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Ugandan Kids Choir Returns to Salem

March 18, 2019

The entire family is invited to join the Ugandan Kids Choir for a joyful afternoon of singing and dancing.

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2019 Salem Recreation Guide Now Available

March 15, 2019

The 2019 Recreation Guide is available in both English and Spanish on the City of Salem website. The guide is filled with a variety of programs for children, adults, and families. Many of the programs have fee waivers available to qualified Salem residents creating plenty of opportunities to Come Out and Play! Parks and Recreation is also excited to add the $13 half marathon to the STRIDE Run/Walk series

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Weigh in on Multifamily Housing Design Concepts

March 15, 2019

The City wants your input on initial concepts for updating Salem’s multifamily housing design regulations. Let us know what you think by taking this survey.

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Library Improvements Revealed by Community Outreach Efforts

March 15, 2019

The Salem community has diverse preferences in what they value most about the Library's spaces, features, programs, services and collections, and in what they want to see improved.

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Free English Classes now available at Salem Public Library

March 13, 2019

Free English classes are now available weekly from 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plaza Room at Salem Public Library. The classes are available through a partnership with Goodwill Industries and Salem Public Library. The class is open to all levels, beginning, intermediate, and advanced English students.

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Beginning Apr. 1, Large Retailers in Salem Will No Longer Provide Plastic Carryout Bags

March 12, 2019

Beginning Apr. 1, large retailers in Salem will no longer provide plastic carryout bags at checkout. Shoppers will need to bring their own reusable bag or purchase a paper bags for five cents.

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Mar. 22
Toddler/Lapsit Storytime11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Salem Public Library
Legislative 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
Tech Trek1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library
Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
90-Second Newbery Film Festival6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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