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Salem Public Library cooperates with a number of community organizations to co-sponsor regular monthly and weekly meetings at library locations. Meeting details are handled by group organizers and information on each is available as noted below. All library-sponsored groups are free and open to the public.

 

Weekly Meetings 

Literary Discussion Group
1 p.m. Wednesdays in the
Plaza Room
The group reads and discusses contemporary and classic literature. Members take turns facilitating the discussions. More information is available at 503-581-5344.
 

Scrabble Club
6 p.m. Wednesdays in the
Plaza Room
Weekly games are played using National Scrabble Association Tournament rules. More information is available from Max Erskine at 503-364-7724 


Writers Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (WYTTs)
12:30 p.m. Thursdays in the
Plaza Room
WYTTs members write novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry, etc. The group offers participants a chance to read and listen to other people’s work and challenges. Members are willing to critique if desired. More information is available at 503-371-1366.

 

Monthly Meetings 




Camerata Musica
One Sunday afternoon each month from September-May in Loucks Auditorium

Camerata Musica is a community organization that offers free chamber music concerts. The concerts are varied in instrumentation, personnel, and musical era, and are usually performed by local musicians. Concert expenses are covered by tax deductible donations from our patrons and from generous grants. Information is available at www.cameratamusica.org


Classic Poetry Group
7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the
Plaza Room
This group shares favorite poems from the great tradition of British and American poetry written before the First World War. Each member brings a handful of poems to read aloud to the group.  For more information call Wendell Buck at 503-588-6217.


Groupe de Conversation en Français/French Conversation Group 
6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Plaza Room

This is a casual, supportive group of speakers at various levels, including native speakers. Francophiles interested in a short grammar review begin at 6 p.m. Open conversation begins at 6:30 p.m. Discussions continue until 7:45 p.m. More information is available from GwenEllyn Anderson at 503-585-2856.


Master Gardeners
7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Anderson Room A
More information is available at faroukh@comcast.net


Mid-Valley Travel Club
7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in Loucks Auditorium

The Mid-Valley Travel Club is an informal group of people living in the Mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon, who are interested in travel. The group offers free travel discussions from September through June at Salem Public Library to share travel information and listen to presentations by Club members and invited guests on travel to interesting destinations. The group is not related to travel agents, nor does it organize group or individual travel. Our mission is purely educational. More information is available at www.midvalleytravelclub.org


Rediscovering Coloring - A Coloring Club for Grown-Ups
2-4 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month in the Heritage Room
A different coloring book theme will be featured at each meeting of this new monthly club. Coloring projects and a variety of pencils, pens, and crayons will be provided. More information is available at 503-588-6315.
 

Salem Adult Lego Users Group (SALUG)
7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in Anderson Room B
Salem Public Library and Shangri-La have partnered to establish a LEGO club for grown-ups. LEGOistas aged 18 and over are invited to drop in on the second Wednesday each month to share ideas, meet like-minded individuals, and build cool things. Bring your own creativity, LEGOs will be provided.

LEGO builders of all abilities, from beginner to maestro, are welcome. For more information, contact the reference staff at 503-588-6315 or library@cityofsalem.net


Salem Area Ravelers
2-4 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month in the Heritage Room
Fiber-crafters of all skill levels are welcome to join the Salem Area Ravelers as they knit, crochet, spin, and tat. More information is available from woolspinnr@aol.com or at the Salem Area Ravelers group page at Ravelry.com


Salem Audubon Society
7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in Anderson Rooms A&B
The Salem Audubon Society (SAS), in Salem, Oregon is an active chapter of the National Audubon Society (NAS), with our shared mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. The group meets monthly for various nature-related programs. All meetings are open to the public.  More information is available at www.salemaudubon.org 


Salem Spanish Language Group
6-7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Plaza Room
This group is for anyone interested in the Spanish language. Group meetings focus on speaking, listening, practicing, learning, and making connections. The meetings are free and open to anyone at an intermediate level or above. More information is available at 503-779-7384.


Straub Environmental Lecture Series
7 p.m. in Loucks Auditorium, dates vary
Lectures focusing on the environment and environmental issues are scheduled from September to May by the Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center. The date and topic for each lecture are available on the Straub website.

 

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