Past Events

Bookshare Orientation and Registration
In English
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Bookshare is an online database for people with print disabilities. It provides audiobooks, read-along books, DAISY talking books, and braille and large-font books. You can customize your reading experience with ebooks in formats that work according to your needs. This event will help you find resources on Bookshare; the latter part of the program will teach you how to register for membership. Bookshare account registration is every Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
Storytime at the Library
In Arabic
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Join us for Storytime every Monday at the Children's Library. In November, we will read stories about India and the Far East.
Guide to Getting Published: How to Publish Your Research in Peer-Reviewed Journals
In English
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Sharon Parkinson, Senior Journals Publisher at EmeraldPublishing, will talk about what to consider when publishing in academic journals. She will cover information about the process, tips on what to consider, how to target journals, publishing etiquette and how to increase chances of getting accepted. This session will be of value to anyone who is looking to publish their research in a peer-reviewed journal.
Mapping Planets
In Arabic and English
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Maps of the Earth, as well as of planets, help scientists understand the evolution of our Solar System. Join in the November event of the Science Book Forum (SBF) to understand how maps of unusual bodies such as comets, asteroids and Saturn's moons are made and the similarities and differences between them and maps of the Earth. Dr. Alessandro Frigeri from the National Institute of Astrophysics in Rome will explain how we map new worlds beyond our planet. The forum is moderated by Dr. Essam Heggy.
Young Writers Program: Open Mic Night
In English
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Workshop: Ancient Numeral Systems: Arithmetic the Hard Way
In English
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Summation and multiplication as we learn in school have never been as easy as they are now. Computer scientist Nahuel González will take the participants on a deep interactive exploration of the algorithms that allowed the users of the predecessors of our current numeral system to perform basic arithmetic. We will experiment with how basic arithmetic operations have very intuitive correlates when expressed in tally notation, and we will work in successively improved number systems to understand how much these can be sped up with algorithmic improvements only made possible by Hindu-Arabic numerals and their positional representation.
Lecture: A Brief History of Indo-Arabic Numerals
In Arabic and English
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Number systems and their representations have evolved over millennia, from the simple tally notation of the ancient bones of Lebombo and Ishango, through the acrophonic glyphs of Brahmi numerals, into the modern Indo-Arabic numerals with their positional notation and special symbol for zero. We will trace these developments through time and place to find that the arithmetic techniques we take for granted now were developed with great effort and ingenuity.
Pistachio Theory!
In Arabic
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Join us for a creative discussion session on the book Pistachio Theory, by Fahad Amer Al Ahmadi. This book argues that the secret to success lies in the clarity of purpose and flexibility of implementation, and big achievements do not require more than a small daily habit. This is a book that will change the way you think.
Children Can Live With Diabetes
In Arabic and English
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Join the Library and Sidra Medicine in support of the World Diabetes Day to promote the role of families in the prevention, education and management of childhood diabetes. The event will feature an information booth and interactive activities.
National Novel Writing Month: Come Write In!
In Arabic and English
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November is National Novel Writing Month. Register at www.nanowrimo.org then join us each Saturday morning in November for encouragement. During this session, we will write and network with other writers.