Schedule of Events
Thursday, Feb 28, 2013: Film Screening: Prince Among SlavesJoin Professor Mengara 7-9 pm in the Library in MMR ROOM in for a screening and discussion of the film "A Prince Among Slaves".
Friday, Mar 1, 2013 to Thursday, Mar 14, 2013: Muslim Journeys: Connected HistoriesFor centuries, the world has been a surprisingly interconnected place. This exhibit highlights books that give readers an understanding of the past in which Islam & the West are seen as products of a shared, inextricably intertwined past.
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 to Sunday, Apr 21, 2013: Muslim Journeys: American StoriesMuslims have been a part of the history of America since colonial times. This display highlights American Muslims’ stories that draw attention to ways in which people of varying religious, cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds interact to shape both
Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 to Monday, Sep 30, 2013: Muslim Journeys : Literary ReflectionsLiterature offers valuable insights into understanding Muslim societies on their own terms. This exhibit offers a sample of the variety of literary works that can help inform a reader about the culture and daily lives of people.
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 to Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013: "Islamic Art" -- Film Showing & Discussion Noon - 2 p.m. Library Multimedia Dept.
Islamic art : mirror of the invisible world / a film
by Robert Gardner.
Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 to Friday, Jan 10, 2014: Muslim Journeys: Pathways to FaithExplores the rich history of the Muslim faith.
Muslim Journeys Grant
Sprague Library is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).
The award includes 25 books and 3 films chosen by a panel of scholars to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. The award also includes access for one year to Oxford Islamic Studies Online which is now available .
Consult this web site for the various programs we are planning for the Spring and Fall 2013 semesters.
Find more information about the grant and the grant sponsors by visiting the following links:
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys 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.