Palm Beach County Library System Presents the Bridging Faiths Series

Starting this July, the Palm Beach County Library System is proud to offer the Bridging Faiths series. A series designed to encourage awareness and understanding of the diverse community that makes the Palm Beaches a great place to live. Through July and October, we’ll explore topics of fasting, religious attire, pilgrimages, tolerance, respect and forgiveness. Panels of religious leaders will demystify what makes each faith unique and what brings all faiths together.

The Palm Beach County Library System plays a significant role in connecting residents with one another, inspiring thoughtful and enlightening discussions, and enriching lives through the power of open access to information. The Bridging Faiths series is sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

 

Thu, Jul 13, 6:30 pm

LANTANA ROAD BRANCH | Phone: 304-4500

Fasting: Panel Discussion

Representatives of various belief systems will discuss the topic of fasting. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Thu, Aug 10 – Sat, Aug 12, 2:00 pm

TEQUESTA BRANCH | Phone: 746-5970

The Great Courses® DVD Lectures Series

Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know. (90 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

08/10:   Religion – Its Meaning and Importance. Hinduism –

Foundational Texts and Teachings. Waking Up – The Buddha and His Teachings.

08/11:   Chinese Religion and Cosmology. Judaism – God, Torah and

Covenant. Catholic and Orthodox Christianity.

 

08/12:   Protestantism and Christianity Today. Muhammad, Qur’an,

and Islamic Civilization. Forms of Islam – Diversity among

Muslims.

 

Tue, Aug 22, 6:00 pm     

ACREAGE BRANCH | Phone: 681-4100

Religious Attire: Panel Discussion

Representatives of various belief systems will discuss the topic of religious attire.

(90 min.) Preregister.

 

 

 

Wed, Sep 13, 2:30 pm

GARDENS BRANCH | Phone: 626-6133

Pilgrimages: Panel Discussion

Representatives of various belief systems will discuss the topic of religious journeys.

(90 min.) Preregister.

 

Wed, Sep 20, 1:00 pm   

WEST BOYNTON BRANCH | Phone: 734-5556

Book Discussion: “The Pilgrimage” & “A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful”

Paulo Coelho and Gideon Lewis-Kraus wrote masterful memoirs about their paths to self-discovery. Read one or both titles and join a lively discussion led by staff. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Wed, Sep 27, 6:30 pm     

MAIN LIBRARY | Phone: 233-2600

Teen Book Discussion: “Does My Head Look Big in This?” by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Tue, Oct 17, 6:00 pm      

MAIN LIBRARY | Phone: 233-2600

Book Discussion: “Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground With the Religious,” by Chris Stedman

Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Tue, Oct 24, 2:00 pm      

WEST BOCA BRANCH | Phone: 470-1600

Book Discussion: “All the Rivers,” by Dorit Rabinyan

Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

                                                                               

Tue, Oct 24, 6:30 pm      

MAIN LIBRARY | Phone: 233-2600

Tolerance, Respect & Forgiveness: Panel Discussion

Prominent leaders of faith based and community organizations will discuss the importance of tolerance, respect and forgiveness. (90 min.) Preregister.