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.

Opera discussion: The Magic Flute
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 for an ONLINE discussion of The Magic Flute, Mozart’s whimsical and timeless opera. This is the final discussion focusing on the operas of Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ 2022 festival season; each discussion will be led by one of Opera Theatre’s docents.

Each of the four presentations in this series will take place online and are free and open to all. Email to receive an email invitation to the Zoom event. Each event will also be live-streamed to UCPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

First Day to Report for Youth Summer Reading
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Our volunteers and staff are ready to take your report! Any time that you’ve spent reading since May 13 can be counted toward earning Benchmark, Bonus, and GRAND prizes. If you don’t have a recording sheet you can pick one up at the library or print one at home using the forms below.

Time Sheet – 2022 Counting Books (Birth – 3)
Time Sheet – 2022 Counting Minutes (4 and up)

Youth Summer Reading Kickoff with The Bubble Bus
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Youth Services Department and The Bubble Bus as they celebrate the beginning of summer reading at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 in the parking lot at 6900 Delmar Blvd.

UCity Book Group
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us ONLINE at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 for a lively discussion of the second half (page 303 through the end) of Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. The first half was discussed in the April meeting. For an invitation to this Zoom-based meeting, email

Youth Summer – Teen Take and Make Available
May 26 all-day

Grab a Take and Make kit from the library! This summer’s kits for teens are:

Bath Bombs – Relax at Home
Bake & a Book – Dinosaur Edition
Miniature Masterpieces – Library Art Showcase
STL Selfie Bingo – Bonus prize for silliest photos!

Closed for Memorial Day
May 30 all-day

The Library will be closed all day Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

Martika Daniels Fire Eating & Stunt Show
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

With over a decade of sideshow entertainment industry experience, Martika Daniels is one of the most in-demand sideshow performers in the Midwest. Fusing Fire Eating, Circus Performance, and Interactive Stunts, this Teen-centered program is sure to be an experience to remember!

Join us as we proudly present The Martika Show in the courtyard of University United Methodist Church on June 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Youth Summer – Family Night
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Youth Services in the courtyard of the former University United Methodist church at the corner of Trinity and Washington Aves for a wet and wacky Family Fun Night! The littles can play water games while the older kids can dunk on Ms Erin at Water Balloon Basketball. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. on June 7. Can’t wait to see you there!

Adult Summer Reading Keynote Kickoff with Melody Jue
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Help us kick off our Secrets of the Deep Adult Summer Reading Program at 7 p.m. ONLINE. Melody Jue is an associate professor of English at UC Santa Barbara working across the fields of ocean humanities, science fiction, science studies, and media theory. Her lecture “Diving into Reading” will explore themes of experiencing culture and the arts through water and prepare us for a summer of reading!

Most of the Adult Summer Reading programs will take place online and all are free and open to all. Email to receive an email invitation to the Zoom event. Each event will also be live-streamed to UCPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Youth Summer – Teen Game Night
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

June 9 is the night we bring out the VR headsets, the projector, the Switch, and the snacks! Its a laid back hang out with plenty of digital fun. See you at 6:30 p.m.!