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Film on Islam to Be Shown Jan. 20

The Alameda Main Library will present the documentary “Koran By Heart” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20. The film highlights the lives of three students who devote themselves to memorizing and reciting the Koran.

It is being shown in collaboration with the Islamic Center of Alameda and the Alameda Multicultural Community Center, as part of special series of free cultural events: Muslim Journeys: An exploration and celebration of the intertwined histories of Islam and the West.

From 4-7 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 17, there will be a discussion of two books that focus on the theme of connected histories, accompanied by a multicultural potluck. The venue is the Islamic Center of Alameda, 901 Santa Clara Ave.

The third program takes place from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, the Leydecker Park Recreation Center (3225 Mecartney Road). The program will highlight stories about women and Islam.

The final program is set for 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Alameda Multicultural Community Center, 1900 Third Street, in the Woodstock Education Center Multipurpose Room. The event will including a viewing and discussion of the film “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World.”

Janet Levaux