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. 

Qatar Through the Ages
In Arabic and English
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We are pleased to host Faisal Al Nuammi, Director of the Antiquities Department at Qatar Museums, to talk about archaeological discoveries in Qatar and what they can tell about Qatar’s past. He will also address the challenges of those discoveries and what shaped Qatar as we know it today. 
Scripts From Qatar’s History
In Arabic and English
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Historical scripts are one of the most significant forms of evidence for understanding Qatar history. This lecture will highlight personal letters and signatures from famous Qatari historical figures, which reflect the country’s social and economic life. The lecture will also discuss Mus'haf Al Zubara, one of the oldest examples of calligraphic writing that has been found in Qatar.
The Journey of Qatar’s Traditional Art
In Arabic and English
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We invite you to learn more about the traditional art of the Arabian Gulf and Qatar as a shared inheritance in this lecture by artist and researcher Mohammed Alsaygh. 
Storytime at the Library
In Arabic
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Join us for Storytime every Monday at the Children's Library. In December, we will read stories written by Qatari Authors.
Qatar Green Screen Photos
In Arabic and English
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Can’t make it to all your favorite spots in Qatar on National Day? Come to the Library instead, where you can use our green screen to take your photo in front of several Qatar-themed backgrounds, such as the flag, Zubara Fort, Doha skyline, the Corniche and more!
My Dream in Qatar
In Arabic and English
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Join us in celebration of Qatar National Day by writing your dreams for your future in Qatar on helium balloons that we will launch together outside the Library.
Young Adults Speakers Forum
In Arabic
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Participate in the Young Adults Speakers Forum by presenting a speech to the public in a forum that brings together many young public speaking talents. This event is for Arabic-speaking young adults ages 14 to 18.
Qatar National Day Wikithon
In English
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Wikithon is an event where people come together to learn how to edit, improve and enrich the contents of Wikipedia. The Library’s Wikithon this year will focus on editing and enriching Arabic and English pages on Qatari-themed topics including history, nature and more. We invite all enthusiasts to come and join this third edition of Wikithon at the Library.
Chess Club
In Arabic and 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 it. Come to the Chess Club to learn the basics, make some friends and enjoy a little bit of competition.
Book Discussion: "Like Water For Chocolate"
In Arabic
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Join us for a group discussion of the great novel Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel. Enjoy chocolates and coffee, and discover some authentic Mexican food recipes through the story of Tita and her amazing food culinary skills.