Discover your passion for "Nightscape" Photography. Enjoy an evening with Royce Bair of the Wasatch Camera Club. Learn the basics and technical and how-to information, such as: planning, when and where to shoot, forecasting, finding dark skies, calculating star alignment, choosing the right lens, exposure calculation, noise reduction techniques, light painting and blending exposures. Plenty of time allotted for questions and answers.
Register, learn more: www.NightScapeEvents.com
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.
Directed by Steve McQueen
134 min / USA / 2013 /Rated R
Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
Academy Award winner for Best Picture
FREE concert featuring top-notch, local talent
Nino Reyos and the Two Shields Dance Troupe bring Native American dancers, traditional flute and drum, songs, stories and hand crafted traditional regalia to the Viridian Center stage.
This event is free. 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.
Please join us for a night of innovative and entertaining music.
January - April 2014
Select Fridays each month
Your recipe for a stronger marriage!
Enjoy an evening with your mate. Money can stress relationships. This workshop willl guide you to less famine & more feasting in love & money.
Register one week in advance
Admission: $10 per class, per couple (discounted due to Viridian sponsorship!)
Limited scholarships of 50% off available. Call for details. Contact: Utah State University - Salt Lake County Extension 385-468-4835
Traveling Tumbleweeds is a Utah Film Center initiative hosted, among other places, at the Viridian Event Center. Join us for a monthly screening on the third Saturday of each month that features an outstanding selection of animated, documentary, and live-action films from around the world.
Directed by Roberta Durrant
97 min | 2013 | South Africa
Presented in English
Audience Award Winner at the 2014 Tumbleweeds Film Festival
In this uplifting film from South Africa, 14-year-old Felix Xaba must overcome obstacles at home and school in order to fulfill his dreams. Felix is a talented pennywhistle player who wants to be a jazz saxophonist like his late father, but his mother forbids it, worried it will lead Felix down the wrong path. The right path emerges when Felix is accepted on scholarship to an elite private school. However, because bullies begin picking on him, school is difficult for Felix. Felix sees the school’s jazz concert as his opportunity to prove himself. Since the school isn’t looking for a pennywhistle player, but a saxophonist, Felix enlists new friends and his father’s old bandmates, and sets out on a quest to learn how to play the saxophone and let his musical talents shine.
Filled with wit and hope, this inspiring film will have you cheering for Felix as he pursues his dreams.
Winner: Best Film – 2013 Filmfest Hamburg; 2013 Lucas International Children’s Film Festival; Best Director – 2013 Africa International Film Festival; Best Children’s Feature Film – 2013 ALE KINO International Young Audience Film Festival; Audience Award – 2013 Durban International Film Festival; Official Selection – 2013 BFI London Film Festival; 2014 Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles
The Library's Viridian Event Center is pleased to welcome bestselling author Brandon Mull on Saturday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. His new Five Kingdoms series is equal parts action-adventure and mystery, and is sure to leave both longtime Mull fans as well as new readers completely satisfied. Other books by Brandon Mull include the Spirit Animals series, Beyonders series, Fablehaven series and the Candy Shop War. A book signing will follow the presentation and books will be available for purchase.
Presented in partnership with the Children’s Literature Association of Utah (CLAU).
Find more information on the CLAU website.
Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day with crafts, storytellers in English and in Spanish, puppeteers, and a special appearance by Jeremy Chatelain, author of “May the Stars Drip Down.”
Celebre el Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros con manualidades, cuentacuentos en Inglés y en Español, titiriteros, y una presentación especial de Jeremy Chatelain, autor de "May the Stars Drip Down".