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The Muslim Journeys project offers public resources representing diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Upcoming Spring 2014 speakers:
Free and open to the public.
Feinberg Library and The Muslim Journeys project are pleased to present Howard Gontovnick, Adjunct Lecturer in Interdisciplinary and Area Studies, speaking on the topic of commonalities among the Abrahamic faiths.
In addition to the speaking events, we invite everyone to stop by Feinberg's "Focus On Muslim Journeys" display on level two, where you can view a curated collection of resources recommended and reviewed by distinguished scholars in diverse fields of study.
Feinberg is one of 953 libraries and state humanities councils that received a complete Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection of 25 books and three films. We also gained public performance rights to the three films, as well as a year of free access to Oxford Islamic Studies Online.
The Muslim Journeys grant is jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, and American Library Association Public Programs Office.
Wednesday, September 25th from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m., second-floor lobby.
Building on the interest in last year’s event, Feinberg will again highlight the freedom to read by having faculty, staff, and students read from a selection of the top-100 Banned/Challenged Books from 2000-2009. These books include classics and contemporary literature, as well as young adult and children’s literature. Titles include, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Slaughterhouse-Five, Speak, Black Boy, The Handmaid's Tale, The Kite Runner, and In the Night Kitchen.
American Library Association (ALA) Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 22−28, 2013
"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." Learn More.
Believe It or Not! is a new series of presentations coming to Feinberg Library this fall. This series features topics that are both entertaining and thought-provoking. All events will take place in Feinberg’s third-floor Reading Room. Open to the public. Schedule as follows:
Wednesday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Believe It or Not! Everyone's A Hater
Dr. Tracie Church-Guzzio & Dr. J.W. Wiley
Tuesday, October 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Believe It or Not! Ecology as Roadkill
Dr. Danielle Garneau & Dr. Gary Kroll
Wednesday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Believe It or Not! Bluegrass is Back! (includes music!)
Mr. Eric Gibson of the Gibson Brothers & Dr. Steve Light
This Feinberg Library series features local writers giving readings of their published works and leading conversations about poetry and fiction.
All events will take place in the Feinberg Library Reading Room. They are open to the public.
Audience members will be invited to read from their own works in an Open Mic session at each event. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, please contact:
Cerise Oberman, Distinguished Librarian
SUNY Plattsburgh / Feinberg Library
2 Draper Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-5184