Muslim Journeys Returns to Library

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.

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