In Fall 2012 the Camden-Carroll Library applied for a grant called "Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys". We were lucky to be one of 6 libraries in Kentucky to receive the grant. We received the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection in early 2013. We also applied for a complimentary grant in early 2013 for the Muslim Journeys: Let's Talk About It program. The library also won this grant, which is a book discussion program on selected books from the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection. These book discussions will occur during the Spring Semester 2014. This webpage will be the central location for all activities and events associated with the grants.
To learn more about the grant opportunity, please see this website.
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys
The Library has won an additional grant to host the Let's Talk About It reading and discussion program on the Connected Histories theme that is part of the Bridging Cultures bookshelf. To find out more information about these programs, please check this link.
Rakadu Dance Performance
Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.
Rakadu Dance is a fusion of many dance styles, but is most known for their belly dance tribal fusion style. With an American Tribal Style core, Teresa and Rakadu layer flamenco, classical Indian, Moroccan, North African, American Cabaret belly dance, and other folk dance into their repertoire. They are nationally renowned and will perform to the accompaniment of Hallwa, their live musicians.
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Bellydance Class by Teresa Tomb
Thursday, September 19, 1:40 p.m.
Recreation and Wellness Center, Group Fitness Room
Interested in learning some belly dance moves? Teresa Tomb, leader of Mecca Dance Studio in Lexington and head of the Rakadu Gypsy Dance Troupe will teach an introductory level class covering some basic steps and choreography before the troupe performance later in the day.
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These programs brought to you by the following sponsors:
Camden-Carroll Library; Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science; Arts and Humanities Council; The Buckner and Sally S. Hinkle Endowment for Humanities; Department of International and Interdisciplinary Studies; Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development; Department of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Prince Among Slaves Movie Showing
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
“Prince Among Slaves” tells the true story of a little known African American hero, an African prince who was sold into slavery in the American South in 1788. His name was Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, and he remained enslaved for forty years, before ultimately regaining his freedom and returning to Africa.
After the movie we will have a short discussion.
"The Geography of Islam" by Mark Minor
Monday, April 15, 2013. 12:40 p.m.
Mark Minor, former MSU professor, will be speaking about the Islamic culture. Having worked internationally with Habitat for Humanity Builds, he has experienced life in various third world countries in Asia and Africa. His presentation will focus on the geography of the Islamic culture - where it can be found, and who makes up the culture. Utilizing maps, Mark Minor will guide us on a tour of areas where Muslims are a majority or a minority. He will briefly explain differences between the Shia and Sunni and how cultural differences result in a change of the Islamic way of life.
The Muslim Journeys bookshelf is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University.