Dear guests,

The Library’s events and workshops will continue to be offered online until further notice. About 24 hours before the event, a librarian will send you the link you can use to attend. 

All Events

معرض الكعبة المشرفة عبر موقعنا الإلكتروني
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. 
معرض ملصقات السينما العربية: ذكريات وفنون
In Arabic and English
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We are pleased to present a special digital exhibition of distinctive posters from our Heritage Library’s Arab Cinema Archive.
تحدي كتابة المقالة العلمية القصيرة
In Arabic
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Would you like to cultivate your students’ knowledge in scientific research and information literacy skills? If your students are between 10 and 16 years old and have an interest in the field of scientific research, we encourage you to invite your students to join this challenge to acquire many skills of scientific writing, document references and many more.
استكشف مكتبة قطر الوطنية
In Arabic and English
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We are pleased to invite you to visit and explore Qatar National Library. Our staff are happy to give you a tour highlighting the Library’s services and resources.
مقدمة في علم الفلك
In Arabic
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To spread knowledge about astronomy in Qatar, the Library, in cooperation with the Qatar Calendar House, is hosting a series of astronomical lectures. During these lectures, we will explore the emergence of astronomy and its various specializations and developments. Then, we will learn about the different characteristics of celestial bodies and the phenomena that can be monitored from the surface of the Earth, such as eclipses, convergence and conjugation.
بين العلم والفن: بدايات التصوير الفوتوغرافي في الشرق الأوسط
In Arabic and English
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In its first manifestations, from the camera obscura to the daguerreotype, photography seemed to be more of a scientific tool than a form of artistic expression, as it is perceived today. Many of the earliest photographers were scientists, chemists, engineers and archaeologists, who did not even consider themselves artists. Instead, they were interested in the concepts of objectivity, documentary and surveying.
تلطيف الحرارة في قطر: خياراتنا الطبيعية الحتمية والآمنة
In English
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Increased temperatures will be the norm in the Middle East. We need to find creative and nature-based solutions to mitigate this new reality. To discuss the way forward, Professor Walter Jehne, a leading soil microbiologist, will discuss how we can store carbon, improve soil fertility and cool Qatar. We are partnering with AYCMQatar and Regenerative Australia to organize this event as part of the AYCMQatar’s Earth Talks Series.
مقدمة لعملية الكتابة الأكاديمية
In English
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Join this introductory session about the process of academic writing as a process. We will guide you through the stages of the academic writing process and offer some tips and tools for success at each stage. Whether you’re new to academic writing or a graduate student looking for a refresher, this session offers you a chance to consider your writing process. We will also demonstrate how to navigate the Library's resources and services. 
التعلم القائم على المشروعات
In English
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Learning facts and reciting them out of context isn't going to cut it anymore. Students need to prepare to solve highly complex problems that require skills such as teamwork, solving problems, gathering research, time management, synthesizing information and using high-tech tools. Project-Based Learning (PBL) provides a framework for bringing these skills out in students. In this workshop, we'll explore PBL and how to make it possible in your learning context, whether at home or in the classroom.
وقت القصة عبر الإنترنت
In Arabic
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Join us for Online Storytime for Children every Monday. We will read stories and make up our own together. 
اللقاء الشهري لنادي الروايات الإنجليزية: رواية "Love In The Time Of Cholera"
In English
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Join us in our virtual English Fiction Book Club meeting. We will discuss Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The classic novel is a story of unrequited love over generations that touches on themes of love and passion, humanity, and death and loss. To borrow the title electronically visit this link to the book in our OverDrive database and choose the option “borrow”; from there, you will need to log in using your Library membership number and PIN.
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. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those who want to learn. Grab your yarn and needles and let’s chat! 
اللقاء الشهري لنادي الكتاب العربي: الكتاب الذي تتمنى لو قرأه أبواك
In Arabic
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Join the Arabic Book Club for a virtual book discussion. We will discuss The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read, by Philippa Perry.
القبعات الست لتنمية التفكير الإبداعي
In Arabic
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Six Thinking Hats is one of the most important methods of creative thinking. Join us to learn the importance of each hat and its characteristics. The workshop will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
رحلة مع الخط العربي
In Arabic
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We will set off on our journey through this unique art form with theoretical and practical foundations of Arabic calligraphy aesthetics, history and most important tools. Hassan Al-Hajj, Professor of Arabic Calligraphy, will teach us online about two types of fonts that the Arabs used and are still using: Naskh and Thuluth scripts. This will be followed by a practical session in the Library building to practice and apply what has been discussed in the theoretical sessions. 
كيف نتعامل مع التنمُّر المدرسي؟
In Arabic
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In this workshop, Khaled Al-Buainain, an intermediate-school student, will share steps on the various forms of school bullying, why it spreads among students and how to deal with it. 
وقت الحكاية للأطفال الصغار عبر الإنترنت
In English
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Spend a fun-filled time with reading, music movement and activities with your little ones.
سلسلة ندوات مهارات تحقيق النجاح الأكاديمي
In English
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Developing successful habits can be challenging, but the Library has got you covered. In this series of seminars, you'll develop skills, tips, tricks and habits that will take you to the next level in your academic life. We will cover things from human psychology, neurolinguistics programing and physiology to smart ways to study, how to construct an essay and how to improve your memory.
وقت القصة عبر الإنترنت
In Arabic
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Join us for Storytime at the Microsoft Teams. We will read stories and make up our own together.
التصوير الفوتوغرافي الاستشراقي
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In celebration of the opening of the "Between Science and Art: Early Photography in the Middle East" exhibition at the Heritage Library, we are happy to take you on a journey through the history of photography in the Middle East. This special lecture will include speakers who are pioneers in the field of Orientalist photographic collection.
جلسة إرشادية لأعضاء المكتبة الجُدد
In English
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Are you a new Library member or just haven’t visited us in a while? Join us for an introductory session about Library membership. You’ll learn about your benefits and responsibilities as a member, get information about our borrowing policies and how to use our self-borrowing stations, and learn how to find books and other resources in our collections. Sign up and start getting the most out of your membership! 
ملتقى البحث العلمي الافتراضي الأول لليافعين
In Arabic
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The Library, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Qatar National Research Fund, is launching the first Virtual Scientific Research Forum for Young Adults.
تعرف على موقع "أوفردرايف" للأطفال
In English
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The Children’s Library is happy to collaborate with our partner OverDrive to provide an introductory session about using Overdrive's apps Libby and Sora.
حلقة الكتابة الإبداعية للكبار
In English
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The Creative Writing Circle for Adults is an opportunity for creative writers to come together and share their work. The group will provide inspiration, feedback and encouragement in a supportive environment. So whatever stage you’re at, come along and get writing.
مكتبتي الصغيرة
In Arabic and English
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Would you like to have a mini-library of your own or give one to a loved one as a surprise gift for shelving books borrowed from the Library? If so, spell out your reasons in no less than two lines, with a drawing if you like. Send your answers to [email protected] You will be part of a raffle draw on 17 October 2021 on Microsoft Teams, and two winners will be selected. Prizes are a mini-library with shelves and a collection of books selected by our librarians.
المهارات المعلوماتية للمعلمين ومنسقي مكتبات الأطفال في المدارس الابتدائية
In Arabic
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What is information literacy? How can you build information literacy in your students and help them evaluate the validity of their sources? We rely on our teachers and children's librarians to transfer this important skill to young learners.
نادي الشطرنج
In 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.
دليل المبتدئين للزراعة المنزلية
In Arabic
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Are you interested in home gardening? Do you have a passion for plants and flowers? We are pleased to invite you to attend this workshop on home gardening for beginners delivered by coach Mariam Al-Dossary, director of the Gharsa Home Gardening initiative (Gharsa in Arabic means "to plant a seedling"). The workshop will include many useful topics and tips for growing seasonal plants and flowers.
تاريخ المذاهب الفقهية في دولة قطر
In Arabic
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As part of "Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World" celebrations, the Library is pleased to host this lecture to shed light on the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, the dates of their entry into Qatar, and the most important jurisprudence books written by Qatari scholars and scholars who lived in Qatar. This lecture highlights the diversity and breadth of the jurisprudential heritage in the country throughout history. 
أكلات صحية سريعة في أقل من ساعة
In Arabic
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Parents can be confused about how to choose easy, healthy foods every day for lunch, dinner or dessert. Join us for a cooking demonstration on Instagram Live with Rasha Isbeetan, who will show you how to make a special chocolate crepe dessert. We welcome everyone, including beginners and interested chefs, and please feel free to browse our cooking ebooks. 
الفلهارمونية فى المكتبة: موسيقى عربية كلاسيكية مع فرقة موزاييك
In Arabic and English
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Join us in concert as members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mosaic Ensemble perform classical Qatari and Egyptian songs at the Library.   Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: 
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. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those who want to learn. Grab your yarn and needles and let’s chat! 
تعرف على موقع "أقرأ بالعربية" للأطفال
In Arabic
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The Children’s Library is happy to collaborate with our partners at Little Thinking Minds to provide an introductory session about the I Read Arabic platform, which helps develop children's love of reading by presenting learning materials in a fun and entertaining manner and instilling the love of the Arabic language, thereby fostering their identity.
ورشة عملية لآباء الأطفال المتأخرين في الكلام
In Arabic, with English Interpretation
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This workshop is for parents of children with delayed speech and language development. The program will be presented by Amina Zerouane, Manager of Barara Nursery, who will discuss ways to identify and assess the verbal issues and concerns of your child in terms of the stages of communication development.
تحدي الكتابة في الاحتفاء بإنجازات قطر: أرسل مشاركتك!
In English
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Share your version of Qatar’s history and milestones with us! You can focus on a specific area of your choice, such as architecture, engineering, music, sports, aviation, education, art, medicine, cultural events and more.
تقدم المجتمعات والصحة النفسية للأطفال
In Arabic
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The overall health of our children is not fulfilled without considering their mental health. It affects their way of thinking, self-image, productivity and relationships with others.
معًا لنصحح المفهوم الخاطئ حول الاكتئاب
In English
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In celebration of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, we invite you to the workshop “Understanding Depression.” In this workshop, we will debunk typical myths about depression, clarify symptoms you should know to recognize this disorder, and discuss what causes depression and how psychologists can help. 
العلوم من حولي
In English
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Children may be at home, but that shouldn’t stop them from having hands-on fun learning. With Kitchen Science, we’ll use everyday objects from around the house to do cool science experiments. Every month, there will be a different activity highlighting a different science topic. 
نادي الشطرنج
In 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.
استراتيجية التعليم العالي في قطر
In English, with Arabic Interpretation
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Francisco Marmolejo, the Higher Education Advisor to Her Exxcellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, will discuss the newly developed higher education strategy in Qatar.
تعرف على موقع "بريتانيكا سكول" للأطفال
In English
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The Children’s Library is happy to collaborate with our partners at Britannica Group to provide an introductory session about Britannica School, an online resource that helps develop children's love of learning by presenting learning materials in a fun and entertaining manner that encourages exploration.
برنامج سكامبر لتعليم التفكير
In Arabic
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The Scamper technique is one of the most successful methods of creative thinking, providing seven different approaches to problem-solving. Join us to learn about this simple but effective approach that you can apply in your academic and personal lives. 
إرشاردات  لبدء رحلة الاستدامة في قطر
In English
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The Library, in collaboration with the Doha Environmental Actions Project, presents this session in which participants can learn about local marine life and how plastic pollution in Qatar has an impact on it. Participants will learn simple things they can do to fix the problem.
سلسلة ندوات مهارات تحقيق النجاح الأكاديمي
In English
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Developing successful habits can be challenging, but the Library has got you covered. In this series of seminars, you'll develop skills, tips, tricks and habits that will take you to the next level in your academic life. We will cover things from human psychology, neurolinguistics programing and physiology to smart ways to study, how to construct an essay and how to improve your memory.
وقت الحكاية للأطفال الصغار عبر الإنترنت
In English
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Spend a fun-filled time with reading, music movement and activities with your little ones.
مهارات القيادة
In Arabic
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Leadership skills–are they innate, or are they acquired skills that can be implemented and developed? How can we acquire these skills to motivate ourselves and others around us and to complete work effectively, whether on a personal or professional level. Join us in this workshop to learn leadership skills with Shatha Farajalla, who has a master's degree in educational leadership.
جلسة إرشادية لأعضاء المكتبة الجُدد
In English
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Are you a new Library member or just haven’t visited us in a while? Join us for an introductory session about Library membership. You’ll hear about your benefits and responsibilities as a member, get information about our borrowing policies and how to use our self-borrowing stations, and learn how to find books and other resources in our collections. Sign up and start getting the most out of your membership! 
كيف تختار التخصص الجامعي؟
In Arabic
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The Young Adults' Library, in collaboration with Qatar Career Development Center, presents this session that will help students learn how to choose a university major and to take the right educational path according to their abilities and inclinations.
سلسلة لقاءات "باحثون متميزون" - الموسم 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.
تعرّف على موقع "جنى القراءة" للأطفال
In Arabic
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Jana Reading is an educational platform that contains a complete curriculum for teaching the Arabic language to children ages 5 to 11. Join Dr. Rima Kurdi, the owner and founder of Jana Reading, as she introduces this valuable teaching tool. In this session, we will go through a complete tour of Jana Reading tools and sections.
نادي الشطرنج
In 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.
جهود مؤسس دولة قطر في طباعة ونشر الكتب الدينية
In Arabic, with English Interpretation
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Part of "Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World" celebrations, this webinar highlights the efforts of the founder of Qatar, Sheikh Jassim bin Muhammad [may Allah bless his soul], in spreading Islamic culture through the printing and publishing of religious books, and also through his hosting of scholars in Qatar. 
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.
دليلك للنشر: تنظيم ورقة قابلة للنشر
In English
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The Library, in collaboration with Emerald Publishing, presents "Guide to Get Published: Structuring a Publishable Paper." This session aims to provide a comprehensive guide to optimize your academic writing and preparation skills in compliance with international publication criteria.
ورشة عملية: اصنع كاميرتك الخاصة
In Arabic and English
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The idea of ​​the workshop is to transform a soft drink can into a camera that takes vintage photos that reflect the spirit of photography in the 18th century. With this camera, you can experience the early days of photography, learn how cameras work, what they are made of, how they are manufactured and how to capture memorable photos.
اجتماع هواة البستنة الحضرية
In English
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We're calling all urban gardeners in Qatar to share their experiences with growing vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants and their connection with nature.
أساسيات الرسم بقلم الرصاص
In Arabic
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Learn the basics of pencil drawing by mastering how to shade and create 3D sketches. 
فعاليات الأسبوع العالمي للإتاحة الحرة
In English
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Open Access Week, a global event now in its eleventh year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, share what they’ve learned with colleagues and help inspire wider participation to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. The Library has a full week of events planned to highlight how open access can help researchers in Qatar.
برنامج مكتبة قطر الوطنية لدعم الإتاحة الحرة
In English
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The session will introduce attendees to the Library's Open Access Author Fund and describe how authors in Qatar can benefit from the fund to publish in open access journals. The session will also briefly outline the concept of open access and how it can benefit research in Qatar.
نوم الأطفال: ماذا تتوقع في السنة الاولى
In Arabic
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Infants’ sleep is an exhausting and confusing topic for many parents. We can solve many sleep challenges by understanding the growth of childrens' sleep. Discover more in this live educational workshop, where we will discuss the following topics: What are our expectations for a baby's sleep in the first year?What is weaning during the night?How can we use massage in our daily routine and how can it improve sleep quality? What actions can you to take to suit you and your baby and the way you want to deal with your baby's sleep.The session will be presented by the Childhood Adviser in Sleep / Marwa Al-Rahmani from the State of Kuwait
ورشة حول النشر بالإتاحة الحرة
In English
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This workshop, delivered by the pubilsher Taylor and Francis, will inform and guide local researchers and authors on how to prepare a manuscript for submission and publish in open access journals. The workshop is part of the Library’s Open Access Week program.
روّاد الوعي الإخباري: مكافحة المعلومات المُضللة والأخبار الزائفة والتحيز
In English, with Arabic Interpretation
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Has UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week made you wonder how you can join the fight against misinformation, conspiracy theories, fake news, and confirmation bias? Join and celebrate with us for a panel discussion with international literacy changemakers.
نادي الشطرنج
In 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 creative muscles, and most importantly, kids have fun playing.
التكامل الحسي الفعّال في المنزل
In Arabic
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Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition that may affect children who have neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and autism, as well as those with learning and processing challenges. If your child struggles with similar issues, join us in this session and learn how to assist your child with sensory integration exercises that can be done at home. The session will be presented by Bassam Adel Hamad, Occupational Therapist at the Qatar Foundation Learning Center.
اللقاء الشهري لنادي الروايات الإنجليزية: رواية "The Light Between Oceans"
In English
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Join us for our virtual English Fiction Book Club meeting. We will discuss The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman. The novel tells of a World War I veteran and his new wife who face loss and emotional hardship while living on a remote island. To borrow the title, click here to make an appointment and request the book. 
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. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those who want to learn. Grab your yarn and needles and let’s chat! 
اللقاء الشهري لنادي الكتاب العربي: كتاب "كن بخير"
In Arabic
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Join the Arabic Book Club for a virtual book discussion. We will discuss Be Okay, by Aisha Alomran. To borrow the title, click this link to book your visit to the Library and request the book. 
لقاء اليافعين الافتراضي
In English
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Are you curious to know what keeps your peers busy during this pandemic? Do you have stories or books that you would like to share? Are you looking for new friends? Join us in this interactive session to share some of your experiences in coping with the pandemic! 
وقت الحكاية للأطفال الصغار عبر الإنترنت
In English
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Spend a fun-filled time with reading, music movement and activities with your little ones.
تعرف على مصادر المكتبة في مجال الأدب
In Arabic
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This program aims to help researchers in the field of literature to explore the Library's different print and online resources that they can use in their studies. 
ملتقى الإتاحة الحرة: استكشاف المستقبل المستدام للإتاحة الحرة
In English
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This panel discussion will explore the topic of a sustainable and successful open access future in Qatar and the region. Details about the agenda and speakers will be added soon. The panel discussion is part of the Library’s Open Access Week program.
الإعلان عن الفائزين بجائزة مكتبة قطر الوطنية لمبادرات الإتاحة الحرة
In English
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The Library's Open Initiative Award will be given to initiatives that have contributed to the advancement of open scholarship in Qatar. This session will feature the announcement of the award recipient and a presentation by the award recipient. The session is part of the Library’s Open Access Week program and will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
قراءة مجتمعية: رواية "اللوز المُرُّ"
In English
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Join us for our first community read and virtual book discussion with Lilas Taha. Taha’s novel Bitter Almonds is the story of a Palestinian orphan who, due to Israeli occupation, finds himself away from his homeland. Copies are available in English and Arabic.