Islam

Bridging Cultures Program

The Barbara Bush Library is offering a series of programs this fall related to a grant that the library has received from the Calligraphic designAmerican Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities entitled "Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys." On Saturday, November 2, at 1:30pm, the topic will be "The Abrahamic Faith: the Muslim Perspective."  Representatives from the Islamic Society of Greater Houston and the local Al Salaam Mosque will present basic information about Islam and answer questions. This is a free event for all adults. Refreshments will be served.  You can read more about the grant at this link.

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The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is here!

The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf goes up on our Round Wall next week. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf  is a collection of 25 books and 4 DVDs to help people in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S. The Bookshelf is intended to address the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy, accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. It's a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Library Association, and we're delighted to present it to you.
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Marco Polo, Introduction to Islam: exciting programs to begin the spring season

At the beginning of April two exciting programs will kick off an international theme at the library that will continue through August. The first is a film screening and discussion with the filmmaker of In the Footsteps of Marco Polo.

Two ordinary guys, Denis Belliveau, a wedding photographer, and Francis O'Donnell, an artist and U.S. Marine veteran, had the wild idea of retracing Marco Polo's epic 25,000 mile route from Venice to China and back. They spent two years on horse...

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