UCPL to host online screening of “In the Executioner’s Shadow” Oct. 19

Join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 for an online screening of the film, In the Executioner’s Shadow. The 2018 documentary explores justice, injustice and the death penalty through three interweaving personal narratives — a former state executioner who nearly executes an innocent person; a Boston Marathon bombing victim who struggles to decide what justice really means; and the parents of a murder victim who face abandoning their values or fighting for the life of their daughter’s killer. The documentary is 40 minutes long and is unrated.

The online screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s co-producer, University City native Rick Stack. A graduate of University City High School, Mr. Stack is an author, professor, and activist dedicated to social justice, with a focus on those impacted by the death penalty. He will be joined in the discussion by Elyse Max, executive director of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, who will offer up-to-date information on the state of death penalty cases in Missouri.

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.

3D printing has returned to UCPL!

Thanks to a grant from the Missouri State Library, we have a brand new Makerbot Replicator+ 3D printer available for use by the public! Print 3D files by dropping off a flash drive with a .makerbot file, or email your file to technology@ucitylibrary.org. This service costs $1 for 30 minutes of print time. Estimates will be available when you submit your print job.

For more information, including instructions on how to create an object for 3D printing and links to download the required free software, visit our 3D printing page.

Check out our new app!

New app
Check out our new app

Created in conjunction with the other libraries of the Municipal Library Consortium, the MLC Libraries of St. Louis app allows you to manage your account, place holds, and search the Library catalog. You can have multiple cards stored and accessible at the same time (perfect for families!), and the app will even store your barcode, which you can use to check out items at UCPL. The app is available in the Apple and Google Play app stores. If you need assistance, call the Library at 314-727-3150 and we’ll happily help you out!