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.

ADA Statement and Service Accessibility 

These are open, public meetings 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 Library Administration at 503-588-6315 (TTD/TTY 503-588-6439) at least two business days prior to the meeting. 

Declaracionde Personas con Discapacidades (ADA, siglas en ingles) y Accesibilidad al Servicio
Estas son juntas publicas y abiertas en una ubicacion accesible. Alojamientos especiales son disponibles, a pedir, para personas con discapacidades. Servicios pueden ser solicitados para interpretacion del lenguajes de señas u otros lenguajes aparte de ingles. Para solicitar alojamientos o servicios, por favor llame a la Administración de la Biblioteca por 503-588-6315 (TTD/TTY 503-588-6439) al menos dos días laborables antes de la reunión. 

 

​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
Jul. 02
Digital Escape Room Face-Off6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Middle and high school-aged youth are invited to team up to solve mind-bending puzzles in digital escape rooms, going head-to-head against other teams to see which Zoom room can complete the challenge first! These challenges are built so that prior knowledge of the theme is not needed. Bring some paper, a pen/pencil, and your best creative problem-solving skills. This week's themes: The Hunger Games & Lord of the Rings

Sign up to play the Digital Escape Room Face-Off on Thursday, July 2. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before the event..

You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before the event.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 03
Independence Day Observed

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

Jul. 04
SPL Storytimes at HomeOn Facebook - @spl.oregon

Enjoy a storytime presented by one of our Salem Public Library staff members to view at home! https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome New storytimes in English are posted each Monday and Saturday; new storytimes in Spanish are posted on Thursdays!

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jul. 06
SPL Storytimes at HomeOn Facebook - @spl.oregon

Enjoy a storytime presented by one of our Salem Public Library staff members to view at home! https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome New storytimes in English are posted each Monday and Saturday; new storytimes in Spanish are posted on Thursdays!

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jul. 07
Storywalk in the ParkBush's Pasture Park
600 Mission ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Salem Public Library and Salem Parks are teaming up to encourage families to get outside, go for a walk, and share a story in the park. Follow the numbers along the trail to read the story, and share your experience with the library on Facebook or e-mail at [email protected]

Storywalk Dates and Locations:

Bush Park – June 23 to July 7

Englewood Park – July 7 to July 21

Riverfront Park – July 21 to August 4th

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jul. 08
Quaran-Teen Book Chat3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

This casual chat group focuses on a different book, book series, or book type each week. The time is split between trivia (using Kahoot), discussion of the week’s focus book, and books in general. Find out what we’re discussing on Facebook, the library website, or by event email. Sign up to get weekly notices about the Quaran-Teen Book Chat. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 09
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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Jul. 11
SPL Storytimes at HomeOn Facebook - @spl.oregon

Enjoy a storytime presented by one of our Salem Public Library staff members to view at home! https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome New storytimes in English are posted each Monday and Saturday; new storytimes in Spanish are posted on Thursdays!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jul. 13
SPL Storytimes at HomeOn Facebook - @spl.oregon

Enjoy a storytime presented by one of our Salem Public Library staff members to view at home! https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome New storytimes in English are posted each Monday and Saturday; new storytimes in Spanish are posted on Thursdays!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jul. 15
Quaran-Teen Book Chat3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

This casual chat group focuses on a different book, book series, or book type each week. The time is split between trivia (using Kahoot), discussion of the week’s focus book, and books in general. Find out what we’re discussing on Facebook, the library website, or by event email. Sign up to get weekly notices about the Quaran-Teen Book Chat. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Rhys Thomas's Jugglemania OnlineDigital Meeting

Rhys Thomas is bringing his wacky brand of magic and comedy into your home. Sign up Phone: 503-588-6315

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Imagine Your Story 2020 Short Story Contest for Teens and AdultsLibrary Website

Entries due: July 15

Winners announced: August 20

Writers are invited to enter an Imagine Your Story 2020 Short Story Contest. Cash prizes will be awarded in each of three categories (Middle School, High School, and Adult). We are looking for short stories (250-1,500 words; fiction and non-fiction). Entries are judged on originality, plot and pacing, conventions, and emotional impact. Prizes awarded are $50 for first place; $20 for second place; and $10 for third place.

Review complete contest rules and enter online.

Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of Salem Public Library.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 16
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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Jackbox Game Night for Teens6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Middle and high school-aged youth are invited to login and spend an evening playing hilarious Jackbox games like Quiplash, Fibbage, Guesspionage, Bracketeering, and Split the Room. Each game starts with a tutorial and is easy to learn for new players.

Two screens are needed to play Jackbox games. No download is necessary. Each player will go to Jackbox.tv and enter a code as each game begins. We encourage players to enter the Zoom meeting on a computer and either (1) use a second device (phone, ipad, etc) as their game controller or (2) split the screen and go to Jackbox.tv in a second window. We promise - it is easier than this makes it sound!

Sign up to play Jackbox on July 16. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before the event.

You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 17
Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Our popular teen writing group is making a comeback this summer with monthly virtual meetings on Zoom. Meetings include writing prompts for individual or group writing and optional time for sharing. New members are always welcome.

Sign up to get monthly notices about Bucket of Words. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315