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Both Salem Public Library locations are currently closed due to COVID-19. No contact, by-appointment-only curbside service is available to Salem Public Library cardholders at Salem Public Library at Broadway Patrons are asked to keep materials at home until reopening. No fines will be charged. Staff are still available for you. Learn more about how to reach us and virtual services that are available 24/7. Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.

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What’s happening
Jul. 16
Jackbox Game Night for Teens6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Middle and high school-aged youth are invited to login and spend an evening playing hilarious Jackbox games like Quiplash, Fibbage, Guesspionage, Bracketeering, and Split the Room. Each game starts with a tutorial and is easy to learn for new players.

Two screens are needed to play Jackbox games. No download is necessary. Each player will go to Jackbox.tv and enter a code as each game begins. We encourage players to enter the Zoom meeting on a computer and either (1) use a second device (phone, ipad, etc) as their game controller or (2) split the screen and go to Jackbox.tv in a second window. We promise - it is easier than this makes it sound!

Sign up to play Jackbox on July 16. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before the event.

You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 17
Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Our popular teen writing group is making a comeback this summer with monthly virtual meetings on 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.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Teen Talent Showcase: Audition DeadlineSalem Public Library

Virtual Teen Talent Showcase 6 p.m. Thursday, August 6 | Livestream on YouTube Keeping our annual Teen Talent Showcase tradition alive, Teen Scene will host a livestream premiere of videos submitted by local teens sharing their best talent. Middle and high school-aged musicians, dancers, singers, magicians, jugglers, and more are invited to submit videos. Top entries will be selected for the livestream. Entries must be received by Friday, July 17 to be considered for the showcase. Links and entries can be submitted at "https://bit.ly/TeenTalent2020"online. Concurso Virtual de Talentos para Adolescentes jueves, 6 de agosto a las 6 p.m. | Transmisión en vivo por YouTube Manteniendo vivo nuestra tradición anual de Teen Talent Showcase, Teen Scene organizará un estreno de videos enviados por adolescentes locales compartiendo sus talentos. Músicos de secundaria y preparatoria, bailarines, cantantes, magos, malabaristas y más están invitados a enviar videos. Las mejores entradas se seleccionarán para la transmisión en vivo. Las entradas deben ser recibidas antes del viernes, 17 de julio para ser considerados para el concurso. Los enlaces y entradas pueden ser enviadas en el siguiente enlace: https://bit.ly/TeenTalent2020 https://bit.ly/TeenTalent2020

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 18
SPL Storytimes at HomeOn Facebook - @spl.oregon

Enjoy a storytime presented by one of our Salem Public Library staff members to view at home! https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome New storytimes in English are posted each Monday and Saturday; new storytimes in Spanish are posted on Thursdays!

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jul. 20
SPL Storytimes at HomeOn Facebook - @spl.oregon

Enjoy a storytime presented by one of our Salem Public Library staff members to view at home! https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome New storytimes in English are posted each Monday and Saturday; new storytimes in Spanish are posted on Thursdays!

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.

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: http://bit.ly/VirtualSPL2.
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