Written by Phil Cerroni
Join the Irving Public Library in celebrating the receipt of the Muslim Journeys Building Bridges Bookshelf Award, 4 p.m. March 11 at West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road. Receipt of the award brings books, films and access for one year to Oxford Islamic Studies Online to the Irving Public Library system.
Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, Muslim Journeys is designed to address the need of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs, practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. The Muslim Journeys Building Bridges Bookshelf Award has been awarded to more than 800 libraries and universities across the country.
Several local municipal and religious leaders will be on-hand to help celebrate the newest addition to Irving’s Public Library collection. Confirmed attendees include Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Gerald Farris, Councilwoman Rose Cannaday, Imam Zia from the Islamic Center of Irving, Rabbi Frank Joseph of the Congregation of the Irving Havurahas and the Rev. Dominic Colangelo from the Holy Family of Nazareth Church.
Additional programs, provided by the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, are being planned for later this year.
Source: City of Irving