North Library Hosting Speaker Series

Posted by Community Relations Department at 8/29/2013

North High School Library is hosting three days of highly qualified speakers to present free programs for public audiences featuring some of the resources in the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, a collection of materials from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) 

The Muslim Journeys program features history of Muslim people, art, architecture, contributions to astronomy, mathematics and science. The Islamic Art and Architecture program was held  August 29  and The Role of Women in the Muslim Society program was August 30  The History of Islam for the World History classes will be held September 12. These programs aim 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.           

 

 

North was one of 1,000 libraries across the country awarded the Bookshelf in December for use in presenting public programs in 2013.  The school is located at 1101 E. Thomas Road in Phoenix.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf 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. Local support is provided by faculty and staff at North High School, the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum. 

The North High School Library Muslim  Journeys Bookshelf  contains 25 books and three videos.

 

 

For more information, contact North Librarian Sally Roof at roof@phoenixunion.org.