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Salt Lake City Library

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210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 United States
(801) 524-8200 http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/branches/view/Main+Library

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Salt Lake City’s Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, embodies the idea that a library is more than a repository of books and computers; it reflects and engages the city’s imagination and aspirations. The building, which opened in February 2003, is double the previous space with 240,000 square feet for more than 500,000 books and other materials, and room for the collection to grow. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Natural light is introduced into all of the spaces where people sit and work. Infused with light from all sides, the library has paid careful attention to ensure that library materials and technology are not affected by direct sunlight. The clear glass on the lens of the triangle has the highest UV rating available for energy efficiency. Indirect lighting fixtures reflect off the painted, arched ceilings to cast even light, reducing glare on computer screens, desk surfaces, and book pages.

As you move up in the building from floor to floor, you may notice that it gets quieter. This effect is by design, with the more active and noisier areas of the library on the lower levels giving way to the reference and study-oriented areas on the upper levels.

On each level of the library, as you exit the elevator or come up the stairs, you will find a building directory and signage designed to help you orient yourself. The layout and design of the book stacks helps direct you to various service areas as well as to the restrooms, copy machines, public telephones, and drinking fountains on the west side of Levels 2, 3, and 4.

Hours:
Mon–Thu • 9am–9pm
Fri–Sat • 9am–6pm
Sun • 1–5pm

December 2013

UPAN Monthly Meeting – December 2013

December 3, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
Salt Lake City Library, 210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 United States
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Prison Educational Foundation

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January 2016

UPAN Monthly Meeting – January 2016

January 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MST
Salt Lake City Library, 210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 United States
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Get to know your Legislator (Bring Your Legislator To UPAN Meeting)

We are asking our UPAN participants to contact their local representatives and senators and invite them to our January 2016 meeting. You can find out who they are by going to: le.utah.gov. E-mail them, call them, and send them a written invitation. This will only be successful if we all do our part to invite them!

If you wish to speak at this meeting, please arrive about 10 – 15 minutes early to sign up on the speakers list. We will begin on time at 6:30 p.m.

Agenda & Objectives:

1. This will put a face to the names we hear about up on the Hill. And they will get to put a face to the constituents they represent.
2. We can give first hand stories about the real people being affected by the laws they are passing.
3. We can let them know what we would like to see happen with new criminal justice reform. This will be accomplished the same way we did when Ron Gordon of the CCJJ came. There will be a list for participants (you) to sign up in order to speak. Each speaker will get up to five minutes to express their views. We would like this to be a positive experience for all involved, so no negativity will be accepted. Our representatives should come away with an appreciation of everything we as families, and our incarcerated loved ones, are going though. We hope to share, ideas that continue to facilitate positive change. We need their help, they need our experience, and we need them to be on the side of truth, fairness, and healing. Free and open to the public.

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June 2016

UPAN Monthly Meeting – June 2016

June 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
Salt Lake City Library, 210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 United States
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Please join UPAN for our next monthly meeting. LEGISLATOR NIGHT. This will be another Share with your Legislator meeting. We will invite our state legislators (you are encouraged to invite your own as well as UPAN inviting them). We are also hoping to invite candidates who are running this year. UPAN families may sign up to share their concerns about the Criminal Justice System and Prison issues. Each person is asked to keep their comments to the point, (3 minutes) as we will also ask if any of our legislators want to share what they may be working on in terms of criminal justice related legislation for the 2017 session. Meet in Conference Rooms A-B-C downstairs below Main Library Foyer. Free and open to the public.

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January 2020

UPAN Monthly Meeting | Topic: Film Screening UNTOUCHABLE

January 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
Salt Lake City Library, 210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 United States
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UNTOUCHABLE Documentary Film

Screening of the documentary film UNTOUCHABLE, produced by David Fiege. When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed. The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile. Free and open to the public.

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