All Events

Photos may be taken during our events, including participants of all ages and children, and may be published. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please approach the event organizer to let them know. 

Heritage Library's Permanent Exhibition
In Arabic and English
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We cordially invite you to visit our Heritage Library's permanent exhibition.
The Holy Kaaba Online Exhibition
In Arabic and English
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This online exhibition of 50 carefully selected items offers insights into the history of the Kaaba, the stages of its construction, its architectural features and adornment, and its religious and spiritual significance.
Explore the Library
In Arabic and English
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We are pleased to invite you to explore Qatar National Library on a guided tour led by our staff. Join us to learn all about the Library’s resources and facilities available to our members. You’ll also hear about the design and features of the iconic Library building.
Qatar, India & the Gulf Exhibition
In English
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Come see the Library’s exciting new exhibition, "Qatar, India & the Gulf: History, Culture and Society,” which examines the fascinating yet sometimes forgotten connections between historical India, Qatar and the Gulf—from shared cultures to shared empires—over the course of 4,600 years. The exhibition reveals how this ancient and enduring relationship has influenced their history, culture and society in profound and surprising ways.
Advanced Database Search Techniques
In Arabic and English
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This practical session aims to teach the basics of how to search the wide variety of databases offered by the Library. We'll learn how to search using filters, Boolean operators, modifiers and keywords.
Edifice // Artifice
In Arabic and English
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In 2019, developments in culture, architecture and creative technology prompt us to revisit the evolving nature of art and the public realm in fast-developing cities. Join us as part of the Qatar British Festival's "Reading the City" program, in which FutureEverything’s Creative Director, Irini Papadimitriou, will host a panel discussion exploring different perspectives on public art and its relevance today.
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!
Online Databases Training for Middle School and High School Students
In Arabic and English
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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.
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 importantly, kids have fun playing. Come to the Chess Club to learn the basics, make some friends and enjoy a little bit of competition.
World Children’s Day: Become a Storyteller
In Arabic
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Do you want to become a storyteller? Do you know the secrets to performing a story reading? Join us in this fun workshop to mark World Children's Day and discover the skills that will make you a great storyteller!