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Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month!

March 26, 2024

 

April is National Arab American Heritage Month

April is Arab American Heritage Month! Celebrate the vast and rich cultures and history that shape today’s Arab American communities. We have reading recommendations, events, and online resources that can help you celebrate Arab American heritage and history this month and year round.

→ Learn more about the significance of this month by viewing this brief slideshow created by one of our librarians!

Displays & Recommended Reading

Come to the library and peruse our displays for all ages during April. We have also curated a list of books by Arab American authors below. Click on any title to connect with our catalog and place a hold!

Library Events

Too Good to Be Missed Book Group – Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Cover: "Against the Loveless World" by Susan AbulhawaWednesday, April 10: 1:30–2:30 pm
Genre: Historical | Led by: Megan | Drop-in event
For those who are able to attend during the holiday (Eid Mubarak!). Participants can grab a copy of the book at the Adult Reference Desk, or check out a copy through Libby.
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Fufu’s Kitchen: Traditional Arab Cuisine

cookbook author and food blogger Heifa Odeh

Tuesday, April 23: 6–7:15 pm
Local cookbook author and food blogger Heifa Odeh of Fufu’s Kitchen shares recipes, stories, and easy dishes to experience the amazing flavors of the Middle East. Samples provided. Signup required.
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Arabic Storytime

Library storytime in the Arabic language.

Saturday, April 27: 10:30–11 am
Drop-In Event

Ages 3–8 with adult(s): Enjoy children’s stories and songs in Arabic with a native speaker. No signup required.
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Online Resources

Hoopla: Discover the depth of Arab heritage this month with a curated collection of stories, culture, and history.

Kanopy: April is Arab American Heritage Month, and Kanopy is your ticket to a cinematic journey through the heart of Arab and Middle Eastern culture. Celebrate the beauty of Arab heritage by viewing the collectionAll you need is your library card!

PressreaderAccess more than 7,000 newspapers & magazines from around the world, in their original language and format. Search by language or country to find publications available in Arabic and/or from Arab countries.

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