Muslim Journeys: Let's Talk About It (February 12 - May 7, 2014)

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We're reading books about Muslim history, faith, and culture around the world and in the U.S.

(please attend one or more of the following discussions, led by our distinguished scholar Dr. John Schaefer)

  • February 12 at noon: Arabian Nights (at the Gardner-Harvey Library)

  • March 5, 2:30 PM: The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din Attar, translated by Dick Davis and Afkham Darbandi (at the Gardner-Harvey Library)

  • March 19 OR March 26, 2:30 PM: Snow by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely (at the Gardner-Harvey Library) -- please come to either session!

  • April 16, 7:00 PM: Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi (at Midpointe Library, Middletown)

  • April 29, 1:00 PM: Minaret by Leila Aboulela (with Dr. Gina Petonito at the Gardner-Harvey Library)

  • May 7, 7:00 PM: Minaret by Leila Aboulela (at Midpointe Library, Middletown)
Here is a handy flyer with all of the events on it and methods for contacting us to learn more about the program.

Get your free copies of the five books today!

(at the Gardner-Harvey Library, where we also have a display about the books and free bookmarks)

Read overviews of the books and discussion questions

(access the Literary Reflections theme page, which includes information on the books)

Muslim Journeys Literary Reflections Books

Learn more about Muslim Journeys: Let's Talk About It

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys is a scholar-led reading and discussion program designed to foster opportunities for informed community conversations about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States.

Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television.

Miami Middletown is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils selected to receive a Let's Talk About It (LTAI): Muslim Journeys programming grant. We were eligible to apply for the grant upon being selected to receive a Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, also sponsosred by the NEH. We are grateful to our partners, the MidPointe Public Library

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