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National Novel Writing Month Teen Challenge

Again this year, Teen Scene is challenging local middle and high school writers to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a challenge to try to write an entire novel all in one month! Teen writers set their own word count goal and receive guidance and work of encouragement from popular young adult authors throughout the month. Local teens who sign up for the Teen Scene NaNoWriMo Challenge and the online Young Writers’ Program can enter to win a variety of prizes and participate in energizing write-in events in Teen Scene throughout the month.
What’s happening
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

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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

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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

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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

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Main Library Salem Public Library
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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