PLYMOUTH — Pease Public Library has received a $ 3,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host a five-part reading and discussion series titled "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.
Pease is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country 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.
"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 Rebekka Mateyk, Library Director.
The fourth program will discuss Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie and will be held on November 19, at 6 p.m. The final book program will discuss Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi. All programs will be held at Pease Public Library. For details or to register, visit www.peasepubliclibrary.org or contact the library at 603-536-2616.
Dr. Filiz Otucu, Associate Professor will lead a discussion of the book at each session.