Campbell Library hosts 'Muslim Journeys' discussion series

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Campbell Library hosts a free, five-part reading/discussion series - Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys - starting September 19.

Campbell Library at Rowan University hosts a free, five-part reading and discussion series called Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys starting Thursday, September 19 and continuing through December.

The library is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the United States selected to participate in the project, which seeks 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. Funding is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).

“We are delighted to have been chosen to host this unique series that will allow patrons a chance to discuss some important themes in Muslim history and literature with the help of a well-qualified scholar,” said Bruce Whitham, Campbell Library’s liaison to the subject areas of history, philosophy, and religion.

Each of the programs in the series is connected to a book on the subject. On Thursday, September 19 at 3 p.m. , the first explores When Asia was the World:  Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the “Riches of the East” by Stewart Gordon.

Four additional books will be discussed on the following dates: The House of Wisdom on Thursday, October 3; The Ornament of the World on Thursday, October 31; Leo Africanus on Thursday, November 14; and In an Antique Land on Thursday, December 5. All programs will be held on the sixth floor of Campbell Library in the President’s Conference Room.

For details or to register, contact Glenn Odom at odomg@rowan.edu.

Campbell Library is located on the campus of Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road in Glassboro, NJ.

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