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Oct. 27
Acrylic Painting - Center 50+ online class10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

You will enjoy painting a portrait of either a landscape, floral, animal seascape or still life. In order to attend this class online, you will need a laptop computer, desk computer with camera and microphone, smartphone, or tablet. Class will be held utilizing GoToMeeting. After students have registered for class, instructor Bridget Miller will send more information via email or phone. Last date to register for class is the Friday before each Tuesday class.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Instructor Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Intermediate Smartphones & Tablets - Center 50+ online course begins1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

This 4-week intermediate course will be held Tuesdays from Oct 27 to Nov 17. It will teach you how to use some of the more complicated apps on your device, like maps, calendar, camera and internet. Please have your device charged, make sure you have email set up, and have necessary passwords ready. All operating systems and carriers welcome. Classes will be held utilizing Zoom. In order to attend online classes, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop computer, desktop computer with camera and microphone, smartphone or tablet. After you register for this course, you'll receive an email within 3 business days, with a link and instructions how to get onto a Zoom meeting. Any questions, call 503-588-6349.

Cost: $ 56

Presenter: Breanna Weston of Digital Natives

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Exploring Together: A Focus on Homelessness6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Talking about homelessness is often uncomfortable, sometimes confusing, and almost always difficult. Salem Public Library invites you to get uncomfortable with us as we provide an opportunity for community members to do the important work of exploring homelessness in America. 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: Misconceptions of Homelessness (October 27) Session 2: History of Poverty (November 17) Session 3: Social Resources and Help (December 15)

We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list. The resource list for the upcoming meeting can be found at the top of the registration form.

Sign up to get Exploring Together Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Oct. 28
Books Please! for Teens5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

We are excited to introduce you to Books Please! Each monthly meeting (on Zoom for now) includes trivia questions, talking about a book, and a chance to share ideas for more reading. Book themes will change three times a year, so many types of books will be included. We welcome anyone from one-time visitors to regular monthly participants. Our first theme - chosen by a survey of middle and high school readers - is Adventurous Fantasy: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, October 28 | On Zoom - Revenge of the Witch (#1 in the Last Apprentice series) by Joseph Delaney 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, November 18 | On Zoom - Magyk (#1 in the Septimus Heap series) by Angie Sage 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, December 16 | On Zoom - Frogkisser! by Garth Nix Interested? Sign up (http://bit.ly/SPLbooksplease) to get a reminder and Zoom login information the day before each meeting. Need to read the book? Here are three ways you get a copy of these books (and others) from Salem Public Library while we are closed to the public because of COVID-19: Curbside Service pickup: Put the book on hold through your library account online (https://catalog.ccrls.org/client/en_US/spl/) and then make an appointment to pick it up: https://bit.ly/CurbsideSPL Download the ebook or eaudiobook from cloudLibrary (mobile app available): http://bit.ly/SPLcloudLibrary Download the ebook or eaudiobook from Library2Go (Libby app available): https://library2go.overdrive.com/

Phone: 503-588-6315

Oct. 29
Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar8:00 a.m.8:20 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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City Council & Meetings
Oct. 27
Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board Meeting6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board will hold a special meeting to discuss selection of the next Destination Marketing Organization. The meeting will be virtual, via Zoom. Contact Chris Neider is you wish to attend.

Agenda:

October 27, 2020 Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2361

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 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Lansing Neighborhood Association Meeting 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Capital Baptist Church
3000 Lansing AVE
Salem OR 97301

Regular meeting in person and also on Zoom. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link. Please wear a mask if attending in person.

Agenda:

October 27, 2020

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.

Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting - SESNA7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular meeting. Contact SESNA at  sesna[email protected]​ to receive an invitation. A ​Zoom​ invite  will be emailed to you the day of the meeting. Technical  help will be available 15 minutes prior to the start.

Agenda:

October 27, 2020

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.

Oct. 28
Hearings Officer 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

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

Phone: 503-540-2347

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 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 30
Legislative Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Regularly scheduled Legislative Committee 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.