Qatar National Library is all set to host a number of vibrant events this month
03 Aug 2023News
This month, the Qatar National Library (QNL) will organise a range of lively activities that will provide engaging experiences in creativity and self-empowerment. The general public will be able to participate in expert-led courses focusing on traditional crafts such as calligraphy and photography.
3rd of August
The exciting series of events will begin with a session from the 'How I Do Series,' which will focus on 'Online Resources for People with Reading Difficulties.' The event, which has been specially selected to assist those with reading challenges, will provide useful insights into suggested databases and accessible format resources available at the Library.
6th of August
The QNL will offer another session of its 'How Do I Series,' with the goal of introducing patrons to its large collection of popular publications and newspapers. The two 'How Do I Series' sessions are intended to provide more people with access to a variety of knowledge, regardless of their reading ability.
10th of August
The QNL will welcome renowned calligrapher Youssef Shalar to reveal the secrets and techniques of writing in Diwani calligraphy in partnership with the Arabic Calligraphy Academy in Qatar. It will strive to give the written word an aesthetic twist. Shalar will present a class demonstrating his unique teaching process in Diwani calligraphy, a style that reduces the main forms of letters using a geometric lens.
Wednesday, August 9th, and Thursdays, August 15th, 22nd, and 29th
"The Sira of Prophet Mohammed" will be shown in four sessions for youngsters aged seven to fourteen. The presentation is intended to help youngsters to learn about Prophet Muhammad's [peace be upon him] history, offering significant insights into his life and teachings. As a result, students will have a better knowledge of history and faith.
16th of August
Among the highlights of the Library's programming will be "Little Storytellers." A skilled storyteller will teach young children how to read expressively and will fascinate their listeners via theatrical storytelling. Children are urged to bring their favourite book and dress up in order to bring their narrative to life.
The inspirational 'Motivate Me' series will also continue with "Aha Moment" on the same day. Participants can receive fresh capacity to pursue their personal goals by learning how to attain key moments of realisation and enlightenment.
17th of August
"An Evening at the Library" will offer a thought-provoking discussion on the book Wonder by R J Palacio as part of the young adults' book club activities.
On International Photography Day, Saturday, August 19, the outstanding Abdulhadi Al Marri will be visiting the Library to examine the academic and practical sides of photography. Participants will get the opportunity to develop their photographic abilities while exploring the Library's spectacular architecture as the perfect backdrop.
The Chess Club, which meets every Thursday, allows children to come and learn the fundamentals of the game while improving their attention and flexing their imagination in a fun and welcoming environment.
The Library urges everyone in the community to mark their calendars for these educational opportunities. Please visit the Library's website for additional information on the entire programme schedule and to register to attend.
The information is also available through the QNL mobile app, which is available for free download from the App Store and Google Play.