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.
The World through Picture Books Exhibition
Young Adults Area
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The World Through Picture Books is a collection of the best children's books from around the world, selected by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Qatar National Library is proud to partner with IFLA in organizing this exhibition, which is being held for the first time in the Middle East and celebrates the importance of children's books in the development of children’s early learning skills, knowledge of their cultural and linguistic identity, and understanding of ideas and diversity.
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.
Qatar Through Private Collections Exhibition
Main Plaza
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This exhibition explores the history of Qatar through several family collections. It presents selected items from previously unseen private archives of photos, artifacts and documents to show the role that individuals within a community can play in building its identity and preserving its heritage and history.
The Most Important Communication Skill Is...
Main Plaza
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Learn about communication skills by browsing this book display curated by our librarians. Which is the most important communication skill for you? Share your comments and ideas on the feedback board beside the display!
Presenting Your Scientific Research
Auditorium
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An important part of scientific research is sharing it. In this workshop, you'll learn how to present your research to others at your school or university in a professional way, without fear or stress.
Philharmonic at the Library: Johann Strauss New Year’s Concert
Special Events Area
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Musicians from Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra perform a Viennese New-Year’s style concert in the monthly free chamber series.
Journey to Explore Yourself
Auditorium
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In this workshop, you will go on a journey to explore several aspects of yourself. A number of tests and metrics will help you understand your personality, your way of thinking and how these may affect your future.
Refworks: Citation Management Made Easy
Computer Lab
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Learn the basics of citation management through RefWorks. The session will cover how to collect references from various online databases, how to save and manage them in RefWorks, how to cite references automatically in a Word document, and how to produce extensive bibliographies in no time.
Fun reading for children: how to read for your child?
Auditorium
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Have you ever read a story for your little child? Do you want to learn how to tell stories to young children? Learn the facts about the importance of reading for the little ones.