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Apr. 24
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

  • Apr. 27
    Exploring Together: Generational Differences6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

    Talk of tension and finger-pointing between generations seems to have reached new heights as the Millennials face off against the Boomers, GenX rolls their eyes at both, and the GenZ throws up their collective hands. Salem Public Library invites members of all generations to talk together about why everyone is so defensive, what we should take the time to understand about each other, and which arguments (maybe all of them?) have merit. In this series of community conversations, staff will act as facilitators and work to establish a respectful and supportive space for everyone to contribute their thoughts, share questions, and explore the ideas from the readings and videos. Each of the three discussions will have its own focus:

    • Session 1: Economic Alterations (April 27)
    • Session 2: Environmental Impacts (May 25)
    • Session 3: Parenting & Lifestyles (June 22)

    We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list. Sign up to see the list and receive Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion.

    Phone: 503-588-6315

    Apr. 29
    Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar9:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Salem Public Library

    Mientras la biblioteca está cerrada al público, comparte el amor de literatura con su familia viendo nuestras SPL Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar. Cada pequeño episodio, lanzado cada jueves, tiene canciones y rimas de algunos de nuestros libros favoritos. Tenemos muchas ganas de verlos en la biblioteca, pero mientras tanto, por favor disfruten de nuestros episodios de Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar desde la seguridad de su propia casa. Visita https://www.facebook.com/@CiudaddeSalemOregon o https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome

    Phone: 503-588-6315

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    Alzheimer's Education Session: Dementia Conversations6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

    Two education programs presented by the Alzheimer's Association and hosted by Salem Public Library will be available in April via Zoom. Sign up now to receive the Zoom link by email the day before the session. Sign up to get the Zoom link on the day before the event.

    The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s - 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 22 on Zoom - This education program will help you recognize common signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in yourself and others and next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor.

    Dementia Dementia Conversations - 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 29 on Zoom - If you know someone who is experiencing changes in memory, thinking, and behavior, this program will provide tips and strategies for difficult—but important—conversations about changes that may be related to dementia.

    Phone: 503-588-6315

    City Council & Meetings
    Apr. 26
    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:

    ​April 26, 2021

    Phone: 503-588-6040

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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 503-588-6040 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 Houing Authority Commisison

    Agenda:

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

    Meeting Minutes:

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

    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.10:00 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:

    April 26, 2021 City Council Agenda

    Meeting Minutes:

    April 26, 2021 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 Agency 6:00 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.

    Apr. 27
    Lansing Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

    Regular monthly meeting.

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

    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.