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
Nov. 28
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Dec. 03
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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Dec. 05
SPL Storytime Live Stream Online10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

We miss seeing you in the library, but we are still here for you online. To that end, families with toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Youth Services staff for special LIVE storytimes online the first Saturday of each month. Early, literacy-rich storytimes are fun ways for families to help their babies, toddlers, and preschoolers get ready to learn to read when they start elementary school. Sign up to receive a Zoom meeting invitation and passcode at https://form.cityofsalem.net/s3/Storytime-Live-at-SPL.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Dec. 10
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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Dec. 12
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Dec. 15
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

Dec. 16
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

Dec. 17
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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Dec. 18
Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Bucket of Words meets monthly on the third Friday of the month, offering practice and support for aspiring writers of middle and high school age. 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

Dec. 19
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Dec. 24
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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Dec. 25
Christmas

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

Dec. 26
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Dec. 31
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

Learn more

Jan. 02
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more