All Events

Heritage Library's Permanent Exhibition
Heritage Library Exhibition Area
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Qatar National Library (QNL) invites you to visit its Heritage Library's permanent exhibition.
Data Visualization Digital Exhibition: Information is Beautiful
Interactive screens near the Teens Area
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We cordially invite you to visit our first digital exhibition entitled "Information is Beautiful".
Meditation Labyrinth
Main Plaza
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Need a break from the hectic pace of everyday life? Find peace and quiet by walking through our meditation labyrinth during October.
Read Your Language Book Fair
Main Plaza
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Did you know that the Library’s main collection has books in 15 different languages? Browse our display of books highlighting this variety and check out books in your preferred language.
Bridging Gaps: Enabling Digital Inclusion for the Blind
Special Events Area
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On the occasion of White Cane Day and as part of UNESCO-ITU Digital Inclusion Week in the Arab region, we are pleased to invite you to our joint event between Sasol, UNESCO and Qatar National Library to support the blind community in Qatar.
Science Forums as a Motor for Peace
Special Events Area
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Science has the power to unite people and break down barriers. The Science Book Forum hosts Dr. Richard O'Kennedy, Qatar Foundation Vice President for Research, Development and Innovation, to discuss the role of science as a driver for peace in difficult times and as a powerful tool in shaping national identity. Dr. Kennedy will address the need for more scientists and their role in building peace where politics have failed. He will also discuss the role of students and teachers in this process. The forum will include a presentation on the role of scientists such as Einstein, Bohr and von Braun during World War II. The audience is encouraged to ask questions and share their experiences as well.
Pajama Night story
Children's Library
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Put on your pajamas and come join us for a bedtime story and fun activities. Don’t forget to bring your favorite stuffed toy!
Chess Olympiad
Special Events Area
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The Library’s Chess Olympiad, the only nationwide chess competition in Qatar, will nominate a team of students to represent Qatar at international events.
Basics of Arabic Calligraphy
Auditorium
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In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of Arabic calligraphy, such as how to write characters in a proper way, from which you can progress to more advanced techniques.
Weekly Knitting and Crochet Circle
Open Lounge Terrace
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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 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!