All Events

Heritage Library's Permanent Exhibition
Heritage Library Exhibition Area
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Qatar National Library (QNL) invites you to visit its Heritage Library's permanent exhibition.
Data Visualization Digital Exhibition: Information is Beautiful
Interactive screens near the Teens Area
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We cordially invite you to visit our first digital exhibition entitled "Information is Beautiful".
The World through Picture Books Exhibition
Young Adults Area
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The World Through Picture Books is a collection of the best children's books from around the world, selected by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Qatar National Library is proud to partner with IFLA in organizing this exhibition, which is being held for the first time in the Middle East and celebrates the importance of children's books in the development of children’s early learning skills, knowledge of their cultural and linguistic identity, and understanding of ideas and diversity.
Syria Under the French Mandate (1918-1946) Exhibition
Temporary Exhibition Area (on the bridge)
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Syria Under the French Mandate, a Library exhibition in partnership with the Museum of Islamic Art, focuses on Syria from 1918 – 1946, a time when France fulfilled the role of a controlling power in the area.
Come See the World’s Longest Bridge Built from LEGO® Bricks
Near the Teen Area
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At 33 meters long and weighing about half a ton, this is the longest Lego® brick bridge in the world, blending architecture, engineering and mathematics. The bridge was designed by Dr. Robin Sham of the UK-based Institution of Civil Engineers and uses more than 260,000 Lego® bricks. Students from local schools, as well as children and their families from around Qatar, helped assemble the bridge under the guidance of expert builders from Bright Bricks, a large-scale Lego® construction firm, along with AECOM engineers and volunteers.
Qatar Through Private Collections Exhibition
Main Plaza
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This exhibition explores the history of Qatar through several family collections. It presents selected items from previously unseen private archives of photos, artifacts and documents to show the role that individuals within a community can play in building its identity and preserving its heritage and history.
Our Qatari Traditions
Children’s Library
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Join us for an enjoyable and educational story for girls inspired by Qatar’s culture. You’ll also get to design a special Qatari ornament.
Book Club for the Blind
Assistive Technology Room
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This month at Book Club for the Blind, we will discuss The Adventures of Caliph Al Raschid: The Pot of Gold. The story, based on integrity and honesty, emphasizes the importance of friendship over material possessions.
Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)
Innovation Station 1
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This workshop will introduce the Oculus Rift VR System and its many educational features. The Oculus can be used for many different applications, such as virtual tours, educational games, films and more.
Weekly Knitting and Crochet Circle
Open Lounge Terrace
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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 to 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!