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Missouri CLAIM Counselors Are Here for You!

There will be no CLAIM counselor at U City Library on Tuesday, September 24.  The counselor will return on Tuesday, October 1.  CLAIM counseling available anytime by phone at 800-390-3330/

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.
Public meeting about Library renovations

Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium
 
University City Public Library invites members of the community to participate in a public meeting to discuss upcoming renovations to the building. During the meeting, members of UCPL’s Board of Trustees, as well as Library administration and staff, will describe details of the plans, as well as answer questions and receive feedback from the public. They are free and open to all. For those who are unable to attend the meeting, visit www.ucitylibrary.org/PropL for more information.
U City Book Group

Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.
 

Join us for a lively discussion of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Voter Registration Day Event
Saturday, September 28, 10 am - 2 pm in the lobby

 
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.  

Voter registration chair Catherine Stenger says, "We want to make sure that every eligible Missouri voter can cast a ballot in 2020."  Don't miss it!
Silent Book Club

Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
 
Join us in the UCPL Board Room for a silent book club. We'll chat a bit, get settled in, and then read whatever we want for a glorious silent hour. Then we'll chat again, discussing what we're reading and offering book recommendations. Free and open to all!
Desegregation in U City: A first-hand account of integration at UCHS in the 1960s

Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.
 
Join us as we celebrate University City High School’s Class of 1969’s 50th reunion with a program that shines a light on how University City dealt with desegregation in the 1960s, told through the eyes of a student who lived it.

Judy Gladney graduated from UCHS in 1969, and her late husband, Eric Vickers, was right on her heels as a member of the class of 1970. The two were among the first African-Americans to attend the high school, which then had a largely white and Jewish student body.

At school, Judy found herself bridging two worlds. She had few white friends, but also had difficulty relating to the few dozen African-American students in her class — as the daughter of a doctor, she came from a different socio-economic strata. Eric Vickers found his high school experience troubling as well, but was more outspoken about it. He participated in a protest demanding that the district hire more black counselors and teachers and purchase more books about the black experience.

At the event, Judy Gladney will share her story, joined by the journalists who worked with her to tell her story for BeforeFergusonBeyondFerguson, an initiative dedicated to illustrating local families’ efforts toward social and educational equity. The program is presented jointly by the Library and BeforeFergusonBeyondFerguson, with support from the Pulitzer Center, and is free and open to all.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Read the Classics Book Group

Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins at 2 p.m. All are welcome!
Health Screening

Saturday, October 19, 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.
UCity Book Group

Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk. Copies of next month's book will be available at this meeting.
Public meeting about Library renovations

Friday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.
 
University City Public Library invites members of the community to participate in a public meeting to discuss upcoming renovations to the building. During the meeting, members of UCPL’s Board of Trustees, as well as Library administration and staff, will describe details of the plans, as well as answer questions and receive feedback from the public. They are free and open to all. For those who are unable to attend the meeting, visit www.ucitylibrary.org/PropL for more information.
Author Event: Ann Leckie

Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a visit from award-winning author Ann Leckie as she reads from and discusses her newest book, The Raven Tower. A New York Times bestselling author, Leckie has also won the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke awards for science fiction writing. The Raven Tower is Leckie’s first work of fantasy. Leckie lives with her family in the St. Louis area.

Shakespearean in scale and tone, The Raven Tower details the parallel struggles between warring gods and human politics. For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through a human ruler chosen by the god himself, and his magic is sustained via the blood sacrifice that every ruler must offer. And under the Raven’s watch, the city flourishes. But the power of the Raven is weakening. A usurper has claimed the throne. The kingdom borders are tested by invaders who long for the prosperity that Vastai boasts. And they have made their own alliances with other gods.
    
This event is presented by the Friends of University City Public Library. Copies of The Raven Tower will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

 
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.
*date changed because the Library is closed Nov. 11*

 
Join us for a discussion of The Windup Girl by Paolo Baciagalupi at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Closed for Veterans Day

Monday, November 11, 2019 - All day

The library will be closed for Veterans Day.

Health Screening

Saturday, November 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.
Read the Classics Book Group

Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes at 2 p.m. All are welcome!
UCity Book Group

Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, the Serial Killer. Copies of next month's book will be available at this meeting.
Closed for Thanksgiving


Thursday & Friday, November 28, & 29, 2019 - all day


The library will be closed for Thanksgiving.

Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse at 7 p.m. All are welcome!

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