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
May 30
City Holiday

Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

May 31
In-Person Family Storytime11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Youth Services staff are very excited to resume in-person storytimes! Early literacy rich storytimes are a great way for children to develop the skills that will prepare them for kindergarten success. The recommended age for these weekly storytimes is 5 and younger. Space is limited to a first-come, first-seated basis. El personal de Servicios para Jóvenes está muy entusiasmado de reiniciar los cuentos en persona. Los cuentos llenos de alfabetización a edad temprana son una gran manera para que los niños desarrollen las habilidades que los preparará para tener éxito en kindergarten. El último martes de cada mes será una edición especial bilingüe en inglés y español. La edad recomendada para estos cuentos semanales es de 5 años o menos. El espacio está limitado y disponible por orden de llegada.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jun. 02
Fully Booked! Book Club 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch

Read and discuss the featured book during our monthly Thursday evening adult book club. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book can be checked out at the first floor "ask here" desk. Meetings will take place in the Collaboration Space on the Plaza Level.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 03
Craft & Chat: Casual Drop-In Social for Adults11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Crafting is for grown-ups too, not just kids! Adults, you are invited to a series of casual crafty meetups this summer. Connect, create, and relax with other people in an easygoing environment. All supplies for simple crafts will be provided--you just need to bring the conversation!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 04
Lego Party3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Kids with their grown-ups are invited for an hour of unstructured Lego play at the library. Legos are provided. Bring your imagination! No sign-ups are necessary.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jun. 07
In-Person Family Storytime11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Youth Services staff are very excited to resume in-person storytimes! Early literacy rich storytimes are a great way for children to develop the skills that will prepare them for kindergarten success. The recommended age for these weekly storytimes is 5 and younger. Space is limited to a first-come, first-seated basis. El personal de Servicios para Jóvenes está muy entusiasmado de reiniciar los cuentos en persona. Los cuentos llenos de alfabetización a edad temprana son una gran manera para que los niños desarrollen las habilidades que los preparará para tener éxito en kindergarten. El último martes de cada mes será una edición especial bilingüe en inglés y español. La edad recomendada para estos cuentos semanales es de 5 años o menos. El espacio está limitado y disponible por orden de llegada.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Brown Bag Book Club12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch

Read and discuss the featured book during our monthly lunchtime adult book club. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book can be checked out at the first floor "ask here" desk. Meetings will take place in the Collaboration Space on the Plaza Level.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 11
Santiam State Forest Management: 2020 Labor Day Fires and the Future Forest1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library

A presentation from Oregon Department of Forestry representative, Jason Cox, on the 2020 Labor Day Fires and its impact on forests, particularly the Santiam State Forest, where about 16,000 acres burned. Come learn about the scale of the fires on state-owned land, what it takes to reforest and restore recreation areas, different decisions made in impacted areas, and the restoration project at Shellburg Falls. 

Phone: 503-588-6315

Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Bucket of Words meetings include individual and group writing exercises, mini-lessons, encouragement, silliness, and chances to share about works in progress. 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

Jun. 14
Storytime Outdoors11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Parks

Families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Youth Services staff outdoors for a special al fresco storytime in the park. This special storytime which will take place in the City Plaza (between the library and City Hall) in the grassy area outside the Plaza doors of the library.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jun. 17
Craft & Chat: Casual Drop-In Social for Adults11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch

Crafting is for grown-ups too, not just kids! Adults, you are invited to a series of casual crafty meetups this summer. Connect, create, and relax with other people in an easygoing environment. All supplies for simple crafts will be provided--you just need to bring the conversation!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 18
Summer of Pride: LGBTQ+ Reading Club3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Salem Public Library

Using resources available through the library and the Internet, Salem Public Library invites the community to explore LGBTQIA+ history, human rights, and what the future looks like for queer and trans communities.

In this series of discussions, 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.

• June 18 – History of Pride • July 16 – Trans Rights Are Human Rights • August 20 – Queer Futures

We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list for each month.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 20
City Holiday

Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

Jun. 21
In-Person Family Storytime11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Youth Services staff are very excited to resume in-person storytimes! Early literacy rich storytimes are a great way for children to develop the skills that will prepare them for kindergarten success. The recommended age for these weekly storytimes is 5 and younger. Space is limited to a first-come, first-seated basis. El personal de Servicios para Jóvenes está muy entusiasmado de reiniciar los cuentos en persona. Los cuentos llenos de alfabetización a edad temprana son una gran manera para que los niños desarrollen las habilidades que los preparará para tener éxito en kindergarten. El último martes de cada mes será una edición especial bilingüe en inglés y español. La edad recomendada para estos cuentos semanales es de 5 años o menos. El espacio está limitado y disponible por orden de llegada.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jun. 25
Driftwood Mobile Craft 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library

Bring a bit of the ocean into your home! Make unique driftwood moibles to decorate your space. All materials are provided. Registration is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315