All Events

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Young Adults Film Club
In Arabic and English
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Ever wondered how movies look from the other side of the camera? Join our Young Adults Film Club and learn how to watch movies from a filmmaker’s perspective.
Student Success Seminars
In English
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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.
Microsoft Excel: Avoiding Common Mistakes
In English
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Microsoft Excel is the most common spreadsheet program and has many useful capabilities. It can also be frustrating for users. If you're struggling with Excel or want to find out how you can get more out of the program, join us in this workshop that will give you more insight on how to avoid common mistakes in Excel.
National Novel Writing Month Kickoff
In Arabic and English
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Do you want to write a novel but don't know how to start? November is National Novel Writing Month. Join us on 26 October to learn about 'NaNoWriMo' and how you can participate. Bring your laptop and we'll help you warm up with some writing exercises. Then join us Saturday mornings in November for writing tips, encouragement and to write your novel!
Italian Language Week: Traditional Italian Children's Games
In English
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One plays the role of the wolf, the others play the role of the fruits! The wolf calls out a fruit, the fruit runs and the wolf tries to capture the fruit! This is “Il Lupo Mangia Frutta” and it sounds like a fun game, doesn’t it? We challenge you to play it in Italian!
Italian Language Week: Traveling Through Italy
In English
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What does it mean to live in Italy? Bring your family and friends and listen to native Italian stories about Italian culture, traditions and way of living. Learn the vocabulary that will be useful if you ever find yourself in Italy!
Floating Graphics with Koichi Yamamoto
In English
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Japanese-born artist Koichi Yamamoto presents two lectures about his work, which merges traditional and contemporary approaches to printmaking and creates innovative approaches to the language of the art. It is his exploration and mastery of the complex process of engraving that raises his art to an extraordinary level in printmaking. Yamamoto will share his ideas and motivation, as well as how locations and situations influenced his work. Looking back his 30 years of print work, he will summarize evolution of format, method and learning processes. The master printmaker, internationally known for his complex engravings, will also talk about his recent focus on functional forms and intaglio printed kite art at Qatar National Library.
Postgraduate Peer Support Network
In English
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Struggling to think of a dissertation topic? Hitting a dead end with your research methodology? Emotionally and mentally drained because you can’t find the information you need for your research?Postgraduate work is tough, but with a little help from your fellow PhD students, you can survive it. Our informal postgraduate peer support network (P2SN) for aspiring and current postgraduate students is an opportunity to exchange information and knowledge, share expertise, and provide each other intellectual and emotional support.
Movie Screening: "The Farthest: Voyager in Space"
In English
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Join us for a screening of the award-winning 2017 documentary The Farthest: Voyager in Space. The movie follows people and events around the Voyager mission, which is the first human-made object to leave our Solar System and enter deep space.
Open Access Week 2019: Open for Whom?
In English
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The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge,” which aims to explore the question of how inclusive open access and open knowledge are. Speakers will discuss the benefits of open access to Qatar's research ecocystem. Attendees will also be invited to share their thoughts on how we can collaborate with national and international stakeholders to open up access to our scientific and cultural heritage.