Past Events

Dear guests,

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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.
Online Database Training for Middle School and High School Students
In English
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Join us to discover and explore the Library's various online resources for middle school and high school students, including research tools, ebooks, audiobooks and periodicals.
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!
Be Conscious: Mental Health
In Arabic
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Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorders—it is what enables us to deal with daily stress and tension in better ways. As part of the "Be Conscious" series of legal awareness programs offered by the Library, we are pleased to offer a lecture on mental health, held in cooperation with the Mental Health Friends Association Weyak. We will discuss mental health and the importance of caring for it, followed by an explanation of Law No. (16) of 2016 regarding mental health, which reflects the extent of the State of Qatar’s interest in caring for individuals' mental health.
Arab Music Workshop with Qatar Music Academy
In Arabic and English
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The Library has partnered up with the Qatar Music Academy (QMA) for a series of workshops on three different Arabic instruments that take place in January and February 2020.
English Creative Writing Circle
In English
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The Creative Writing Circle is an opportunity for creative writers to come together and share their work. The group will provide inspiration, feedback and encouragement in a supportive environment. So whatever stage you’re at, come along and get 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.
Colors and Shapes for Toddlers
In Arabic
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Join us with your little ones for an hour of fun and engaging activities about colors and shapes.
Traditional Arabic and Western Songs with the Qatar Youth and Junior Choirs
In Arabic and English
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Come join us for a concert by the Qatar Youth and Junior Choirs, who will perform a selection of Arabic and Western folk songs. Founded in 2013, the Qatar Youth Choir was awarded first prize in the inaugural Qatar National Music Competition in October 2017 in the Youth Category and recently represented Qatar at the World Choral Expo in Portugal. We are excited to host a full performance of the choir together with the younger Qatar Junior Choir at the Library for the first time!
Brazilian Embroidery Workshop
In Arabic and English
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Brazilian embroidery is a fine art that adds a wonderful touch of color and style to clothes. Join us every Saturday in February for the Brazilian embroidery workshop with the trainer and designer, Yasmeen Shehada.