Past Events

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.
Textual Threshold Discourse in Qatari Novels
Auditorium
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In celebration of World Book Day, the Library, in cooperation with the Qatar Literacy Initiative, invites you to a critical lecture, “Textual Threshold Discourse in Qatari Novels.” This lecture discusses the idea and concept of text thresholds in novels, considered one of the most important critical research tools in literature.
Workshop on Verdigris History and Deterioration
Meeting Room 6
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The IFLA Preservation and Conservation Regional Center for Arab and Middle East countries at Qatar National Library is organizing the workshop "Various Greens in Persian Paintings with Reference to Copper Green Verdigris and its Deterioration and Stabilization". The workshop will be conducted by Mandana Barkeshli.
Homework Club
Young Adults Area
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Need a place to study? How about some help with your homework or assignment? The Library is the place to be. We will have volunteers ready to support you with your academic needs in math, science, English and social sciences. No need to register, just come!
Introduction to Google Drive
Computer Lab
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This workshop will introduce Google Drive, one of the leading cloud computing tools today. This training will also give you a good entry into the world of cloud computing.
Arabic Calligraphy for Young Adults
Young Adults Area
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Arabic calligraphy has a centuries-long history with deep cultural and religious roots. Enjoy the beauty and charm of Arabic calligraphy and learn this timeless art in our training workshop to continue its great tradition yourself.
Student Success Seminars
Meeting Room 6 (Heritage)
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Developing successful habits can be challenging, but the Library has got you covered. In this series of seminars, you'll develop skills, tips, tricks and habits that will take you to the next level in your academic life. We will cover things from human psychology, neurolinguistics programing and physiology to smart ways to study, how to construct an essay and how to improve your memory.
The Prophets of Allah: Noah
Children's Library
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Allah the Almighty selected people distinguished by strength, honesty, a love for their people and worthy of his trust to deliver his word. In this session, we will learn about one of the earliest prophets of Allah, Noah (peace be upon him), and his amazing mission and voyage.
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!
Tagore and His Relevance in the Age of Jingoism
Auditorium
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Rabindranath Tagore (d.1941) one of the most influential Bengali poets and the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. The literary and cultural world feels that Tagore’s influence can be felt more in these tumultuous times than in his own time and his relevance is not restricted to India but beyond. This lecture will focus on Tagore’s view on nationalism and how is it pertinent in the current age of hyper-nationalism and cultural chauvinism. In addition to the lecture, there will be a recitation of his soul touching poetry.