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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.
UCity Book Group

Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Madeline Miller's Circe. Copies of next month's book will be available at this meeting.
Author Visit: David Linzee

Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
 
University City author David Linzee will stop by to read from and discuss his new book, Taking the Plunge. This fourth book in his Renata Radleigh Opera Mystery series finds the diva solving a murder at sea, while performing on an opera cruise. The event is free and open to all. Copies of Taking the Plunge will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Author Visit: Christina Fletcher

Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
 
University City author Christina Fletcher will visit UCPL to read from and discuss her latest urban fiction novel, R.E.A.L.: Remember Everyone Ain't Loyal. The event is free and open to all, though Fletcher's books are written for a mature audience. Copies of R.E.A.L. will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Read the Classics Book Group

Tuesday, April 16 at 2 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Five Plays by Anton Chekhov at 2 p.m. All are welcome!
Health Screening

Saturday, April 20, 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 Easter

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The library will be closed for Easter.
U City Book Group

Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
 

Join us for a lively discussion of Esi Edugyan's Washington Black at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Local Author Event: Terrell Whitener
Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm in the Library auditorium

Join us for a discussion with Terrell Whitener about his new book The First 365, which shares the journey Terrell experienced during the first year after his wife Robyn's death. The goal of The First 365 is to provide needed information, new revelations and affirmation to individuals that have lost someone significant in their lives.

Terrell is a motivational speaker, coach, and author, and resides in University City.

Copies of The First 365 will be available for purchase at this event.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.​
Film Event: Defying the Nazis: the Sharp's War
Tuesday, April 30 at 2pm in the Library auditorium
Join us for a free screening of the PBS Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky III documentary film Defying the Nazis: the Sharp's War, presented as part of the Library's programming in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

This is the never-before-told story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped save scores of imperiled dissidents and refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.

Running time is 80 minutes.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Holocaust Survivor Talk - Rachel Miller
Wednesday, May 1 at 7pm in the Library auditorium
 
As part of U City Library's programming in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, please join us to meet St. Louis-area resident Rachel Miller, who survived the Holocaust as a child by changing her name and hiding in rural France, while others in her family perished in the camps.  This will be a special opportunity to listen, ask questions, learn, and reflect.  
 
Book Discussion Event: My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me
Thursday, May 2 at 7pm in the Library auditorium
As part of U City Library's programming in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, please join us for a special discussion of Jennifer Teege's book My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: a Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past.  Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, only learned as an adult that her grandfather was notorious Nazi commandant Amon Goeth.  Her memoir explores her own past as well as that of her German family, and examines how her life has been affected by her discovery.

A limited number of copies will be available at the Library for checkout.  
Author Event: Ed Protzel
Monday, May 6 at 6:30pm in the library auditorium
Join us as we welcome University City resident and author Ed Protzel as he presents his new book The Antiquities Dealer: a David Greenberg Mystery, the first in a series.  Mr. Protzel will read from and answer questions about the novel, a story set in both St. Louis and Israel and featuring elements of mystery, religion, and science fiction.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Closed for Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The library will be closed for Mother's Day.
Author Event: Michael Don
Wednesday, May 15 at 7pm in the Library auditorium
Join us for a discussion with Michael Don about his new short story collection Partners and Strangers.  "Dark, enigmatic, and sometimes comic, the stories in Partners and Strangers unite intimate anxieties with public dangers."  

The author teaches at the  English Department at Penn State University. Previously, he taught at St. Paul’s University in Nairobi, Kenya, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He grew up in St. Louis.  

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at this event. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Health Screening

Saturday, May 18, 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 Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2019

The library will be closed for Memorial Day.
Local Author Event: Dr. Rafia Zafar
Wednesday, May 29 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.

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