Union College Library was awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Muslim Journeys Bookshelf in January 2013. The Bookshelf is a collection of scholarly and literary books, films, and online resources designed to generate community discussion and understanding of Islamic history, art, literature, religion, contemporary points of view, and the immigrant experience in America. During 2013-2014, in partnership with the Good Neighbor Community Center and Union College’s Center for Interfaith Studies and Culture, the library will be sponsoring a series of events encouraging members of the community to read and participate in discussions about the themes represented in the Bookshelf. Union College Library offers community borrower cards to residents of Lincoln who provide two forms of ID verifying the patron’s current address (one ID should include a photograph). Please read the library's Circulation Policy for more information.
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is dividied into six themes. Visit the links below to learn more about the books and films available for each theme.
- American Stories
- Connected Histories
- Literary Reflections
- Pathways of Faith
- Points of View
- Art, Architecture, and Film
All events are free and open to the public.
April 20, 2013 at 4 p.m.
|"Understanding the Qur'an: An Introduction" presented by Doug Hardt, Union College Adjunct Instructor for the course Introduction to Islam.||
Shawnee Porter Care Room, Ortner Center
|June 20, 2013 at 7 p.m.||"American Stories" moderated by Chris Blake. In a panel presentation, several residents of Lincoln will share their stories of immigrating to America and living as a Muslim in Lincoln.||
Center for People in Need
September 19, 2013 at 3-7 p.m.
|Cultural Fair||Union College Library, Don Love Building
October 20, 2013 at 7 p.m.
|"Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember" film viewing and discussion.||Union College Library, Don Love Building, room 121
|January 26, 2014 at 7 p.m.||TBA||TBA|
|March 23, 2014 at 7 p.m.||"How World War I changed the Middle East" presented by Malcolm Russell||TBA|