Sprague Branch Library
2131 South 1100 East
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri. -Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.Babies and Toddlers
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.Preschool Ages
Through May 31
Art Exhibit. Silhouettes 2011: A Stamp in Time, by Dave C. Thomas.
Holiday. Library is closed.
May 31, 7 p.m. at the Main Library
Authors Live: Charles Mann. Charles C. Mann, award-winning author of “1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created,” will speak at The City Library. Mann has been a contributing writer and editor for numerous publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Science and Vanity Fair. His book, “1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus,” won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck award for best book of the year. This event is sponsored by The City Library, Friends of The City Library, The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah and the Utah League of Women Voters.
All summer, check calendar for times
Summer Reading Events for Kids: Dream Big—Read. Dream big this summer at The City Library! All summer long, you can plan on fun events at all City Library locations. We’ll have so much fun dreaming big this summer with puppet shows, The Dinosaur Train, firefighters, ballet dancers, movies, stuffed animal sleepovers and more. Don’t miss out on these amazing events. Make sure to mark down all your summer reading with our Summer Reading Tracker, available at all Library locations, and earn fun prizes every month. There are even reading trackers for the tiniest readers.
June 4, 7 p.m. at the Main Library
Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie. Most cowboys prefer the saddle and steed when they take to the wide-open spaces, but Joe Kurmaskie, the “Metal Cowboy,” is a bicycle buckaroo. Kurmaskie is an accomplished journalist and bicycle advocate who tours the globe with little more than two wheels beneath him. Join Joe for a night of two-wheeled tales, gears and gags, spokes and jokes. Kurmaskie will discuss his recent tour cycling through five African countries, and his numerous adventures from two decades of bike tours. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of Kurmaskie’s posse in a community bike ride with Mayor Becker, starting on Library Square, June 2, at 10 a.m.
June 4, 7 p.m.Families
Monday Fun Night. Songs, crafts and stories for babysitters, parents, grandparents and children of all ages. Enjoy this time with the entire family. Snacks provided by Whole Foods Market - Sugar House.
June 9, 4:30 p.m.Families
Zoo Mania. Sometimes it is fun to dream about the animals all over the world. Let Zoo Mania take you on an animal adventure! Meet these live creatures and learn about everything from reptiles like a yellow-footed tortoise and bearded dragon to interesting mammals like a chinchilla and a tiny sugar glider.
June 11, 11 a.m.Babies and toddlers and adult
Baby Yoga. Baby yoga offers families a chance to bond while grown-ups and baby learn yoga postures, breathing techniques and quietness that will enhance well-being. Registration available one week prior to class.
June 11 through July 31
Art Exhibit. Efflorescent Light by Rachael Carver. Artist's Statement: This is a series of intimate portraits of flowers. I am attracted to the forms created by nature, and want to capture these forms in a way that would be impossible for the human eye to see on its own. I am interested in abstracting my subject matter by creating shapes of light, shadow, and color, and by using a very shallow depth of field. I shoot my subject close up with intense light to create an intimate, dramatic and sensual feeling in my images. What I hope to achieve with my work is to arouse a mood or emotion in the viewer, rather than realistically portraying the subject matter.
June 12, 2 p.m.Families
The Lion and the Mouse Puppet Show. Aesop's classic fable comes alive in this colorful puppet version. The king of the jungle thinks he is so tough and awesome that he doesn't need anyone. But when he gets into trouble with a sneaky hunter, a tiny mouse has the audacity to offer her meager help to the mighty beast. Presented by Puppet Players.