Imperial County Library to present “Muslim Journeys”


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EL CENTRO – The public is invited to come to the second program in the “Muslim Journeys” series on Saturday, November 9th, a collaborative project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and conducted by the Imperial County Free Library, the Imperial Valley Desert Museum, and the Islamic Center of Imperial Valley.

It will be offered on Saturday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum.  Dr. Neal Hitch will be presenting a lecture and sharing a film from the Muslim Journeys bookshelf entitled “Islamic Art:  Mirror of the Invisible World” and other books and materials on Islamic art and architecture will be featured.

Dr. Hitch, the Director of the Museum, has a Master’s degree in architecture and a doctorate in History.  After the program, lunch will be provided, courtesy of the Imperial Valley Desert Museum.


Tuesday the 12th

ChrisKyleThe ‘Pushing the Limits Book Club’ will be having a discussion of the book American Gun, by Chris Kyle.  The talk promises to be lively about this book that posits how ten guns changed American History.  All are invited to join in at 6:00 p.m. in the Holtville Meyer Memorial Branch of the Imperial County Free Library, 101 E. 6th Street.  Light refreshments will be served and copies of the book can be found at the Branch.  For more information, contact staff at 760-339-6460.


Thanksgiving story times for children of all ages will be held:

At the Holtville Branch on 20th at 4:30 p.m.

On the 22nd at 3:00 p.m. in the Calipatria Branch and

On the 26th at 5:00 p.m. in the Heber Branch.

Of particular note in November:

The Imperial County Free Libraries are closed on Monday, November 11 and Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29