Are You Ready for Summer?!?

With Memorial Day having just passed us by, I wanted to send out a quick reminder to everyone that the Summer Reading Contest, Summer Storytime and a monthly summer family film series are just around the corner. That means making sure all your little ones have library cards and visit us a few times to participate.

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Curious George Does Ramadan at the IRC

With Ramadan about a month away, we thought now would be the perfect time to announce the arrival of a familiar simian friend to our center. Just released a few days ago, It’s Ramadan, Curious George makes its debut appearance here at the IRC. Not only is it available to borrow from our library, we also have a stock of them for immediate sale through our bookstore. In this beautiful board book, Curious George has a new Muslim friend who is about to start his first fast. Join George as he learns all about the Muslim holiday.

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IRC Expands Storytime: Gains Bilingual Series

We have been tirelessly working to add books into our library and not only provide you with the first lending library of Islamic materials of its kind but also to expand our collection into Arabic materials. I may have mentioned this before, but with the inclusion of some of our newest arrivals (208 Arabic Scholastic books working their way into our collection), we officially have enough materials to not just have a Children’s Arabic collection, but have its own space. Many of these books are well-known English books that have been translated into Arabic. Titles include “Heidi,” “Princesses Don’t Wear Jeans,” and “Is Your Mama a Llama.”

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Journey Into Europe to Show March 24th

We have reached that point in the event where the Milwaukee Muslim Film Fest #MMFilmFest2016 is about to go into full swing. First up is Journey into Europe. The film will only show Thursday, March 24th at 7pm in the UW-Milwaukee Union Cinema. Stay afterwards for a talkback session by the Islamic Society of Milwaukee. General admission is $8. UWM students get in free.

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