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Missouri CLAIM Counselors Are Here for You!

 

CLAIM is the Missouri State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Trained counselors provide free, unbiased advocacy, education and assistance to people with Medicare and those who help them to make informed decisions about Medicare and related health insurance needs. Our goal is to provide local counselors to help you get the most from your Medicare benefits.
Drop by any Tuesday from 1-3:30; but best to call for an appt. at 314-250-3464.  Counseling can also be obtained via telephone assistance by calling CLAIM at 800-390-3330.
Computer Drop In Session

Thursdays, 10:00 -11:00 a.m.

Stop in for computer help: Meeting room 2 - UCPL staff is available for computer help.  No reservations needed.
Local Author Event: Dr. Rafia Zafar
Wednesday, May 22 at 7pm in the library auditorium
 
Join us as we welcome Dr. Rafia Zafar, Professor of English, African & African American, and American Culture Studies at Washington University, as she presents her new book Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning.  Dr. Zafar will share highlights from her research into the long history of African American contributions to our country's culinary traditions.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
SLCG Guitar Orchestra

Saturday, May 25, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
 
Join us for a special performance of the Community Guitar Orchestra. The program features works for guitar ensemble by Sor, Brahms, Vivaldi, Mozart, and more. There’s also special guest appearances from a guitar and trombone duet, and Gateway Guitar Quartet. This event is free and open to the public. Vist St. Louis Classical Guitar for more info.
Memorial Day Run

Monday, May 27, 7:30 a.m.

The Memorial Day Run benefits The Green Center, U City in Bloom and the University City Public library.  Register or volunteer online for this great community event.

Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2019

The library will be closed for Memorial Day.
Adult Summer Reading Kickoff

Wednesday, May 29 at 5:30 p.m.
 
Stop by to pick up materials for the 2019 Big Book(s) Challenge! Keynote speech by Dr. Christopher Freeburg will begin at 7 p.m.
Author Event: Justin Phillip Reed
Wednesday, June 5 at 7pm in the library auditorium

Please join us in welcoming poet Justin Phillip Reed, winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry for Indecency (Coffee House Press, 2018), which Library Journal called, “one of a kind brilliant.” The National Book Award poetry jury celebrated the book as “political and personal, tender, daring, and insightful,” and Vox praised it as “an unflinching exploration of power, race, sexuality, gender, the personal and the political.”

Born and raised in South Carolina, Reed was a three-time high school expellee and an ex-college dropout. He went on to receive his BA in creative writing at Tusculum College and his MFA in poetry at Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as Junior Writer-in-Residence. 

Copies of Indecency will be available for purchase at this event.  

Don't miss this very special opportunity!
Author Visit: Steve Pick & Amanda Doyle

Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m.
 
Meet authors Steve Pick and Amanda Doyle who will be here to discuss their new book, St. Louis Sound: an Illustrated Timeline. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Health Screening

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - Registration is 9:00 - 10:30 am

Volunteer doctors and nurses from Health Protection and Education Services will be in the library today conducting free health screenings. Screenings check heart, liver, kidney, cholesterol, skin, teeth, and more! No advance registration is required, but spots fill up quickly, so attendees may want to arrive promptly at 9am. For more information, email info@hpes-stl.org or call the library at 314-727-3150.

Closed for Father's Day

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The library will be closed for Father's Day.
Educating University City: Tracing the History of U City Schools through Decades of Change

Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us June 19 for Educating University City: Tracing the History of U City Schools through Decades of Change. This panel discussion will ask past and present students, teachers, and administrators to reflect on the ways in which the School District of University City has responded to changes and challenges over the past several years, including desegregation, embracing different cultures and religious beliefs, and accommodating immigrant populations. Panelists will include Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, superintendent of the School District of University City; Dr. Tracy Hinds, coordinator of language arts and social studies for the district; and Linda Thompson, a retired elementary teacher in the district. Jim Kirchherr, a producer for Living St. Louis on KETC Channel 9 and a University City resident, will moderate the discussion.

The event is free and open to all.

This event is part of the Library's summer-long American Creed: Community Conversations program series. American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Big Book Discussion 1a: The Bluest Eye

Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. in the Library auditorium
 
Discuss The Bluest Eye with your fellow readers.  Enjoy refreshments, ask questions, and share your thoughts. We will discuss the entire book.
Big Book Discussion 1b: The Bluest Eye

Thursday, June 27 at 3 p.m. in the Library auditorium
 
Discuss The Bluest Eye with your fellow readers.  Enjoy refreshments, ask questions, and share your thoughts. We will  discuss the entire book.
Big Book Discussion 1c: The Bluest Eye

Friday, June 28 at noon in the Library auditorium
 
Discuss The Bluest Eye with your fellow readers.  Enjoy refreshments, ask questions, and share your thoughts. We will discuss the entire book.
Closed for Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The library will be closed for Independence Day.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of  The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Film Screening: American Creed

Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.
 
Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary American Creed, which features former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy coming together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deepening divides. A discussion will follow the screening, moderated by Cathy Griner, a teacher consultant at the Gateway Writing Project, specializing in American Creed-themed projects.

The event is free and open to all.

This event is part of the Library's summer-long American Creed: Community Conversations program series. American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
Big Book Discussion 2a: Moby Dick

Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. in the Library auditorium
 
Discuss Moby Dick with your fellow readers.  Enjoy refreshments, ask questions, and share your thoughts. We will be discussing chapters 1-61.

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