Past Events

Music Fun for Babies and Toddlers
Children’s Library
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Music has been proven to play an important role in young children's early education and growth. Join us for activities, songs, instruments and props to help your child develop physically, intellectually and socially in a fun and nurturing environment.
Wikithon: Wikipedia Content Development Marathon
Computer Lab
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Wikithon is an event where people come together to learn how to edit, improve and enrich Wikipedia. The Library's Wikithon will focus on editing and enriching Arabic and English pages on Qatari-themed topics including history, nature and culture. We invite all enthusiasts to come join this second edition of Wikithon at the Library.
For the Love of Qatar
Special Events Area
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Qatar National Library is pleased to present the poetry night ‘For the Love of Qatar.’ Distinguished poets Mohamad Yasin, Zainab Almahmood, Nasser Al-Wobair and Hamad Al-Braidi will recite poems in the Faseeh and Nabatiyeh poetry traditions. The evening is moderated by the creative presenter Saoud Al-Maadeed.
Arabic Calligraphy Skills for Young Adults
Auditorium
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Arabic calligraphy has a centuries-long history with deep cultural and religious roots. Enjoy the beauty and charm of Arabic calligraphy and learn this timeless art in our training workshop to continue its great tradition yourself.
A Pearl Journey
Children’s Library
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Come dive with Dana to search for pearls. We will learn about pearl diving and the history of pearling in the Gulf.
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 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!
The Turkish-British Conflict Over Qatar Under Sheikh Jassim (1876 – 1913)
Auditorium
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As part of Qatar National Day celebrations, the Library is pleased to invite you to a lecture by Professor Yousef Al-Abdullah and Mohammed Hammam. The lecture will cover the Turkish-British conflict over Qatar under the rule of Sheikh Jassim Bin Mohammed (1876 – 1913) and the most important historical events of that period, including the Battle of Al Wajbah, a defining moment in the development of Qatar as a modern state.
Arabic Calligraphy Skills for Young Adults
Young Adults Area
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Arabic calligraphy has a centuries-long history with deep cultural and religious roots. Enjoy the beauty and charm of Arabic calligraphy and learn this timeless art in our training workshop to continue its great tradition yourself.
Qatar’s Past and Present
Children’s Library
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How much do you know about Qatar’s past and present? Come test your knowledge and enjoy designing your own Qatari flag or medkhan, a traditional censer.
How to Search and Locate Library Resources (English)
Computer Lab 1
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Through a series of hands-on activities, you'll learn about the Library's wide range of collections and information sources, as well as how to use the catalog to help you search more efficiently.