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Note About Programming
Read the Classics Book Group

Tuesday, April 20 at 2 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Angel by Elizabeth Taylor at 2 p.m. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for information on joining the Zoom event.
Opera Discussion: Gianni Schicchi

Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
UCPL and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis invite you to join us for a discussion of Gianni Schicchi, Puccini’s comic masterpiece of dysfunctional families, led by Opera Theatre docent and U City resident Ingrid Neuefeind. Gianni Schicchi will be performed as part of the Opera Theatre’s festival season, on a double bill with Highway 1, USA.

This is the second in a series of online programs presented by UCPL and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, all of which are free and open to all. Send an email to reference@ucitylibrary.org to receive an email invitation to the Zoom event to take part in the live question-and-answer sessions for this and the other programs in the series. Thiese events will also be live-streamed onto the UCPL Facebook page and YouTube channel.
UCity Book Group

Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us online for a lively discussion of Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for information on how to participate in the Zoom discussion.
Opera Discussion: Highway 1, USA

Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
UCPL and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis invite you to join us for an online discussion of the opera Highway 1, USA. Opera Theatre docent Chakita Jackson will lead the discussion on this intimate dramatic opera, which was composed by “the dean of African-American composers” William Grant Still. Highway 1, USA will be performed as part of Opera Theatre's festival season, as part of a double bill with Puccini's Gianni Schicci.

This is the third in a series of online programs presented by UCPL and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, all of which are free and open to all. Send an email to reference@ucitylibrary.org to receive an email invitation to the Zoom event to take part in the live question-and-answer sessions for this and the other programs in the series. Thiese events will also be live-streamed onto the UCPL Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Opera Discussion: La Voix Humaine

Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
UCPL and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis invite you to join us for an online discussion of La Voix Humaine, one of four short works that will be featured in the Opera Theatre’s On the Battlefield of Broken Hearts program in June. Opera Theatre docent Rose Nester will lead this presentation, which will explore the gender dynamics and sexual power of this 20th Century French work.

This is the final presentation in a series of online programs presented by UCPL and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, all of which are free and open to all. Send an email to reference@ucitylibrary.org to receive an email invitation to the Zoom event to take part in the live question-and-answer sessions for this and the other programs in the series. Thiese events will also be live-streamed onto the UCPL Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Friends of the Library Trivia Night

ONLINE at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8

 
The Friends of the University City Public Library will present its annual trivia night fundraiser for the Library via Zoom. This event has long been the Friends’ trademark fundraiser for the University City Public Library, and the Friends decided that the Library’s closure and the state’s social distancing policies shouldn’t stop the fun. Rather, they decided to move the event online, and allow teams to compete from the comfort of their own homes. Given the fundraising nature of the event and the unusual circumstances of this year’s trivia night, no cash prizes will be awarded. Teams will compete for bragging rights only.

For those who wish to join the fun, send a check for $20 per player to: Friends of the University City Public Library c/o Jo Seltzer, 8001 Cornell Ave, University City, MO 63130. Please include your email address with the check. For those registering after May 1, it is possible to pay by credit card through PayPal. Email your number of players to UCLibraryFriends987@gmail.com and you will be invoiced, and sent Zoom instructions after payment. All payments must be received by May 7. As always, if you wish to play, but do not have a team, the Friends will provide you one.
Closed for Mother's Day

Sunday, May 9, 2021

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

Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a discussion of Hench by Natalie Walschots at 7 p.m. online. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.
UCity Book Group

Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively online discussion of the National Book Award-winning Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for more information on joining this Zoom meeting..
Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 31, 2021

The library will be closed for Memorial Day.
Memorial Day Run


Monday, May 31 at 7 a.m.
 

The Memorial Day Run benefits The Green Center, U City in Bloom and the University City Public library.  Register or volunteer online for this great community event.

Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, June 14 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a discussion of The First Sister by Linden Lewis at 7 p.m. online. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.
Closed for Father's Day

Sunday, June 20, 2021

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

Monday, July 12 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson at 7 p.m. online. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. ONLINE
 
Join us for a lively discussion of The Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia at 7 p.m. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.
Closed for Labor Day


Monday, September 6, 2021 - All day


The library will be closed for Labor Day.

Closed for Veterans Day


Thursday, November 11, 2021 - All day

The library will be closed for Veterans Day.