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.

Aug
16
Tue
Read the Classics Book Group
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 ONLINE for a lively discussion of Jules Verne’s classic undersea adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for a link to the Zoom discussion.

Aug
17
Wed
RESCHEDULED Outdoor Movie Night: Whale Rider
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 for a movie night featuring the 2002 award-winning film Whale Rider. On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea’s direct descendants. But 11-year-old Pai (Keisha Castle-Hughes) believes she is destined to be the new chief. Written and directed by Niki Caro, Whale Rider is a contemporary story of love, tradition, rejection, and triumph. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 1 hour and 41 minutes. This family-friendly event is free and open to all.

Aug
18
Thu
Eye Thrive vision exams
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Eye Thrive will offer free eye exams and glasses in their mobile vision clinic beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. All services are free of charge, though exams are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis until spots are filled.

All children aged 4-18 are eligible for the free exams and glasses, though a parental consent form must be completed prior to the eye exam. Masks are required on-board the mobile vision clinic (they will be provided, if needed) and capacity on-board is limited, so parents and guardians cannot accompany their children on the vehicle.

For more information, please visit www.eyethrive.org or call 314-736-1400.

Aug
24
Wed
UCity Book Group
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of the National Book Award-winning non-fiction title In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. The ONLINE event will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Sep
5
Mon
Closed for Labor Day
Sep 5 all-day

The Library will be closed all day Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day.

Sep
7
Wed
Modern Segregation in St. Louis
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 for “Modern Segregation in St. Louis,” an online and interactive panel discussion featuring experts on urban culture and politics, and racial identity. This event will focus on local neighborhoods that have historically been most impacted by segregation and racial identity erasure, including Wellston, Cherokee Street, and the Delmar divide.

The four panelists for this event are: Washington University Professor of History Iver Bernstein; Georgie W. Lewis Associate Professor of History at Washington University Douglas Flowe; Assistant Professor in the College of Art at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts and Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Assessment at Washington University Heidi Kolk; and Miller Professor of History and Adjunct Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Eric Sandweiss.

All four panelists have work featured in The Material World of Modern Segregation: St. Louis in the Long Era of Ferguson, a book-length journal that was published earlier this year by Washington University’s The Common Reader.

This online program is free and open to all. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org to receive an email invitation to the Zoom event. The program will also be live-streamed to UCPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Sep
12
Mon
Orcs & Aliens Book Group
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 ONLINE. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

Sep
20
Tue
Read the Classics Book Group
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 ONLINE. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

Sep
21
Wed
Online Author Visit: Julius Hunter
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 for an ONLINE author visit from local TV legend and University City resident Julius Hunter. During this event, Hunter will discuss his new book, Professor Julius K. Hunter’s Stuff You Never Knew About St. Louis History, and share the stories behind his previous books, his long TV career, and his life in St. Louis.

This online program is free and open to all. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org to receive an email invitation to the Zoom event. The program will also be live-streamed to UCPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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

Join us for a lively discussion of Hard Reboot by Django Wexler at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 ONLINE. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.