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Missouri CLAIM Counselors Are Here for You!

 

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.
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.
Linocut Printmaking Workshop with Artist Stephen Wiggins

Saturday, May 11 from 1-4 p.m.
 
Learn how to make art through linocut printmaking with artist Stephen Wiggins in this three-hour workshop. Wiggins will show you how to carve designs and images in linoleum that can then be used to create prints on paper. All materials will be provided for this free program for teens and adults.

This workshop is presented as part of the Library's American Creed: Community Conversations program series. Workshop participants are encouraged (though certainly not required) to submit their work for inclusion in August's Illustrating American Creed community art exhibition in The Gallery. For more information on either the workshop or the exhibition, call 314-727-3150.

American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
Closed for Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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

Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of The Power by Naomi Alderman at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
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.

Friends of the Library Trivia Night

Saturday, May 18 — 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 18. 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. 
 
Local Author Event: Dr. Rafia Zafar
Wednesday, May 22 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.
Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2019

The library will be closed for Memorial Day.
Author Event: Justin Phillip Reed
Wednesday, June 5 at 7pm in the library auditorium

Please join us in welcoming poet Justin Phillip Reed, winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry for Indecency (Coffee House Press, 2018), which Library Journal called, “one of a kind brilliant.” The National Book Award poetry jury celebrated the book as “political and personal, tender, daring, and insightful,” and Vox praised it as “an unflinching exploration of power, race, sexuality, gender, the personal and the political.”

Born and raised in South Carolina, Reed was a three-time high school expellee and an ex-college dropout. He went on to receive his BA in creative writing at Tusculum College and his MFA in poetry at Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as Junior Writer-in-Residence. 

Copies of Indecency will be available for purchase at this event.  

Don't miss this very special opportunity!
Author Visit: Steve Pick & Amanda Doyle

Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m.
 
Meet authors Steve Pick and Amanda Doyle who will be here to discuss their new book, St. Louis Sound: an Illustrated Timeline. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

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