Library Launches “Points Of View” Book Discussion Series January 12

The Fargo Public Library, in partnership with NDSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, invites the public to launch a five-part series of community book discussions to introduce area residents to the library’s Muslim Journeys Collection. To launch this series, residents are invited to a screening of the French animated film “Persepolis” (2007) set for Sunday, Jan. 12, starting at 2 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. An adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic autobiography of the same name, this film follows Satrapi as she grows up in the shadow of the Iranian Revolution. Following the film, a panel discussion of three humanities scholars will engage the audience in discussion and answer questions about this award-winning film. Scholars include: Dr. Miriam Mara, associate professor of English at NDSU, teaches Irish literature and women’s literatures; Dr. Sean Burt, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and English, teaches Old Testament and World Literature classes at NDSU; and Dr. Greg Carlson, Assistant Professor and Director of Film Studies and Media Activities at Concordia College, teaches Global Cinema and Film Production. All ages are welcome; refreshments will be provided.

In addition, residents are invited to join humanities scholars Dr. Miriam Mara and Dr. Elizabeth Birmingham for a five-part book discussions of five works from the library’s Muslim Journeys Collection over five Thursdays starting February 6 and running through April 3, 2014. Copies of the titles are available, while supplies last. These events are also free and open to the public. For a list of titles and dates in this book discussion series, visit, visit the library’s online calendar of events, or contact Beth Postema at (701) 241-1492.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. For details, call the Main Library Information Desk at (701) 241-1492 or visit the library’s website.

This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and co-sponsored by the Fargo Public Library and NDSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

2 Responses

  1. Pat Hinze

    Excellent ideas! We are at South Padre Island until March, so will miss a lot of these. I am very interested to be a part of this later in March and in April. Will David Myers from the Center for Interfaith Studies be a part of this?

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