Tuesday evenings are set aside for FREE educational classes to all members of the community. Check the Viridian Center Calendar for the most updated details and class descriptions.
Dates: Mondays; October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2015
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 Robert Stone
87 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated
When author Jon Krakauer stumbled upon a polygamist community in Utah, private investigator Sam Brower was already investigating the sect, known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). This film delves into the world that they both discovered, and features gripping first-person accounts from former members and descendants of FLDS leadership.
Upcoming Utah Film Circuit Screenings
Come support Excellence in the Community concert series, providing a stage for Local Utah talent. www.excellenceconcerts.org
Upcoming Excellence in the Community Concerts:
Margaret Stohl (co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series) will be talking about, and signing, her latest book-Black Widow: Forever Red.
Shannon Hale (author of too many books to list) will be talking about, and signing, her latest book--The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party.
There will be a cosplay contest for all ages too!
Books will be available for purchase from The King's English Bookshop, cosponsor of the event.
Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series. Brandon resides in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. He spent two years living in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile where he learned Spanish and juggling. He once won a pudding eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house, earning a gold medal. Of his writing he says, "I’ve always secretly wanted to write books. I often kept the desire secret, because I knew that succeeding as a novelist would be a challenge, and I didn’t want people worrying about me or thinking I was crazy. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always spent a huge portion of my free time daydreaming and making up stories. As I aged, those stories became more elaborate and compelling, and I decided that I wanted to share them with others. That was when I became serious about writing."
Salt Lake County Library's Costume Swap will take place Saturday, October 17 from 10 am -12 noon at the library's Viridian Event Center in West Jordan. Individuals wanting to recycle and reuse by swapping out their gently-used Halloween costumes for a different one can drop off their costume at a Salt Lake County Library branch between September 30 - October 15. They'll receive a token to bring to the Viridian Center on October 17 and redeem it for another costume of their choosing selected from all the other costumes brought in for the "swap."
Individuals who would like to simply donate a costume are welcome to do so as most remaining costumes will be donated to local charities. Those who don't find a suitable "swap" on October 17th will be offered a book sale coupon good for a one-time use of up to $5 at their local branch's book sale.
Drop off library locations: Any of Salt Lake County Library's 18 branches
Tumbleweeds is an initiative of the Utah Film Center hosted by the Viridian Event Center. On the 3rd Saturday of each month, we'll feature independent and international films picked for families and people of all ages.
In this latest film from Studio Ghibli, a young girl, named Anna, is sent to the country for health reasons. There she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair, with whom she instantly forms a unique connection. As their friendship grows, Anna, begins to piece together the truth about her strange new friend.
Tumbleweeds is a year-round program by the Utah Film Center for children & youth aged 4+ and features free monthly screenings at the Viridian, Salt Lake City, Orem, and Moab. The screenings at the Viridian take place the third Saturday of each month at 11:00am.
Upcoming Tumbleweeds Screenings
More details can be found on the Utah Film Center website.
The Library’s Viridian Event Center will host what is sure to become a Halloween tradition for many families. This new celebration will center around all things pumpkin – with a pumpkin decorating contest for kids, teens and adults, a pumpkin pie eating contest, pumpkin arts and crafts, pumpkin smashing and more pumpkin fun for the entire family! Don’t forget, a costume contest too (pumpkin costume not required – but we couldn't throw a Halloween party without a costume contest)!
Times and other activities TBA
Wednesday, October 28, 4:00 - 9:00 pm
Craig Johnson is the author of eight novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, which has garnered popular and critical acclaim. The Cold Dish was a Dilys Award finalist and the French edition won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/BibliObs. Death Without Company, the Wyoming State Historical Association’s Book of the Year, won France’s Le Prix 813. Another Man’s Moccasins was the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award winner and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers’ Book of the Year, and The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Junkyard Dogs won the Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick, and Hell Is Empty, selected by Library Journalas the Best Mystery of the Year, was a New York Times best seller, as was As the Crow Flies. The Walt Longmire series is the basis for the hit A&E drama, Longmire, starring Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Katee Sackoff.