Experience Chado (Way of Tea) on June 6

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 for a Japanese tea ceremony presentation by Yuko Kitajima, Director of the Japan America Society of St. Louis. Learn about the complexity and simplicity of Japanese spirituality and the historical and cultural significance of Chado over a bowl of Matcha tea prepared just for you.

This free program is intended for teen and adult audiences, and will take place at the former University United Methodist Church (across the parking lot from our temporary space).

Language learning with your UCPL card

Now available at UCPL: Mango Languages! Choose from more than 70 world languages to learn via computer or on your mobile device, from anywhere, at any time. Enjoy native speaker audio and cultural context that will fully immerse you in the language. 

Learn any (or many!) languages for free at https://connect.mangolanguages.com/ucitylibrary/start or by clicking the Mango Languages link on the Research & Learning page of our website. All you need is a UCPL card to get started.

You can also download the Mango app to learn on the go! Search for “Mango Languages” in your device’s app store. Call 314-727-3150 or email reference@ucitylibrary.org for more information.

Lots of virtual author talks coming up!

We’re excited to launch a virtual author talk series that features bestselling, award-winning, and highly acclaimed authors from around the world, thanks to a partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. The featured writers and thought leaders will cover a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres. 

The free, virtual series takes place two to three times a month and includes the opportunity to ask questions to the author.  Check out a complete list of events, both upcoming and archived, at https://libraryc.org/ucitylibrary.

Check out our genealogy databases!

Genealogists rejoice! We’re excited to announce that we recently added HeritageHub to our list of online resources. This database provides access to millions of newspaper obituaries dating back to 1704 and spanning all 50 states. HeritageHub joins HeritageQuest (a resource that provides access to U.S. and Canadian historical censuses, Freedman’s records, and U.S. Indian census rolls) as UCPL’s databases dedicated to genealogy. Access to HeritageHub and HeritageQuest is free with your UCPL card, and is available on the Genealogy Resources page of our website.

For more genealogical assistance, we’ve also added a link to FamilySearch, the world’s largest free online genealogical resource, with more than 2 billion historical records from around the world.

For more information, email our reference librarians at reference@ucitylibrary.org or give us a call at 314-727-3150.