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Missouri CLAIM Counselors Are Here for You!

There will be no CLAIM counseling at the library on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Tuesday, Feb. 26.  CLAIM counseling will resume on Tuesday, March 5.  Please call numbers below for telephone assistance.

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.
Film Event: Rejoice & Shout
Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 pm in the Library auditorium

Please join us for a free screening of the acclaimed documentary Rejoice & Shout:

Culled from hundreds of hours of music, tracing the evolution of gospel music through its many styles - the spirituals and early hymns, the four-part harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing, the emergence of "soul," and the blending of rap and hip-hop elements. It connects the history of African-American culture with gospel as it first impacted popular culture at large and captures so much of what is special about this music and African-American Christianity.

Running time is 116 minutes.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
UCity Book Group

Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Andrew Sean Greer's Less. Copies of next month's book will be available at this meeting.
Historic Storytelling by Bobby Norfolk
Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm in the Library Auditorium
 
Join UCPL's celebration of African American history and culture with a lively performance by Emmy award-winning Bobby Norfolk as he presents the story of Henry "Box" Brown and the Underground Railroad.  Enjoy and learn from this true story of a former slave who went to truly heroic lengths for freedom.

There is no charge for this program, and all are welcome.  
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Health Screening

Saturday, March 16, 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.

Local Author Event: Steve Legomsky
Saturday, March 16 at 2:30 pm in the Library auditorium

 
Join us for a discussion with Steve Legomsky about his new novel The Picobe Dilemma, the story of a brilliant neurosurgeon who believes he has found the secret to eternal life, even as his own life is falling apart.  The author is a long-time resident of University City, a Washington University law professor emeritus, and a former member of the Obama administration.

Copies of The Picobe Dilemma will be available for purchase.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. 
Read the Classics Book Group

Tuesday, March 19 at 2 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle at 2 p.m. All are welcome!
Navigating African American Genealogy
Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm in the Library auditorium

African American genealogy may begin with traditional techniques but can quickly face challenges. A strong foundation can navigate through brick walls to rediscover past generations! LaDonna Garner, M.A., historic consultant and professional genealogist, will present a workshop to help you get started with your family's research.  This event is free and all are welcome.
UCity Book Group

Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Madeline Miller's Circe. Copies of next month's book will be available at this meeting.
Author Visit: David Linzee

Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
 
University City author David Linzee will stop by to read from and discuss his new book, Taking the Plunge. This fourth book in his Renata Radleigh Opera Mystery series finds the diva solving a murder at sea, while performing on an opera cruise. The event is free and open to all. Copies of Taking the Plunge will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Author Visit: Christina Fletcher

Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
 
University City author Christina Fletcher will visit UCPL to read from and discuss her latest urban fiction novel, R.E.A.L.: Remember Everyone Ain't Loyal. The event is free and open to all, though Fletcher's books are written for a mature audience. Copies of R.E.A.L. will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Read the Classics Book Group

Tuesday, April 16 at 2 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Five Plays by Anton Chekhov at 2 p.m. All are welcome!
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.

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