Events for Kids and Family

Friends of The City Library to Host a Book Drive

The Friends of The City Library in Salt Lake City is holding a book drive to help support Salt Lake’s public library system. The drive will take place on Saturday, October 3rd at the downtown City Library.

Many of us have been reading more while staying at home and have been decluttering and organizing, and the FOTL is hoping that you’ll consider donating books of any kind, for any age, as well as DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs and vinyl records. During the Book Drive books can be donated without leaving your car. A drop off zone will be located on the West side of the library, on 200 East, where masked and gloved volunteers will accept your donations through your car window. Donated items are then quarantined before being sold through the Friends’ online stores. Funds from the book sales are used to support The City Library’s programs. “We are grateful for donations from readers in the Salt Lake Valley,” said Jeff Mower, Executive Director of the Friends of The City Library, “and we hope that if you’re looking for new material to read you’ll consider purchasing one of our Mystery Bag of Books (for both children and adults) or shop our Amazon store.”

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Fall Bonsai Show

Discover Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in containers. Members of The Bonsai Club of Utah will exhibit different bonsai styles and arrangements, and offer demonstrations of training and shaping techniques. Trees and tools will also be available for purchase directly from the experts!

Strut Your Mutt

As COVID -19 continues to bring uncertainty, Best Friends is taking every precaution to keep both people and pets healthy and safe. Because there's no way to predict the full extent or impact of the virus's spread, we've made the decision to cancel our live Strut Your Mutt event in Salt Lake City this year. But you can still step up to save lives from the comfort of your home. Strut Your Mutt Day is the virtual walk and fundraising event that since 2011 has been raising crucial funds to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities across the country.

When you register for Strut Your Mutt Day, you can virtually raise funds for Best Friends Animal Society or for the participating local network partner of your choice. It all culminates on Strut Your Mutt Day, October 24, when animal lovers across the country are encouraged to get outside and walk their dogs, stay in and snuggle their cats or donate to help pets in their communities. Although we can't be face-to-face, we're going to have more fun that ever with a calendar chock-full of brand-new engaging events hosted virtually on social media. You'll be able to join us for events like "pig yoga," Advocacy Day, the Bow Wow Film Festival and much more. More announcements are on the way, so be sure to check the event calendar regularly throughout the season. Though live events may not be happening, we can still make a huge difference for dogs and cats in shelters. Together, we can step up and Save Them All.

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