LSC-CyFair Library is proud to announce it is a 2013 recipient of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Grant materials were curated to facilitate "...exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world." -- NEH
The complete list of twenty-five books and three DVD's awarded to the library is available here along with background information about the title and author. All items in the collection will begin circulating to students and the public on Monday, September 16. A variety of events & programs highlighting grant materials will begin Thursday, September 19, including book discussions, film showings and cultural presentations. View the full schedule below.
Thursday, September 19, 1:30-2:30pm, LRNC 215 - Books Without Borders Book Club: When Asia Was the World by Stewart Gordon - Facilitated by Robert O'Brien, faculty
Wednesday, September 25, 10:00-11:00am, LRNC 131 - LIFE Workshop: Islamic Calligraphy - Fahim Somani, calligrapher and mixed media artist
Fahim Somani, calligrapher and mixed media artist, demonstrates this fine art and its role in Islamic culture. Visit http://www.fahimsomani.com/ for more about the artist and his work.
Tuesday, October 1, 11:00am-12:00pm, LRNC 131 - Lecture & Discussion: Islam and Democracy - Sophia Mrouri, faculty
tba from Sophia
Wednesday, October 9, 1:00-3:00pm, LRNC 131 - Film & Discussion: Koran by Heart - Hosted by Dorrie Scott, librarian/faculty
Follow the journey of three ten year old students who travel to Cairo to compete in the International Holy Koran Competition.
Saturday, October 12, 11:30am and 12:00pm, Library 1st floor - Cultural Dance Performance - Ismaili Muslim Community Centre
Join us for a medley of cultural dances from Muslim countries around the world. Performance at 11:30am and an encore at 12:00pm.
Monday, October 14, 10:00am-12:00pm, LRNC 131 - Film & Discussion: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World - Hosted by Patsy Brautigam, librarian/faculty
This visually dazzling documentary, narrated by Susan Sarandon, explores the development of Muslim art, crafts, and architecture over nine countries and 1400 years of history.
Wednesday, October 30, 2:30-3:00pm, LRNC 131 - Lecture & Discussion: East West Connections in Ceramics - Suzanne Shield-Polk, faculty
tba from Suzanne.