Saddleback College Offers Muslim Journeys Bookshelf through NEH Bridging Cultures Grant

The Saddleback College Library presents Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books, films, and other resources to introduce the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

Made possible by a Bridging Cultures grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection explores various disciplines from literature and history to religion and cultural anthropology. The collection is intended to address the need for accessible resources about Muslim beliefs, practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. Each participating library receives 25 books and three films.

The Saddleback College Library plans to hold several events as part of the grant, with the first being a discussion and screening of Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, a film narrated by Susan Sarandon, from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, October 12th at SSC 212. Light refreshments will be served.

Materials are now accessible on the library catalogue at saddleback.edu/library/. A list of books, DVDs and other materials can be found at neh.gov/files/press-release/muslim_journeys_booklet.pdf.

All-day parking passes may be purchased from Campus Police for $2.00. For more information about the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, contact Library Reference Coordinator Wendy Gordon at (949)582-4932, or wgordon@saddleback.edu