Past Events

Public Speaking Skills
In Arabic
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In this lecture, you'll learn many skills that will help you speak with confidence in front of an audience. You will also learn how to prepare for your presentation, and how to use the correct voice and body language.
The Art of Indifference
In Arabic
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Join us in a discussion on the art of indifference. We will enjoy coffee and chat about Mark Manson's book on the way not caring may help give your life more meaning. Copies of the book will be available at the User Services Desk.
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!
English Fiction Book Club: "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats"
In English
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In this session of the English Fiction Book Club, we will discuss The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, by Jan-Philipp Sendker. This inspirational love story spans decades and takes the reader from Burma in the 1950s to the modern day. Copies of the book will be available at the User Services Desk.
Record and Host Your Own Podcast
In English
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Join us for a hands-on introduction to how you can record and host your own podcast. You will learn about the basic equipment and free software that you can use for recording, as well as tips on where to host your podcast online.
The Legend of Gilgamesh
In Arabic and English
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In this lecture, we will discuss the story of the "Flood” mentioned in the Epic of “Gilgamesh” and how the region of the Arabian Gulf (Delmon) was described in this legend and in the Mesopotamian legends as the pure, sacred land of immortality. The epic of Gilgamesh is a poetic Sumerian epic written in cuneiform script in Akkadian on twelve muddy tablets discovered in 1853. The lecture will be given by Dr. Haya Al-Thani, Director of Museum Affairs at the Qatar National Museum, and will be moderated by Dr. Sherine Al-Manshawi from Qatar University.
The Holy Kaaba Exhibition
In Arabic and English
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The Holy Kaaba is the most sacred site of Islam, held by Muslims to be the House of God. Pilgrimage to the Kaaba is one of the fundamental rites of Islam, and its location determines the direction Muslims turn to for their prayers.
Storytime at the Library
In Arabic
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Join us for storytime every Monday at the Children's Library. In September, we'll read fairy tales both traditional and new.
Paint All Over!
In Arabic, with English Interpretation
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Paint with a rolling ball, or a rolling car, or just stomp and drag your fingers, hands and feet! Little children will explore color and motion using different media in this fun, hands-on activity.
Introduction to Google Drive
In English
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This workshop will introduce Google Drive, one of the leading cloud computing tools today. This training will also give you a good entry into the world of cloud computing.