Calendar

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

Things to do
Oct. 22
Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

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Oct. 23
Cancelled - Literary Discussion Group1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Join other readers to discuss contemporary and classic literature. Free and open to the public. Note: Beginning with the October 9 meeting, the weekly meetings of the Literary Discussion Group will move to the IKE Box, 299 Cottage St. NE.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Cancelled - Scrabble Club5:45 p.m.8:30 p.m.Conference Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Note: Beginning Wednesday, November 6, Scrabble Club meetings will be moved to Broadway Commons.

Phone: 503-364-7724

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Oct. 24
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.

Cancelled - Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library

WYTT members write novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry, etc. The group offers participants a chance to read and listen.

Beginning with the October 3 meeting, weekly meetings of Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow will move to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1444 Liberty St. SE.

Phone: 503-371-1366

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Oct. 25
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

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Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library

This group offers snacks, silliness, and writing support for aspiring teen authors. Each meeting includes a "quick write" prompt and sharing as well as the opportunity for peer critiques. New members are always welcome.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Halloween BINGO6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Join us for a fun and spooky evening of BINGO on Friday, October 25th. Wear a costume, get a free raffle ticket and strut your stuff in the costume parade. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Includes Bingo games, dinner and a free dauber. Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each, wine and beer for sale and must be 21 years or older. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m. and Bingo at 7 p.m. For more information, call 503-588-6303.

Phone: 503-588-6303

Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

    Learn more

Oct. 26
Family All-Ages Storytime10:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.Salem Public Library

Children of all ages are invited to bring their grown-ups for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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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

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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

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Fall Community Seismic Project Open House2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Come by for a look at the preliminary design for the Salem Public Library Renovation. Share your ideas and have the chance to talk with key members of the plan team.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Very Scary Halloween Mansion2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Thrills and chills wait for elementary-aged visitors around every corner in this scary and creative Halloween House created by the members of the library's Teen Advisory Board. Visitors may come in costume or everyday clothing. Visits are free and end with a special Halloween treat!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Rediscovering Coloring2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library

Adults are encouraged to express themselves through coloring at this drop-in monthly event. A different theme is explored each month. Coloring pages and a variety of pencils, pens, and crayons are provided.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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