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2019 Salem Reads Book Title Announced

November 16, 2018

Good Morning, Midnight, a novel by Lily Brooks-Dalton will be the third annual Salem Reads book. The Salem Public Library Foundation, which sponsors the annual community-wide reading program, encourages all community members to read the book and get ready to participate in discussions and events throughout February 2019.

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Community Invited to Participate in Dec. 5 Our Salem Public Workshop

November 15, 2018

The City is working on a multi-year project to update the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan, which guides development in the Salem area. Attend the Dec. 5 Our Salem public workshop to talk about Salem today and how the city should be evaluated as it grows and develops.

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Infrastructure Seen a Priority as Salem Grows

November 6, 2018

As the city grows, it is most important to the public that Salem has safe, reliable, and efficient infrastructure.

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100 Homeless Housed: Salem Rental Assistance Program

November 5, 2018

Salem’s Homeless Rental Assistance Program reached its goal to house 100 ‘hardest to house” chronically homeless individuals. With a goal to house 100 in its first year, the Homeless Rental Assistance Program is the largest “Housing First” first-year initiative in Oregon.

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Salem Receives $3 Million in Incentives

November 2, 2018

Salem is pleased to announce the receipt of more than $3 million in renewable energy incentives from Energy Trust of Oregon and $3 million in grant funds awarded by Portland General Electric’s Renewable Development Fund to upgrade the Willow Lake Cogeneration Facility at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This plant produces renewable energy from the byproducts (biogas) of wastewater treatment. This upgrade is expected to save the City of Salem $300,000 each year, and keep 5,000 metric tons of pollution causing gases from being released into our atmosphere

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Third Annual Mushroom Show Coming to Salem Public Library

November 2, 2018

The 3rd Annual Mushroom Show provides a golden opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of mushrooms and fungi on Saturday, November 10, from noon to 5 p.m. The free show, presented by the Willamette Valley Mushroom Society, is held at the Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions, find answers, and chat about fungi with people who know and love them, and attend special presentations and workshops about mushrooms.

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What’s happening
Nov. 18
NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month1:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Camerata Musica2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Nov. 19
Finance Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
City Council Work Session6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
West Salem Neighborhood Association7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth’s Fresh Markets
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304
Nov. 20
South Salem Connect (SSC) Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.Westminister Presbyterian Church 3737 Liberty Rd S

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