Let’s Talk About It: Islamic Culture Book Series Registration

This program is now full. Please watch for future Maine Humanities book groups.

In partnership with the Lewiston Public Library and the Maine Humanities Council, the Auburn Public Library presents an exciting book discussion series on Islamic culture.

rezaThe five narratives in “Points of View” are a diverse sampling across geography, time, and culture. The voices they feature are not only those of Muslims, but also non-Muslims reflecting on the experience of living in Muslim-majority societies in all their diversity. Although in no way an exhaustive collection, these books—like Muslim-majority societies—do not offer one story, but tell many stories and represent some of the best in contemporary storytelling.

Each novel in this series will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Reza Jalali, Author and Coordinator Multicultural Student Affairs at University of Southern Maine.

Participants must pre-register for this event using the form below as space is limited.  The program locations will alternate between APL and LPL (see dates/locations below); all will take place on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The first book in the series may be picked up at either library. At LPL, please pick up at the Lending Desk, and at APL at the information desk.

Series Titles and Dates:

Sept. 17, In the Country of Men (at LPL)

Oct. 15, Broken Verses (at APL)

Nov. 19, Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood (at APL)

Dec. 17, Persepolis (at LPL)

Jan. 21, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East (at APL)