Calendar of Things to Do at the Library

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​Salem Public Library offers a variety of fun and educational activities for children, teens and adults throughout the year. Some activities require pre-registration. Check the calendar for details or print a monthly calendar of events.

All upcoming Library events
Nov. 13
Cancelled - Scrabble Club5:45 p.m.8:30 p.m.Conference Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Note: Scrabble Club meetings have moved to 6-9 p.m. Monday in Room 202 at Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway St. NE.

Phone: 503-364-7724

Learn more

Nov. 14
Cancelled - Mid-Valley Travel Club7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

NOTE: This meeting has moved to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE. Travel enthusiasts meet monthly to discuss their adventures. Each month a different presenter highlights a recent journey. Special travel tips and tricks are discussed, as well. Future meetings of the group will continue to be at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife building.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Nov. 15
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

    Learn more

Nov. 16
Family All-Ages Storytime10:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.Salem Public Library

Children of all ages are invited to bring their grown-ups for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Cancelled - Salem Area Ravelers1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

NOTE: The Salem Area Ravelers meetings have moved to the IKE Box, 299 Cottage St. NE.

Fiber crafters of all varieties are invited to find their tribe at this monthly drop-in stitching session. All ability levels are welcome. Novices are welcome to learn from area masters of knitting, crochet, spinning, and tatting. BYO project, or just come for conversation and inspiration.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Lego Party2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library

The Legos are provided, so families only need to bring their imagination for this unstructured, creative exercise for ages 4 and up.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Nov. 19
Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

    Learn more

Nov. 20
Cancelled - Scrabble Club5:45 p.m.8:30 p.m.Conference Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Note: Scrabble Club meetings have moved to 6-9 p.m. Monday in Room 202 at Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway St. NE.

Phone: 503-364-7724

Learn more

Nov. 22
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

NaNOWriMo Teen Challenge Write-In4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library

For middle and high school-aged writers taking the National Novel Writing Month Challenge, write-in sessions offer inspiration, snacks, prizes, and more.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

    Learn more

Nov. 23
Family All-Ages Storytime10:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.Salem Public Library

Children of all ages are invited to bring their grown-ups for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Nov. 26
Beyond the Book: Teen Book Discussion Group4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

This month’s book: Internment by Samira Ahmed. New members welcome. Books are available to check out from the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk. Teen Scene

Phone: 503-588-6315

NaNoWriMo Teen Challenge Write-In4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

For middle and high school-aged writers taking the National Novel Writing Month Challenge, write-in sessions offer inspiration, snacks, prizes, and more.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

    Learn more

Nov. 27
Cancelled - Scrabble Club5:45 p.m.8:30 p.m.Conference Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Note: Scrabble Club meetings have moved to 6-9 p.m. Monday in Room 202 at Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway St. NE.

Phone: 503-364-7724

Learn more

Nov. 28
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Nov. 29
Cancelled - Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Nov. 30
Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Dec. 06
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Dec. 07
Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Dec. 13
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library

This group offers snacks, silliness, and writing support for aspiring teen authors. Each meeting includes a "quick write" prompt and sharing as well as the opportunity for peer critiques. New members are always welcome.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Dec. 14
Read to a Pet1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library

This program offers children a relaxing, non-threatening way to improve their reading skills. Visiting dogs and cats have been trained and certified as therapy animals by Paws for Love and are mellow and friendly. This is a drop-in program, so sign-ups are not necessary.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Dec. 20
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Dec. 21
Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Lego Party2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library

The Legos are provided, so families only need to bring their imagination for this unstructured, creative exercise for ages 4 and up.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Dec. 25
Christmas

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Learn more

Dec. 27
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library

This group offers snacks, silliness, and writing support for aspiring teen authors. Each meeting includes a "quick write" prompt and sharing as well as the opportunity for peer critiques. New members are always welcome.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Dec. 28
Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jan. 01
New Year's Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Jan. 03
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jan. 04
Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jan. 10
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jan. 11
Read to a Pet1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library

This program offers children a relaxing, non-threatening way to improve their reading skills. Visiting dogs and cats have been trained and certified as therapy animals by Paws for Love and are mellow and friendly. This is a drop-in program, so sign-ups are not necessary.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jan. 17
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jan. 18
Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Lego Party2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library

The Legos are provided, so families only need to bring their imagination for this unstructured, creative exercise for ages 4 and up.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Jan. 24
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jan. 25
Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jan. 31
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Feb. 01
Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more