//Al Mutanabbi Street by Art Hazelwood//
Once a major center of learning in the Middle East, the library at the University of Mosul was destroyed in 2014.
The Iraqi-American Reconciliation Project (IARP) is holding a book drive for Mosul to restore the library as a credible resource center at one of the Middle East’s most important universities. Community members can donate books or funds for shipping and handling costs.
IARP’s goal is to collect 15,000 books to help restock the shelves of the University of Mosul library and $15,000 to pay for shipping and handling costs. They are collecting good quality university-level books in English and Arabic on the following subjects: engineering, mathematics, humanities (history, art, music, literature, classics, etc.), medical school texts and references, references (encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.).
Books can be sent to:
2021 E. Hennepin Ave, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55413.
You can also donate to support the project here.