Calendar

Check here for all of the upcoming events at UCPL. If you have questions about any of them, give us a call at 314-727-3150.

May
27
Mon
Memorial Day Run
May 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Support University City institutions and take part in a long-standing tradition! The 50thAnnual Memorial Day Run is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 27 at the University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd. The annual run benefits the University City Public Library, U City in Bloom, and The Green Center. The event features 5K, 10K, and 1-mile fun run distances. For registration information, visit https://www.ucitymemorialdayrun.org/registration and we’ll see you at the starting line!
May
29
Wed
Adult Summer Reading Big Book Challenge Kickoff Event
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pick up your copy of The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe and meet your fellow readers! Then stick around for a keynote presentation from Dr. Joya Uraizee at 7 p.m. Dr. Uraizee is Professor of English at Saint Louis University, where she teaches African and postcolonial literature and film. She is the author of three books: This is No Place for a Woman: Nadine Gordimer, Nayantara Sahgal, Buchi Emecheta and the Politics of Gender (2000), In the Jaws of the Leviathan: Genocide Fiction and Film (2010) and Writing That Breaks Stones: African Child Soldier Narratives (2020). She is currently working on a manuscript on African child refugee narratives. She has also published several articles on same sex desire in east African cinema, memory in African cinema, migrant African children, and religious fanaticism in Bollywood movies. Dr. Uraizee is currently president of the African Literature Association, an international organization that promotes African literature, writers, and artists to a world-wide audience.
May
30
Thu
Yoga at the Library
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the auditorium for a free one-hour yoga class. Taught by independent yoga instructor Paul Cunningham, the class is open to all levels of yoga practitioners. Cunningham will teach basic-level yoga postures, breathwork, and dynamic movements designed to increase range of mobility in our joints and muscles. Options will be offered for increased challenge for those who want to go deeper into poses, as well as variations to make poses more accessible as needed.

The yoga class is intended for adults and teens. Please bring your own yoga mat. To register, please call the reference desk at 314-727-3150 or email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

May
31
Fri
Adventure Begins! Family Movie Night
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the Auditorium to have some popcorn and watch a free movie to test drive our new projector and sound system!

This program is suited for all ages of children. Movie rated G or PG.

Jun
3
Mon
Online Author Visit: Matt Shindell
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You’re invited to come learn alongside Matt Shindell, National Air and Space Museum Curator, as he introduces viewers to historical figures who have made sense of Mars and its secrets, in an online discussion of the book For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet on Monday, June 3 at 1 p.m. via digital live-stream.

Register now!

Jun
4
Tue
Adventure Begins! Chef Bananas presents: Blake Bailey
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our friend, Chef Bananas, won’t be able to perform his scheduled show, but his friend, Blake Bailey is coming to the rescue!

Blake’s incredible show features a seal puppet, juggling, circus tricks, tons of magic, and more. It’s a variety act that’ll have your kids bouncing off the walls with excitement. If you’d like to see more about Blake’s show, check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDtYo7OZTbQ

Jun
6
Thu
Yoga at the Library
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the auditorium for a free one-hour yoga class. Taught by independent yoga instructor Paul Cunningham, the class is open to all levels of yoga practitioners. Cunningham will teach basic-level yoga postures, breathwork, and dynamic movements designed to increase range of mobility in our joints and muscles. Options will be offered for increased challenge for those who want to go deeper into poses, as well as variations to make poses more accessible as needed.

The yoga class is intended for adults and teens. Please bring your own yoga mat. To register, please call the reference desk at 314-727-3150 or email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

Jun
10
Mon
Adventure Begins! Earth & Space Explorers Camp with Mad Science
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Discover the world around you as you investigate everything from the earth below to the skies above. Explore nature around you and find out how science can help us to protect our planet. Contemplate communication as you converse in codes. Experience how Newton’s laws are at work in your favorite sports and join the ranks of space scientists examining the mysteries of the solar system!

This week long camp runs from Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14, starting at Noon and ending at 3 p.m. each day. Campers must be between the ages of 5 and 11 years old. To sign up your child, call Youth Services at 314-727-3150 or email youthservices@ucitylibrary.org.

Advanced registration is required. Spots are limited.

Support for this camp was provided by Cardinals Cares and the St. Louis Cardinals Redbird Rookies Program.

Orcs & Aliens Book Group
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10 in the UCPL makerspace. Email Kara at kkrekeler@ucitylibrary.org for more information.

Jun
11
Tue
Adventure Begins! Earn-A-Computer Camp with STL Bworks
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Earn-A-Computer is a hands-on class that introduces young people ages 8 to 17 to the inner workings and possibilities of computers and the internet — all while getting set to take home a refurbished computer upon successful completion of the course. After completing a consecutive series of six (90-minute) classes digging into everything from online safety to programming and presentation-building, students receive a refurbished computer of their very own.

Students who commit to this series will meet for six Tuesday mornings, beginning each week at 10 a.m. (with each class ending at 11:30 a.m.). The first class meeting is Tuesday, June 11, and graduation day (the final class, when students will present what they’ve learned and take their computers home!) will be Tuesday, July 16. Students must attend all six consecutive classes to earn their computer.

This course will take place at University City Public Library, located at 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130. A parent/guardian must attend the first 15 minutes of the first of the six classes. We limit each family to two registrants per session, and students must be between the ages of 8-17.

The operating system we install is Linux Mint OS (not Windows or Mac OS).

Advanced Registrations is required as spots are limited. Register AT THIS LINK.

Support for this camp was provided by the Friends of the Library.