Dear guests,

Some of 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. 
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.
فن القلم: روائع الخط العربي من مكتبتنا التراثية
In Arabic and English
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This display of 18 unique calligraphic works from the Heritage Collection explores a range of styles, from the first uses of Kufic script, Thuluth, Maghribi, Sudani script and many more. It includes one of the earliest surviving fragments of the Qur'an on parchment, a rare example of Andalusian calligraphic work, tools used by calligraphers, and objects from around the world demonstrating the creativity and diversity of this Islamic art form.
مهارات التأثير الصوتي
In Arabic
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This session will helps you develop the right tone and voice to effectively deliver your presentations. The workshop is presented by voice coach Lubaba Youssef.
الفلهارمونية في المكتبة: موسيقى الأمريكتين
In Arabic and English
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Join us in a concert with the members from the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, who will perform compositions from North and South America. 
سلسلة لقاءات "باحثون متميزون"
In English
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In this session, we will discuss writing monographs and books for university and trade presses. We will discuss the various stagesof writing the book, from ideation to execution.
ساهم في تنظيف شواطئ قطر
In Arabic and English
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Conserving Qatar's beaches is a social responsibility. On the occasion of Qatar National Day, we invite families to participate in this initiative to save and protect Qatar's marine environment. This event is organized in collaboration with the Doha Environmental Actions Project, a voluntary organization that focuses on the fight against plastic pollution in Qatar, together with the support of SDGeneration, Greener Future and THIMUN Qatar.Join us  to protect Qatar's environment. More information will be sent via email to registrants. Last day to  register for this event  is 2 December 2021.
ويكيثون اليوم الوطني
In Arabic and English
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Wikithon is an event in which people come together to learn how to edit, improve and enrich the contents of Wikipedia. This year, the Library’s Qatar National Day Wikithon will focus on editing and enriching Arabic and English pages on Qatari-themed topics, including history, nature and more. We invite all enthusiasts to come and join this third edition of Wikithon at the Library. 
كيف أبحث عن مخطوط؟: الأدوات والمهارات
In Arabic
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How do you search for a manuscript? How do you choose the correct historical manuscript for study or publishing? These are initial questions that come to the minds of students or researchers who embark on their journey of dealing with Islamic-Arabic manuscripts, either for editing and publishing, studying them physically (codicology and paleography) or artistically (arts of the book), or other disciplines of scholarship. Scholars and intellectuals interested in history, classical texts and intellectual heritage, and those who want to read primary sources in their original form might be interested in the same questions.
الاحتفال بمرور 880 عامًا على ميلاد نظامي الكنجوي
In English
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Join the Library and the Embassy of Azerbaijan to Qatar in celebrating the 880th anniversary of the great poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi, who was one of the greatest representatives of the Eastern Renaissance and represented world literature and philosophy in his immortal work Khamsa [Five], showing the aesthetic power of his art.
حزاوي من قطر
In Arabic
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On hot summer nights in old Doha, grandparents and grandchildren slept on the rooftops to catch the evening breeze. On those unforgettable nights, grandparents told mesmerizing Hazawi (stories) to the little grandchildren that spoke of a sea monster and a woman with donkey legs! In celebration of Qatar National Day, join us from your home to listen to stories from Qatar's past. 
جلسة إرشادية لأعضاء المكتبة الجُدد
In Arabic
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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! 
علماء الدين في قطر
In Arabic, with English Interpretation
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In this program, presented as part of the Library's celebration of Qatar National Day, we are hosting Shaykh Sultan Duray' to explore the history of Qatar's religious scholars dating to the 19 century and their role in spreading and teaching religious knowledge in Qatar and the region.
نقطة، نقطة، نقطة!
In Arabic
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All pictures are made with tiny dots of color! Bring the materials below and prepare to celebrate Qatar National Day with us by creating an art piece using the dotting technique:PencilColored markersWhite paperEraser
حزاوي من قطر
In Arabic
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chOn hot summer nights in old Doha, grandparents and grandchildren slept on the rooftops to catch the evening breeze. On those unforgettable nights, grandparents told mesmerizing Hazawi (stories) to the little grandchildren that spoke of a sea monster and a woman with donkey legs! In celebration of Qatar National Day, join us from your home to listen to stories from Qatar's past. 
قصة مشيرب
In Arabic
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Qatar National Library, in cooperation with Msheireb Museums, is screening a film that tells the stories of four houses in Msheireb, built by hands that strived to create a better future for Qatar. These stories are a source of inspiration for Qatari youth to continue the path of growth and prosperity.
المطبخ القطري مع خبيرةالمأكولات الشعبية حصة السليطي
In Arabic
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In this event, we highlight the traditional dishes, such as Qatari coffee, which is indispensable in all Qatari homes and social events, that remain a part of Qatari cuisine despite the emergence of modern foods. Join Chef Hissa Al Sulaiti and prepare a special traditional dish. We welcome everyone, including beginners and those who want to learn the art of cooking, to this event. Do not forget to browse the Qatari cookbooks available in our electronic resources.
حوار مع النقيب جاسم الجابر حول متطلبات الخدمة الوطنية في قطر
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In celebration of Qatar National Day, join our discussion with Captain Jassim Al Jaber to understand the goals and the requirements of the patriotric duty of national service and the guidelines for Qatari citizens.Youth are Qatar's warriors and future. Join us to learn more about the importance of enrolling in national service in Qatar.
بودكاست اليوم الوطني: الحلقة الأولى
In Arabic
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In this episode, we host author Sheikh Mohamed A. J. Al-Thani, author of the book Jassim, the Leader: Founder of Qatar, to talk about his experience in writing this important biography.
رحلة مع الخط العربي: الخط الفارسي
In Arabic
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In this session on Arabic calligraphy, we will introduce you to a new variety of calligraphy. Master Arabic calligrapher Hassan Al-Hajj takes us on a journey to learn more about Persian calligraphy and its aesthetics.
كيف أكسر رقمًا قياسيًا في موسوعة غينيس للأرقام القياسية
In English
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Are you wondering how to become a world record title-holder? Join this session with Ramkumar Sarangapani, who will share his experience and tips on how you can earn this prestigous award!
كلمات لقراءة العالم
In Arabic
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In this session, you will get acquainted with the concept of reading and discovering practical applications that help young people to use reading effectively in their communication, discover themselves and learn about other cultures around them. This session will be presented by Dr. Rania Al-Sawalhi, member of the teaching faculty in the College of Education at Qatar University.
العمارة المعاصرة وتخطيط المدن في قطر
In English, with Arabic Interpretation
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Join us for this talk to listen to a critical analysis of Doha’s urban megaprojects and iconic architectural landmarks, in addition to local and traditional architecture and urbanism. Projects presented will include Education City, the Museum of Islamic art, Qatar National Museum, the Msheireb Cultural District, and traditional souqs and neighborhoods.
حزاوي من قطر
In Arabic
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On hot summer nights in old Doha, grandparents and grandchildren slept on the rooftops to catch the evening breeze. On those unforgettable nights, grandparents told mesmerizing Hazawi (stories) to the little grandchildren that spoke of a sea monster and a woman with goat legs. In celebration of National Day, join us from your home to listen to stories from Qatar's past. 
الجلسة الافتراضية (1) لليافعين عن رياضيات بايثون
In Arabic
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The Library, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Tasmu Coders, an initiative that promotes computing and information technology among young adults, presents this Python mathematics workshop. Participants will be able to create a Python program that enables them to enter any two numbers and do the multiplication to display the answer. Join this session to learn more.
نقطة، نقطة، نقطة!
In Arabic
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All pictures are made with tiny dots of color! Bring the materials below and prepare to celebrate Qatar National Day with us by creating an art piece using the dotting technique:PencilColored markersWhite paperEraser
حزاوي من قطر
In Arabic
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On hot summer nights in old Doha, grandparents and grandchildren slept on the rooftops to catch the evening breeze. On those unforgettable nights, grandparents told mesmerizing Hazawi (stories) to the little grandchildren that spoke of a sea monster and a woman with donkey legs! In celebration of Qatar National Day, join us from your home to listen to stories from Qatar's past. 
الجلسة الافتراضية (2) لليافعين عن رياضيات بايثون
In English
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The Library, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Tasmu Coders, an initiative that promotes computing and information technology among young adults, presents a Python mathematics workshop. Participants will be able to create a Python program that enables them to enter 10 numbers and then displays:
كيفية التعامل مع اليافعين
In Arabic
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Parents and teachers are invited to join this workshop on how to work with adolescents to learn about their developmental characteristics and ways to guide them.
معرض قطر الفني للشباب
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In celebration of Qatar National Day, we invite all talented young adult artists to showcase their appreciation for Qatari culture through painting and other art forms. This two-hour session will give you the opportunity to work alongside several members of Qatar’s arts community. 
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! 
معرض"المهاجرون العرب في الولايات المتحدة: السعي وراء الحلم الأمريكي"
In Arabic and English
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Arab American society is vibrant and diverse, and has positively impacted American society. Arab American contributions can be seen in all levels of government, economy, culture and literature. The history of Arab immigration to the US can be classified into four distinct waves from the late 19th century to now. Each wave has its causes and impacts on Arab immigrants and American society.
ندوة نقاشية: المهاجرون العرب والحلم الأمريكي
In Arabic, with English Interpretation
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To celebrate the Qatar-United States Year of Culture 2021, Qatar National Library will host the exhibition “Arab Immigrants in the US: Pursuing the American Dream", which deals with the history of Arab immigrants to the US in several different areas. In this panel discussion, which is held on the sidelines of the Exhibition, our speakers will highlight several important contexts of Arab-American history: history and characteristics of immigration, Arab and American culture and integration between them, and Arab-American literature and its importance in reflecting the actual conditions of Arab society in the U.S.
رحلة مع الخط العربي: الخط الديواني
In Arabic
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In this session on Arabic calligraphy, we will introduce you to a new variety of calligraphy. Master Arabic calligrapher Hassan Al-Hajj takes us on a journey to learn more on Diwany calligraphy and its aesthetics.
التكنولوجيا والابتكار التكنولوجي
In English
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This program will teach you about the impact of technology and technological innovation on our daily lives and how they affect our behavior. This workshop is presented by Dana Al-Doss, a middle school student.
المهارات الأساسية لسلامة اليافعين على الإنترنت
In Arabic
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Do you want to protect your online identity and your accounts from threats? Join us in this session to learn about internet safety