Dear guests,

The Library events and workshops will continue to be offered online until further notice, despite re-opening our doors to the public with limited services starting 15 July.

All Events

طوّر تطبيقك الأول بتكنولوجيا الواقع المُعزَّز
In English
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In this exciting new series of courses, you will learn how to develop your own augmented reality app. With companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft competing to become the leaders in the fields of augmented reality and virtual reality, now is a great time to catch the wave and develop skills in this innovative area. Participants who register for this workshop need to attend all three sessions. This session will be led by Marwen Hjiri, online via Microsoft Teams.
مسابقة "أقرأ بالعربية" الإلكترونية
In Arabic
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The Library, in collaboration with Little Thinking Minds, is pleased to announce the second round of the “I Read Arabic” online reading competition. This competition aims to develop children's love of reading by presenting it in a fun and entertaining way, instilling an appreciation for the Arabic language and strengthening their link to their identity.
ورشة حول التطبيقات المفيدة لعائلات أطفال التوحد
In English
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Join us to learn about accessible apps for parents to support children with autism that provide visual cues to aid communication and learning numbers, colors, shapes and sizes. The apps can help kids to learn to better identify objects and practice social exchanges. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
سلسلة لقاءات "باحثون متميزون" - اللقاء الثالث
In English
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Productive Researcher is a new online series from the Postgraduate Peer Support Network Program (P2SN) aimed at encouraging researchers in Qatar to be intellectually productive through peer learning with leading academics around the world. In this series, we will learn and interact with these academics about their habits, procedures and thinking processes that make them the leaders in their field. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
دليلك للمصادر القانونية في المكتبة
In Arabic
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This workshop provides you with an explanation of the Law Subject Guide prepared by our librarians to help users who are interested in law to access all of our legal resources in one place. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
مقدمة عن خدمة جوجل للتخزين السحابي
In English
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This workshop will introduce Google Drive, one of the leading online storage apps that can help you store your files and convert them to different formats. You will also learn how to quickly and efficiently collaborate on the same documents with your team members. The workshop will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
حرفة النقدة: تراث وموضة
In Arabic
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Al-Nagda, one of the oldest Gulf heritage crafts, is the art of embroidering local fabrics and costumes, especially light fabrics, with silver and golden wires to add a smooth artistic and aesthetic touch.
التدابير الوقائية للحفاظ على المخطوطات العربية: الواقع والآفاق
In Arabic
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Join us in this interactive webinar, titled "Preventive Measures to Preserve Arabic Manuscripts: Reality and Prospects," held in collaboration with the National Laboratory for Manuscript and Parchment Preservation and Restoration in Tunisia. 
نادي الشطرنج
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 importantly, kids have fun playing. Join us on Chess.com to learn the basics, make some friends and enjoy a little bit of competition.
اخترت لكم من مكتبة قطر الوطنية
In Arabic
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To celebrate International Youth Day, in cooperation with the Qatar Authors Forum, we will broadcast a set of weekly pre-recorded videos in which our librarians will recommend selected books by creative Qatari and international authors. A video will be posted every week for four weeks, starting 12 August. The broadcast will be via IGTV on our account Instagram account (@qnl_engage) and the YouTube channel of the Qatari Authors Authors Forum
جلسات دعم الرضاعة الطبيعية
In Arabic
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Are you a breastfeeding mother who is looking for support or an expecting mother who wishes to learn more about breastfeeding? You are invited to join us in these monthly sessions provided by certified breastfeeding specialists from the Young Mothers Group and Mother in Making. These events will be held online via Microsoft Teams.
فيه العافية
In Arabic
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Each peoples' cuisine reflects its traditions and social and cultural influences, so every country has its own national dishes. Join us for a live cooking demonstration on Instagram by Rasha Isbeetan, who will show you how to create a special dish of eggplant fatteh. We welcome everyone, including beginners and interested chefs. 
اقرأ لتعش أكثر
In Arabic
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Individuals' lifetimes are limited, but we can live the experiences of many others by reading their books. Join us on a live broadcast via Instagram (@QNL_engage) with Dr. Ahmed Al-Ferjabi, who will tell us how we can live much longer than the years of our lives through useful reading.
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. Show us what you’re working on every Thursday in August from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those who want to learn. Grab your yarn and needles and let’s chat! The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
الدعم عن بعد لواجبات العلوم والرياضيات
In English
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Need some help with your math or science homework? Log on and let us walk you through it! The support will be provided online via Microsoft Teams. 
المكتبات في زمن الجائحة: ندوة نقاشية حول تخطيط الخدمات وإعدادها وتقديمها
In English, with Arabic Interpretation
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The current pandemic has been a catalyst for change in library services around the world. Join librarians from Qatar, the Arab region, Europe, Southeast Asia and the US as they share their experience with providing services during the pandemic, as well their perspectives on the future of library services.
أثر جائحة فيروس كورونا على أهداف التنمية المستدامة
In English
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This workshop, presented by SDGeneration Network and Greener Future, will introduce the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how we can achieve them, as well as discussing the impact that Covid-19 has had on the SDGs. We'll also discuss how our daily habits can help us excel in achieving these goals, especially in these unprecedented times. The workshop will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
تعليم المهارات القيادية للأطفال
In English
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Teach your children valuable life skills at your kitchen table in this free interactive and engaging online session developed specifically for ages 8 to 11. 
النصوص المُصاحِبة للمخطوط: قراءات في مخطوطات مكتبة قطر الوطنية
In Arabic
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In this lecture, Mahmoud Zaki, the Library's Manuscript Librarian, will discuss the textual structure of the Arabic manuscript, especially the marginal notes and texts (alternative to the work's main text and work). These include colophons, notes of ownership, reading and transmission of text, based on examples drawn from the collection and beyond.
نادي الشطرنج
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 importantly, kids have fun playing. Join us on Chess.com to learn the basics, make some friends and enjoy a little bit of competition.
متعة القراءة للصغار
In Arabic
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Have you ever read a story to your little child? Would you like to learn how to tell stories to young children? Learn the facts about the importance of reading to your little ones in this online session via Microsoft Teams. We will explain scientific facts about the importance of reading for the development of children's brains and the concept of reading and early literacy.
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. Show us what you’re working on every Thursday in August from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those who want to learn. Grab your yarn and needles and let’s chat! The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
الدعم عن بعد لواجبات العلوم والرياضيات
In English
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Need some support with your math or science homework? We are happy to continue our help! The support will be provided online via Microsoft Teams. 
فن سرد القصص للأطفال ذوي صعوبات التعلم
In Arabic
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This online session is for parents and caregivers of children with intellectual challenges. Participants will be introduced to some effective storytelling techniques that can be easily used with their little ones. This session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
ثايمون قطر: ورشة حول المشاريع الداعمة لأهداف التنمية المستدامة
In English
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Presented by the Library and THIMUN Qatar Executives, this workshop introduces youth to actions on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the Global Act with Impact Award Youth Service Projects. Hunger, ethnic discrimination, diseases and gender inequality are only a glimpse into the world’s problems today. Large issues demand large action; join this workshop to proactively collaborate and help each other, and find out how to uplift your community and tap into the SDGs. The workshop will be conducted online via GoToTraining. 
كيف تكتب في الويكيبيديا؟
In English
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Do you like to enrich Wikipedia content? Do you have writing and research skills or want to learn them? This training will give you the basic rules and principles for editing Wikipedia content, helping you to edit and write reliable, informational pages on the popular crowdsourced encyclopedia. This event will be held online via Microsoft Teams.
تعلم مهارات التلوين بفنون الإيبرو
In Arabic
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If you love art and decoration, join us to learn how to create a beautiful object using the art of Ebru. Ebru is a centuries-old paper marbling technique. If you have a plain object, Ebru colors or nail polish, gloves, toothpicks and masking tape, you are ready to have fun with us.
سلسلة لقاءات "باحثون متميزون" - اللقاء الثاني
In English
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Productive Researcher is a new online series from the Postgraduate Peer Support Network Program (P2SN) aimed at encouraging researchers in Qatar to be intellectually productive through peer learning with leading academics around the world. In this series, we will learn and interact with these academics about their habits, procedures and thinking processes that make them the leaders in their field.
أنا ومشاعري رائعان
In English
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Teach your children valuable life skills at your kitchen table in this free interactive and engaging online session developed specifically for ages 5 to 7. 
أساسيات البحث عن المصادر لطلاب المرحلة الإعدادية والثانوية
In English
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This session will introduce students in grades 6 to 12 to the many resources that the Library offers to support their learning and research needs. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
نادي الشطرنج
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 importantly, kids have fun playing. Join us on Chess.com to learn the basics, make some friends and enjoy a little bit of competition.
جلسات دعم الرضاعة الطبيعية
In Arabic
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Are you a breastfeeding mother who is looking for support or an expecting mother who wishes to learn more about breastfeeding?‏You are invited to join us in these monthly sessions provided by certified breastfeeding specialists from the Young Mothers Group and Mother in Making. These events will be held online via Microsoft Teams.
نادي الروايات الإنجليزية - اللقاء الشهري
In English
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Join the English Fiction Book Club for a virtual book discussion of Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks. Travel back to 1666, when plague ravages a small English town, forcing one woman to try to hold her community together. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
الدعم عن بعد لواجبات العلوم والرياضيات
In English
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Need some help with your math or science homework? We are happy to continue our help! The support will be provided online via Microsoft Teams. 
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. Show us what you’re working on every Thursday in August from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those who want to learn. Grab your yarn and needles and let’s chat! The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
نادي الكتاب الافتراضي لليافعين
In Arabic
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In our Young Adults Virtual Book Club, we'll read and discuss popular books. Our first virtual session will be about the book Maskoon, by Reem Ghazal. Four friends visit a haunted house and experience a series of paranormal events. You can find the book on our online database OverDrive. The event will be held online via Microsoft Teams.
منتدى الكتاب العلمي: الكويكبات والمذنبات واصطدامها بالأرض
In English
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How big was the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs? When is the next big one coming? What does a comet look like up close? From a meteorite bursting through the roof and striking a woman in 1954 to the fireball that lit up Russian skies and shattered windows in 2013, discover the world of small bodies in our solar system and how destructive they can be when they collide with Earth.
كيف تختار تخصصك الجامعي؟
In Arabic
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In this meeting, academic advisor Khalifa Al-Salahi will present students with the basics of how to choose a university specialization and make the right educational decisions based on their personal abilities and interests. The meeting will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
ألغاز وأحاجي للكبار: متعة الألعاب المحيرة للعقل!
In Arabic and English
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Brain Teasers for Adults goes virtual! Join the fun of solving mind-twisting teasers! Bring one of your own to show and let us solve it together. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
أساسيات البحث عن المصادر لطلاب المرحلة الإعدادية والثانوية
In English
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This session will introduce students in grades 6 to 12 to the many resources that the Library offers to support their learning and research needs. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
الاستفادة القصوى من الخدمات الإلكترونية للمكتبة
In English
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Take 30 minutes and join us for a brief orientation about the Library's online services for adults. You'll be introduced to our various online services and how you can maximize your online Library experience. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.