Past Events

Dear guests,

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3D Modeling Online Workshop
In English
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In this introductory CAD modeling workshop, you will learn how to design 3D models using an open source platform. Then, each user will do one 3D model. We will be using Zoom platform for this online workshop. After you register, we will send you a link to join the meeting a day before the workshop and a reminder on the day of the workshop.
Breastfeeding Support Group
In English
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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 this monthly breastfeeding support group. The sessions will be provided by certified breastfeeding specialist Rawan Ghanim, in cooperation with lactation consultants from the Young Mothers Group.Date: 17 March 2020Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PMLanguage: EnglishTarget Audience: Mothers and expecting mothersSeats are limited. To register, please click the button below.
Breastfeeding Support Group
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 this monthly breastfeeding support group. The sessions will be provided by certified breastfeeding specialist Rawan Ghanim, in cooperation with lactation consultants from the Young Mothers Group.Date: 14 March 2020Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PMLanguage: ArabicTarget Audience: Mothers and expecting mothersSeats are limited. To register, please click the button below.
The Beauty of Books and Libraries Photography Contest
In Arabic and English
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The Research and Learning Department is pleased to announce its photography competition focusing on highlighting the beauty of books and libraries. To enter, just tag @QNL_engage when you post your photos on Instagram. You can also send your entries by direct message to @QNL_engage. 
Spying on Whales
In English
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It’s easy to see why whales have captured the human imagination. Operating at the furthest edge of physiological extremes, their mysterious lives beneath the observable ocean surface can make whales seem otherworldly; yet, in their undeniable intelligence and social nature, we also recognize something of ourselves. To really understand whales, we must dig into their fascinating evolutionary history and search for insights about their place in past environments. With knowledge of past whale worlds, we can assess the current challenges that whales face and work to protect their place in the oceans of the future.
Colors and Numbers for Toddlers
In Arabic and English
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Join us with your little ones for an hour of fun and engaging activities about colors and numbers.
Learn to Organize Your Writing Using Scrivener
In English
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Scrivener is a powerful piece of writing software, but it can be daunting for beginners and difficult to master. This session will introduce the basics of organizing, writing and compiling your project. For more advanced users, there will be tips on how to maximize its potential. Writers of both fiction (e.g. poetry, short stories, and novels) and non-fiction (e.g. memoirs, academic papers and dissertations) are welcome. Scrivener is available for download at https://www.literatureandlatte.com.
Workshop for Parents with Special Needs: Early Language Development
In Arabic and English
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Parents are invited to this special session with Amina Zerouane, Manager of Barara Nursery, and Zakia Laiti. They will discuss ways to identify and assess the verbal issues and concerns of your child in terms of the stages of communication development.  
Scamper Program for Creative Thinking
In Arabic
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The Scamper program is one of the most successful methods of creative thinking, providing seven different approaches to problem-solving. Join us to learn about this simple but effective approach that you can apply in your academic and personal lives.
Chess Club
In Arabic and 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 creativity muscles, and most important, kids have fun playing. Come to the Chess Club to learn the basics, make some friends and enjoy a little bit of competition.