There is always something happening in Salem. Find upcoming events, public meetings, and things to do on this calendar.
Sign up to receive the Zoom links to participate in the virtual book club! Copies of the eBooks are available in unlimited quantities on Library2Go (the Libby app).* Join us as we discuss the following books:
Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21: Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller | On Zoom
Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn | On Zoom
Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16: Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad | On Zoom
*OverDrive, the company behind the Oregon Digital Library Consortium's eBook platform Library2Go, has made some eBook titles available for unlimited checkouts through the middle of December 2021. If you're unsure how to download a library eBook through Library2Go, please email [email protected] for detailed instructions or call (503) 588-6315 and leave a message for a library staff member to call you back.
Email: [email protected]
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
Our popular teen writing group is now meeting and writing together on monthly Zoom. 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.
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.
Bring in your own mobile device such as a smartphone, laptop, notebook, or tablet, to Center 50+ for this free, in-person computer class. You may also attend from home, using your device. Instructor Steve Boston has 40 years of experience as an educator and can help you get familiar with connecting to the internet. If you wish to sign up, please contact us at the email address or phone number provided below.
Presenter: Instructor Steve Boston
Continue with amateur photographer, Ed Peteros, as he takes you to places in Germany and invites you to explore the splendor of little towns, century old churches and mystical castles along the Rhine River. This armchair travel Zoom presentation will not only be comfortable to see at home but a fun new way to start planning your next trip! If you are interested in attending in person or on Zoom, email us at [email protected] Class fee: $5
Talk of tension and finger-pointing between generations seems to have reached new heights as the Millennials face off against the Boomers, GenX rolls their eyes at both, and the GenZ throws up their collective hands. Salem Public Library invites members of all generations to talk together about why everyone is so defensive, what we should take the time to understand about each other, and which arguments (maybe all of them?) have merit. 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:
We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list. Sign up to see the list and receive Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion.
Angel Ocasio combines magic, juggling, music and his unique style of wacky and zany comedy in a fun online show for the entire family. https://form.cityofsalem.net/s3/Comedy-for-the-Kids-with-Angel-Ocasio Sign up to receive a Zoom invitation.
Did you know Salem used to have a Chinatown? Or that Herbert Hoover’s boyhood home is right here in Salem? Join the City of Salem’s Historic Preservation staff to learn about some of Salem’s historic neighborhoods and the people who lived there! Through maps and photos Kirsten and Kimberli will share interesting facts about Salem’s oldest neighborhoods and historic districts including Salem’s historic downtown.
Sign up to receive the Zoom link!
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City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.