Final Event: Showing of the movie “Persepolis”

The last event in the Muslim Journeys series is this Tuesday, November 19th and will be a showing of the movie Persepolis (96 minutes) at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (Chebie G. Batemen Building) at 2:00pm. Persepolis is a 2007 animated film based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was…

Next program: “Women in Islam: Misconceptions and Realities”

The second to last program in the Muslim Journeys series is “Women in Islam: Misconceptions and Realities” and it will take place tomorrow, Friday, November 15th at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (Chebie G. Batemen Building) at 12:00 noon. Dr. Kim Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and English at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss…

Today: The Islamic Art of Calligraphy

Today, Wednesday, November 13th artist Sheida Riahi will reveal the “Islamic Art of Calligraphy” at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (Chebie G. Batemen Building) at 12:30pm. Riahi will explore the significance and methods of calligraphy and its tools as well as demonstrate some of her work. This event is free and open to the public. The next program in the…

Dr. Handy to speak on “Medieval Islam and Its Neighbors”

Today, November 7th, Dr. Amber Handy will speak on “Medieval Islam and Its Neighbors” at 5:30pm at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (Chebie G. Batemen Building). Dr. Handy, Assistant Professor of History at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss the cultural and religious diversity of the Middle East when the Islamic religion first emerged in the seventh century…

“Prince Among Slaves” Showing Today

Today the documentary Prince Among Slaves (60 minutes) is showing at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (Chebie G. Batemen Building) at 2:00pm. Prince Among Slaves recounts how in 1788 the slave ship Africa set sail from West Africa and headed for America with its berth laden with a profitable, but highly perishable cargo-hundreds of men, women and…

“Mirror of the Invisible World” showing this Wednesday

The movie Mirror of the Invisible World (90 minutes) is the next program in the Muslim Journeys series at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.  It is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30 in the Meeting Room of the Chebie G. Bateman Building at 2:00pm. Mirror of the Invisible World is a documentary that covers nine countries and 1,400 years of cultural history…