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.

Jun
29
Wed
Author Event: Deesha Philyaw
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

After reading and discussing The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 for an ONLINE visit from author Deesha Philyaw. In addition to the awards she’s received for The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Philyaw’s work has been listed as Notable in the Best American Essays series, and her writing on race, parenting, gender, and culture has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Brevity, dead housekeeping, Apogee Journal, Catapult, Harvard Review, ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Baltimore Review, TueNight, Ebony and Bitch magazines, and various anthologies.

Philyaw is also a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow and will be the 2022-2023 John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. She is  a past Pushcart Prize nominee for essay writing in Full Grown People. Philyaw lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

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

Jul
11
Mon
Orcs & Aliens Book Group
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson at 7 p.m. Monday, July 11 ONLINE. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

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

Join us for a lively discussion of The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor, the fantastic true story of a sailor was shipwrecked in the Caribbean for 10 days before washing ashore in his native Colombia, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The discussion takes place ONLINE at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for a Zoom invitation to the free event.

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

Join us for an ONLINE discussion of Mat Johnson’s Pym at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Email reference@ucitylibrary.org for a link to the Zoom discussion.

Aug
3
Wed
Outdoor Movie Night: Whale Rider
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 for a parking lot 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 will take place in the parking lot at our temporary location (6900 Delmar Blvd) and is free and open to all.

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

Join us for a lively discussion of Black Water Sister by Zen Cho at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 ONLINE. For information on joining the Zoom meeting, email reference@ucitylibrary.org.

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
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
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.