Posted: October 5, 2021
Islamic Heritage Month with the Waterloo Public Library logo in the top left corner, and five book covers: Letters to a Young Muslim; The Beauty of Your Face; Hana Khan Carries On; Yo Soy Muslim; The Perfect Gentleman.

We’re very excited to be celebrating Islamic Heritage Month in October with special events and curated resources. We are thankful for our partner, the Coalition of Muslim Women Kitchener-Waterloo, as we work together to bring these resources to you.


Lunch & Learn: The History of Muslims in Canada

Join historian Hassam Munir on Friday, October 22nd from 12-1pm for an informative ‘Lunch and Learn’ event as he talks about the history of Muslims in Canada (Hint: Muslims have been part of this country longer than you may think!).

To learn more and register for these events, click here


With our Diverse Voices staff-curated lists, we hope you will discover new books (and films too!) which could be a starting point in learning more about and celebrating our diverse community. This specially-curated list highlights Muslim Voices.


There are many great movies and documentaries that help celebrate and share Muslim voices, including:


The Across Her Table Podcast by Mifrah Abid features interviews with remarkable Canadian women with immigrant roots and how they are enriching the social narrative in Canada.

Using their blog, the Creating Cultural Competancies initiative provides educators with resources to actively confront and dismantle Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism in schools and classrooms.

The Muslim on the Airplane is a Tedx Talk by Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir on how to solve ever-deepening ethnic divides.