Past Events

Dear guests,

In light of recent updates regarding the COVID-19 virus, and in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of our patrons and staff, the Library is closed to the public until further notice. For more information, click here.

Chess Club
In 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.
Weekly Knitting and Crochet Circle
In Arabic and English
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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!
“Between East and West: Biblioteca Angelica in Doha” Exhibition
In Arabic and English
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We are pleased to invite you to visit our new exciting exhibition “Between East and West: Biblioteca Angelica in Doha” organized in collaboration with the Angelica Library of Rome in Italy.
Homework Club
In English
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Need a place to study? How about some help with your homework or assignments? The Library is the place to be! We will have volunteers ready to support you with your academic needs in math, science and English.
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?
Science Book Forum: Natural Disasters
In Arabic
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Join us for the February Science Book Forum and discover the origins and impacts of natural disasters such as volcanos, earthquakes, tsunamis and floods. These events affect the lives of millions of people every year and can tell us a great deal about the evolution of our planet. 
Writing and Editing: Brushing Up on the Basics
In English
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Join this interactive session to improve your proofreading skills for more polished writing. We will focus on punctuation, style and structure. This is a practical session, so please bring along a piece of your own unedited writing.
Storytime at the Library
In Arabic
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Join us for Storytime every Monday at the Children's Library. In February, we will read stories on the theme of the environment and make up our own together.
The Wounded Healer
In English
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Qatar National Library is pleased to collaborate with Sidra Medicine to host Dr. Ahmed Hankir, creator of the Wounded Healer, an evidence-based and data-driven anti-stigma program. Dr. Hankir will present his award-winning performance tracing his recovery journey as a survivor of psychological trauma to becoming an award-winning “wounded healer."
Public Speaking and Debate Workshop
In English
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The workshop will teach students the basics of good public speaking, as well as the skills needed to successfully debate important issues.