Middle Eastern Heritage Month

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Middle Eastern Heritage Month

Middle Eastern Heritage Month 2017

The Library celebrates Middle Eastern Heritage this month with a wide array of programs in recognition of the diverse histories, cultures and traditions from the Middle East.

Visit the Main Library to learn about the “cradle of civilization” from Dr. Abdul Jabbar, emeritus professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at City College of San Francisco. Taste delectable Egyptian cuisine with local chef and restaurant owner, Sausan, at Mission Bay and view an Arabic dance performance by Heaven Mousalem at Western Addition. Families and folks of all ages will enjoy Middle Eastern cultural celebrations held at several branches, with performances, games, crafts and food.

Youngsters will delight in a special children’s story time in celebration of the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s new exhibition, Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid. At Ocean View and Potrero, youth are invited to make hummus on Rock the Bike, the Library’s pedal-powered blender, and create a hamsa, a palm-shaped amulet used to ward off the “evil eye” at Marina. Tweens and teens will love tasting different Middle Eastern snacks at various Snack Trials, and learning the designs and techniques of traditional Palestinian embroidery at Merced.

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