There is always something happening in Salem. Find upcoming events, public meetings, and things to do on this calendar.
Some City offices closed for holiday observance.
Youth Services staff are very excited to resume in-person storytimes! Early literacy rich storytimes are a great way for children to develop the skills that will prepare them for kindergarten success. The recommended age for these weekly storytimes is 5 and younger. Space is limited to a first-come, first-seated basis.
El personal de Servicios para Jóvenes está muy entusiasmado de reiniciar los cuentos en persona. Los cuentos llenos de alfabetización a edad temprana son una gran manera para que los niños desarrollen las habilidades que los preparará para tener éxito en kindergarten. El último martes de cada mes será una edición especial bilingüe en inglés y español. La edad recomendada para estos cuentos semanales es de 5 años o menos. El espacio está limitado y disponible por orden de llegada.
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Read and discuss the featured book during our monthly Thursday evening adult book club. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book can be checked out at the first floor "ask here" desk. Meetings will take place in the Collaboration Space on the Plaza Level.
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Crafting is for grown-ups too, not just kids! Adults, you are invited to a series of casual crafty meetups this summer. Connect, create, and relax with other people in an easygoing environment. All supplies for simple crafts will be provided--you just need to bring the conversation!
Kids with their grown-ups are invited for an hour of unstructured Lego play at the library. Legos are provided. Bring your imagination! No sign-ups are necessary.
Read and discuss the featured book during our monthly lunchtime adult book club. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book can be checked out at the first floor "ask here" desk. Meetings will take place in the Collaboration Space on the Plaza Level.
Kids through grade 5 with an adult are invited to explore a variety of STEAM activities in the library. Check out a kit at the Children's Desk from a variety of choices for a 30-minute session in Story Room B. A CCRLS library card is required. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Most kits are recommended for grades 2 - 5, but there is also a small selection of kits available for younger children.
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.
A presentation from Oregon Department of Forestry representative, Jason Cox, on the 2020 Labor Day Fires and its impact on forests, particularly the Santiam State Forest, where about 16,000 acres burned. Come learn about the scale of the fires on state-owned land, what it takes to reforest and restore recreation areas, different decisions made in impacted areas, and the restoration project at Shellburg Falls.
Bucket of Words meetings include individual and group writing exercises, mini-lessons, encouragement, silliness, and chances to share about works in progress. 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 with babies, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Youth Services staff outdoors for a special al fresco storytime in the park. This special storytime which will take place in the City Plaza (between the library and City Hall) in the grassy area outside the Plaza doors of the library.