Past Events

Dear guests,

The Library events and workshops will continue to be offered online until further notice, despite re-opening our doors to the public with limited services starting 15 July.

أساسيات البحث عن المصادر لطلبة 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. 
المحافظة على تراث تسجيلاتنا الصوتية والمرئية (1): تاريخ مختصر للتسجيلات الصوتية
In Arabic
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The IFLA PAC regional center at Qatar National Library is organizing this session to discuss the history of audio recording formats, from the 1857 phonautograph to 21st-century digital formats. We will discuss the most common audio carriers in the Middle East, with particular attention to the commercial music industry and radio in the region. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
القراءة لذوي الإعاقة البصرية مع BookShare
In English
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Join this online session via Microsoft Teams to learn more about Bookshare, a free online database offering ebooks and audiobooks for the visually impaired and print disabled. It includes items in a number of languages, including Arabic. 
تعلم كيف تبحث في مصادر المكتبة الإلكترونية
In Arabic
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Join us to discover and explore the Library's various online resources, including ebooks, audiobooks, academic papers, magazines, newspaper articles and more. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
حوار عن الأفلام
In Arabic
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Join the Children's and Young Adult’s Library for a live stream with Qatari filmmaker Fahad Al Kuwari, who will talk about his journey in films and Qatari cinema. 
القراءة السريعة
In Arabic
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Do you want to learn to read fast? Join us in this workshop and learn the different types of reading, speed-reading strategies and techniques, and most importantly, get a chance to test your reading abilities.  
نادي الشطرنج
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 importantly, kids have fun playing. Join us on Chess.com to learn the basics, make some friends and enjoy a little bit of competition.
متعة القراءة للصغار
In Arabic
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Have you ever read a story to your little child? Would you like to learn how to tell stories to young children? Learn the facts about the importance of reading to your little ones in this online session via Microsoft Teams. We will explain scientific facts about the importance of reading for the development of children's brains and the concept of reading and early literacy.
تعلم كيف تبحث في مصادر المكتبة الإلكترونية
In English
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Join us to discover and explore the Library's various online resources, including ebooks, audiobooks, academic papers, magazines, newspaper articles and more. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
مهارات الالقاء
In Arabic
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In this lecture, attendees will learn many skills that will help them to speak with confidence in front of an audience. They will also learn how to prepare for public speaking and how to balance between their voice and body language. The lecture will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.