Past Events

Philharmonic at the Library: A musical evening celebrating “A Decade of MAqam”
Special Events Area
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MAias Alyamani writes: ʺWe would like to invite you to our launch concert of our new album, ʹA Decade Of MAqam‘. 10 years ago we started our musical journey in Qatar with you, and we would love to celebrate this amazing journey together. See you soon and much love…"
DIY Collage
Children's Library
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Does your child like copying from other drawings? Did they try the art of collage? In this workshop, the children will learn how to draw characters such as animals or from nature by taking simple steps. They will enjoy decorating and drawings using collage
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Music Fun for Babies and Toddlers
Children’s Library
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Join us for activities, songs, instruments, and props to help your child develop physically, intellectually and socially in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.
Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)
Innovation Station 1
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This workshop will introduce the Oculus Rift VR System and its many educational features. The Oculus can be used for many different applications, such as virtual tours, educational games, films and more.