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UCPL will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, and
Thursday, Nov. 24 & Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving.

UCPL to host in-person class on internet basics

     Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 6 for a free, in-person workshop about internet basics. This training session will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. in Suite 100 of the Lewis Collaborative Building, 725 Kingsland Ave.
     Led by UCPL's community engagement librarian, Kevin Korinek, the workshop is intended for those who are new to the internet or who want to build more confidence finding information online and navigating websites. Attendees will learn about web browsers and search engines, build skills to navigate the internet, and discover tips and tricks for basic and advance searching online. Computers will be provided for the training, as will snacks, water, and masks.
     This workshop is made possible through the Public Library Association Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T.
     To sign up for this workshop, send an email to or call Kevin at 314-727-3150.
     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. 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. Access to HeritageHub is free with your UCPL card, and links to that and FamilySearch are available on the Genealogy Resources page of our website.

UCPL receives book discussion grant from Yiddish Book Center

     We are pleased to announce that we have
been awarded a grant to host a series of book discussions featuring Yiddish books in translation. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is a program in which librarians organize reading groups to discuss three books of Yiddish literature in translation, and one book related to the experience of a community served by their library.
     The Yiddish Book Center was founded in 1980 to recover and make accessible the vast, rich, and diverse Yiddish literature around the world. Since then, the organization has saved more than 1.5 million volumes and now offers a full slate of educational programs, a translation initiative, an oral history project, a robust series of virtual public programs, an English-language magazine, and permanent and visiting museum exhibits. The "Stories of Exile" program is the next step in the Yiddish Book Center's mission to establish partnerships with public libraries around the country and collectively engage the public in conversations about experiences of displacement, migration, and diaspora, using Yiddish literature in translation as a portal to this important and relevant topic.
     Book discussions for this program will take place in 2023, and we will announce more details on our website, social media, and in Checkout as they become available. For more information, please email us at
Kids in 4th-6th grades are invited to participate in our Treehouse Book Club on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. In November, we'll be reading and discussing Wink by Rob Harrell. Registration is required for these Zoom-based online discussions. Call the Youth Services department at 314-727-3150 or email to reserve your spot!
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