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. 
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.
مسابقة التصوير الفوتوغرافي (الويكي تهوى المعالم)
In English
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To promote historical places and photography in Qatar, the Library, in collaboration with Qatar Museums and the Qatar Photographic Society, is launching Wiki Loves Monuments. Photographers can participate by submitting their original images of Qatar's monuments to help enrich content about Qatar on Wikipedia. Upload your images through Wikimedia to be eligible to win the local competition in Qatar. 
مسابقة مكتبة قطر الوطنية لتصميم الصور بصيغة (GIF)
In English
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In this online competition, young adults ages 12 to 18 will make creative GIFs related to the Library's digitized distinctive collections.
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.
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.
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.
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.SpeakersVictoria Babbit, Director of Researcher Development and Outreach, Taylor and FrancisEleanor Souster, Senior Business Development Manager, Taylor and FrancisWorkshop Outline:1: Publishing in Open Access JournalsPublishing is an integral element of the researcher process with most academics required to publish at least once in their professional career. Researchers must also navigate a publishing landscape that is constantly evolving. This workshop is designed for early-career researchers who have limited publishing experience.  It will provide a basic overview of the current state of academic publishing, with a particular focus on open access, to enable a better understanding of the process and as well as offer guidance to help them succeed.The workshop will cover the following topics with examples and the opportunity to ask questions:How to assess a journalOpen access benefits and challengesPreparing your manuscript for publicationResearch and publishing ethics: overview of publishing ethicsPeer review basics: overview with recommendations on how to respond to reviewer commentsTypical reasons for rejection and how to avoid themOverview on the Library's partnership with Taylor and Francis2: Brief about the agreement with Qatar National Library
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
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. Copies of the book will be available at the User Services Desk. You can now visit the library's building directly to borrow one. 
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. Copies of the book will be available at the User Services Desk. You can now visit the library's building directly to borrow one. 
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 of the Forum will be added soon. The panel discussion is part of the Library’s Open Access Week program.
فيه العافية
In Arabic
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Each country has its own cuisine that reflects its traditions and social and cultural influences, so every country has its own national dishes. Join us for a cooking demonstration on Instagram Live with Rasha Isbeetan, who will show you how to make a special coffee dessert. We welcome everyone, including beginners and interested chefs, and please feel free to browse our cooking ebooks, such as classic home dessert and dessert station books.
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! 
حلقة الكتابة الإبداعية للكبار
In English
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Are you a writer or an aspiring writer? Join our virtual creative writing workshops in November. Get support as you write on a range of writing prompts. Each week will feature experienced writers who will share their journeys. Whatever stage you're at, come along, and get writing!
مرصد "لاس كومبريس"
In English
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Las Cumbres Observatory is a unique network of robotic telescopes used for scientific and educational projects by thousands of people around the world. In this workshop, we will talk about some of the scientific discoveries that have come from the observatory, including the detection of the first-ever kilonova astronomical event.
تدريب على المصادر الإلكترونية بالمكتبة لطلاب المدارس الإعدادية والثانوية
In Arabic
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Join us to discover and explore the Library's various online resources for middle and high school students, including research tools, ebooks, audiobooks and periodicals.
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. 
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.
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! 
شبكة دعم زملاء الدراسات العليا باللغة العربية
In Arabic
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Struggling to think of a dissertation topic? Hitting a dead end with your research methodology? Emotionally and mentally drained because you can’t find the information you need for your research?Postgraduate work is tough, but with a little help from your fellow PhD students, you can survive it. Our informal postgraduate peer support network for aspiring and current postgraduate students is an opportunity to exchange information and knowledge, share expertise, and provide each other with intellectual and emotional support.
كن نموذجاً لغوياً لطفلك!
In Arabic
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A key factor to supporting your young children’s speech and language development is to surround them with a language-rich environment by becoming a good speech model yourself! In this session by the speech and language pathologist Ruba Dababat from The Learning Center at Qatar Foundation, you will learn some simple strategies that will transform the way you interact with your children for optimum language growth and development.
ورشة عمل: تقنية السيانوتايب في عملية طباعة الصور
In English
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Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a lovely monochromatic image in shades of blue. In this workshop, explore the history of this process and make your own cyanotypes inspired by the natural world. This workshop, in collaboration with the Fire Station, will be conducted by photographer Mashael Al-Hejazi.
أسبوع فن الخط العربي
In Arabic and English
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The classic art of calligraphy is a prominent part of Arabic and Islamic culture, bringing beauty and emotion to the written word. The Library is proud to celebrate Arabic Calligraphy Week with a series of events that explore the past, present and future of this remarkable art form.
أسبوع فن الخط العربي: مسابقة الخط العربي
In Arabic
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As part of Arabic Calligraphy Week at the Library, we invite local calligraphers to participate in this community competition in Arabic calligraphy.
أهمية العمل الطوعي في حياة الشباب
In Arabic
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Join this session presented by young volunteer Jassem Al-Ashar. Participants will learn about volunteer work and the most important traits that volunteers must possess, in addition to how to find institutions that need volunteers.
أسبوع فن الخط العربي: الذكاء الاصطناعي واستخداماته في الخط العربي
In Arabic and English
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As part of Arabic Calligraphy Week at the Library, and in cooperation with the HBKU College of Science and Engineering, Dr. James She will give a talk on the latest developments of Artificial Intelligence technologies and will discuss how these can be applied in the arts and in the field of Arabic calligraphy in particular.
وقت القصة عبر الإنترنت
In Arabic
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Join us for Online Storytime for Children. We will read stories and make up our own together.
كيف أبحث عن مخطوط؟: المقدمات
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 witnesses might be interested in the same questions.
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. 
أسبوع فن الخط العربي: الفن والخط العربي
In Arabic and English
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As part of Arabic Calligraphy Week at the Library, this session will highlight the beauty of modern art when it is mixed with Arabic calligraphy. Join us and meet Fatima Al Sharshani, a Qatari artist and calligrapher, to explore the hidden beauty of art and Arabic calligraphy.
تدريب على المصادر الإلكترونية بالمكتبة لطلاب المدارس الإعدادية والثانوية
In Arabic
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Join us to discover and explore the Library's various online resources for middle and high school students, including research tools, ebooks, audiobooks and periodicals.
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.
الفلهارمونية في المكتبة: موسيقى من جميع أنحاء العالم
In English
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Join us in a concert with the Woodwinds Ensemble, members from the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, who will perform compositions from around the world.   
أسبوع فن الخط العربي: استكشف الخط العربي في مصادر المكتبة ومجموعاتها
In Arabic
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As part of Arabic Calligraphy Week at the Library, this session will talk about how to find Arabic calligraphy resources at the Library and highlight some books related to this beautiful art.
أطفال المكتبة الأصحاء
In English
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Let’s end 2021 the right way: with exercise and activity. Join along with your child for a lively session involving fitness tips, a story, and some songs and movements to help us keep fit while having fun.
أسبوع فن الخط العربي: الذكاء الاصطناعي في خدمة الفنون والثقافة والتراث
In English, with Arabic Interpretation
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In recent years, Artificial Intelligence is integrating more and more into our daily lives, creating exciting changes and bringing up new challenges in the field of arts and humanities. In this panel discussion, the participants will share with us some recent AI works from around the world and will discuss the different cultural and societal implications of the latter, while focusing on legal and ethical aspects.
التعامل مع الأطفال المبدعين والموهوبين
In Arabic
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This training session will show teachers and parents how to nurture and guide gifted and creative children to help them get the most out of their talents. 
وقت القصة عبر الإنترنت
In Arabic
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Join us for Onlines Storytime for Children. We will read stories and make up our own together.
سلسلة لقاءات "باحثون متميزون"
In English
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In this season, we will discuss writing monographs and books for university and trade presses. We will discuss the various crafts of writing a book, from ideation to execution.  
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 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! 
اليوم الدولي لمكافحة الاتجار غير المشروع بالممتلكات الثقافية
In English, with Arabic Interpretation
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To mark the occasion of the International Day Against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property, the Library will host a high-level panel discussion about the efforts to counter the trafficking and illegal circulation of antiquities and documentary heritage.
أصوات الفنون: العام الثقافي "قطر - الولايات المتحدة 2021"
In Arabic and English
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During this event, Qatari master Al Sadu weaver Zamla Bakheet Hamad Almarri and Dr. Myrah Brown Green, art historian and master quiltmaker from New York will exchange traditions and acquired techniques in their respective arts. 
تدريب على المصادر الإلكترونية بالمكتبة لطلاب المدارس الإعدادية والثانوية
In Arabic
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Join us to discover and explore the Library's various online resources for middle and high school students, including research tools, ebooks, audiobooks and periodicals.
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.
دليل استخدام خدمة (Dropbox)
In English
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In this session, we will cover the basics of Dropbox, a cloud storage and file-sharing service that you can use for storage and backing up files, collaborating, and file and photo sharing. We will also cover the similarities and differences between Dropbox and other cloud storage services.
ورشة افتراضية حول تصميم النماذج ثلاثية الأبعاد
In English
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This is an introductory CAD modeling workshop. Participants will learn how to design 3D models using an open-source platform, and each user will create a 3D model.
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.
وقت القصة عبر الإنترنت
In Arabic
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Join us for Online Storytime for Children. We will read stories and make up our own together.
دليل استخدام أسلوب الكتابة من جمعية علم النفس الأمريكية (الإصدار السابع)
In English
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This session presents current APA Style (7th edition) guidelines, including general considerations, in-text citations and reference lists. Whether you're using APA style for the first time or looking to refresh your skills, this session aims to improve your understanding of the required conventions.
شبابنا ومهنة المستقبل
In Arabic
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In collaboration with Qatar Career Development Center, this session helps you identify your professional interests and identify the capabilities you possess to reach your desired profession.
طاولة الأفكار: اجتماع مديري المكتبات في قطر وروسيا
Russian, with English interpretation
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Find inspiration as library directors from Qatar and Russia share their influential international collaborations, specialized areas of research and programming, successful shifts in services during COVID, and more.
تدريب على المصادر الإلكترونية بالمكتبة لطلاب المدارس الإعدادية والثانوية
In Arabic
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Join us to discover and explore the Library's various online resources for middle and high school students, including research tools, ebooks, audiobooks and periodicals.
كان يا مكان (قصة حسية)
In English
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Sensory stories are a great way to support children with disabilities. Join us for this virtual multi-sensory storytime. Accompanied by parents, children will listen to the story "Berry Pinkwad's Lumpy Dumpy Sand Sculptures" and enjoy other multisensory activities. To get the most out of this program, you will need to prepare a bucket filled with sand, rice or salt and hide in it at least four objects that your child loves.
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! 
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!
تأثير الجائحة على الصحة النفسية
In English, with Arabic Interpretation
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This talk will address the broader mental health issues in various communities and how the pandemic has exacerbated the mental health crisis. During the pandemic, many countries have established mental health divisions to support and cater to the needs of people. The Ministry of Public Health and Hamad Hospital set up Mental Health Infrastructure, which received nearly 36,000 calls and plans to expand further. The case is worse in conflict-ridden countries, where children and young adults were severely affected. We will also discuss the broader implications of the pandemic and post-pandemic world on mental health and how we need to address this growing crisis.
مزيج حلو: جلسة متخصصة من تقديم الشيف الأمريكي ويليام ديسين
In English
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Around the world, sharing food has a symbolic meaning of deep connection. Chef William Dissen will provide a masterclass demonstration of American desserts fused with traditional Qatari sweets. Register to connect with others during this sweet fusion of cultures. William Dissen is a US-based chef who promotes sustainable cooking and is considered the pioneer of the farm-to-table movement. His restaurant in North Carolina was voted Best Classic Restaurant in America by a contemporary magazine for dining and cooking.
وقت القصة عبر الإنترنت
In Arabic
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Join us for Online Storytime for Children. We will read stories and make up our own together.
دورة تدريبية في إدارة أرشيفات المؤسسات الثقافية
In Arabic
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The Library, as the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Regional Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East, is organizing a four-day training course in the archives management in cultural institutions. The course includes the theoretical framework for managing inactive and permanent  archival collections (public and private), with examples and practical applications (the course will not deal with active records). The number of spots is limited, and certificates of attendance will be issued to those who complete the course.
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! 
المهاجرون العرب: السعي وراء الحلم الأمريكي
In Arabic, with English Interpretation
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Immigration from the Arab world is one of the largest migrations in history. Reasons for these migrations have varied, whether political or economic. Beginning in the early 19th century, Arab immigration to the United States enriched America—a highly multi-ethnic society of people from various national origins—with its own intellectual and cultural dimension.