Calendar

​​There is always something happening in Salem. Find upcoming events, public meetings, and things to do on this calendar.

Things to do
Jan. 23
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.West Salem Boys & Girls Club
925 Gerth ST NW
Salem
OR 97304

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. For more information, call City of Salem Neighborhood Services at 503-588-6207.

Jan. 24
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

Learn more

Jan. 25
Read to a Pet1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library

This program offers children a relaxing, non-threatening way to improve their reading skills. Visiting dogs and cats have been trained and certified as therapy animals by Paws for Love and are mellow and friendly. This is a drop-in program, so sign-ups are not necessary.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jan. 27
Family Caregiver Seminar - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Come and learn the ins and outs about Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. This free presentation will be targeted to the caregiver, starting with an overview of the basics and then diving into tools and resources that are available to help manage difficult behaviors. Call 503-588-6303 to register. Presented in partnership with the Among Friends Adult Day Respite and Time with Friends Programs, with additional support by NorthWest Senior & Disability Services.

Presenter: Dara Queen, Senior Helpers

Phone: 503-588-6303

Jan. 31
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

Learn more

Feb. 01
Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Feb. 02
Library Final Day of operation at current Main BranchSalem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Salem Public Library's Main Branch will be closed from February 3-17 for a move to a temporary facility as we prepare for the upcoming seismic renovation project. Salem Public Library at Broadway will open February 18, 2020 at 1400 Broadway St. NE, to serve during construction.

Online library services—access to the library catalog and downloading of eBooks and audiobooks—will be available throughout the move and construction phases.

The West Salem Branch, 395 Glen Creek Rd. NW, will be open and maintain services throughout the move and construction phases.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 05
Salem Reads: Opening Night Art Reception5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Elsinore Fine Art Gallery
444 Ferry Street SE
Salem
OR 97301

Meet local professional artists who created work inspired by reading the book, Piecing Me Together. Exhibit on display until February 26. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 06
Salem Reads: Author Talk and Book Signing with Piecing Me Together author Renée Watson 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Historic Grand Theater
187 High Street NE
Salem
OR 97301

Renée Watson will speak about her book, a novel set in North Portland, followed by a book signing. No ticket necessary. Doors open at 6pm, lecture at 7pm with book signing afterward.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 07
Exploring Narrative Writing Workshop for Adults (18+)10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Pringle Hall
606 Church ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Linda Christensen is currently the Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark College and was the high school English teacher who inspired Renée Watson to find her voice as an author. The workshop is free. Space is limited. Advanced sign up is recommended.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Exploring Narrative Writing Workshop for Teens 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.McKay High School
2440 Lancaster DR NE
Salem OR 97305

Linda Christensen is currently the Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark College and was the high school English teacher who inspired Renée Watson to find her voice as an author. The workshop is free. Space is limited. Advanced sign up is recommended.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 11
Salem Reads: Open Mic Night - Tell Your Truth, Part 17:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.The Space
1128 Edgewater ST. NW
Salem
OR 97304

Take inspiration from Piecing Me Together and tell your truth. Come share a poem, song, story, skit, jam, joke, or just listen and appreciate. Everyone is invited to be a part of this open mic partnership between The Space and Salem Reads, celebrating the book’s themes of identity, strength, taking action, and artistic expression.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 12
North Neighbors (N2) Meeting11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.

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

We meet every second Tuesday of each month. Locations vary.

Phone: 503-315-8924

Salem Reads: What We Risk - Creativity, Vulnerability and Art7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Salem Art Association Annex
600 Mission St. SE
Salem
OR 97302

What do we risk when we lay ourselves open through music, painting or any other art form? Join artist and educator Jason Graham, a slam poetry champion and speaker who performs hip hop as MOsley WOtta, for a conversation exploring the relationship between self-expression and vulnerability. This is an Oregon Humanities Conversation Project event.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315