Interactive screens near the Teens Area
We cordially invite you to visit our first digital exhibition entitled "Information is Beautiful".
Young Adults Area
The World Through Picture Books is a collection of the best children's books from around the world, selected by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Qatar National Library is proud to partner with IFLA in organizing this exhibition, which is being held for the first time in the Middle East and celebrates the importance of children's books in the development of children’s early learning skills, knowledge of their cultural and linguistic identity, and understanding of ideas and diversity.
Temporary Exhibition Area (on the bridge)
Syria Under the French Mandate, a Library exhibition in partnership with the Museum of Islamic Art, focuses on Syria from 1918 – 1946, a time when France fulfilled the role of a controlling power in the area.
Near the Teen Area
At 33 meters long and weighing about half a ton, this is the longest Lego® brick bridge in the world, blending architecture, engineering and mathematics. The bridge was designed by Dr. Robin Sham of the UK-based Institution of Civil Engineers and uses more than 260,000 Lego® bricks. Students from local schools, as well as children and their families from around Qatar, helped assemble the bridge under the guidance of expert builders from Bright Bricks, a large-scale Lego® construction firm, along with AECOM engineers and volunteers.
This exhibition explores the history of Qatar through several family collections. It presents selected items from previously unseen private archives of photos, artifacts and documents to show the role that individuals within a community can play in building its identity and preserving its heritage and history.
Assistive Technology Room
This month at Book Club for the Blind, we will discuss The Adventures of Caliph Al Raschid: The Pot of Gold. The story, based on integrity and honesty, emphasizes the importance of friendship over material possessions.
Innovation Station 1
This workshop will introduce the Oculus Rift VR System and its many educational features. The Oculus can be used for many different applications, such as virtual tours, educational games, films and more.
Open Lounge Terrace
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 to 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!