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Friday, May 10, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Participants will have a chance to meet representatives from several area nonprofits, learn more about their work and find out what they can do to get involved.
The University City Public Library will host a service fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11. Participants will have a chance to meet representatives from several area nonprofits, learn more about their work and find out what they can do to get involved. A few of the many organizations attending include: This event will take place in the Library’s auditorium. Refreshments will be served, and there is no charge for admission.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The deadline for 2013-2014 submissions will be in April, and a jury of local artists will meet in May to choose the exhibitors for the next year.
THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library is seeking applicants for juried one-month shows for its 32nd season. According to a press release from the Library, the large dedicated exhibition space of 1,250 sq. ft. is suitable only for wall-mounted work. The Library is not able to accommodate free-standing pieces or works requiring display cases. To Apply Applicants should be familiar with the space and have sufficient work to mount a one- or two-person exhibit. Exhibitors are chosen by a jury of local artists. A short resume of artistic background, 12 images of recent work on a CD, and a list with dimensions and medium of each piece are required. Send or bring entries to THE GALLERY, University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd…
Monday, April 1, 2013
The speech will be held Wednesday, April 10.
Sara Moses, a former University City resident, will speak Wednesday, April 10, at the University City Public Library. Moses will speak about her experiences as a child survivor of the Holocaust, according to a press release from the library. She spoke about her experiences in Sun Valley Idaho in 2011. The Idaho Mountain Express covered the event. Read about her speech here. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Holocaust Remembrance Day is Monday, April 8, 2013. The 2013 theme for the Days of Remembrance is "Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs." This event will take place in the Library’s auditorium at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and there is no charge for admission. All are welcome; the Library recommends …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The event is hosted by the Friends of the University City Public Library.
It's trivia time! The Friends of the University City Public Library will hold its annual trivia night in May. The event will be held Saturday, May 18, at the University City Public Library auditorium. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first question will be posed at 7 p.m. The cost of the event is $160 per table of eight. Individual admission is $20. The trivia night is a fundraiser to support Friends’ programs for the library, according to the Library. Interested parties can register at the Library in person or by phone at 314-727-3150.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Gail Cassilly will discuss her memoir, Saltwater.
On Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m., the Friends of the University City Public Library, will host an evening with Gail Cassilly, who will discuss her book, Saltwater. Stepping out from the shadow of her former husband, the late Bob Cassilly, the author reveals the complex woman she is: a former nun who was a member of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa and served in Malawi for almost a decade; a well-regarded sculptor and artist; co-founder with Bob of the unique “City Museum;” mother; and a gifted writer. The program is free and open to all – a very brief business meeting will precede the reading as this event serves as the Annual Meeting of the Friends group. Copies of Saltwater will be available for purchase (cash and check …
Friday, February 1, 2013
A reception for the artist is Friday, Feb. 1.
The February exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library entitled “Re-Collections” features mixed media pieces by local artist Lauren Younge. A reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, from 6-8 p.m. in THE GALLERY. The work will be on display Feb. 1-27 and may be viewed during normal library hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 -5 p.m. The library will be closed Feb. 18 for President’s Day. Exhibits in THE GALLERY are made possible in part by a grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Local landscape watercolors and photographs are part of the January exhibit at the University City Public Library.
The January exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library entitled “Solitude” features landscape watercolors and photographs by local artists Ella Brown, Dan Esarey, Jennifer Meahan and Valerie Snyder. A reception will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2-4 p.m. in THE GALLERY. The work is on display January 3–30 and may be viewed during normal library hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Exhibits in THE GALLERY are made possible in part by a grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The showing begins Monday, Dec. 3 and continues until Dec. 30.
The University City Public Library will be displaying the artwork of illustrator Matt Hirschfeld in its upstairs gallery. This exhibit will showcase over 20 of Hirschfeld's caricatures depicting today's stars from film, television, music, sports, politics and more. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Matt has been featured on several St. Louis news programs, as well as, in newspapers including the New York Times. The public is invited to a reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the library. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information on this event please contact the University City Library at (314) 727-3150 or visit www.matthirschfeld.com
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tom Sullivan's complaint accuses the St. Louis County Library of violating campaign laws by spending public money and using its staff to promote a tax increase referendum .
A University City resident has filed a complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission alleging the St. Louis County Library has violated campaign regulations in its bid to drum up support for Proposition L. Prop L is on the Nov. 6 ballot. It asks users to approve a 6 cent increase in the district's tax levy, bringing it to 22.3 cents per $100 assessed valuation. Prop L also asks that the district be allowed to raise its property tax ceiling to 26 cents from 20. The University City Public Library is a part of Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County and not the St. Louis County system. Therefore, the tax does not impact University City residents. MLC members include U City, Brentwood Public Library, Ferguson Municipal Public Library…