Free popcorn, hot chocolate and your favorite Christmas classics on a 20’ screen.
The Library's Viridian Event Center is commemorating World AIDS Day this year with a screening of the acclaimed documentary We Were Here on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. The film illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed. It offers a cathartic validation for the generation that suffered through, and responded to, the onset of AIDS, and opens a window of understanding to those who have only the vaguest notions of what transpired in the 1980s. It provides insight into what society could, and should, offer its citizens in the way of medical care, social services and community support. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for all of us to learn the facts about HIV and put that knowledge into action in Salt Lake County. Look for displays in the libraries. Presented in partnership with Salt Lake County Health Department.
Utah Film Circuit: West Jordan is an initiative of the Utah Film Center and the Viridian Event Center. Join us for this monthly screening series that features the best dramatic and documentary films from around the world.
Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watching. Kon-Tiki tells about the origin of Heyerdahl’s idea and the events surrounding the group’s voyage.
Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film – 2013 Academy Awards; Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film – 2013 Golden Globes
View the trailer and more info at the Utah Film Center's site
West Jordan City's annual holiday concert and tree lighting ceremony.
West Jordan Theater Arts (Sugarfactory Playhouse) will present "The Dickens Christmas Carol Show" at the Viridian Event Center. This wonderful musical version of ”Carol” holds very true to Dickens’ original work.
For more information, including how to purchase tickets, visit their website.
The MountainWest Chorale, sponsored by the West Jordan Arts Council, presents their Christmas concert, "A Night of Nights."
The library's Viridian Event Center and Excellence in the Community present the "Excellence in the Community Concerts" at the Viridian Center. These free concerts feature local, high quality musicians of various styles and genres.
In celebration of the holiday season, local group Lark & Spur will perform traditional and modern carols performed on acoustic guitars, mandolin, double bass, piano, woodwinds and vocals. They started out as street musicians in Paris. Now they have over 4 million views on their YouTube channel.
30 year old, research based parenting techniques. Come learn the "Love" and the "Logic" of Love and Logic
-We show our love by setting limits and holding children accountable with logical consequences
-When we do this with genuine empathy and compassion, our children develop the following the logic: "I wonder how my next decision will affect my life... and the lives of others!"
Register online and get more details of this class sponsored by the Viridian Event Center.
January - April 2014
Select Fridays each month
From National Popcorn Day to Chinese New Year, reasons to celebrate are everywhere. We'll focus on creating ways to celebrate love & build connections.
Come for a night of magic and dancing at the second annual Yule Ball. There will be a sorting hat, photobooths, a DJ, live music, and more. Ages 12-18.