All Events

The Refugee Crisis in the Arab World: Dimensions, Implications and Solutions
Special Events Area
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Wars and revolutions throughout the Arab world have created a refugee crisis that has become one of the biggest challenges facing the world. In this lecture, His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Ahmed Al- Meraikhi, the UN Secretary General's Humanitarian Envoy, will discuss the regional and international dimensions and consequences of the crisis, shed light on obstacles to refugee resettlement, and suggest ways to solve the crisis. The lecture also raises the question of the possibility of turning the crisis into a positive productive force.
World Book Day: Blind Date with a Book
Main Entrance
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To celebrate World Book Day, take a chance on a blind date with a book! Choose a wrapped book relying only on a short teaser note and see what you discover. Don't worry—the books chosen are best sellers or highly recommended by our librarians.
English Creative Writing Circle
Open Lounge Terrace
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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! Sessions will be held between 9 – 11 AM on Tuesdays.
World Book Day for Children
Special Events Area
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In support of World Book Day, you are invited to come explore all the children's books the Library has to offer. Enjoy an old favorite or discover a new classic on this day full of books.
Apps for Autism (English)
Assistive Technology Room
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In this hands-on workshop, we'll explore apps on iOS and Android devices that can help autistic children, their families, educators and people working with autism face daily challenges and enhance learning and communication.
Red, Yellow, Blue I Love You!
Auditorium
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‏Marking the month of autism awareness, the Children's Library, in cooperation with Renad Academy, are organizing a range of activities for autistic children. Children participating with their parents will enjoy a range of interactive and sensory activities.
Cultural Heritage and Slavery in the Arabian Gulf
Special Events Area
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This two-day event is part of the Library's monthlong celebration of cultural heritage and human rights, commemorating the abolition of slavery in Qatar in April 1952. It will shed light on the way historic trade networks influenced the diversity of the Arabian Gulf, and how the region has long been a meeting point within the wider Indian Ocean. The story of enslavement is particularly relevant, and this event will highlight the cultural contributions of enslaved people, as well as the challenges current institutions face in telling that history. The recent social and cultural life of Qatar will be discussed — for example, the challenges facing the creation of Bin Jelmood House, the slavery museum, in Doha.
Learn Life Skills Through Cubes
Auditorium
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Learn about the origins of the game of cubes and learn six ways you can use it to learn skills to help you in your daily life. Salah Al Yafi leads this fun workshop focusing on teamwork and other important strategies.
I Clean My Room
Children's Library
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It’s no secret that most children do not like to pick up after themselves. But what happens if we don’t clean up? Let's work together to clean our messy Library—and enjoy storytime while doing it!
English Fiction Book Club: Moloka'i
Open Lounge Terrace
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Join us for the fifth meeting of the English Fiction Book Club, where we will discuss Moloka'i, by Alan Brennert. The epic novel, set in Hawai'i, traces the story of Rachel Kalama, a young girl whose dreams of the sea are dashed when she is sent to the titular leprosy colony. There, where her life is supposed to end, she discovers it is only just beginning. Copies of the book will be available at the User Services Desk.