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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.
Author Event: Judy Mundle

Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m.
 
Join us for a visit from award-winning author Judy Mundle as she reads from and discusses her book, The Block Manager: A True Story of Love in the Midst of Japanese American Internment Camps.

The Block Manager is the gripping biography of Janet, an American-born child of Japanese immigrants. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Janet’s life in California was uprooted when thousands of Japanese Americans on the West Coast — including Janet’s family — were forced into internment camps. Because of her brilliant command of English and Japanese, she was assigned the job of block manager. Janet was shuffled between three camps, got married, and had a child while the war raged on.

After enduring the psychological strain of forced incarceration, her very survival was threatened when she joined her husband in post-war Japan as famine gripped the country. Janet remained an American patriot through all her ordeals, holding on to the dream of reuniting with her family in the US. The Block Manager beautifully captures the uncertainty surrounding the internment camps and the gaman—patience with dignity—of the detainees.


Judy and her husband, Craig, live in St. Louis and have three children and one granddaughter.

This event is presented by the Friends of University City Public Library. Copies of The Block Manager will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

 
Silent Book Club

Tuesday, Feb. 4 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!
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of Rosewater by Tade Thompson at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Meet Michael Abron, Chess Pioneer
Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
Join us for a talk by Chess Pioneer Michael Abron, the first African American to play in a sanctioned chess tournament in all 50 states.  He'll share the story of honing his skills, traveling the country, and offering advice to young players.  Be prepared to ask questions!  

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Health Screening
Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9:00 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 Presidents Day

Monday, February 17, 2020

The library will be closed for Presidents Day.
Read the Classics Book Group

Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes at 2 p.m. All are welcome!
Slave Pen to Spectator Sport: Remembering St. Louis's Buried Past
Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm in the Library auditorium
Please join us for a presentation by Bryan Jack, associate professor of historical studies at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville entitled Slave Pen to Spectator Sport: Remembering St. Louis's Buried Past.  The site of the Bernard M. Lynch Slave Pen sits directly across from Busch Stadium.  As millions of baseball fans walk past statues and plaques celebrating Cardinals history, most are unaware that before the Cardinals, the area was a site for selling human beings. The history of the site remains mostly unacknowledged, as do many other locations of St. Louis’s racial past. Historian Bryan Jack uses the existence (and destruction) of this and other sites as an opportunity to explore how St. Louis interacts with its uncomfortable racial history, and often creates a more palatable history under the guise of civic progress.

Refreshments will be offered and all are welcome.
 
Celebrate Local Authors!
Tuesday, February 25 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Library auditorium
 
Join us for an evening that showcases local authors.  Stop by and listen to readings, meet area writers, and purchase books.  

Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome!
UCity Book Group

Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Myla Goldberg's Feast Your Eyes. Copies of next month's book will be available at this meeting.
Silent Book Club

Tuesday, March 3 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!
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Read the Classics Book Group

Tuesday, March 17 at 2 p.m.
 
Join us for a lively discussion of Medea by Euripides at 2 p.m. All are welcome!
Health Screening
Saturday, March 21 at 9:00 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.
U City Book Group

Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
 

Join us for a lively discussion of Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Silent Book Club

Tuesday, April 7 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!
Closed for Easter

Sunday, April 12, 2020

The library will be closed for Easter.
Orcs & Aliens Book Group

Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
 
Join us for a discussion of The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark at 7 p.m. All are welcome!

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