Past Events

Your Fairy Tale Painting
In Arabic and English
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Join us as creative artist Mariana Mohsen hosts a fun workshop where you can highlight your artistic skills by drawing your own painting of a scene from a fairy tale.
Online Database Training for Middle School and High School Students
In English
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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. This session is for middle and high school students.
Weekly Knitting and Crochet Circle
In Arabic and English
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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!
The Moon and Beyond: The Experience of Space and the Future of Exploration
In Arabic and English
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Celebrate 50 years since the moon landing with a special presentation at the Library, in collaboration with the US Embassy in Doha. Dr. Mary Ellen Weber, a former NASA astronaut who flew on two Space Shuttle flights, will talk about her experiences in space and the future of exploring the final frontier. Dr. Weber is a consultant in technology, innovation, strategic communications and high-risk operations, and serves on the NASA Advisory Council Committee on Technology, Innovation and Engineering.
Qatar's Old Tales
In Arabic and English
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The Library, in collaboration with the Qatari Authors Forum, is pleased to host Saleh Gharib. He will explore dialogue between the most important traditions, proverbs and legends in a way that explains their meanings and when to use them. The lecture will include the most popular literary traditions in Qatari society to restore memories of the past.
Share, Save and Spend
In English
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What do children know about financial literacy? Join us in this program to develop and build your child’s financial skills, including the importance of money, saving and banking.
Introduction to Photoshop
In Arabic
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This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of Adobe Photoshop, one of the most popular and widely used programs for photo editing.
Storytime at the Library
In Arabic
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Join us for storytime every Monday at the Children's Library. In September, we'll read fairy tales both traditional and new.
Getting Started With Makey Makey
In English
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How can everyday objects be used to control computers? In this session, you’ll learn how you can use the Makey Makey invention kit to turn ordinary objects into computer keyboards.
Qatari Stories: Between Reality and Legend
In Arabic and English
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Hazawi Al’Awalyeen are Qatari fairy tales that were told by grandparents and passed down from one generation to the next. Join storyteller Amena Al-Bader on this journey of memory as we hear some of these traditional tales. Author Asmaa Al-Kuwari will explain which of these stories are based on real events and which are myths, and the way they affected Qatari society.