning August 29th. Prizes for the winning entries!
Sandy Library

Friday Fun 
Sept 9th 1pm - Holladay library Teens come for an afternoon of fun. Today we'll be going Back to School with some Ductigami!
Sept 9th 3:30pm - Hunter Library Elementary Age. Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were fun and games at the Hunter Library Star Wars after school club.

Safety Pin Jewelry Making
Join us for some fun and funky jewelry making projects! We'll be making bracelets and/or necklaces with safety pins and beads! You must be 11 yrs old or more to join this activity. Materials are provided (if you want to bring your own personal beads, you may).
Sept 9th, 3pm - West Valley Library

Teen Book Club Open House
Teens ages 13-18. Do you love to read? Want to talk about books? Join us for our first teen book club. We will be having an open house to decide what kind of book club we want to be, when to meet, what to read, snacks, activities, etc. Bring your favorite book to share with everyone. Don't miss out!
Sept 9th 4pm - Sandy Library

The Day After 9/11
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks join us for the award-winning documentary "9/12: From Chaos To Community". This film tells the story of a resourceful group of New Yorkers from various walks of life who volunteer at Ground Zero, forming surprising — and surprisingly deep — relationships, as they transcend politics to heal their city, their country and themselves.
Sept 9th, 6pm - Columbus Library (Adults)

Special Needs Sensory Storytime
A unique storytime for children with special needs. These storytimes will be geared to autistic children. Feel free to bring anything that would make your child more comfortable. Stories and songs will be followed by a craft and time to socialize. The attendance of a participating adult is required. Attendance is limited. Please contact Cynthia Hinckley at Riverton Library for more information.
Sept 10th, 10:30am - Riverton Library

Just Jumpin'
Utah's only competitive, nationally-ranked jump rope team performs routines that will amaze you to think they are possible. After a 30-minute performance jumpers will work with children to teach them jump rope skills. This event will be held in the parking lot. Feel free to bring a chair to sit on during the performance.
Sept 10th, 11am - Sandy Library

Old McDonald's Mixed Up Farm
It's Old McDonald's birthday and his farmyard friends want to give him a big surprise. There is a circus in town; maybe all the animals could trade places for today. Who will the farmer find staying in his barn? Ages 3 - 9
Sept 10th, 11am - Herriman Library
Sept 10th, 2pm - South Jordan Library
Sept 14th, 10:30am - Sandy Library
Sept 15th, 10:30am - Sandy Library
Sept 19th, 7pm - Bingham Creek Library
Sept 20th, 10:30am - Riverton Library
Sept 21st, 10:30am - Riverton Library
Sept 26th, 7pm - Magna Library

Anything Can Happen! The Firebird
Families. Become part of Igor Stravinsky's ballet of the classic fairytale, "The Firebird." Play with the golden apples with princesses,fight the monsters with Prince Ivan, and celebrate when good triumphs.
Sept 10th, 4pm - West Jordan Library

Anything Can Happen! - Carnival Of Animals
Join us for this family program: Carnival of Animals--Discover the aural description of animals in this musical program. Move, kick, hop, and dance. We'll finish with a craft and our very own Animal Parade!
Sept 17th, 2pm - Ruth Vine Tyler Library

Anything Can Happen! - Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Experience this classic children's storybook in a whole new way. Hibernate with the brown bear, march in a parade with the yellow duck, and swim with the goldfish.
Sept 28th - 10:30am Holladay Library

Crafts At The Library
Come to the library to make a free craft to take home!
Sept 12th through 17th - All Day - Taylorsville Library - All ages. Celebrate Milton Hershey's birthday. Drop by the library anytime this week and pick up a sweet craft to make at home. No registration required.
Sept 16th - 4pm - Hunter Library - In September make a locker magnet. In October make a fun puppet. While we won't have one in Novemeber, on December 3rd you can make some gifts for the holidays.
Sept 19th - 3pm - Riverton Library - Make an awesome fall craft to make and then take home and show off to all your friends. Ages 2-11
Sept 20th - 2pm to 6pm - Ruth Vine Tyler Library - Families - Fall Door Hanger
Sept 20th - 6pm - Magna Library - Teens can make a bracelet, an anklet or some earrings at this fun craft event. No experience needed - we'll teach you how! For teens and tweens ages 11-18. 6-8pm. We have to meet later in the month due to other bookings.
Sept 29th - 4pm Bingham Creek Library - Duct Tape Craft, Ages 11-18. Come make a wallet, cell phone or IPod holder, flip-flops or other cool things out of duct tape! We provide the supplies. No registration required.

Utah Pony Party
Do you like animals? Come meet and touch baby animals at the library.
Sept 12th, 10am - Sandy Library

Petting Zoo at the Library
Come to the library to see ducks, chickens, goats, rabbits and other animals from Ivie Acre Farms. You can touch and pet all the animals.
Sept 17th, 11am - Kearns Library

Teddy Bear Picnic
Join Susan for books, fingerplays, poetry, music and fun! Kids of all ages and a participating adult. Bring your favorite Teddy or other special friend to our "Teddy Bear Picnic".
Sept 12th, 11am - Hunter Library

Let's Play Music
Sing, learn to play instruments and have FUN all at the same time.
Sept 14th, 10:30am - Riverton Library

Reptiles At The Library
Meet some reptiles from the Monte Bean Life Science museum and learn all about them from an expert.
Sept 14th 4pm - Kearns Library

Viva Vegetables: Corn!
Learn about the health benefits of corn, how to select, prepare and store corn. Discuss cost and time effective strategies for incorporating corn into your meals. Recipes and samples for tasting will be provided.
Sept 14th, 7pm, Kearns Library (Adults) Register at 801-468-3179 or online

Fossil Fuel Program
Come and see how to save the Earth with a wise use of Fossil Fuels
Sept 15th, 7pm - West Valley Library (Adults)

Meals In Minutes: It's In The Bag Food Storage and The WOW Diet
Learn a fast, convenient, delicious, and inexpensive method for 'baby stepping' your way to family food security. Save space and time by organizing your food storage using this convenient new bag-meal system. When you're finished, you'll be able to grab a bag, follow the recipe, and enjoy a delicious meal your family will love. And learn how to lose weight, feel great and NEVER be hungry using this system.
Sept 15th, 7pm - Herriman Library (Adults)

Medieval Weapons Demonstration
See medieval weapons up close. Learn about the history of weaponry during the Middle Ages. John Harmston of A Knight for a Day will do a live demonstration showing how these weapons were used.
Sept 15th, 7pm - Holladay Library
Sept 24th, 2pm - West Valley Library

The Yo-Yo Show
Join the world yo-yo champ Dale Myrberg for some dazzling yo-yo tricks. Bring your own yo-yo and learn from the master! Families
Sept 19th - 6:30pm Riverton Library
Sept 23rd - 1pm Holladay Library
Sept 27th - 6pm Columbus Library

Broomstella's Paper Bag Puppet Monsters
BroomstellaBella knows how little bitty kids love paper bag puppets. Hear the story of The Night of the Paper Bag Monsters. Then make your own paper bag puppet monster to take home with you.
Sept 19th - 7pm South Jordan Library

Planning For A Low-Cost Holiday Season
Adults. Stretch your holiday dollars. Start now and find ways to cut expenses at holiday time and enjoy the season. Learn budgeting tips, ideas for homemade gifts, no-cost or low-cost activities and more. A display of inexpensive ideas will be included. Taught by Marilyn Albertson, USU Extension Associate Professor. Register at: or by calling 801-468-3179.
Sept 20th, 7pm - Taylorsville Library

Junior Chefs
Ages k-6th grade. Want to learn how to cook like a professional? Come watch our demo and make your own delicious food.
Sept 22nd, 4pm - Sandy Library

Cut Coupons To Cut Costs
Join Allyson Dunbar as she explains how to find, organize and use coupons, price match and make shopping lists. Learn the tricks of the "Coupon Pro's", eat healthy with coupons and build your food storage.
Sept 22nd - 7pm - Kearns Library (Adults)

My Free Coupon Class
My Free Coupon Class--Allyson Dunbar will teach you how to find, organize and use coupons, price match and make shopping lists. Learn the tricks of the "coupon pro's", eat healthy with coupons and build your food storage. Adults
Sept 29th - 7pm Magna Library

All Aboard The Golden Spike Express
No School Today! Kids, come take a ride on the Golden Spike Express Train. Come between 10:30-11:30 a.m to claim a ride and to make a craft. No registration required.
Sept 23rd - 10:30am - Taylorsville Library

Fancy Nancy Ice Cream Soiree
Preschool and Elementary ages. Join us for a fancy soiree as we share stories and fun all about Fancy Nancy with ice cream for a treat. Dress in your favorite "Fancy" attire.
Sept 23rd - 4pm Hunter Library

Balls! Balls! Balls!
Balls, balls everywhere. Balls on the court, balls on the field, balls at the toy store. Who invented them? Why are they all different shapes? How do you make one? How much fun with balls can you stuff into an hour? You’ll have to come to find out. For children ages 6 and up. 
Sept 23rd - 4pm Whitmore Library - A limited number of free tickets will be available at 3:45 the day of the program.

Owl Tales
Meet three owls that live in Utah and discover the fascinating facts and fiction surrounding them. What makes owls so special? What helps them survive? Where do they live and what do they eat?
Sept 24th - 1pm Calvin S Smith Library

Game Time
Join us for an afternoon of gaming, fun, and snacks! We'll have a Wii, board games, card games, and a fun time.
Sept 24th, Ruth Vine Tyler Library - Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. For ages 11-18.

Family Yoga
For kids and parents
Sept 26th, 7pm, Holladay Library

Tales From A Down River Campfire
Action and drama on the river in the Grand Canyon through stories, video's, slides and poems. The real-life adventures of the presenter,a river guide, including the movie "Sink or Swim" a "study in fear."
Sept 26th, 7pm - Sandy Library (families)

Hooping is so entertaining and fun that it doesn't feel like exercise! Even if you have NEVER hooped before, it's extremely easy to learn using our hoops. Hooping is especially fun to do with other hoopers and it can be a GREAT core workout. Hoop often and watch your body change! Benefits include shrinking and toning your waist, hips, buttocks, legs and arms. Hoops will be provided.
Sept 27th, 7pm - 7pm (Register Here)

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Party
Celebrating wimpy kids everywhere with stupid games and prizes, including the dreaded "Cheese Touch". Grades 3+
Sept 28th - 4pm, Riverton Library

Speed Stacking
School-age kids. Join the Speed Stacking craze! Learn how to stack and unstack your cups with dazzling speed. Its fun! Its amazing! Its Speed Stacking!
Sept 28th 4pm - West Jordan Library

How To Get A Job: A Career Preparation Workshop
Teens and adults. Learn the basics of resume writing, completing an application, writing a cover letter, interviewing tips and how to become a professional with Amanda Ketay of Stephens-Henager College. No registration required.
Sept 29th - 7pm Taylorsville Library

Rubber Band Belts
Come create a nifty rubber band belt! We'll be creating these from scratch and decorating them with beads and other fun stuff! Materials will be provided. You must be ages 11+ to partipate in this event.
Sept 30th - 3pm West Valley Library

Mad Science 
For kids 8-12. Hands-on science experiments. In September we will explore the cool world of color.
Sept 30th - 4pm Hunter Library

Back To School Teen ReadAThon and Gaming Lock In Party
The January teen readathon was so popular that it's back, this time including new board game demos from library system gaming experts Ernest & Greg! Bring your own reading materials & games or sample the library's holdings. Bring your own sleeping bags & snacks. Some snacks & board games will be provided. Online registration required, plus a permission slip signed by a parent required at the door for admittance to the event. Limited to 50 teens. Must be 12 years of age.
Sept 30th - 7pm to 10:30pm - Herriman Library (Register Here)

Hip Hop Dance Crew Class For Kids
Kids ages 6 to 13 are invited to learn hip-hop dance at this free class led by Laura Andrews, choreographer and director of the local dance studio, Dance Crew. Bring your freestylin' skill and learn new ones, including basic foot work, top rock, stalls, and an incredible short routine, then watch Dance Crew's hip-hop team show off their talents. This class is great for dancers of all levels, beginner to advanced.
Sept. 2nd, 5pm, Day-Riverside Library

Honey Harvest Day
The City Library's rooftop bees have been hard at work for the second summer in a row, gathering pollen and nectar from downtown's gardens and producing sweet rewards. On Saturday, September 3, Salt Lake City residents are invited to share in the honey harvest.
At 9:00 a.m., Salt Lake City Beekeeper Frank Whitby, with the assistance from local Boy Scouts, will harvest the honey from the hives. The public are invited to watch the beekeepers open the hives and remove the honeycomb from Level 5 of the Main Library.
At 1:00 p.m., a special bee-themed storytime will take place in the Main Library's Story Room. Local beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions and to provide samples from several honey varieties, showcasing the unique flavors of honey created from different pollens.
Sept 3rd, 9am to 4pm, Salt Lake City Main Downtown Library

Phun With Physics
A duo of geniuses from the University of Utah's Department of Physics and Astronomy makes physics more fun with hands-on demonstrations using everyday things.
September 6th - 6:30pm, SLC Main Library Downtown, Children's Area

Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr, which literally means “the feast of breaking the fast,” marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Eid al-Fitr is a time for fellowship, to come together as a community and renew friendships and family ties. The City Library's Eid al-Fitr celebration will include crafts, a magician, and henna tattoo painting.Sept 10th, 2pm - 5:30pm, SLC Main Library Downtown, Lower Urban Room

Downloadables From The City Library
Learn about downloading ebooks, eaudiobooks, music, movies, and more in The City Library's collection. Registration is required for all computer classes and begins one week prior to each class; call 801-524-8290 for more information. Please bring a USB flash drive if you wish to save your class work.
Sept 12th - 1pm, SLC Main Downtown Library, Technology Center

Using Newspapers and Magazines Online
Learn how to search for magazine and newspaper articles in the Salt Lake City Public Library’s collection of Electronic Resources. This course is limited to 5 people. Registration is required for all computer classes and begins one week prior to each class; call 801-524-8290 for more information. Please bring a USB flash drive if you wish to save your class work.Sept 13th 10am, SLC Main Downtown Library, Technology Center

The Doctor Is In
Fact or Fad: Nutrition Education at the University of Utah School of Medicine
It is widely known that good nutrition is an essential component of good health. But what is good nutrition? Dr. Janet Lindsley will share how future doctors are learning to think about nutrition and analyze the differences between fact and fad.
Sept 14th, 7pm, SLC Main Downtown Library, Level 4

So You Want To Be A Firefighter?
Wonder what it takes to be a firefighter? Meet the brave men and women of the Salt Lake City Fire Department and explore the firefighting skills, safety practices, and special equipment they use every day to save lives. Find out if you can take the heat at this event for ages 6 to 13.
Sept 15th, 4pm, Day-Riverside Library

Mutated: How The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shaped Our Culture
The City Library's Graphic Novel Club will host local artist and writer Blair Sterrett to present a multi-media presentation on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and how their comics, TV show, films, and merchandise has influenced American culture. With added interest from the film students of San Francisco Arts institute, this is fast becoming a multimedia presentation on the history, influences, and the very unusual ways TMNT has effected the entertainment industry and culture in general. Sterrett's presentation will include slides, video, original comic examples, and an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Sept 19th, 7pm, SLC Main Downtown Library, Main Auditorium

Little Scavengers: Join The Hunt
Treasure hunters ages 6 to 13 are invited to join the hunt at the Day-Riverside Branch. Scour the library, hunting for clues -- X marks the spot for a pizza prize! Space is limited; register by calling or visiting the Day-Riverside Branch. Pizza provided by Little Caesars Pizza, 1625 West 700 North.Sept 20th, 4pm to 5pm, Day-Riverside Branch

Survive A Dull Day With Glitter Painting
Longing for a shimmery likeness of your cat to hang above the mantle? How about a fancy portrait of yourself to give your mom for her birthday? Send us a photo of your choice ahead of time, and we’ll turn it into a paint-by-number image that you can bling-out at our Glitter Painting Party! For ages 12 to 18. Photos need to be a JPG file smaller than 2MB. Pre-registration is encouraged; call the Canteena at 801-322-8133 to sign up.
Sept 22nd, 4:30pm to 6pm, SLC Main Downtown Library

FREE Health Fair
In honor of Frida Kahlo's struggles for health, Utah Partners for Health is donating a community health fair, which will offer blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure testing. Part of the Viva Frida! community celebration.
Sept 24th, 9am to 3pm, SLC Main Downtown Library, Lower Urban Room

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