Desmond-Fish discussion series begins Sept. 15
After the success of its Muslim Journeys reading and discussion group earlier this year, the Desmond-Fish library in Garrison has received a second grant from the New York Council for the Humanities to repeat the program this fall.
An introductory session will take place on Sept. 15 led by Nathanael Shelley, a cultural historian of the Near East and Antiquity at Columbia University, followed by this schedule:
- Oct. 13: Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A.C. Brown
- Oct. 20: The House of Wisdom by Jim Al-Khalili
- Nov. 3: The Ornament of the World by Maria Rosa Menocal
- Nov. 10: Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi
- Dec. 1: Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel
- Dec. 8: In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh
To register, call the library: 845-424-3020.