Let's Talk About It Muslim Journeys Presents:

 

Door to the SkyDoor to the Sky Movie Showing

Monday, December 1 at 6:30pm

107 Minutes Not Rated

Nadia, a young Moroccan emigre, returns from Paris to Fez to visit her dying father. At his funeral, she is overcome by the voice of Karina chanting the Koran. A powerful friendship develops between the two women as they decide to turn the father's palace into a Muslim women's shelter. A Door To The Sky is a Sufi tale told in a metaphoric language.

 

Muslim Journeys -- Dreams of Tresspass

 

Snow by Orhan PamukDreams of Tresspass by Fatima Mernissi

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm

"Dreams Revisited" Discussion led by Dr. Lynne Dahmen & Dr. Idrissi Alami 

”I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco...” So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams and memories of the women who surrounded her in the courtyard of her youth—women who, deprived of access to the world outside, recreated it from sheer imagination. Dreams of Trespass is the provocative story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world. 

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

 

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

The Library offers free access to Oxford Islamic Studies Online for one year thanks to a grant received from the American Library Association and The National Endowment for the Humanities earlier in 2013.
To log onto OISO, please access the website through the Library's website or use your West Lafayette Public Library PIN number.
You can read more about Oxford Islamic Studies Online by clicking here.

Muslim Journeys - Let's Talk About It Series 2 Save the Dates

Let’s Talk About It Round 2

Save the Dates!—West Lafayette Public Library

The library has recieved additional grant funding to continue our Muslim

Journey's Program! Join us this fall for the following:

08/28/2014: In The Country of Men translated by Hisham Matar

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9/15/2014: Persepolis Movie Showing

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09/18/2014: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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10/16/14: House of Stone by Anthony Shadid

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11/13/14: Broken Verse by Kamila Shamsie

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12/01/2014: Door to the Sky Movie Showing

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12/04/2014: Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi

Introduction to each book and discussion led by one of our Purdue Scholars,

Drs. Ahmed Idrissi Alami and Lynne Dahmen, from the School of Languages and Culture

Past Muslim Journeys Programs

   MUSLIM JOURNEYS  at West Lafayette Public Library

The Library is the recipient of an American Library Association/National Endowment for the Humanities grant titled "Muslim Journeys".  

Funding from the grant is making possible a series of programs intended " to help public audiences 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."

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A book talk series presented in the Fall/Spring of 2014, included discussions and lectures by experts in the field of Muslim Culture.

A film series presented in May 2013 included q&a discussions, led by experts in the field of Muslim culture. 

All films are now available for check-out at the Library.

FILMS shown:  PERSEPOLIS, JOURNEY TO MECCA and KORAN BY HEART

Muslim Journeys

MJBookShelfSm  Photo of the Muslim Journeys bookshelf and videos donated by ALA and the NEH and available for checkout at the West Lafayette Public Library (see last paragraph below for more information).

 

  MUSLIM JOURNEYS Programs are offered at West Lafayette Public Library

The Library is the recipient of a 2014-15 grant titled "Muslim Journeys".  

Funding from the grant is making possible a series of programs intended "to help public audiences

in the UnitedStates become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of

Muslims aroundthe world and within the U.S."

 

A book discussion series presented in fall 2013 and spring 2014 included discussions and lectures, led by our experts in the field of Muslim Culture.

A film series presented in May 2013 included q&a discussions, led by an experts in the field of Muslim culture.

All films are now available for check-out at the Library.

FILMS shown:  PERSEPOLIS, JOURNEY TO MECCA and KORAN BY HEART

 

This Autumn of 2013, the Library will offer a series of public BOOK TALKS featuring books funded by the Muslim Journeys grant program.  Read more about these books by clicking here.  

All the books which will be featured in this Autumn's book talks are available for check-out at the West Lafayette Public Library all Summer and Autumn.

 

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant project is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. 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.