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May. 15
SPL Storytime at Home9:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Songwriting Workshop for Tweens and Teens with Mo Phillips2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Four sessions: 3 recorded; 1 live!

  • Watch weekly recordings from April 24-May 14 | On YouTube
  • Attend the final session live: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, May 15 | On Zoom

    Explore the art of songwriting in a 4-week workshop series led by zany local rock-n-roller and performer Mo Phillips. Kids in grade 4-8 will first watch and follow Mo as he teaches the basics of writing lyrics and creating music. This leads to a final live Zoom session with Mo where students will get coaching from the expert and share their own original music creations.

    Register now to get access to the three recorded sessions starting on Saturday, April 24 and to get the Zoom access information for the final, live session.

    This Songwriting Workshop is free for students, funded by a grant from the Marion Cultural Development Corporation.

    Phone: 503-588-6315

  • May. 17
    Center 50+ Computer Class - Introduction to the Internet2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Center 50+
    2615 Portland RD NE
    Salem OR 97301

    Bring in your own mobile device such as a smartphone, laptop, notebook, or tablet, to Center 50+ for this free, in-person computer class. You may also attend from home, using your device. Instructor Steve Boston has 40 years of experience as an educator and can help you get familiar with connecting to the internet. If you wish to sign up, please contact us at the email address or phone number provided below.

    Presenter: Instructor Steve Boston

    Phone: 503-588-6303

    May. 18
    Family Caregiver Seminar - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

    "Dementia Conversations" is the topic of this month's free seminar for unpaid family caregivers. When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. This class is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer’s and dementia, such as: going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care; deciding when it is necessary to stop driving; and making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure the person’s wishes are carried out and the costs of future care are covered. Join us and learn some tips for breaking the ice and setting the stage for meaningful and productive conversations about dementia. Please call or email to register. Presented in partnership with the Among Friends Adult Day Respite and Time with Friends Programs with additional support by NorthWest Senior & Disability Services.

    Presenter: Alzheimer's Association, Lisa Haines

    Phone: 503-588-6303

    May. 19
    Let's Talk Books! Virtual Book Club for Adults12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

    Sign up to receive the Zoom links to participate in the virtual book club! Copies of the eBooks are available in unlimited quantities on Library2Go (the Libby app).* Join us as we discuss the following books:

    Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21: Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller | On Zoom

    Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn | On Zoom

    Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16: Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad | On Zoom

    *OverDrive, the company behind the Oregon Digital Library Consortium's eBook platform Library2Go, has made some eBook titles available for unlimited checkouts through the middle of December 2021. If you're unsure how to download a library eBook through Library2Go, please email [email protected] for detailed instructions or call (503) 588-6315 and leave a message for a library staff member to call you back.

    Phone: 503-588-6315

    City Council & Meetings
    May. 17
    City Council Work Session6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

    City Council Work Session – Homelessness and Sheltering Update and Planning View meeting in real-time on Comcast Cable CC:Media Channel 21 or https://www.youtube.com/user/cctvsalem/about. CC Media You Tube Channel Submit comments on agenda items no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at mailto:[email protected] [email protected]

    Agenda:

    May 17, 2021 City Council Work Session Agenda

    Meeting Minutes:

    May 17, 2021 City Council Work Session 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.

    West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

    Regular monthly meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link.

    Agenda:

    May 17, 2021

    Phone: 503-540-2303

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    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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

    May. 18
    Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

    This regular meeting of the Salem Planning Commission will take place digitally. Staff Reports for this meeting will be available at this link, see “Agendas and Meeting Minutes”: https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/salem-planning-commission.aspx Visit our YouTube channel for viewing: http://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings Please see the agenda for information on how to provide testimony for this digital public hearing.

    Agenda:

    ​Agenda

    Phone: 503-540-2315

    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 503-540-2315 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

    Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization Meeting-CANDO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

    Regular monthly meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link.

    Agenda:

    May 18, 2021

    Phone: 503-540-2303

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    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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

    North East Salem Community Association Meeting-NESCA7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

    Regular monthly meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link.

    Agenda:

    May 18, 2021

    Phone: 503-540-2303

    Learn more

    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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.