Past Events

Squishy Circuits
Young Adults Area
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Join us to create fun creatures using modeling clay and then make them light up by making circuitry out of the dough itself!
Virtual Reality Tour Inside the Human Body
Innovation Station 1
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Join us in this fun and interactive session to find out more about the anatomy of the human body using the Oculus Rift virtual reality system.
Health, Wellness and Sports Fair
Main Plaza
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Your health is important to us! The Library is pleased to invite you to our Health, Wellness and Sports Fair. Join us in the Main Plaza to learn about health trends and resources, meet and interact with health experts, and participate in different wellness activities.
Building with Bricks Challenge
Main Plaza
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Join us for two hours of creative fun with Lego bricks! In this team-building activity organized by Qatar National Library, groups of five to seven participants must work together to build an architectural structure. We provide the Lego bricks— you provide the imagination!
Remembering Mirza Ghalib: A Lecture and Poetry Night
Special Events Area
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On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the death of Mirza Ghalib, the Library and Bazm-e-Urdu will celebrate the enduring legacy of the famed 19th-century Urdu and Persian poet. We will honor him with a short lecture about his life and work, along with recitations of his famous ghazals and poems.
Inspirational Individuals
Auditorium
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At Inspirational Individuals, you'll meet people who have excelled in their field as they share their motivational stories. In this session, we'll hear from Dana Al Mannai, an engineer, entrepreneur, artist and adventurer.
Weekly Knitting and Crochet Circle
Main Plaza
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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!
Produce Your Own Music With Groovebox
Innovation Station 2
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Lean how to easily create your own beats and melodies with Groovebox, a free mobile music studio for iOS devices. In this hands-on session, you will be introduced to the main functions of the app and learn how to control it with the Launchkey Mini keyboard controller.
Fun Science Experiments
Children's Library
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Children can explore the fun side of science by conducting experiments that teach scientific fundamentals and reveal secrets of the world around us.
ProQuest and RefWorks Training
Computer Lab
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Spend less time searching for information and more time on research by learning how to effectively search for medical and health resources. ProQuest databases provide a single source for scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, datasets and ebooks. You'll also learn how to produce instant bibliographies and generate citations using RefWorks.