State Library is a fan!

We are proud to have been chosen by the State Library of North Carolina for the “State Doc Pick of the Week” last week for our bi-monthly newsletter “Cedars in the Pines.”  It also looks like they’ll be making some of the newsletters available on the digital reader for view. The Government and Heritage Library blog, GHL, chooses 1 important state document per week. You can check out others here.

State-Library-Logo-200-JPG-1024x416The State Library continues to be supportive of the project as it continues to grow!

Upcoming event: Lebanese Festival

It’s that time again, for the Lebanese Festival!

Saturday, August 2
11 AM – 4 PM
NC Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601

The Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies is co-sponsoring the annual Lebanese Festival with the NC Museum of History and the Triangle Lebanese Association (TLA) to celebrate the success of the Cedars in the Pines museum exhibit.

The festival will feature food, activities for adults and children, dance and music, as well as an opportunity to visit the exhibit.

Much of the festival will take place indoors.

Please invite family, friends and neighbors to what promises to be a lovely day!

Check out highlights of the other festival days here, here and here.


Moise Khayrallah in MainGate

There’s a strong connection between alumni of American University of Beirut (AUB) and second wave Lebanese immigrants to North Carolina. Many community members were educated or had family educated at the university. Such a great school, it’s no surprise that community members involved in this project are profiled in the alumni magazine, MainGate, on a regular basis.

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 7.33.19 AMThis Spring issue, the founder and innovator responsible for the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies and The Lebanese in North Carolina Project, Moise Khayrallah, is featured in a short profile. A graduate in the class of 1981, it’s clear that Moise has worked hard and had great success in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, a community that is lucky to have him!

You can read from a PDF of the magazine here.