The Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., will host a free discussion of G. Willow Wilson’s "The Butterfly Mosque," on Tuesday, March 25, from
The Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., will host a free discussion of G. Willow Wilson's "The Butterfly Mosque," on Tuesday, March 25, from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. (Photo via Amazon.com)
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The Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., invites the community to a book discussion of "The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam" by G. Willow Wilson on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m.

"The Butterfly Mosque" is the story of a young American journalist who converts to Islam, moves to Egypt, and falls in love with an Egyptian man in a post-9/11 world. The book discussion will be facilitated by Maysa Kergaye from the Islamic Speaker's Bureau. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Park City Library front desk.

The discussion is offered in partnership with the Utah Humanities Council and made possible by the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

The event is also part of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf program, which is comprised of a set of twenty-five books, one-year subscription to the Oxford Islamic Studies online database, and three films about Muslim culture and history.

The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a segment of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Initiative.

"The sharing of language, philosophy, literature, and art — the history of peoples — is the most profound bridge between societies and across cultures," states James A. Leach, chairman for the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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"[The 'Bridging Cultures' initiative] encompasses a broad array of themes and programming informed by the best in humanities research and scholarly insight; thus, engaging the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad."

For more information, contact Jasmina Jusic, Park City Library's adult services librarian, at 435-615-5602 or jasmina.jusic@parkcity.org .