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Adult Night Out at the Viridian Event Center

Mar 09, 2023 11:41AM ● By Linda Steele

Attendees enjoy dancing at the Adult Night Out at the Salt Lake County Library’s Viridian Event Center. (Photo courtesy Audrey Livingston)

The Salt Lake County Library’s Viridian Event Center is sponsoring events for adults. Adult Night Out events are held quarterly. A big New Year’s Eve Bash gets the year started out right. The adult activities continue throughout the year with a Valentines Dance, a Scavenger Hunt and finally the Adult Night Out Gala. There is a lot of fun for adults to enjoy with their partner, a date or even if you want to just go by yourself. 

“We are trying to focus on giving adults a fun night out, whether it’s date night or going with friends, it is free, and that may be something that couples want to have access to,” Cali Holcombe said, events coordinator at the Viridian Events Center. 

“I'm glad that we are back to our normal numbers. For the Valentine Dance we had 700 tickets and we are all booked out, which is great. This shows that people want to have things to go to now, and we are back to our pre-covid numbers.” 

This year is the second round of Adult Night Out events.

There are so many wonderful events and programs at the Virdian for children and teenagers. The library wanted some fun activities for adults to enjoy that don’t cost a lot of money, but still provide an opportunity for going out and having fun. 

“The Viridian saw a gap in programming for adults. The library has great things for children and teenagers, but for the adults we weren’t reaching, that is why we decided to focus on adults. We like to be able to showcase the library that it’s much more than just books. Books are wonderful, that will always be the first thing people think of a library, is books. We have so many more resources, and so many programs and that's always our goal is to bring people to the library to have a good time. The library can be so much more than just checking out books and using computers. We have lectures, dances and all these resources for the community to come together. That is our main goal to create a meeting space specifically for adults to have a good time at the library” Holcombe said. 

At the Valentine Dance there was dancing to live swing music, dance instruction, photos and mocktails. The next Adult Night Out is Friday, May 19 with the Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, May 20. 

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