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UCPL Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - March 12
In an effort to decrease risk to patrons and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the University City Public Library has taken the following actions, which are effective March 16, 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice.
  • Cancelled ALL programs (including storytimes)
  • Cancelled all room reservations
  • Cancelled outreach efforts by UCPL staff members
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that everyone stays in good health.
Voter Registration Drive

Saturday, Sept. 26 1-5 p.m. outside the Library


 
Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis will be on hand at the Library to register voters or to update voter addresses as part of National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters will also create packets of information related to voter registration and voting that will be available to take home.
Lift Every Voice: Live Poetry Reading from UrbArts

Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. online
 
Join us for a live online poetry reading featuring four local poets from UrbArts reading their own works, as well as selections from the new Library of America anthology African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song. The poets will also offer their thoughts on the African American freedom struggle and the role poetry has played in their personal experiences with that struggle. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for information on attending the Zoom program.

This program is part of Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, a national public humanities program dedicated to enhancing appreciation of the extraordinary range and richness of the 250-year-long African American poetic tradition.

Lift Every Voice is an initiative presented by Library of America in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, The National Book Foundation, The Poetry Foundation, Poetry Society of America, and Poets House. This program has been made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.
 
Bike Rodeo!

Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m.
 
Kids between the ages of 3-12 are invited to bring their bikes and helmets to a parking lot Bike Rodeo! Presented by Trailnet, this interactive event uses fun obstacles and challenges to teach kids elements of bike skills and safety. The event is free and open to all, though masks and social distancing are required. Adults are required to stay with their kids during the program. Call 314-727-3150 with any questions.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a lively discussion of An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon at 7 p.m. online. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.
Read the Classics Book Group

Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. ONLINE
 

Join us for a lively discussion of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence at 2 p.m. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for information on how to join the Zoom meeting.
Lift Every Voice: African American Poetry and the Freedom Struggle

Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. online
 
Join us for an online discussion about African American poetry, the freedom struggle, and their role in current events led by Dr. Treasure Shields Redmond. Dr. Redmond is a published poet whose doctoral research focuses on the recorded performances of foundational Black Women poets, and the ways they deployed sound to impact the canon and justice movements. This discussion will center around the three poems found in "The Freedom Struggle" chapter of the Lift Every Voice Project Reader. Are you inspired by these poems? You may email Dr. Redmond your artistic response (e.g. a poem, a painting, a video, etc.), which will also fuel the discussion. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for information on joining the Zoom discussion.

This program is part of Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, a national public humanities program dedicated to enhancing appreciation of the extraordinary range and richness of the 250-year-long African American poetic tradition.

Lift Every Voice is an initiative presented by Library of America in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, The National Book Foundation, The Poetry Foundation, Poetry Society of America, and Poets House. This program has been made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.
Closed for Election Day

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020
 
For the health of our staff and patrons, and to help ensure a safe and free election, University City Public Library will be closed for library services on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The Library will be used as a polling place for the primary election, so voters will be coming into the building, but no library services will be available.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a discussion of The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders at 7 p.m. online. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.
Closed for Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - All day

The library will be closed for Veterans Day.

Closed for Thanksgiving


Thursday & Friday, November 26, & 27, 2020 - all day


The library will be closed for Thanksgiving.

Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a discussion of The Devourers by Indra Das at 7 p.m. online. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.