All Events

Heritage Library's Permanent Exhibition
Heritage Library Exhibition Area
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We cordially invite you to visit our Heritage Library's permanent exhibition.
Syria Under the French Mandate (1918-1946) Exhibition
Temporary Exhibition Area (on the bridge)
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Syria Under the French Mandate, a Library exhibition in partnership with the Museum of Islamic Art, focuses on Syria from 1918 – 1946, a time when France fulfilled the role of a controlling power in the area.
Healthcare in Qatar: Development and Milestones Over 70 Years Exhibition
Main Plaza
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This exhibition will give you the opportunity to understand the history of healthcare in Qatar, from traditional medicine and early hospitals of the late 1940s through subsequent stages of developing healthcare institutions equipped with modern facilities reaching the highest global standards. You can trace the growth of medical care in the country from traditional remedies to today's high-tech hospitals and clinics.
Homework Club
Young Adults Area
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Every Monday and Saturday during March 2019
Online Database Training for Middle School and High School Students
Auditorium
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Join us to discover and explore the Library's various online resources for middle school and high school students, including research tools, ebooks, audiobooks and periodicals.
Online Database Training for Middle School and High School Students
Auditorium
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Join us to discover and explore the Library's various online resources for middle school and high school students, including research tools, ebooks, audiobooks and periodicals.
Architecture as the Face of a Nation
Special Events Area
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This Library panel will focus on the role that museums and other cultural institutions in Qatar and elsewhere play in defining and conveying national identity to local and global audiences. Speakers include world-renowned architects Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel, Jacques Herzog, Ibrahim Jaidah and Ben van Berkel. The event will be moderated by author Philip Jodidio.
E-learning in the Middle East: Prospects and Barriers
Auditorium
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Dr. Alan Weber, co-author of the comprehensive handbook E-learning in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), uses an evidence-based educational policy approach to explore what e-learning can achieve for students, teachers and national education systems. He uses the latest statistics from the International Telecommunications Union, IMF and the World Bank to demonstrate the uneven development of computer-assisted learning technologies in the region, with some countries achieving improved student learning outcomes and others struggling with connectivity, broadband internet access and attitudinal barriers to electronic pedagogies. He will also review Qatar's recent innovations in this area. In addition, Dr. Weber will demonstrate how e-learning can foster student-centered best practices in education, including autonomous learning, lifelong learning, peer-to-peer education and flipped classrooms.
English Fiction Book Club: Girl in Translation
Open Lounge Terrace
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Join us for the fourth meeting of the English Fiction Book Club, where we will discuss Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok. The novel is the story of a young Chinese immigrant to America who is caught between the old world and the new. Copies of the book will be available at the User Services Desk.
Weekly Knitting and Crochet Circle
Main Plaza
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Join this casual gathering of knitters and crocheters every Thursday from 9:00 – 11:00 AM to work on projects and share skills in a friendly atmosphere. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies and projects or borrow the Library’s needles and yarn. All skill levels are welcome, including beginners who are interested in learning. Be sure to check out our collection of books on knitting and crochet while you’re here!