Ghost Stories with Joyce Slater

Joyce Slater
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

An Evening with Author Alma Katsu

Alma Katsu

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

UCPL offers fishing poles to check out

Check out a fishing pole from UCPL today!

Borrowers are responsible for getting their own fishing license and for following all fishing rules and regulations while using the rod and reel. The Rod and Reel Loaner Program is a project of the Missouri Department of Conservation. For more information about checking out a fishing pole, call the Library at 314-727-3150.

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!