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Note About Programming
Cinema St Louis Film Camp - Advanced Stop Motion Film

Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25 at 11 a.m.

AGES 8 TO 17 - MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED A STOP MOTION CAMP

FOR RETURNING CAMPERS! Brian from Cinema St Louis wants to help those who have a passion for filmmaking improve their skills. Using iPads and Legos, students in this film camp will film, edit, and create their own stop motion stories. 

Please call the library at 314-727-3150 or stop by Youth Services to sign up! Spots are limited. 

Masks will be required for this outdoor, in-person event.
Adult Summer Reading: The Portable Frederick Douglass, Discussion 1

Wednesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us online for this first discussion of The Portable Frederick Douglass, a collection of autobiographical works, speeches, and journalism by the abolitionist and former slave. This discussion will take place via Zoom and is free and open to all. Send an email to reference@ucitylibrary.org to receive an email invitation to take part in the discussion for this and the other programs in the Adult Summer Reading program. These events will also be live-streamed onto the UCPL Facebook page and YouTube channel.

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisionsof the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library,a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Outdoor Gaming

Thursday, June 24 at 6 p.m.

​TEENS

It's the triumphant return of UCity gaming! Join our teen librarians and enjoy our brand new outdoor projector set up. Optimized for your enjoyment. Repeating on 2nd and 4th Thursdays in June and July.

Masks will be required at this in-person event.
Adult Summer Reading: The Life of Frederick Douglass with author David Walker

Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us online for this a virtual visit from author David Walker, as he discusses The Life of Frederick Douglass, a graphic biography of the abolitionist and former slave, and one of our three titles for the Adult Summer Reading Big Book Challenge. This program will take place via Zoom and is free and open to all. Send an email to reference@ucitylibrary.org to receive an email invitation to take part in the discussion for this and the other programs in the Adult Summer Reading program. These events will also be live-streamed onto the UCPL Facebook page and YouTube channel.

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisionsof the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library,a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Chef Bananas!

Tuesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.

ALL AGES

Chef Bananas will cook up the recipe that guarantees everyone is having the time of their lives. With a focus on comedy, chef's family magic show recipe is unlike anything you and your guests have seen before. He will have your guests rolling on the floor laughing one minute, and on their feet clapping the next. His typical show includes hot dogs, fire, carrots, frogs, cupcakes, balloons, and a load of BANANAS!

Register in person, online here, or by calling us at 314-727-3150. Advanced registration is required in order to help us maintain social distancing protocols. Masks will be required at this in-person event.
Origamithon

Thursday, July 1 at 6 p.m.

TEENS

Friends, Fun, Folding!

The University City Public Library is participaing in a nationwide origami crane drive in memory of the lives lost to COVID-19. We provide the paper and teach any who want to participate how to fold a paper crane. If you are unable to attend, there is a folding station available in Youth Services from May 18 - June 23.
Closed for Independence Day


Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5 ALL DAY
 


The library will be closed for Independence Day Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5.

Storytime with Ms W

Wednesday, July 7 at 10 a.m.

CHILDREN

Come and enjoy the fabulous Ms W as she shares her favorite stories, songs, and rhymes. Go home with a brand new book!

Masks will be required at this in-person event.
Outdoor Gaming

Thursday, July 8 at 6 p.m.

​TEENS

It's the triumphant return of UCity gaming! Join our teen librarians and enjoy our brand new outdoor projector set up. Optimized for your enjoyment. Repeating on 2nd and 4th Thursdays in June and July.

Masks will be required at this in-person event.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, July 12 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson at 7 p.m. online. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.
Storytime with Ms W

Wednesday, July 14 at 10 a.m.

CHILDREN

Come and enjoy the fabulous Ms W as she shares her favorite stories, songs, and rhymes. Go home with a brand new book!

Masks will be required at this in-person event.
Jackbox Games vs The Librarians

Thursday, July 15 at 6 p.m.

Participate online in this mash up of Jeopardy meets Whose Line is it Anyways. Viewers will vote on their own devices as staff and volunteers play Jackbox Games. You decide the best answers and crown the winner! (And find out which of our YS Staff is the funniest)

Register in person, online here, or by calling Youth Services at 314-727-3150. Advanced registration is required to participate in the ONLINE portion of the event.
Ms W and Robert's Read and Sing Aloud

Wednesday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m.

ALL AGES

Join UCity Public Library's own Ms. W and her guitar toting friend Robert as they read aloud favorite stories and sing interactive songs in this family friendly event.

Register in person, online here, or by calling us at 314-727-3150. Advanced registration is required in order to help us maintain social distancing protocols. Masks will be required at this in-person event.
Outdoor Gaming

Thursday, July 22 at 6 p.m.

​TEENS

It's the triumphant return of UCity gaming! Join our teen librarians and enjoy our brand new outdoor projector set up. Optimized for your enjoyment. Repeating on 2nd and 4th Thursdays in June and July.

Masks will be required at this in-person event.
Adult Summer Reading: The Good Lord Bird Online Discussion

Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us online for this first discussion of The Good Lord Bird by James McBride, covering parts 1 & 2 of the novel. This discussion will take place via Zoom and is free and open to all. Send an email to reference@ucitylibrary.org to receive an email invitation to take part in the discussion for this and the other programs in the Adult Summer Reading program. These events will also be live-streamed onto the UCPL Facebook page and YouTube channel.

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisionsof the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library,a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Adult Summer Reading: The Portable Frederick Douglass, Discussion 2

Wednesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us online for this second discussion of The Portable Frederick Douglass, a collection of autobiographical works, speeches, and journalism by the abolitionist and former slave. This discussion will take place via Zoom and is free and open to all. Send an email to reference@ucitylibrary.org to receive an email invitation to take part in the discussion for this and the other programs in the Adult Summer Reading program. These events will also be live-streamed onto the UCPL Facebook page and YouTube channel.

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisionsof the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library,a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Tails and Tales Finisher's Party

Thursday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.

As a HUGE thank you to all the readers that completed thier summer reading challenge, University City Public Library will happily host our Finisher's Party in-person this year! Snacks, Animals, and Prizes will abound in this final celebration of our Tails and Tales journey.

Masks will be required at this in-person event.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a lively discussion of The Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia at 7 p.m. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.
Adult Summer Reading: The Portable Frederick Douglass, Discussion 3

Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us online for this third discussion of The Portable Frederick Douglass, a collection of autobiographical works, speeches, and journalism by the abolitionist and former slave. This discussion will take place via Zoom and is free and open to all. Send an email to reference@ucitylibrary.org to receive an email invitation to take part in the discussion for this and the other programs in the Adult Summer Reading program. These events will also be live-streamed onto the UCPL Facebook page and YouTube channel.

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisionsof the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library,a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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