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KC Library continues ‘Muslim Journeys’ program in October

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Kishwaukee College Library will continue 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 overall 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 October, the “Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf” series will feature the following programs at Kishwaukee College: 

Middle Eastern Paper Marbling Traditions will feature Katherine Webb from Rock Valley College demonstrating the Middle Eastern tradition of Paper Marbling from noon to 1 p.m. today in Room A1102 in the library.

Koran Memorization will be presented by Dennis Johnson, Philosophy Department, and will cover memorization of the Koran from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 in Room A1225 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center.

Koran By Heart is a film documentary that follows three 10-year-old children as they compete in the world’s oldest Koran reciting contest in Cairo. The film has been described as compelling and as offering a nuanced glimpse of the pressures on the new generation of Muslims. The film will be shown from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 9 in Room A1102 in the library.

What Is It Like to Be a Muslim Student in America? is a panel presentation by Kishwaukee College students. The panel will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Student Lounge C1130, located in the Student Center.

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World is a documentary film that explores the rich artistic heritage of nine countries and nearly 1,400 years of history. The film will be shown from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 in Room A1102 in the library.

For more information, contact Rebecca Hodson, Kishwaukee College Library Public Support Services, at 815-825-2086, ext. 5100, or at or visit

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