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Saturday January 24, 2015 -  Friday January 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM No TV/Screens Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Salem Public Library No Screens Challenge: Saturday January 24-Friday January 30
I Spy Mystery Great Library Camp-In—Friday, January 30

“No TV/Screen Challenge” pledges are accepted beginning January 2 online, using the "Register" button below, or at the Youth Services Desk, 503-588-6088.

As a special reward for children and teens who successfully stay away from TV, movies, and other screens for the entire week, Salem Public Library is hosting “I Spy Mystery—The Great Library Camp-In” the night of Friday, January 30. Campers who sign up starting Tuesday, January 27 (along with their favorite grown-up!) to participate in “I Spy Mystery” will be treated to great entertainment all evening with crafts and activities followed by a special performance by master storyteller, Will Hornyak.

For complete details about “No TV/Screen Week” and the Great Library Camp-in, stop by the Youth Services or Teen Scene desks or check the library website at www.salemlibrary.org.

The Great Library Camp-In    
    Location: Children's Room - Central Library
    The registration period has ended.
Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
anim_ladybug 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ - 6 and their grown-ups.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Room is in Use
    Location: Board Room - Central Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Room is in Use
    Location: Board Room - Central Library
 
rec_games 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM No TV/Screen Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Stop by with your friends or your favorite grown-ups to play board and card games every afternoon as we continue to celebrate No TV/Screens Week. Games available include Yahtzee, Apples-to-Apples, Boggle, Candyland, and more.

No TV/Screens Week    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Speak Up! Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonja Somerville   503-588-6083   ssomerville@cityofsalem.net
   

Middle and high school-aged youth are invited to weigh in and share their thoughts about some great books. Copies of the next book are available at the Teen Scene Desk.

Getting on the email list for meeting reminders is as simple as contacting Teen Scene Librarian Sonja Somerville at ssomerville@cityofsalem.net or 503-588-6083.

Speak Up! Book Club    
    Location: Teen Scene - Central Library
 
eth_france 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM French Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: GwenEllyn Anderson   503-585-2856   gwenellyn@gmail.com
   

This is a casual, supportive group of speakers at various levels, including native speakers. Francophiles interested in a short grammar review begin at 6 p.m. Open conversation begins at 6:30 p.m. Discussions continue until 7:45 p.m.

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
anim_owl 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family All-Ages Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
anim_ladybug 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ - 6 and their grown-ups.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
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anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
lib_book_bunch1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Literary Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Reference Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

The group reads and discusses contemporary and classic literature. Members take turns facilitating the discussions.

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Brainy Babies Bilingual Storytime/ Bebés Super-Inteligentes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Babies from birth through 18 months are invited to bring an adult to Bilingual Babytime. Adults do not need to speak Spanish to participate.

Cuentos Bilingües para Bebés son para los bebés entre los recién nacidos y los que tienen 18 meses. Los adultos no necesitan hablar inglés para participar.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
rec_games 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM No TV/Screen Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Stop by with your friends or your favorite grown-ups to play board and card games every afternoon as we continue to celebrate No TV/Screens Week. Games available include Yahtzee, Apples-to-Apples, Boggle, Candyland, and more.

No TV/Screens Week    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leesa Bergeron   503-551-9394   
   

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
anim_turtle 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Cuentos En Español/Spanish Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Habrá cuentos en español para toda la familia.  Los programas incluirán cuentos y canciones en español para niños de todas edades.

Families are invited to this storytime conducted completely in Spanish.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Writers Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information/Reference Desk   503-588-6052   
   

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

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
rec_games 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM No TV/Screen Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Stop by with your friends or your favorite grown-ups to play board and card games every afternoon as we continue to celebrate No TV/Screens Week. Games available include Yahtzee, Apples-to-Apples, Boggle, Candyland, and more.

No TV/Screens Week    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
misc_smiley 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Fandom Faceoff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Scene Desk   503-588-6083   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Middle and high school-aged youth are invited to an epic trivia challenge with optional cosplay, hosted by the Salem Public Library Teen Advisory Board. Fandoms were chosen by Teen Scene visitors during the month of November.

As a result, fans of Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Supernatural, and BBC Sherlock will team up to answer the kinds of deep-knowledge trivia questions only a true fan could know. Teens may participate as contestants or just observe from the audience.

Prizes for best costumes from each fandom will also be awarded. This program is free on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Teen Scene Events    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
 
misc_questionmark_yellow 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

The works of James Joyce are the same whether published in print or pixels. But the question remains: does the Joyce devotee read the same way on page as on screen? In what ways do ebooks serve or change the act of reading? Author Mark Cunningham will lead a conversation about what happens when we change our method of reading.

Salem Public Library presents a series of three conversations on topics related to the social and personal impacts of recent information technologies such as ebooks, government surveillance, and social media. Led by scholars in the field, these events are designed to engage the audience in an open conversation.

The series is part of Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project, with additional support from the Salem Public Library Foundation. These programs are free and open to the public. More information is available at 503-588-6052.

Special Events    
    Location: Anderson Rooms A&B - Central Library
Friday January 30, 2015 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Room is in Use
    Location: Board Room - Central Library
 
rec_games 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM No TV/Screen Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Stop by with your friends or your favorite grown-ups to play board and card games every afternoon as we continue to celebrate No TV/Screens Week. Games available include Yahtzee, Apples-to-Apples, Boggle, Candyland, and more.

No TV/Screens Week    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  10:00 PM Great Library Camp-In - I Spy Mystery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

I Spy Mystery Great Library Camp-In—Friday, January 30

“No TV/Screen Challenge” pledges are accepted beginning January 2 online or at the Youth Services Desk, 503-588-6088.

As a special reward for children and teens who successfully stay away from TV, movies, and other screens for the entire week, Salem Public Library is hosting “I Spy Mystery—The Great Library Camp-In” the night of Friday, January 30. Campers who sign up starting Tuesday, January 27 (along with their favorite grown-up!) to participate in “I Spy Mystery” will be treated to great entertainment all evening with crafts and activities followed by a special performance by master storyteller, Will Hornyak.

For complete details about “No TV/Screen Week” and the Great Library Camp-in, stop by the Youth Services or Teen Scene desks or check the library website at www.salemlibrary.org.

Great Library Camp-In    
    Location: Main Floor
Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
anim_owl 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family All-Ages Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Library Catalog Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Scheppke   X 6124   ascheppke@cityofsalem.net
    Location: Anderson Rooms A&B - Central Library
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Read to a Pet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

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.

Youth Special Events    
    Location: Children's Room - Central Library
Sunday February 1, 2015 -  Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
anim_squirrel 1:00 AM  -  11:00 PM Snuggle Up Reading Club - February Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Families are invited to add sparkle to their winter by joining the “Snuggle Up!” Family Reading Club, offered by Salem Public Library during February and March. For the ninth year, families who read aloud together for at least 15 minutes each and every day for one month will earn a new children’s paperback book for their home library.

Families who do so for both February and March will earn an additional paperback book.

Sign-up is at the Youth Services Reference Desk or through the "Register" button below. Each family will receive an official Snuggle Up Reading Calendar in which to mark the days spent reading aloud together. More information is available at 503-588-6088.

Youth Special Events    
    Location: Children's Room - Central Library
       
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
anim_ladybug 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ - 6 and their grown-ups.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
anim_owl 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family All-Ages Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
food_cupcake.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Books for Dessert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

February book: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Salem Public Library hosts two adult book discussion groups, Books for Lunch and Books for Dessert. Participation in the groups is free and open to the public, and new members are always welcome. Copies of the discussion books are available for checkout at the Information Desk.

These groups are made possible through the support of the Friends of the Salem Public Library and the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Book Discussion Groups    
    Location: Anderson Room A - Central Library
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Salem Spanish Language Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: The Salem Spanish Language Group     mariae873@gmail.com
   

This group is for anyone interested in the Spanish language. All levels are welcome, and the meetings are free.

    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
anim_ladybug 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ - 6 and their grown-ups.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
lib_book_bunch1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Literary Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Reference Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

The group reads and discusses contemporary and classic literature. Members take turns facilitating the discussions.

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Brainy Babies Bilingual Storytime/ Bebés Super-Inteligentes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Babies from birth through 18 months are invited to bring an adult to Bilingual Babytime. Adults do not need to speak Spanish to participate.

Cuentos Bilingües para Bebés son para los bebés entre los recién nacidos y los que tienen 18 meses. Los adultos no necesitan hablar inglés para participar.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leesa Bergeron   503-551-9394   
   

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
anim_turtle 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Cuentos En Español/Spanish Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Habrá cuentos en español para toda la familia.  Los programas incluirán cuentos y canciones en español para niños de todas edades.

Families are invited to this storytime conducted completely in Spanish.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Unknown Salems: Opium Dens; State Penitentiary Crime Bosses; and the Ku Klux Klan, the Governor, and Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Popular local historian John Ritter will speak about Salem’s hidden history. His latest book, coauthored with Diane L. Goeres-Gardner, is Oregon State Penitentiary. Copies will be available for purchase and signature after the presentation.

Free tickets for this event will be available at the Central Library’s Information Desk and the West Salem Branch Service Desk starting Tuesday, January 27. Tickets are valid until 10 minutes before the presentation time. At that time, those waiting may fill any empty seats. Additional information is available from John Ritter at jritter@wvi.com.

Special Events    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Writers Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information/Reference Desk   503-588-6052   
   

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

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
misc_questionmark_yellow 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Keeping Tabs on America: Surveillance and You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Recent revelations about government surveillance, including Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents, have renewed worldwide attention on questions around privacy. Why is privacy important? What are the uses and dangers of surveillance? Independent scholar and writer Kristian Williams will lead participants in a conversation about the scope as well as ethical and legal limits of surveillance practices.

Salem Public Library presents a series of three conversations on topics related to the social and personal impacts of recent information technologies such as ebooks, government surveillance, and social media. Led by scholars in the field, these events are designed to engage the audience in an open conversation.

The series is part of Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project, with additional support from the Salem Public Library Foundation. These programs are free and open to the public. More information is available at 503-588-6052.

Special Events    
    Location: Anderson Rooms A&B - Central Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Classic Poetry Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wendell Buck   503-588-6217   library@cityofsalem.net
   

This group shares favorite poems from the great tradition of British and American poetry written before the First World War. Each member brings a handful of poems to read aloud to the group.

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
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Friday February 6, 2015 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
ent_violin 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Spring Concert Series: 3 Leg Torso (High Octane Cinematic World Chamber Pop) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Tickets available starting Friday, January 30

3 Leg Torso creates charming, elegant, and daring modern chamber pop music infused with equal parts tradition and innovation. The quintet performs original compositions based on an eclectic synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin, and Roma (Gypsy) music. More information is available at www.3legtorso.com.

Free tickets will be available at the Central Library’s Information Desk and the West Salem Branch Service Desk beginning the Friday before each concert. Tickets are valid until 10 minutes before performance time. At that time, those waiting may fill any empty seats. For additional details, call 503-588-6052. These concerts are sponsored by the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Live Music at the Library    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
Saturday February 7, 2015 Go To Top
anim_owl 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family All-Ages Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movies + Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Reference Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Everyone is invited to enjoy a classic movie!

In this backstage musical, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, and Nanette Fabray put on a show. The production is nearly ruined when it is hijacked by a highbrow, highfalutin director. Can disaster be averted? (not rated, 1953, 112 minutes)

These programs are free and to the public.

Special Events    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Boogie Woogie Concert: Eric Herman and Puppy Dog Dave Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Service Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Preschoolers and their favorite grown-ups will be singing, dancing, clapping and laughing during these Boogie Woogie Concerts of family-friendly music and fun.

In February, Eric Herman and Puppy Dog Dave will have preschoolers and their grown-ups dancing like animals and more, in this high energy concert.

Doors open to the public at 10:15 a.m. on a first-come, first-seated basis. These programs, funded by the Friends of Salem Public Library, take the place of the regularly scheduled Tuesday Storytimes. More information is available from the Youth Services Reference Desk at 503-588-6088.

Youth Special Events    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
 
anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room is in Use
    Location: Board Room - Central Library
 
anim_owl 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family All-Ages Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Room is in Use
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
anim_ladybug 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ - 6 and their grown-ups.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Room is in Use
    Location: Anderson Rooms A&B - Central Library
 
anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
lib_book_bunch1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Literary Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Reference Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

The group reads and discusses contemporary and classic literature. Members take turns facilitating the discussions.

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Brainy Babies Bilingual Storytime/ Bebés Super-Inteligentes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Babies from birth through 18 months are invited to bring an adult to Bilingual Babytime. Adults do not need to speak Spanish to participate.

Cuentos Bilingües para Bebés son para los bebés entre los recién nacidos y los que tienen 18 meses. Los adultos no necesitan hablar inglés para participar.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   503-588-6071   library@cityofsalem.net
    Library Advisory Board    
    Location: Heritage Room - Central Library
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leesa Bergeron   503-551-9394   
   

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
anim_turtle 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Cuentos En Español/Spanish Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Habrá cuentos en español para toda la familia.  Los programas incluirán cuentos y canciones en español para niños de todas edades.

Families are invited to this storytime conducted completely in Spanish.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Writers Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information/Reference Desk   503-588-6052   
   

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

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
misc_questionmark_yellow 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost and Found: Community in the Age of the Internet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Many social theorists agree that community life has been transformed by communications technologies. Is community disappearing or strengthening as we gaze at smart phones, video games, online movies, and web pages? How do these technologies both connect and disconnect us? Tod Sloan, a professor at Lewis and Clark College, will lead participants in a discussion about how our sense of community is impacted in the age of the Internet.

Salem Public Library presents a series of three conversations on topics related to the social and personal impacts of recent information technologies such as ebooks, government surveillance, and social media. Led by scholars in the field, these events are designed to engage the audience in an open conversation.

The series is part of Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project, with additional support from the Salem Public Library Foundation. These programs are free and open to the public.

Special Events    
    Location: Anderson Rooms A&B - Central Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mid-Valley Travel Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mid-Valley Travel Club   503-931-1684   
    MId-Valley Travel Club    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
Friday February 13, 2015 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Hit the Road with Library2Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Tablets and eReaders allow library patrons to check out audiobooks and eBooks anywhere, anytime using Library2Go. Interested readers and listeners can learn more about Library2Go at either of these free, informative seminars. No registration is required.

Library staff members are also available for one-on-one consultations to help owners of eReaders, tablets, and smart phones use the library’s digital resources. Appointments can be made for this free service by calling the Information Desk at 503-588-6052.

Special Events    
    Location: Anderson Rooms A&B - Central Library
 
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
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anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
ent_film-reel 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friday Family Film Fest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

The whole family is invited to enjoy free family-friendly films on the second Friday of each month. No registration is required. Doors open a 3:45 pm. Due to licensing restrictions, we are not able to list the titles of the films, but this descriptions should be helpful:

Subterranean trolls raise an orphaned boy, who helps them fight back against an evil exterminator and make peace with the residents of a town known for its world-class cheese. (PG; 100 minutes; 2014)

Friday Family Film Fest    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
anim_owl 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family All-Ages Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Art Starts from the Heart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Brain Boosters and Art Starts offers families of children ages three, four and five a chance to share a story and do related creative activities that boost the early literacy skills preschoolers need in order to be ready to read and write when they enter school. No sign-ups are necessary.

Youth Special Events    
    Location: Story Rooms A&B - Central Library
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Read to a Pet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

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.

Youth Special Events    
    Location: Children's Room - Central Library
Sunday February 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Camerata Musica Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Camerata Musica   503-364-3929   
   


 

Camerata Musica    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
anim_ladybug 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ - 6 and their grown-ups.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
anim_owl 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family All-Ages Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

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

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Salem Audubon Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Salem Audubon Society   503-588-7340   
    Salem Audubon Society    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Salem Spanish Language Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: The Salem Spanish Language Group     mariae873@gmail.com
   

This group is for anyone interested in the Spanish language. All levels are welcome, and the meetings are free.

    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
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Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
anim_ladybug 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ - 6 and their grown-ups.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
food_pizza 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Best Books Books For Lunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

February book: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief  by Lawrence Wright

Salem Public Library hosts two adult book discussion groups, Books for Lunch and Books for Dessert. Participation in the groups is free and open to the public, and new members are always welcome. Copies of the discussion books are available for checkout at the Information Desk.

These groups are made possible through the support of the Friends of the Salem Public Library and the Salem Public Library Foundation.

For more information, or to inquire about becoming a discussion leader, contact the Information Desk at 503-588-6052 or library@cityofsalem.net.
 

Adult Book Discussion Groups    
    Location: Anderson Rooms A&B - Central Library
 
lib_book_bunch1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Literary Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Reference Desk   503-588-6052   library@cityofsalem.net
   

The group reads and discusses contemporary and classic literature. Members take turns facilitating the discussions.

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Brainy Babies Bilingual Storytime/ Bebés Super-Inteligentes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Babies from birth through 18 months are invited to bring an adult to Bilingual Babytime. Adults do not need to speak Spanish to participate.

Cuentos Bilingües para Bebés son para los bebés entre los recién nacidos y los que tienen 18 meses. Los adultos no necesitan hablar inglés para participar.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leesa Bergeron   503-551-9394   
   

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
anim_turtle 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Cuentos En Español/Spanish Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Habrá cuentos en español para toda la familia.  Los programas incluirán cuentos y canciones en español para niños de todas edades.

Families are invited to this storytime conducted completely in Spanish.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room A - Central Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Straub Environmental Learning Center Lecture Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Straub Environmental Learning Center   503-391-4145   
    Friends of the Straub Environmental Learning Cente    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
Thursday February 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Writers Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information/Reference Desk   503-588-6052   
   

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

Community Group Programs    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Kids in grades 2 to 4 are invited to the 2014-2015 Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Book Club, a group that offers lively discussion, games and crafts.

Meeting the third Thursday of each month, club members will read books nominated for the Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award, finishing with a vote and reading celebration in March.

Registration is available online using the "Register" button below or at the Youth Services Desk.

Youth Special Events    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
       
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is in Use
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
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office_notepad 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Salem Public Library Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne Stewart   503-362-1755   splfriends@peak.org
   

Meetings of the Friends of the Salem Public Library are open to all interested Friends members and members of the public. The board is seeking new members and coming to a meeting is an excellent chance to learn more.

Friends of the Salem Public Library    
    Location: Plaza Room - Central Library
Friday February 20, 2015 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant/Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Just right for parents with babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
anim_bee.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tiny Tots Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

Following Infant/Toddler Storytime, babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to participate in open play time with interactive toys and board books.

Storytimes    
    Location: Story Room B - Central Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Festival of the Arts: Traveling Lantern Children's Theater presents Greek Mythology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   503-588-6088   library@cityofsalem.net
   

.Greek Mythology was never so much fun! Join Homer’s great, great, great grandson as he gets some help from Zeus, and others Olympians on the road to Athens. Medusa, Icarus and famous characters come alive through acting, puppetry, and audience participation.

Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. All Family Festival of the Arts shows are free and open to the public with the support of the Friends of the Salem Public Library.

Youth Special Events    
    Location: Loucks Auditorium - Central Library
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