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Missouri CLAIM Counselors Are Here for You!

Tuesdays from 1-3:30pm - Starting again in January 2017!

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.
Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, March 28 from 3-7 p.m.

Help the Red Cross save lives! We'll be having a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 28 from 3-7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org; use sponsor code: ucitylibrary

Contact the Library at 314-727-3150 for more information
 
Computer Class - Web Email Accounts

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

Web Email Accounts: Sign up for a free email account and learn the basics. Computer classes are free and do not require registration. All classes last an hour.
Computer Class - Intro to Word 2013

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

Intro to Word 2013: Learn Word 2013 Basics. Computer classes are free and do not require registration. All classes last an hour.
Film Screening and Discussion - Pioneers of African-American Cinema
Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 6:30pm in the Library auditorium
This film collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind, containing a dozen feature-length films and nearly twice as many shorts and rare fragments.  Join us for a screening of the historic silent film The Scar of Shame (1927) moderated by Dr. Rafia Zafar, Washington University Professor of English, African and African American & American Culture Studies.  Dr. Zafar will introduce the film and take questions after.  Running time for The Scar of Shame is 86 minutes.

Audio description will be provided for sight-impaired patrons.  This service is graciously provided by Mind's Eye Radio.  Please call Kathleen at the library 314.727.3150 for more information.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

This program is offered through the generous support of the Friends of the University City Public Library.
 
First Friday Free Film (and popcorn) Series
Friday, April 7 @ 10:30 am in the library auditorium
Sponsored by University City Senior Services

Movies will be shown on the first Friday of the month at 10:30 am in the library auditorium. This month's film is:

All of Me: 
A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. However, something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.
Artist Reception

Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Meet artists Amy Barmann, Chip Beers, Larry Eisenberg, Travis Pennekamp and Jim Santen and admire "Spark" on display in The Gallery through April 28th.

Author Visit: David Linzee

Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us as local author David Linzee stops by to discuss his latest book, One Fell Swoop at 7 p.m.  The book features Mezzo-soprano Renata Radleigh in a mystery set in St. Louis. This is the second book in the series that started with Spur of the Moment. The event is free and open to all. Copies of book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Readings in History

Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Jon Meacham's Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Computer Class - Digital LIbrary Resources

Wednesday, April 12,  2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to use the many digital resources available through the library.  Computer classes are free and do not require registration.  All classes last an hour.
Health Screening

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 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 16, 2017

The library will be closed for Easter.
Computer Class - Intro to Social Media

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

An introduction to social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Computer classes are free and do not require registration.  All classes last an hour.
Bee & Butterfly Expert Ed Spevak

Thurday, April 20, 2017 7 p.m. in the library auditorium
 
The Friends of the University City Public Library are partnering with U City in Bloom and The Green Center to bring Ed Spevak, Curator of Invertebrates at the St. Louis Zoo, to speak at the Library on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Dr. Spevak is an expert on native bees, butterflies, and other invertebrate pollinators. His presentation is entitled: “Native Pollinators: Who are they? Why should we care? How can we help?” Discover the diversity of pollinators found in our area especially the native bees, understand their importance to us and nature and how we can help in their survival in our own front yards, backyards and fields. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
Computer Class - Job Hunting Online

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to look for and apply for jobs online. Computer classes are free and do not require registration.  All classes last an hour.
National Days of Remembrance Observances
Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30pm in the Library auditorium
Join us for the first of two evenings planned in recognition of the 2017 National Days of Remembrance of victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.  This annual commemoration is established by Congress and led by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.   University City Public Library is proud to participate in this annual recognition.

Wednesday's event is a discussion of contemporary issues concerning refugees, both in St. Louis and worldwide.  We are pleased to welcome P. Ariel Burgess, Vice President of the International Institute of Metro St. Louis, and Jessica Mayo, an attorney with M.I.C.A., the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project.  Both speakers will share their expertise and experience, and will take questions from the audience.

There is no charge for this program.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
 
U City Book Group

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of Viet Dinh's After Disasters. We'll also have copies of next month's title available. All are welcome!
National Days of Remembrance Observances
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Library auditorium
Join us for the second of two evenings planned in recognition of the 2017 National Days of Remembrance of victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.  This annual commemoration is established by Congress and led by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.   University City Public Library is proud to participate in this annual recognition.

Thursday's event features a screening of the film Denial, starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson and based on the Deborah Lipstadt book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.  Lipstadt, a Holocaust scholar, was sued by Holocaust denier David Irving for libel.

The film will be moderated by Daniel Reich, curator and director education at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.  

This film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 111 min.  

There is no charge for this event.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Readings in History

Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Rick Perlstein's The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Closed for Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The library will be closed for Mother's Day.

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