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.

Oct
19
Tue
Read the Classics Book Group
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

beowulf

Join us for a lively discussion of Beowulf: A New Verse Translation translated by Seamus Heaney at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 ONLINE. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

Oct
21
Thu
Author Event: Alma Katsu
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 for an ONLINE discussion from novelist Alma Katsu.  Award-winning author Alma Katsu writes novels that combine historical fiction with supernatural and horror elements. The Hunger (2018), a reimagining of the story of the Donner Party, was named one of NPR’s 100 favorite horror stories, was on numerous Best Books of the Year lists, and continues to be honored as a new classic in horror. Both The Hunger and The Deep were nominated for Stoker and Locus awards for Best Horror Novel. Her most recent book, Red Widow, is her first spy novel, based on a career in intelligence, and is in development with FOX for a TV series.

Ms. Katsu has relocated from the Washington, DC area to the mountains of West Virginia, where she lives with her musician husband Bruce and their two dogs, Nick and Ash.

This event is free and open to all. For information on joining the Zoom event, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

Oct
26
Tue
Ghost Stories with Joyce Slater
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joyce Slater

Join us ONLINE at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 for a night of thrills and chills with Kansas City-based storyteller Joyce Slater. Slater will share both regional and classic scary stories to send shivers down your spine just in time for Halloween. This event will be geared towards adults, so discretion is advised for younger people. Please register to attend this virtual Zoom event by emailing reference@ucitylibrary.org.

 

Oct
27
Wed
UCity Book Group
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of Severance by Ling Ma at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 ONLINE. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

Nov
3
Wed
Missouri: 1821-2221: What is Environmental Justice and Its History in the Midwest
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us ONLINE for the first of three programs exploring explore Missouri’s past, present, and future through an environmental justice lens. The programs will be led by Leah Clyburn, senior training representative with the Sierra Club and co-author of the incisive 2019 report Environmental Racism in St. Louis.

This first program, What is Environmental Justice and Its History in the Midwest, will cover the history of environmental justice in Missouri and create a foundation for the second and third programs.

All three programs in the Missouri: 1821-2221 series are free and open to all, and will be held virtually via Zoom. To participate, please email reference@ucitylibrary.org to register for the Zoom link. The Library will also broadcast the presentation portion of each program on the Library’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

This program series is made possible by the Missouri Bicentennial Grant, which is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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

Throne of the Crescent Moon

Join us for a lively discussion of Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 ONLINE. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

Nov
10
Wed
Missouri: 1821-2221: Environmental Justice and Our Everyday Lives
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us ONLINE for the second of three programs exploring explore Missouri’s past, present, and future through an environmental justice lens. The programs will be led by Leah Clyburn, senior training representative with the Sierra Club and co-author of the incisive 2019 report Environmental Racism in St. Louis.

This second program, Environmental Justice and Our Everyday Lives, will focus on community-organized efforts to address environmental racism in St. Louis and across Missouri.

All three programs in the Missouri: 1821-2221 series are free and open to all, and will be held virtually via Zoom. To participate, please email reference@ucitylibrary.org to register for the Zoom link. The Library will also broadcast the presentation portion of each program on the Library’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

This program series is made possible by the Missouri Bicentennial Grant, which is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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

narrative of sojourner truth

Join us for a lively discussion of The Narrative of Sojourner Truth at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 ONLINE. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

Nov
17
Wed
Missouri: 1821-2221: Environmental Justice and What We Can Do About It
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us ONLINE for the final of three programs exploring explore Missouri’s past, present, and future through an environmental justice lens. The programs will be led by Leah Clyburn, senior training representative with the Sierra Club and co-author of the incisive 2019 report Environmental Racism in St. Louis.

This third program, Environmental Justice and What We Can Do About It, will focus on how environmental justice will shape the future of Missouri.

All three programs in the Missouri: 1821-2221 series are free and open to all, and will be held virtually via Zoom. To participate, please email reference@ucitylibrary.org to register for the Zoom link. The Library will also broadcast the presentation portion of each program on the Library’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

This program series is made possible by the Missouri Bicentennial Grant, which is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

UCity Book Group
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 ONLINE. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.