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Things to Do in Salem
May. 20
Spring Book Sale - Friends of Salem Public Library10:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

The Friends of Salem Public Library Spring Book Sale is back! We have been saving our books for this popular event. From children’s, nonfiction, classic literature and genre, we have it at this two-weekend sale!

  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14
  • 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15
  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21
  • 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22

Shoppers can browse thousands of gently used and like-new curated books, with prices of $1.25 for hardcover, 75 cents for paperback, 50 cents for children’s and teens. Audio Visual items are 50 cents to $1! Choices include fiction and nonfiction books in all genres, and recent bestsellers. VISA/Mastercard will be accepted, as well as cash and checks.

Our Spring Book Sale is the Friends of Salem Public Library’s major fundraiser each year. Volunteers staff our Spring and Fall Book Sales, and many volunteer year-round. For more information about our sale, our store, or volunteering please call 503-362-1755 or contact us through our website: salemfriends.org

Phone: 503-588-6315

May. 21
Spring Book Sale - Friends of Salem Public Library10:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

The Friends of Salem Public Library Spring Book Sale is back! We have been saving our books for this popular event. From children’s, nonfiction, classic literature and genre, we have it at this two-weekend sale!

  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14
  • 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15
  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21
  • 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22

Shoppers can browse thousands of gently used and like-new curated books, with prices of $1.25 for hardcover, 75 cents for paperback, 50 cents for children’s and teens. Audio Visual items are 50 cents to $1! Choices include fiction and nonfiction books in all genres, and recent bestsellers. VISA/Mastercard will be accepted, as well as cash and checks.

Our Spring Book Sale is the Friends of Salem Public Library’s major fundraiser each year. Volunteers staff our Spring and Fall Book Sales, and many volunteer year-round. For more information about our sale, our store, or volunteering please call 503-362-1755 or contact us through our website: salemfriends.org

Phone: 503-588-6315

May. 22
Spring Book Sale - Friends of Salem Public Library1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

The Friends of Salem Public Library Spring Book Sale is back! We have been saving our books for this popular event. From children’s, nonfiction, classic literature and genre, we have it at this two-weekend sale!

  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14
  • 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15
  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21
  • 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22

Shoppers can browse thousands of gently used and like-new curated books, with prices of $1.25 for hardcover, 75 cents for paperback, 50 cents for children’s and teens. Audio Visual items are 50 cents to $1! Choices include fiction and nonfiction books in all genres, and recent bestsellers. VISA/Mastercard will be accepted, as well as cash and checks.

Our Spring Book Sale is the Friends of Salem Public Library’s major fundraiser each year. Volunteers staff our Spring and Fall Book Sales, and many volunteer year-round. For more information about our sale, our store, or volunteering please call 503-362-1755 or contact us through our website: salemfriends.org

Phone: 503-588-6315

May. 24
In-Person Bilingual Storytime11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Youth Services staff are very excited to resume in-person storytimes! Join us this week for our monthly bilingual edition in English and Spanish. Early literacy rich storytimes are a great way for children to develop the skills that will prepare them for kindergarten success. The recommended age for these weekly storytimes is 5 and younger. Space is limited to a first-come, first-seated basis. Este semana es una edición especial bilingüe en inglés y español. Los cuentos llenos de alfabetización a edad temprana son una gran manera para que los niños desarrollen las habilidades que los preparará para tener éxito en kindergarten. El último martes de cada mes será una edición especial bilingüe en inglés y español. La edad recomendada para estos cuentos semanales es de 5 años o menos. El espacio está limitado y disponible por orden de llegada.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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The War on Ukraine: Voices of Resistance5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

A timely presentation on the war in Ukraine from Sarah Clovis Bishop, Willamette University's Associate Professor of Russian. Her talk will highlight the war's impact on ordinary citizens and their acts of dissent.

Phone: 503-588-6315

City Council & Meetings
May. 20
Legislative Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

regularly scheduled meeting

Agenda:

Legislative Committee Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2426

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2426 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

May. 23
City Council Finance Committee Meeting 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

The Salem City Council Finance Committee is a standing committee of the City Council whose purpose is to advise the City Council and City Manager on financial policy, planning and management issues. To sign up to provide public testimony, please email [email protected] by 1PM the day of meeting.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 5035886040

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 5035886040 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular Meeting of the Salem Housing Authority Commission.

Agenda:

Agenda - Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes - Salem Housing Authority Commission

Phone: 503-373-3801

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-373-3801 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

City Council Meeting6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular Meeting of the City Council

View meeting in real-time on Comcast Cable CC:Media Channel 21 or CC:Media You Tube Channel

Submit comments on agenda items no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at [email protected]

Real-time public comment and testimony may also be provided during the meeting via Zoom. Please pre-register between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at Public Comment at Salem City Council Meeting

Agenda:

May 23, 2022 City Council Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

May 23, 2022 City Council Minutes

Phone: 503-588-6097

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Urban Renewal Agency6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular Meeting of the Urban Renewal Agency

Agenda:

https://salem.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Phone: 503-588-6097

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.