Dear guests,

Some of the Library’s events and workshops will continue to be offered online until further notice. About 24 hours before the event, a librarian will send you the link you can use to attend. 

Past Events

اللقاء الشهري لنادي الكتاب العربي: كتاب "كن بخير"
In Arabic
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Join the Arabic Book Club for a virtual book discussion. We will discuss Be Okay, by Aisha Alomran. Copies of the book will be available at the User Services Desk. You can now visit the library's building directly to borrow one. 
استكشف مكتبة قطر الوطنية
In Arabic and English
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We are pleased to invite you to visit and explore Qatar National Library. Our staff are happy to give you a tour highlighting the Library’s services and resources.
حلقة الحياكة والكروشيه الأسبوعية عن بُعد
In Arabic and English
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Join our Virtual Knitting and Crochet Meetup to share experiences, information and more. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those who want to learn. Grab your yarn and needles and let’s chat! 
اللقاء الشهري لنادي الروايات الإنجليزية: رواية "The Light Between Oceans"
In English
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Join us for our virtual English Fiction Book Club meeting. We will discuss The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman. The novel tells of a World War I veteran and his new wife who face loss and emotional hardship while living on a remote island. Copies of the book will be available at the User Services Desk. You can now visit the library's building directly to borrow one. 
التكامل الحسي الفعّال في المنزل
In Arabic
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Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition that may affect children who have neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and autism, as well as those with learning and processing challenges. If your child struggles with similar issues, join us in this session and learn how to assist your child with sensory integration exercises that can be done at home. The session will be presented by Bassam Adel Hamad, Occupational Therapist at the Qatar Foundation Learning Center.
نادي الشطرنج
In English
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Did you know that chess improves memory, problem-solving, and IQ? It's also a wonderful way to improve focus, flex those creative muscles, and most importantly, kids have fun playing.
روّاد الوعي الإخباري: مكافحة المعلومات المُضللة والأخبار الزائفة والتحيز
In English, with Arabic Interpretation
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Has UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week made you wonder how you can join the fight against misinformation, conspiracy theories, fake news, and confirmation bias? Join and celebrate with us for a panel discussion with international literacy changemakers.
نوم الأطفال: ماذا تتوقع في السنة الاولى
In Arabic
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Infants’ sleep is an exhausting and confusing topic for many parents. We can solve many sleep challenges by understanding the growth of childrens' sleep. Discover more in this live educational workshop, where we will discuss the following topics: What are our expectations for a baby's sleep in the first year?What is weaning during the night?How can we use massage in our daily routine and how can it improve sleep quality? What actions can you to take to suit you and your baby and the way you want to deal with your baby's sleep.The session will be presented by the Childhood Adviser in Sleep / Marwa Al-Rahmani from the State of Kuwait
ورشة حول النشر بالإتاحة الحرة
In English
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This workshop, delivered by the pubilsher Taylor and Francis, will inform and guide local researchers and authors on how to prepare a manuscript for submission and publish in open access journals. The workshop is part of the Library’s Open Access Week program.SpeakersVictoria Babbit, Director of Researcher Development and Outreach, Taylor and FrancisEleanor Souster, Senior Business Development Manager, Taylor and FrancisWorkshop Outline:1: Publishing in Open Access JournalsPublishing is an integral element of the researcher process with most academics required to publish at least once in their professional career. Researchers must also navigate a publishing landscape that is constantly evolving. This workshop is designed for early-career researchers who have limited publishing experience.  It will provide a basic overview of the current state of academic publishing, with a particular focus on open access, to enable a better understanding of the process and as well as offer guidance to help them succeed.The workshop will cover the following topics with examples and the opportunity to ask questions:How to assess a journalOpen access benefits and challengesPreparing your manuscript for publicationResearch and publishing ethics: overview of publishing ethicsPeer review basics: overview with recommendations on how to respond to reviewer commentsTypical reasons for rejection and how to avoid themOverview on the Library's partnership with Taylor and Francis2: Brief about the agreement with Qatar National Library
برنامج مكتبة قطر الوطنية لدعم الإتاحة الحرة
In English
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The session will introduce attendees to the Library's Open Access Author Fund and describe how authors in Qatar can benefit from the fund to publish in open access journals. The session will also briefly outline the concept of open access and how it can benefit research in Qatar.