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Make Music Day at Salem Public Library on June 21

June 12, 2019

Salem Public Library is one of many local venues hosting live outdoor music as part of the 4th annual Make Music Day in Salem. Music at the library will be between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 21 in the Peace Plaza (the area between the Library and City Hall). If it’s a rainy day, we’ll head inside to Loucks Auditorium. Like all Make Music Day events, the shows are free and open to the public.

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Readers Choose Salem Reads 2020 Book

June 10, 2019

Piecing Me Together, a novel by Renée Watson will be the fourth 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 2020.

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Teens Invited to Kick Off Summer Reading Club with Outdoor Shenanigans & New Sixth-Grader Tours

June 10, 2019

Middle and high school students are invited to celebrate the start of summer and Summer Reading Club at the Teen Summer Reading Club Kick-Off: Outdoor Shenanigans & New Sixth-Grader Welcome from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, June 20 on the Peace Plaza (between the Library and City Hall.) This is a free, open house-style event, so drop in any time!

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Have an Idea for a Startup Business but Don’t Know Where to Start?

June 10, 2019

Look for a team, work on ideas, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs at June 21-23 workshop for local startups.

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Riverfront Park Pavilion closed June 7, 11-12

June 7, 2019

The pavilion at Riverfront park will be closed for maintenance for a few days.

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11 Fun Summer Events Happening in Salem

June 7, 2019

Ever wonder what’s going on in Salem? Here is a list of 10 things that are going to bring people to our community this spring and summer.

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Jun. 17
Finance Committee Meeting12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301

The Salem City Council Finance Committee is a standing committee of the City Council whose purpose is to advise the City Council and City Manager on financial policy, planning and management issues.

Agenda:

June 17, 2019 Agenda

Phone: 503-588-6174

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing 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 503-588-6174 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

City Council Work Session 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Revenue for City Services- City Council Work Session

Agenda:

June 17, 2019 City Council Work Session Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

June 17, 2019 City Council Work Session Minutes

Phone: 503-588-6097

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing 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 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

West Salem Neighborhood Association7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth’s Fresh Markets
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

June 17, 2019

Phone: 503-540-2303

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing 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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Jun. 18
Library Renovation Council Subcommittee12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Public Works Department
Civic Center
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301

The committee will receive status reports and provide feedback to the core project team regarding policy and items with the potential to rise to the City Council’s attention.

Agenda:

June 18, 2019

Phone: 503-588-6008

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing 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 503-588-6008 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

South Salem Connect (SSC) Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Westminister Presbyterian Church 3737 Liberty Rd S

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in South Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, all Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

Phone: 503-315-8924

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Free English Classes/Clases de inglés gratis2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Todos los niveles (estudiantes principiantes, intermedios y avanzados de inglés) pueden venir a esta clase gratuita de inglés ahora disponible semanalmente en la Biblioteca Pública de Salem. Sólo toma unos minutos para inscribirse. Asiste cuando pueda. Esta clase se enseña un instructor con experiencia de Industrias Goodwill. Disponible a través de una asociación con Industrias Goodwill y la Biblioteca Pública de Salem. All levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced English students) are available at this free drop-in English class now available weekly at Salem Public Library. It only takes a few minutes to enroll. Attend when you can. This class is taught by an experienced instructor from Goodwill Industries. Available through a partnership with Goodwill Industries and Salem Public Library.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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