The Kishwaukee College Library will showcase its new series, Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, with programs exploring the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the U.S. and around the world.
The series will run throughout the year and will include 25 books, three films and a host of resources. The goal of the program is to familiarize community members with diverse perspectives within Islam. This program is grant-funded and is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. All events are free and open to the public.
In September, series will begin with the following programs:
• What is Islam? – Presented by Emam Shpendim Nadzaku of the Muslim Association of Greater Rockford; noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, KC Conference Center, room A1225.
• Experiences in Turkey – Kishwaukee College faculty members will discuss their extensive travels in Turkey; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17; KC Conference Center, room A1225.
• Islamic Gardens – Learn about the form, function, features, and significance of gardens in Islamic societies; 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 30; KC Conference Center, room A1225.
• Book Discussion – Celebrate Banned Books Week with a discussion of the critically acclaimed graphic novel, “Persepolis,” by Marjane Satrapi; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26, KC Library classroom A1102.
For more information, call Rebecca Hodson, KC Library Public Support Services, at 815-825-2086, ext. 5100, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu.