Calendar

​​There is always something happening in Salem. Find upcoming events, public meetings, and things to do on this calendar.

Things to do
Feb. 12
Salem Reads: What We Risk - Creativity, Vulnerability and Art7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Salem Art Association Annex
600 Mission St. SE
Salem
OR 97302

What do we risk when we lay ourselves open through music, painting or any other art form? Join artist and educator Jason Graham, a slam poetry champion and speaker who performs hip hop as MOsley WOtta, for a conversation exploring the relationship between self-expression and vulnerability. This is an Oregon Humanities Conversation Project event.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 18
Salem Reads: Beyond the Book - Teen Book Discussion4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Governor’ Cup
471 Court St. NE
Salem
OR 97301

Readers of middle and high school age are invited to a casual, fun discussion of Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Opening Day - Salem Public Library at BroadwaySalem Public Library at Broadway
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem
OR 97301

Salem Public Library at Broadway will open February 18, 2020 at 1400 Broadway St. NE, to serve while the Main Library is undergoing a seismic and safety renovation project.

Online library services—access to the library catalog and downloading of eBooks and audiobooks—will be available throughout the move and construction phases.

The West Salem Branch, 395 Glen Creek Rd. NW, will be open and maintain services throughout the move and construction phases.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 19
Salem Reads: Book and a Beer - Adult Book Discussion7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Salem Ale Works
2315 25th ST SE
Salem
OR

Pass a pleasant evening enjoying a beverage and sharing your thoughts about the story and themes of Piecing Me Together . We’ll provide some finger food and pitchers of non-alcoholic drinks. Bar selections are no-host.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 20
Community and Partners of East Salem (CaPES)11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Goodwill
3535 Lancaster DR NE
Salem OR 97301

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in North Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, call Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924. We meet every third Thursday of each month.

Phone: 503-315-8924

Salem Reads: Brown Bag All-Ages Book Discussion12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.HomeSmart Realty
3240 Commercial ST SE
Salem
OR

Bring a lunch or just yourself to spend the hour sharing your thoughts about the story and themes of Piecing Me Together . We’ll provide a snack and some conversation starters!

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

African-Americans in Oregon: A Unique Legacy7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Chemeketa Community College
Bldg 2 Student Center
4000 Lancaster DR NE
Salem
OR

From early exclusion policies to a member of the Ku Klux Klan running for governor in the 1920s and beyond, Oregon has a troubling early history of hostility toward African-American residents. Professor Dr. Julius McGee from Portland State University will explore the policies and decisions and examine how this legacy continues to impact Oregon today. Pastor Marilyn Williams, director of the African-American Youth Leadership Conference Salem-Keizer, will introduce our speaker.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads ia an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 22
Salem Reads: AAUW Speech Contest for girls in grades 10 and 119:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.Chemeketa Community College
Bldg 20
Rm 121
4000 Lancaster DR NE
Salem
OR

American Association of University Women, Salem will host a speech contest, which asks 10th and 11th grade girls to read Piecing Me Together and write a six-minute speech on racism, equality or opportunity for girls and women in the United States. Compete with other girls to win prizes of $500, $300, or $200. Essay writers should register by February 1 at the AAUW website

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Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 25
Salem Reads: Priced Out Documentary Film7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Grand Theatre
191 High St NE
Salem
OR 97301

Salem Progressive Film Series presents a film exploring the complexities of gentrification. Priced Out (2017) is a heartbreaking documentary of the history of housing discrimination in Portland and the personal impact it has on residents. There will be a moderated discussion following the film.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 26
Salem Reads: Bias and Kids - How Do Our Prejudices Affect Our Children?6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.Bush Elementary School Gymnasium
410 14th ST SE
Salem
OR

Verónika Nuñez and Kyrié Kellett lead a bilingual Spanish conversation. As parents, family members, teachers, neighbors and voters – how do our biases influence how we interact with the children in our lives and communities? We will reflect on how our biases – conscious and unconscious – shape everything from our subtle interactions with the kids we care for to the way we make political decisions that influence children in our society.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 27
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.West Salem Boys & Girls Club
925 Gerth ST NW
Salem
OR 97304

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. For more information, call City of Salem Neighborhood Services at 503-588-6207.

Salem Reads: Open Mic Night - Tell Your Truth, Part 27:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Taproot Lounge & Café
356 State ST
Salem
OR 97301

Take inspiration from Piecing Me Together and tell your truth. Come share a poem, song, story, skit, jam, joke, or just come to listen and appreciate. Everyone is invited to be a part of this open mic partnership between Taproot Lounge and Salem Reads, celebrating the book’s themes of identity, strength, taking action, and artistic expression.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Mar. 11
North Neighbors (N2) Meeting11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in North Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, call Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

We meet every second Tuesday of each month. Locations vary.

Phone: 503-315-8924

Mar. 19
Community and Partners of East Salem (CaPES)11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Goodwill
3535 Lancaster DR NE
Salem OR 97301

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in North Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, call Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924. We meet every third Thursday of each month.

Phone: 503-315-8924

Mar. 26
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.West Salem Boys & Girls Club
925 Gerth ST NW
Salem
OR 97304

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. For more information, call City of Salem Neighborhood Services at 503-588-6207.

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