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Nature Hour with the Salt Lake City Park Rangers

Animal Tracks

2024-07-30 14:00:00 2024-07-30 15:00:00 America/Denver Nature Hour with the Salt Lake City Park Rangers Kids and families can get to know the natural world with the SLC Park Rangers! This summer, the Rangers will lead a different activity at each City Library branch. Click for the activity schedule. Marmalade Branch -

Tuesday, July 30
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-30 14:00:00 2024-07-30 15:00:00 America/Denver Nature Hour with the Salt Lake City Park Rangers Kids and families can get to know the natural world with the SLC Park Rangers! This summer, the Rangers will lead a different activity at each City Library branch. Click for the activity schedule. Marmalade Branch -

Kids and families can get to know the natural world with the SLC Park Rangers! This summer, the Rangers will lead a different activity at each City Library branch. Click for the activity schedule.

Sat, June 1, 2-3pm, Chapman · Junior Rangers

  • Learn about the SLC Park Rangers and how to help make trails, parks, and natural areas great places to visit.

Thu, June 6, 2-3pm, Sweet · Discovering Brine Shrimp

  • Meet some brine shrimp and learn about their importance to our local ecosystem.

Mon, June 24, 11am-Noon, Anderson-Foothill · Nature Journaling

  • Explore the gardens and plant life surrounding the Library, make observations, and use your creative side to put them onto paper.

Thu, July 11, 3:30-4:30pm, Day-Riverside · Macroinvertebrates: Hidden Creatures of the Jordan River

  • Learn about some of the smallest animals, macroinvertebrates, who live in the Jordan River. We'll be outside, so dress appropriately and wear sunscreen!

Mon, July 15, 2-3pm, Glendale · Solar Ovens S’mores

  • Solar ovens are a great STEM activity to learn about renewable energy and how to harness the power of the sun to make your own mini oven. We'll provide the supplies and in the end we'll all enjoy a tasty snack!

Thu, July 18, 11am-Noon, Sprague · Solar Printing

  • Make a Cyanotype Print by using the sun to create beautiful images from materials you find on nature walk. 

Tue, July 30, 2-3pm, Marmalade · Animal Tracks

  • Learn how to identify different types of animal tracks and recreate the footprints of your favorite animals in clay.

 

AGE GROUP: | Kids | Family |

EVENT TYPE: | Workshops | Fun & Games |

Marmalade Branch

Phone: 801-594-8680

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed

About the branch

The Salt Lake City Public Library's Marmalade Branch is the anchor of a mixed-use project developed as a key part of the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of Salt Lake City's master plan for the Marmalade/West Capitol Hill area of the city. The neighborhood serves as a gateway to Salt Lake City from the north, and the Marmalade Branch is both a hub for neighborhood gatherings and an important welcome for visitors, highlighting a focus on development in the area. On-street parking is available on 500 North and 300 West, and UTA routes offer service with stops immediately in front of the Library on 300 West.

The two-story Marmalade Branch, designed by Blalock & Partners Architectural Design Studio and completed in early 2016, provides 18,600 square feet of new construction to support a thriving and growing community. The first floor includes the Moka Cafe, featuring local coffee and chocolate; a Creative Lab with the latest maker technologies like 3D printing and music-making software as well as "old school" tech such as sewing machines and a turntable; a flexible Children's area; and the very popular Music and Movies collection. The second floor includes the Adult collection, study rooms for a range of group sizes, and a large, flexible multi-purpose room with tiered seating to allow for a wide variety of events. The multi-purpose room has already been very popular with the community, hosting community feedback sessions, film screenings, TEDx events, music recitals, and the highly-popular Coffee and Chocolate Society. The second floor also features a wrap-around terrace offering views of the Capitol Building to the east, Salt Lake City's picturesque skyline and landscape to the south and, to the north, views to a public plaza and open green space as part of a new mixed-use development.

The project utilizes an exterior shading device along the west-facing glass to minimize solar heat gain yet still promote a dynamic interaction with the street and passersby. Its compact footprint reduces land use and allows for a high-performance building envelope. The use of LED lights, lighting control systems, occupancy sensors, and daylight harvesting reduce the amount of electrical energy consumption while the flood of natural light creates an inviting interior environment for patrons and an efficient, balanced workplace for staff. In honor of these sustainability features, the Marmalade Branch was awarded the LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Upcoming events

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Multi-Purpose Room

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Multi-Purpose Room

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:15am

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Multi-Purpose Room

Tue, Aug 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Room

Tue, Aug 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:15am

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Multi-Purpose Room

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 12:25pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:15am

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Wed, Aug 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Multi-Purpose Room