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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 at least March 31.
  • 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.
Technology and Privacy Information

CANCELLED
Saturday, March 28 from noon-2 p.m. in the lobby

 
Representatives of Washington University's Community Service Committee for the Technology and Privacy Law Society will be on hand to help Library visitors check to see if their personal information is secure on their electronic devices. The committee will be able to provide assistance checking a variety of devices' security settings, and offer advice on how to maintain privacy in a digital world. This service is free and open to all.
Silent Book Club

Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.
 
Join us in the UCPL Board Room for a silent book club. We'll chat a bit, get settled in, and then read whatever we want for a glorious silent hour. Then we'll chat again, discussing what we're reading and offering book recommendations. Free and open to all!
Author Event: David Linzee

Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

Join us as we host local author David Linzee as he reads from and discusses Bloodguilty, the fifth book in his series of Renata Radleigh opera mysteries. Bloodguilty finds mezzo soprano Renata back in St. Louis, finally settled into a happy life and soaring career, when a priceless work is stolen from the art museum in the middle of Renata's performance there.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Closed for Easter

Sunday, April 12, 2020

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

Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Health Screening
Saturday, April 18 at 9:00 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.

The Siteman Cancer Center Mammography Van will be on-site for this screening, with appointments beginning at 8:30 a.m. Free screenings will be given to women aged 40 or older, but appointments are required. Call 314-747-7222 or 800-600-3606 (press option #2) to schedule a screening.
Read the Classics Book Group

Tuesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. 
 

Join us for a lively discussion of Primo Levi's The Periodic Table at 2 p.m. All are welcome!
UCity Book Group

Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Colson Whitehead's The Nickel Boys. Copies of next month's book will be available at this meeting.
Friends of the Library Trivia Night

Saturday, May 9 — Doors are at 6:30 p.m., Questions start at 7 p.m.

 
The Friends of the University City Public Library’s popular Trivia Night is back! Join us Saturday, May 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first question will be posed at 7 p.m. Tables for 8 are $160, or come by yourself and meet new friends — an individual admission is $20. Prizes, great food, and fun are promised. Trivia Night is a fundraiser to support Friends’ programs for the library. Register at the Library in person or calling 314-727-3150. 
 
Closed for Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The library will be closed for Mother's Day.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Health Screening
Saturday,May 16 at 9:00 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 25, 2020

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

Monday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Health Screening
Saturday, June 20 at 9:00 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 21, 2020

The library will be closed for Father's Day.
Closed for Independence Day

Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2020

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

Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Mary Robinette Kowal's The Calculating Stars at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon at 7 p.m. All are welcome!

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