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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.
Health Screening

Saturday, Aug. 22 from 8-10:30 a.m.
 
Volunteer doctors and nurses from Health Protection and Education Services will hold a free health screening event in the UCPL parking lot from 8-10:30 a.m. The event will feature free blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and hemoglobin tests, as well as opportunities to videoconference with physicians one-on-one at no charge. HPES will also provide free legal services via videoconferences with an attorney. The attorney will be able to answer questions relating to food stamps, child care assistance, Gateway to Better Health, and Medicaid for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled.

Appointments are required. Please call 314-448-7373 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Take and Make - Samurai Hats

Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Available in Youth Services, our latest Take and Make craft kit! This time, you can fold and decorate your own wearable Samurai Hat from craft paper. Pick up a kit now! Make it yourself or email youthservices@ucitylibrary.org to register for the online craftivity hour and create with friends!
Big Book Challenge: Infinite Jest Book Discussion

Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for an online discussion of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, pages 663-end (and associated endnotes!). Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for information on joining the Zoom meeting.
Animal Crossing Garage Sale

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 from 12 p.m - 7 p.m.

Youth Services is hosting an open-house style garage sale for all our Animal Crossing fans! Patrons are encouraged to bring their Switch to the YS department where each person will be given 15 minutes to run around our library's island and collect any items, recipes, or clothes that they'd like to take back to their own island home.
Big Book Challenge: Infinite Jest Book Discussion

Thursday, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m.
 
Join us for an online discussion of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, pages 663-end (and associated endnotes!). Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for information on joining the Zoom meeting.
Closed for Labor Day


Monday, September 7, 2020 - All day


The library will be closed for Labor Day.

Orcs and Aliens Book Group

Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a lively discussion of The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal at 7 p.m. online. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.
Voter Registration Drive

Saturday, Sept. 28 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.
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.
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.