Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

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Frederick County Public Libraries is proud to be one of 125 libraries and humanities organizations from around the country selected to present Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys. Made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), we are offering a five-part reading and discussion series led by Dr. Donald Wright, Director of Middle Eastern Studies at Hood College.

Registration for the reading and discussion series opened on December 2nd and the discussion groups at the C. Burr Artz Library are now full, however, other events and activities are being offered at many of our libraries as part of the Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys program series.

The full list of programs and events offered can be found on our Let’s Talk About It programs and events page.

A librarian-led book discussion about Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi will be held at the Walkersville Library at 7:00pm on Thursday, January 16th. The HBO documentary film, Koran By Heart, will be shown at the C. Burr Artz Library at 1:00pm on Friday, January 17th, in the Community Room. Registration is not required and we encourage you to bring a lunch to enjoy while you watch the movie.

Other films that will be shown later this spring as part of the Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys program series include Rumi – Turning Ecstatic, Mirror of the Invisible World, and Islamic Art Spots, which is a compilation of seven illustrated video essays written and developed by Professor D. Fairchild Ruggles as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project.

On April 3rd, Sue Cardella, recently retired Art History Adjunct Professor at Frederick Community College, will take program attendees on a virtual tour of the exquisite art and architecture of the Islamic world at 6:30pm at the Thurmont Regional Library.

For more information about the Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys program series please visit our Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys programs and events page. We would like to thank both the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association for their generous grant and support.

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