Events for Lectures/Discussions

Cochlear Implants 2017: Advances in Technology, Candidacy and Outcomes

The Hearing Loss Association of America Salt Lake City Chapter (HLAA-SLC) is hosting a free educational seminar, “Cochlear Implants 2017: Advances in Technology, Candidacy and Outcomes” Wednesday, March 29, 7-9 p.m. at the Sanderson Community Center on 5709 South 1500 West, Taylorsville. The seminar will highlight how advancements in technology and improved surgical follow-up care benefit individuals with a wide range of hearing loss—through cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants. The seminar is open to the public. Real-time captioning and assistive listening system accommodations will be available at the event. Register for the event by emailing For more information, contact Robin Traveller at 801-657-5752 or

The Bystander Dilemma, Utah Law Review Symposium

Past, present, and future, the world is full of opportunities for bystanders to take meaningful action to prevent horrific crimes. Yet, far too often bystanders remain complacent. In Nazi Germany, an untold number of bystanders watched as millions were subjected to the most heinous treatment in the history of the modern world. Today, bystanders have an opportunity to prevent atrocities from being thrust onto victims. Whether they are refugees from Syria or college freshmen on our own campuses, bystanders have an opportunity to act; yet, they often choose not to. Inspired by University of Utah College of Law Professor Amos Guiora’s forthcoming book, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust, the Utah Law Review is pleased to announce its 2016/2017 Symposium: The Bystander Dilemma: The Holocaust, War Crimes, And Sexual Assaults. The symposium will critically examine the legal and moral obligations of bystanders. The symposium will be held throughout the day on March 31st, 2017. The symposium will first consider bystanders during the Holocaust. No other tragedy can highlight the bystander dilemma like the Holocaust, because so many individuals had an opportunity to act; but most failed. The Holocaust panel will be composed of leading academics, professionals, and theologians to address the bystander dilemma and provide a context for the remainder of the symposium. The following two panels will consider the bystander dilemma in the context of modern day War Crimes and sexual assaults. These panels, also, will be led by leading academics and professionals. For a complete list of the distinguished speakers contributing to the symposium, please see the attached enclosure. S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean and Jefferson B. and Rita E. Forham Presidential Professor Robert Adler will provide opening remarks. A keynote address will be given by University Professor and Professor of Law Jeremy Waldon of New York University. The symposium is open to the public and all are invited and encouraged to join. Furthermore, the distinguished speakers will publish articles in a symposium issue of the Utah Law Review. The symposium issue will include an article written by Harvard Law School Dean and Morgan and Helen Chu Professor of Law Martha Minow. See more at

Green River Rock and Mineral Festival

Join us in beautiful Green River, Utah for the town’s first annual Green River Rock & Mineral Festival! Hosted by the John Wesley Powell Museum, the Festival will feature rock & mineral vendors, mineral collecting field trips, and fun for the whole family. Festivities begin Friday evening March 31st with a lecture on important dinosaur discoveries in the Green River area by Dr. Jim Kirkland. Vendors, craft demonstrators and family activities will be set up on the museum grounds from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Experts will be leading field trips to Fossil Point, Moab Dinosaur Tracks, and Petroglyph sites during the festival as well. Green River hosts plenty of lodging and developed camping in town and also scenic dispersed camping in the surrounding canyons. See for more information about this year’s FREE festival.

Serial Creators Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder

Peabody award-winning podcast pioneers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, the creators of NPR’s “Serial,” take audiences behind-the-scenes on April 1 to banter about the phenomenon they unleashed. The fastest podcast to reach five million downloads in iTunes history (and now at more than 100 million downloads), “Serial” reflects Koenig-Snyder’s brand new form of journalism – an investigative, free-wheeling approach that takes just one story, which is then drilled down further and further until a more curious story is revealed. Season Two is now underway. Tickets online:

Screening New Employees and Preventing Theft and Fraud in the Workplace

Businesses in the United States lose more than $40 billion each year to employee theft. How can business owners protect themselves? Join Vest Pocket on Wednesday, April 19 for “Screening New Employees and Preventing Theft and Fraud in the Workplace.” Investigator Scott Fulmer and attorney Zack Peterson will discuss effective (and legal) methods to screen new employees, prevent theft and fraud, and conduct investigations into suspicious activities. Lunch from CytyByrd Cafe will be provided.

Guest Author David Owen

The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States. It supplies water to thirty-six million people, eight major cities, and six million acres of farmland. It powers hydroelectric plants, fills the country's two biggest man-made reservoirs, and supports recreational activities worth $26 billion a year. So much water gets diverted from the Colorado as it winds through the southwest that its historical delta, once a verdant wetland, has become a million acre desert. In Where the Water Goes, David Owen takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of man-made waterways, back roads, and RV parks, to the spot near the U. S.-Mexico border where the river runs dry. Owen's story is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert, and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails. This is a Cadillac Desert for the twenty-first century; an engaging and informative account of the American West's water crisis that students, policy makers, and anyone who's curious and concerned about our water will turn to for years to come. Join us in welcoming renowned New Yorker writer David Owen to the Millcreek Community Library (2266 E. Evergreen Avenue, Salt Lake City) on Friday, April 21st! Owen will be discussing, answering questions about, and signing copies of his new book, Where the Water Goes. Bring your ideas and questions to this engaging and important discussion - this event is free and open to the public. Pre-order your copy of Where the Water Goes now by calling The Printed Garden at 385-695-2042; copies will also be available for sale the evening of the event!

Yellowstone to Uintas Connection - Conserving Wildlife Corridors

Wasatch Packtivists hosts a presentation from Yellowstone to Uintas Connection, a nonprofit conservation group working to protect and restore the unique and irreplaceable wildlife corridor in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming that connects the Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Uinta Wilderness and Southern Rockies. Our underfunded and understaffed public land management agencies, the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and State agencies are not restoring these degraded lands, wildlife populations and native plant communities, but are continuing unsustainable management without adequate science, regulation, monitoring or accountability. Much of Y2U Connection work is driven by the current actions of these agencies. Join us to learn about the current projects that Yellowstone to Uintas Connection is working on in this corridor.

Water Conservation Garden Grand Opening

Join us for a fun and exciting day at the Garden! -Regular Garden Admission / Garden Members Free / Free Garden admission for kids age 17 & under -Guided Garden Tours available throughout the day 10AM–3PM -Drop in and enjoy water-wise kids crafts in Em’s Sprout House -Explore Botany Bin education stations throughout the Water Conservation Garden -Discover Welcome Stations at each themed area of the new Garden Noon–1PM -Rain Dance performance by The Wasatch Eagle Dancers 7–8PM -Lecture: Creativity Run Dry: Designing the Red Butte Garden Water Conservation Garden, Presented by Tres Fromme, Principal, 3.Fromme Design

AC2 - An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen

Live at the Eccles presents AC2 – AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ANDERSON COOPER AND ANDY COHEN June 10, 2017 at the Eccles Theater on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles events. For more information and tickets, please visit: Join Cooper and Cohen for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It's a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events. Anderson Cooper is the multiple Emmy award-winning CNN anchor and correspondent for CBS’ 60 Minutes. He has covered most major news events in the US and around the world for the past 23 years, and his memoir, Dispatches from the Edge, topped the New York Times' Bestseller list. Andy Cohen is an Emmy award-winning host and Executive Producer of “Watch What Happens: Live,” Bravo’s late night, interactive talk show. Cohen is also the Executive Producer of the wildly popular “Real Housewives” series. Cohen has written two New York Times’ Bestsellers: Most Talkative: Stories from the Frontlines of Pop Culture, and The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year. Everyone must have a ticket for admittance to this show - regardless of age.

Guest Author Josh Hanagarne

Join us Thursday night, August 17th as we welcome author Josh Hanagarne to The Printed Garden to discuss his memoir, The World's Strongest Librarian with an area book club. Although Josh will be visiting our store to discuss his life and work with one of our book clubs, this event is open to the public. “Josh Hanagarne has an astonishing story to tell, and he does so with insight, humor, grace, and wonder. All human beings suffer and struggle. Through the lens of his own miraculous experiences, Mr. Hanagarne illuminates the path to joy and the infinite possibilities of transcendence.” – Melanie Rae Thon, author of Sweet Hearts Other book clubs wishing to attend may do so simply by sending an R.S.V.P. to the store (with your estimated headcount) by way of the Contact tab on the header of our website. We hope you'll join us for what is sure to be a terrific discussion!