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Salem Public Library offers no contact, by-appointment-only Curbside Service  at Salem Public Library at Broadway, 1400 Broadway St NE. We are also here to serve you with virtual services via telephone, email, chat, and through our website, available 24/7. Library buildings remain closed to the public due to COVID-19.

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What’s happening
Apr. 24
SPL Storytime at Home9:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Virtual 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.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Songwriting Workshop for Tweens and Teens with Mo Phillips2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Four sessions: 3 recorded; 1 live!

  • Watch weekly recordings from April 24-May 14 | On YouTube
  • Attend the final session live: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, May 15 | On Zoom

    Explore the art of songwriting in a 4-week workshop series led by zany local rock-n-roller and performer Mo Phillips. Kids in grade 4-8 will first watch and follow Mo as he teaches the basics of writing lyrics and creating music. This leads to a final live Zoom session with Mo where students will get coaching from the expert and share their own original music creations.

    Register now to get access to the three recorded sessions starting on Saturday, April 24 and to get the Zoom access information for the final, live session.

    This Songwriting Workshop is free for students, funded by a grant from the Marion Cultural Development Corporation.

    Phone: 503-588-6315

  • Apr. 27
    Exploring Together: Generational Differences6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

    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:

    • Session 1: Economic Alterations (April 27)
    • Session 2: Environmental Impacts (May 25)
    • Session 3: Parenting & Lifestyles (June 22)

    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.

    Phone: 503-588-6315

    Apr. 29
    Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar9:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Salem Public Library

    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

    Phone: 503-588-6315

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    Alzheimer's Education Session: Dementia Conversations6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

    Two education programs presented by the Alzheimer's Association and hosted by Salem Public Library will be available in April via Zoom. Sign up now to receive the Zoom link by email the day before the session. Sign up to get the Zoom link on the day before the event.

    The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s - 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 22 on Zoom - This education program will help you recognize common signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in yourself and others and next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor.

    Dementia Dementia Conversations - 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 29 on Zoom - If you know someone who is experiencing changes in memory, thinking, and behavior, this program will provide tips and strategies for difficult—but important—conversations about changes that may be related to dementia.

    Phone: 503-588-6315

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    Salem Public Library at Broadway
    In the interest of public health, both Salem Public Library locations - Salem Public Library at Broadway and the West Salem Library Branch – are temporarily closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

    Limited contactless Curbside Service for hold pickup and return of checked out library materials is available by appointment only: http://bit.ly/SPL-at-curbside

    Virtual Library services are available 24/7. Learn more about how to download free ebooks, eaudiobooks, and movies, do research, find information, study, and live chat with librarians at: https://bit.ly/SPL-Virtual.
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