All Events

Photos may be taken during our events, including participants of all ages and children, and may be published. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please approach the event organizer to let them know. 

Explore the Library
In Arabic and English
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We are pleased to invite you to explore Qatar National Library on a guided tour led by our staff. Join us to learn all about the Library’s resources and facilities available to our members. You’ll also hear about the design and features of the iconic Library building.
Qatar, India & the Gulf Exhibition
In English
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Come see the Library’s exciting new exhibition, "Qatar, India & the Gulf: History, Culture and Society,” which examines the fascinating yet sometimes forgotten connections between historical India, Qatar and the Gulf—from shared cultures to shared empires—over the course of 4,600 years. The exhibition reveals how this ancient and enduring relationship has influenced their history, culture and society in profound and surprising ways.
Brain Teasers for Adults: Spin Your Mind, Give It a Twist and Have Fun!
In Arabic and English
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Brain teasers are not only fun, but they help you build logical thinking skills and keep your brain healthy and strong as well. We’ll have a selection of these mind puzzles on display for you to challenge yourself.
Children's Puppet Show: "Bushra and the Sea"
In Arabic
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We are pleased to join with the Center for Theater Affairs in the presentation of the family-friendly marionette show "Bushra and the Sea."
Young Adults Film Club
In Arabic and English
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Ever wondered how movies look from the other side of the camera? Join our Young Adults Film Club and learn how to watch movies from a filmmaker’s perspective.
Our Children Matter: Gifted in the Womb
In Arabic
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Are you the parent who is waiting for evidence to spot and nurture your child's talent? Or are you the parent who believes that talent is latent and will prosper in time?
Introduction to 3D Printing
In English
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This workshop will introduce some of the basic techniques and concepts of 3D printing and its software. You will learn how to create 3D models and how to prepare the files for 3D printing.
Saving the Blue
In English
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Be inspired to save the oceans! The Library welcomes the founders of Green Mangroves, a not-for-profit project founded in Qatar in 2015 to bring people together to protect the country's oceans and mangroves. Join this workshop to learn about Qatar's mangroves, the state of our oceans today, and the simple steps you can take to reduce your plastic use to protect the oceans. 
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. 
Out of the Box: Board Games for Grown-Ups
In Arabic and English
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Board games are a fun way to let off some competitive steam and make new friends. Join us in the Main Plaza for two hours of friendly matches. Games will be available to borrow at the Information Desk.