All Events

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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.
Movie Screening: "The Challenge"
In Arabic and English
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Join us for a screening of the award-winning 2017 documentary The Challenge, by Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani. The movie was shot entirely in Qatar and shows scenes from the world of falconry and stunning views of the country. Watch the movie’s trailer here.
Qatar's Landmarks
In Arabic and English
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Let’s drop pins on the map of Qatar to locate landmarks and learn information about them. This exciting activity will help us create an informational Map of Qatar.
Homework Club
In English
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Need a place to study? How about some help with your homework or assignment? The Library is the place to be. We will have volunteers ready to support you with your academic needs in math, science, and English.
Qatar and the British Indian Empire: Talk and Tour of the "Qatar, India & the Gulf" Exhibition
In Arabic and English
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Qatar and parts of the Indian subcontinent have belonged to the same empires on six occasions since 120 BCE. In this talk, Dr. James Onley, the Library's Director of Historical Research and Partnerships, tells the fascinating yet mostly forgotten story of Qatar and the British Indian Empire from 1916 to 1947. This will be followed by a guided tour of the "Qatar, India & the Gulf" exhibition at the Library.
Build Your Robot
In English
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Building and programming robots is no longer limited to the realm of science fiction or advanced research centers. Rather, it has become an important skill, combining several disciplines, including design, engineering, mathematics, science, physics and programming. In this fun workshop, you'll learn how to build and program a robot.
JLF Doha
In Arabic and English
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The Jaipur Literature Festival, often called “the greatest literary show on Earth,” is coming to Doha. For the first time in the region, the Library will host JLF Doha, a celebration of literature and the power of dialogue from 12 – 14 December 2019. JLF Doha is the country’s first international literature festival of its kind, which will recreate the magnificent spirit of Jaipur’s annual literary carnival in Doha.
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.