Oxford Islamic Studies Online

 

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

The Library offers free access to Oxford Islamic Studies Online for one year thanks to a grant received from the American Library Association and The National Endowment for the Humanities earlier in 2013.
To log onto OISO, please access the website through the Library's website or use your West Lafayette Public Library PIN number.
You can read more about Oxford Islamic Studies Online by clicking here.

Muslim Journeys - Let's Talk About It - Book Discussion


Join us as we read and discuss Minaret by Leila Aboulela on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Minaret and all of the books which will be featured in the "Let's Talk About It series' book discussions are available for check-out at the West Lafayette Public Library now.  They may also be purchased at Von's Book Shop at a 20% discount by mentioning "Muslim Journeys".  Participants are encouraged to read each book before that discussion.  Sign up to get informational emails including reader's guides.  Use the form on the left side of the Muslim Journeys program page.

The West Lafayette Public Library is the recipient of an American Library Association/National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures grant -  Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.  

Funding from the grant is making possible a series of programs intended " to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S."

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The Library will be offering a series of public Let's Talk About It scholar-led book discussions based on the Literary Reflections Theme within the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.  You can read the Literary Reflections introductory essay here. This essay was written by the national program scholars, Leila Golestaneh Austin with Ali Asani and Andrew Halladay. 

Our programs feature local Purdue scholars, Dr. Ahmed Idrissi Alami, Arabic Program Director, and Dr. Lynne Dahmen, Lecturer in the School of Languages and Cultures.  The scholar will introduce each book and lead the discussion of the book.

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Past Muslim Journeys Programs

   MUSLIM JOURNEYS  at West Lafayette Public Library

The Library is the recipient of an American Library Association/National Endowment for the Humanities grant titled "Muslim Journeys".  

Funding from the grant is making possible a series of programs intended " to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S."

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A film series presented in May included q&a discussions, led by experts in the field of Muslim culture.

All films are now available for check-out at the Library.

FILMS shown:  PERSEPOLIS, JOURNEY TO MECCA and KORAN BY HEART

Muslim Journeys

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  MUSLIM JOURNEYS Programs are offered at West Lafayette Public Library

The Library is the recipient of a 2013-2014 grant titled "Muslim Journeys".  

Funding from the grant is making possible a series of programs intended "to help public audiences

in the UnitedStates become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of

Muslims aroundthe world and within the U.S."


A film series presented in May 2013 included q&a discussions, led by an experts in the field of Muslim culture.

All films are now available for check-out at the Library.

FILMS shown:  PERSEPOLIS, JOURNEY TO MECCA and KORAN BY HEART


This Autumn of 2013, the Library will offer a series of public BOOK TALKS featuring books funded by the Muslim Journeys grant program.  Read more about these books by clicking here.  

All the books which will be featured in this Autumn's book talks are available for check-out at the West Lafayette Public Library all Summer and Autumn.


The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant project 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.