Hello! A few months ago, the Library received a collection of books and videos called the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. The intent of this collection is to increase understanding of the peoples, cultures, histories, and religion of Muslim people here in the United States and around the world.
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
These books are available for checkout; the videos can be viewed on any computer within the library.
To support this collection, the Library is hosting a series of events:
- On September 25, the Library is hosting a food tasting at 5:30pm.
- On October 15, Chris Cryer, author of Tolstoy in Riyadh, will talk about The Arabian Nights.
- On October 29, Nooshie Motaref, author of Iran: A Persian Tapestry, will do a presentation on Sufism and Islam.
We hope you will join us!