All Events

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Storytime at the Library
In Arabic
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Join us for storytime every Monday at the Children's Library. In October, we will read stories about space.
Bookshare Orientation and Membership (English)
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 and register for membership
In Arabic and English
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The Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME) was created in response to threats to cultural heritage from political violence and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. The DLME quickly evolved and today is an open-source platform that ensures that copies of objects are not just preserved, but also accessible to the global community, facilitating research and learning while also helping to fight trafficking of cultural heritage items by centralizing metadata and provenance of hundreds of thousands of digital assets. For centuries, Qatar has been a crossroads between Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, and as such, its heritage items trace global social, economic, scientific and religious development. Qatar National Library is a founding member of the DLME, and is helping to fulfill the DLME’s mission through the digitization of its extensive Heritage Library collection. The DLME embodies the state-of-the-art in open digital library innovation and, with the support of institutions such as the Library, has the potential to be one of the most valuable and rich heritage portals globally.
English Fiction Book Club: "The Magicians," by Lev Grossman
In English
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In this month's meeting of the English Fiction Book Club, we will discuss The Magicians, by Lev Grossman. In this coming-of-age fantasy novel, young sorcerer Quentin Coldwater discovers that even magic is subject to the desires and often dark emotions of people. Copies of the book will be available at the User Services Desk.
An Introduction to Scientific Research
In Arabic
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In this program, Library specialists will present a lecture on scientific research and its procedures, including selecting a research problem and designing a research plan. They will also provide an overview of research samples and measurement tools such as questionnaires and observations. This program is an opportunity for anyone who wants to learn the basics of research and write a research paper in Arabic.
Gulf Architecture Month Lecture Series
In English
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These talks will be held every Wednesday during October to complement the Gulf Architecture Month conference and exhibition on different aspects and dimensions of architecture past and present in the region. On 30 October, Professor Ali Abdul A Alraouf will talk about "Heritage, Architecture and Urbanism as a Catalyst for City Branding: The Case of Doha, Qatar".
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!
Chess Club
In Arabic and 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 creativity muscles, and most important, kids have fun playing. Come to Chess Club to learn the basics, make some friends and enjoy a little bit of competition.
Young Writers Program: Open Mic Night
In English
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In collaboration with Doha Learning Days, Qatar National Library is proud to host the Young Writers Program 'Open Mic Night’ Competition.