National Endowment for the Humanities and Homework Doctors

National Endowment for  the Humanities

We received a grant of books from the National Endowment for  the Humanities intended to promote understanding of Islamic culture. Called Muslim Journeys, the books were chosen by 5 leading scholars around 5 different themes: American Journeys which includes some personal accounts by contemporary Americans growing up or converting to Islam and the historical story of an enslaved African prince in this country in the 1800’s. There are a number of books about the faith, and one comparison of the 3 religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam – which revere the Old Testament, some beautiful books of art and poetry, and classics such as the Arabian Nights. There is a delightful book by a contemporary Moroccan woman about women’s life in the harem, one about why women embrace the veil and reflections by contemporary men from Turkey, Libya and Lebanon, such as Anthony Shadid, the New York Times correspondent who was killed working last year. All are ready for checkout by patrons, and will be followed this spring by one or two films.

Homework Doctors

Pueblo de Abiquiu Library and Cultural Center
Calling all school-aged youth for the
Homework Doctors are available in the month of April 2013

Mondays or Thursdays with Mimi Hurd for research, reading, and any subject help is needed from 3 to 5 PM or Sundays with David Fant for Math subjects like fractions, algebra, etc.

 Call the Library and make an appointment or just come in durning those hours.

Thank You David Fant and Mimi Hurd For your great work in tutoring.

Thank You

Thank you to the Hunt’s foundation for donating three desk chairs

that are being used in the children’s room.