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Third Annual Mushroom Show Coming to Salem Public Library

November 2, 2018

The 3rd Annual Mushroom Show provides a golden opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of mushrooms and fungi on Saturday, November 10, from noon to 5 p.m. The free show, presented by the Willamette Valley Mushroom Society, is held at the Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions, find answers, and chat about fungi with people who know and love them, and attend special presentations and workshops about mushrooms.

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2019 Salem Reads Book Title Announced

November 2, 2018

Good Morning, Midnight, a novel by Lily Brooks-Dalton will be the third annual Salem Reads book. The Salem Public Library Foundation, which sponsors the annual community-wide reading program, encourages all community members to read the book and get ready to participate in discussions and events throughout February 2019.

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Little Big Band to Perform at Salem Public Library

October 31, 2018

Salem’s own Little Big Band will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 2 at Salem Public Library’s Loucks Auditorium, 585 Liberty Street SE. The program will include many styles of jazz and a few modern twists on pop tunes.

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Salem Public Library to host final day of Salem Poetry Festival

October 24, 2018

The final day of the Salem Poetry Festival will be held at the Salem Public Library on Saturday, October 27 from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in Loucks Auditorium at 585 Liberty Street SE, Salem OR 97301. The day begins with a poetry workshop led by Lex Runciman (registration required). Afternoon sessions include a Spanish poetry panel of prominent Latino poets and a presentation, primarily in Spanish, by Octaviano Merecias, a digital visual storyteller. The final speaker of the day is Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford.

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West Salem Branch Library Remodel Open House

October 9, 2018

On Oct. 15, 2018 from 12 – 4 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate the reopening of the West Salem Branch Library, located at 395 Glen Creek Road.

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Area Singer/Songwriters Invited to Apply for Annual Showcase

October 4, 2018

Applications are open through Wednesday, October 17 for area singer/songwriters performing original music. Up to four will be selected for Uniquely Original: A Singer/Songwriter Showcase at 7 p.m. Friday, December 7 in Loucks Auditorium.

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Banned Books Week Celebrated at Salem Public Library

September 19, 2018

The Salem Public Library invites the community to celebrate Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-29, 2018.

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Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys Perform at Salem Public Library October 5

September 12, 2018

Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys, a western swing sextet, will perform a free concert at Salem Public Library on October 5 at 7 p.m. in Loucks Auditorium. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors to the auditorium open at 6:30 p.m.

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K-5 Prize Winners Announced for the 2018 Summer Reading Club

August 17, 2018

Congratulations to the following winners in the K–5 Children’s Summer Reading Club prize drawings.

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August Teen Summer Reading Club Prize Winners Announced

August 17, 2018

Check to see if your Club Member Number was selected as a winner in the August Teen Summer Reading Prize Drawing. These are prizes awarded to middle- and high-school-aged participants in this summer’s Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Club.

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