Join us for the Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys book discussion series.

Learn more about the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world through a special program at the Julia M. Carson Learning Resource Center (LRC) titled Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series. The LRC is proud to present the series with the help of grants from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In this series, attendees are welcome to read one or more of the following featured books and then attend the discussions which take place at the LRC (2725 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis). The LRC has extra copies of each book available for checkout. Each book discussion will take place from 4:00pm - 5:30pm on the following dates:

  •   DECEMBER 4: When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the "Riches of the East" by Stewart Gordon
  •   JANUARY 15: The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili
  •   FEBRUARY 12: The Ornament of the World by Maria Rosa Menocal
  •   MARCH 19: Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf, translated by Peter Sluglett - This event will take place in IFC 101
  •   APRIL 9: Islamic Art film screening and art exhibit. This event is co-sponsored by IUPUI and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and will be held at the Indiana Interchurch Center (1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis).

Pre-register for one of more events by completing the form below:


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Which event(s) would you like to attend?

DECEMBER 4: When Asia Was the World
JANUARY 15: The House of Wisdom
FEBRUARY 12: The Ornament of the World
MARCH 19: Leo Africanus
APRIL 9: Islamic Art film screening and art exhibit

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact librarian Meridith Hayden by email or at (317) 921-4782 to register and check out a copy of the books.