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.
Arabic calligraphy has a centuries-long history with deep cultural and religious roots. Enjoy the beauty and charm of Arabic calligraphy and learn this timeless art in our training workshop to continue its great tradition yourself.
Wikithon is an event where people come together to learn how to edit, improve and enrich Wikipedia. The Library's Wikithon will focus on editing and enriching Arabic and English pages on Qatari-themed topics including history, nature and culture. We invite all enthusiasts to come join this second edition of Wikithon at the Library.
Special Events Area
Qatar National Library is pleased to present the poetry night ‘For the Love of Qatar.’ Distinguished poets Mohamad Yasin, Zainab Almahmood, Nasser Al-Wobair and Hamad Al-Braidi will recite poems in the Faseeh and Nabatiyeh poetry traditions. The evening is moderated by the creative presenter Saoud Al-Maadeed.
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.