Dear guests,

The Library events and workshops will continue to be offered online until further notice, despite re-opening our doors to the public.

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. 
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.
اخترت لكم من مكتبة قطر الوطنية
In Arabic
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In cooperation with the Qatar Authors Forum, we will broadcast a set of weekly pre-recorded videos in which our librarians will recommend selected books by creative Qatari and international authors. A video will be posted every week for four weeks, starting on 7 October. The broadcast will be via IGTV on our Instagram account (@qnl_engage) and the YouTube channel of the Qatari Authors Forum. 
تعليم المهارات القيادية للأطفال
In English
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Teach your children valuable life skills at your kitchen table in this free interactive and engaging online session developed specifically for children ages 8 to 11.
أنا ومشاعري رائعان
In English
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Teach your children valuable life skills at your kitchen table in this free interactive and engaging online session developed specifically for children ages 5 to 7.
وقت القصة على الإنترنت
In Arabic
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Join us for storytime every Monday in October, when we will read stories and make up our own together. This event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
ورشة "اسأل أخصائي المعلومات" لليافعين
In English
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One of our young adults' librarians will be live for one hour to answer any question you have related to our resources, services and Library-related matters. This session is open to all middle and high school students and will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
في ذكرى علي عزت بيغوفيتش
In English
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Alija Izetbegovic was a Bosnian politician, activist, lawyer, author and philosopher who in 1992 became the first President of the newly-independent Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. His book, Islam Between East and West, a treatise in understanding Islam in the modern age continues to inspire today. Join us for a lecture about this remarkable man on the 17th anniversary of his death. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
أساسيات كتابة الأبحاث في الدراسات الإسلامية
In Arabic
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This session will talk about the main fields in Islamic Studies and how to start research in them. We will also learn how to find related resources easily among the Library's collections. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
تدريب على المصادر الإلكترونية بالمكتبة لطلاب المدارس الإعدادية والثانوية
In English
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Join us to discover and explore the Library's various online resources for middle school and high school students, including research tools, ebooks, audiobooks and periodicals. The workshop will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
تجميع البيانات حول المنجزات البحثية في دولة قطر
In English
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Qatar has an expanding research landscape with several significant achievements in multiple disciplines over the past decade. The present state of research data management in Qatar finds fragmented and scattered sources of research data and information about research activities in the country. The Library is committed to addressing the emerging but increasingly important aspects of research data curation, such as management and publication of research data as important outputs and their long-term digital preservation. This talk, held as part of the Library's Open Access Week, will trace the journey of the Library toward establishing a national research data curation service for Qatar, highlighting the associated opportunities and key challenges. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
الأسبوع العالمي للإتاحة الحرة 2020: ورشة حول كتابة ونشر الأبحاث الأكاديمية
In English
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As part of the Library's Open Access Week, local researchers and authors are invited to a workshop that will provide information and guidance on how to prepare a manuscript for submissions. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
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. Show us what you’re working on every Thursday in October from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those who want to learn. Grab your yarn and needles and let’s chat! The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
مشهد الإتاحة الحرة في زمن كورونا
In English
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused ripples through all aspects of life, impacting the economy and education. Libraries have gone into lockdown, and the increased dependency on electronic resources has highlighted the necessity of quality online content and the importance of open access to information.
رعاية الأطفال المبدعين والموهوبين
In Arabic
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This training session for teachers and parents will show you how to nurture and guide gifted and creative children to help them get the most out of their talents. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
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 event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
وقت القصة على الإنترنت
In Arabic
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Join us for storytime every Monday in October, when we will read stories and make up our own together. This event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
الحفاظ على التراث السمعي البصري في المنطقة العربية: موارد لأخصائيي المكتبات والأرشيفات وجامعي المقتنيات
In Arabic
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To mark World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October, the Library, as the IFLA PAC Regional Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East, invites you to join Manoubia Hermi, curator and head of the National Sound Archive at the Centre for Arab and Mediterranean Music, and Hazem Jamjoum, Gulf History Audio Curator at the British Library, in a conversation on audiovisual preservation in the Arab region.
دور المكتبات في تكوين الباحث المبدع
In Arabic
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In this online lecture, we host Dr. Ahmed Shawki Binebine, Director of the Royal Library, Morocco, and Professor of Libraries and Manuscript Studies at Mohammed V University in Rabat.
الاستفادة القصوى من الخدمات الإلكترونية للمكتبة
In English
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Take 30 minutes and join us for a brief orientation about the Library's online services for adults. You'll be introduced to our various online services and how you can maximize your online Library experience. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
جلسات دعم الرضاعة الطبيعية: الفطام
In Arabic
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Are you a breastfeeding mother who is looking for support or an expecting mother who wishes to learn more about breastfeeding?‏You are invited to join us in these monthly sessions provided by certified breastfeeding specialists from the Young Mothers Group and Mother in Making. These events will be held online via Microsoft Teams.Session title: Weaning Presented by: Naglaa Al-Kuwari
لقاء نادي الروايات الإنجليزية: رواية The Namesake
In English
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Join the English Fiction Book Club for a virtual book discussion of The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
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. Show us what you’re working on every Thursday in October from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those who want to learn. Grab your yarn and needles and let’s chat! The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
البرمجة المرئية باستخدام اسكراتش
In Arabic
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This three-day session will introduce young people with autism spectrum to the concept of programming using visual programming tools. The sessions will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 
حلقة الكتابة الإبداعية لليافعين
In English
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The Young Adults Creative Writing Circle is an opportunity for young writers of any level of experience to come together, share projects they are working on and get feedback in a supportive environment. You’ll also receive writing prompts in each session. Join the Young Adults Creative Writing Circle and your writing could be featured on our website! This session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
لقاء نادي الكتاب العربي: التداوي بالفلسفة
In Arabic
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Join the Arabic Book Club for a virtual book discussion about Healing Through Philosophy, by Saeed Nasheed. To get a copy of the book, you will need to fill out the Library visit form and mention that you are coming to borrow the Arabic book club book at this link https://registration.qnl.qa/booking-service#no-back. You can pick up your copy at the User Services Desk, and you will need your Library ID to self-checkout the book. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
أساسيات البحث عن المصادر لطلاب المرحلة الإعدادية والثانوية
In English
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This session will introduce students in grades 6 to 12 to the many resources that the Library offers to support their learning and research needs. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.