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.