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Qatar National Library September Events

September 1 - September 30

Qatar National Library (QNL)

Under The Sea
Children’s Library
Tue, 4 Sep 2018
16:30 – 18:00
Join us to make one big craft painting of the sea animals and discover the undersea world!

How to Draw Geometric Shapes in Islamic Art
Main Plaza
Tue, 4 Sep 2018
17:00 – 19:00
Artist Noor Al Qussini, in collaboration with the Museum of Islamic Art, leads a workshop entitled “How to Draw Geometric Shapes in Islamic Art” that will highlight how to produce Islamic geometric shapes in a professional, funny and high-quality manner.

Weekly Knitting and Crochet Circle
Open Lounge Terrace
Thu, 6 Sep 2018
09:00 – 11:00
Join this casual gathering of knitters and crocheters to work on projects and share skills in a friendly atmosphere. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies and projects or to borrow QNL needles and yarn. All skill levels welcome including beginners who are interested in learning. Make sure to check-out our collection of knitting and crochet books while you are here!

Young Adults Book Club
Young Adults Area
Thu, 6 Sep 2018
16:30 – 18:30
Join us to read and discuss your favorite books for young adults. This month we will read Maskoon, by Reem Gazal.

Reading Circle
Auditorium
Thu, 6 Sep 2018
18:00 – 19:30
Legends reveal an important part of a people’s historical and cultural heritage. They are a mix of imaginary and historical events that are re-told in different ways through human memory by modifying or adding to them. Join us in this month’s Reading Circle, where we will discuss legends.

Build Your Online Presence with WordPress
Computer Lab 1
Fri, 7 Sep 2018
16:00 – 20:00
Interested in making your own website and building your online presence? These hands-on exercises include designing the site’s structure, setting up WordPress and publishing a simple website online. No prior experience with programming, design or web development needed.

3D Doodle Pen Workshop
Young Adult Area
Fri, 7 Sep 2018
16:30 – 18:00

Off the Hook: Knitting and Crochet Circle
Open Lounge Terrace
Fri, 7 Sep 2018
17:00 – 19:00
Join this casual group of knitters and crocheters to work on projects and share skills in a friendly atmosphere. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies and projects or to borrow QNL needles and yarn. All skill levels welcome including beginners who are interested in learning.

International Literacy Day – Our Children and Books
Auditorium
Sat, 8 Sep 2018
10:30 – 12:00
Children are born ready to learn and acquire language. And through establishing a relationship with books, a child can secure one rewarding path for lifelong learning.

Outrageous Headlines and Suspect Sources: The Importance of Media Literacy for Spotting Unreliable News
Auditorium
Sat, 8 Sep 2018
13:00 – 15:30
Information overload makes it difficult to discern fact-based news from fake news. Join us to explore the impact of misinformation and learn strategies for spotting unreliable sources and fact-checking news stories.

Zumba Class for Teenage Girls
QNL B205 Meeting Room 06
Sat, 8 Sep 2018
16:00 – 18:00
Ready to kick off your academic year? Why not start with a proper workout? Calling all teenage girls to our first Zumba class, led by Zumba instructors. Before you register, please read the following instructions:

Dignity is Life
HL Presentation Room
Sat, 8 Sep 2018
18:15 – 19:15
Dr. Jassim Sultan, in collaboration with the Wijdan Cultural Center, leads this workshop, entitled “Dignity is Life.” He will highlight the concept of dignity, its applications in the community and the obstacles to placing a high value on human dignity in the community.

Music Fun for Babies and Toddlers
Children’s Library
Sun, 9 Sep 2018
10:00 – 11:00
Join us for activities, songs, instruments and props to help your child develop physically, intellectually and socially in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. This program is for children and their female caregivers.

How to Manage your Household Budget: A Workshop in Collaboration with Wifaq
Auditorium
Sun, 9 Sep 2018
16:00 – 19:00
In this workshop, held in collaboration with the Wifaq Center, Mr. Abdullah Al Mansoori will present “How to Manage your Household Budget.” The event promotes financial awareness, including basic spending priorities, preparing an annual budget and financial skills development.

How to Achieve Academic Excellence for Young Adults
Auditorium
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
16:30 – 18:00
This session will share some tips to help you excel in your academic life and reach your full potential as a student.

Music Movie Night: The Art of Chopin
Special Events Area
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
17:00 – 19:00
We cordially invite all classical music lovers of classical music to a screening of The Art of Chopin (2010), a documentary directed by Gérald Caillat.

Studying the Prophet’s Biography in the Digital Age: How Digital Technology Can Help by Dr. Sarah Savant
Auditorium
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
17:00 – 18:00
Our knowledge about the Prophet’s life depends to a significant extent on the biographical tradition known as the Sira, and especially on the text of Ibn Ishaq (d. 767).

Toddler Construction
Children’s Library
Thu, 13 Sep 2018
10:00 – 11:00
Toddler activities using giant Lego pieces!

Managing Your Bibliography
Computer Lab-1
Fri, 14 Sep 2018
16:00 – 17:00
If you have concerns about creating your bibliography in your research publishing endeavor, drop in for some guidance.

Clay Art: Bookmarks for Booklovers
Auditorium
Fri, 14 Sep 2018
17:00 – 18:30
Create your own bookmark out of clay! You can style it with your name, your favorite quote or an original design using your painting skills.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Presented by THIMUN Qatar
Auditorium
Sat, 15 Sep 2018
15:30 – 17:00
Presented by the THIMUN Qatar executive team, this session will discuss the dangers posed by modern human activities and how, through knowledge of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we can work toward rectifying those mistakes and contribute to a better future.

Music Fun for Babies and Toddlers
Children’s Library
Sun, 16 Sep 2018
10:00 – 11:00
Join us for activities, songs, instruments, and props to help your child develop physically, intellectually and socially in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. This program is for children and their female caregivers.

Assistive Technology Devices for the Hearing Impaired
Assisstive Technology Open Area
Sun, 16 Sep 2018
15:00 – 16:00
This workshop will demonstrate different assistive technology devices that can be used by hearing impaired and deaf individuals without special requirements.

Book Club for the Blind: Helen Keller’s The Story of My Life
Information Literacy Instruction Room
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
17:00 – 19:00
This month at the Book Club for the Blind, we will discuss Helen Keller’s The Story of My Life. Keller was afflicted with a serious illness that damaged her sight and hearing, and she became a famed advocate for the visually impaired. The audiobook is available in the Naxos Spoken Library.

Convert Your Media
Innovation Station – 3
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
13:00 – 14:00
Are you interested in finding out how to convert your media from analog to digital. For instance, Cassette Tape to MP3, VHS to digital, etc. Come and learn how these media can be easily converted.

Story Puzzle
Children’s Library
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
16:30 – 17:30
Join us to arrange a storybook puzzle and read it together.

Learn How to Search and Locate QNL Resources
Computer Lab-1
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
10:00 – 15:00
QNL’s wide range of collections will be introduced to the participants and a hands-on activity on how to use the catalog will also be conducted and to help users familiarize themselves on how to do their own searching efficiently and what types of information sources are found in the library.
Postgraduate Peer Support Network (P2SN)

Heritage Library Presentation Room
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
14:00 – 15:00
Thinking of a Ph.D. topic or hitting a dead end with your research methodology? Or emotionally and mentally drained because it is so challenging to get the required information for your research? Or confused about some aspects but no one to help?

Refworks and ZOTERO: Citation Management Made Easy
Computer Lab – 1
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
15:00 – 17:00
Learn the basics of citation management through RefWorks and ZOTERO. The session will cover how to collect references from various online databases, how to save and manage them in RefWorks and ZOTERO, how to cite references automatically in a Word document, and how to easily produce extensive bibliographies. This session is geared towards researchers and university students.

READ, THINK, DEBATE: Discuss Like a Pro With Qatar Debate
Auditorium
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
17:00 – 19:00
Looking to sharpen your debate skills? Join us for this two-part workshop, held in collaboration with Qatar Debate, on 19 September and 3 October. We will read Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, and debate the book’s themes.

CREDO: Introduction to the online multidisciplinary reference source and the concept of mind mapping
Computer Lab-1
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
17:00 – 17:30
Credo is a reference search platform bringing together QNL online resources with online subject encyclopedias. Included is the Mind Mapping tool.

Database and Print Collections: Agriculture, Engineering and Technology
Computer Lab 1
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
14:00 – 15:00
Join us for an introductory session about the various databases related to agriculture, sustainability and engineering that can be accessed through QNL Online Resources.

Green Screen
Innovation Station – 4
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
17:00 – 19:00
This course will show you how you can use a simple green screen set-up to explore your creativity. It will cover everything from setup to several different projects that will deliver you into a world of endless amazing possibilities.

Philharmonic at the Library: “Sounds of the Sea” with the CineMoon Ensemble
Special Events Area
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
18:00 – 19:00
CineMoon Ensemble, led by Philharmonic violist Merve Kenet-Bulun and in combination with Qatar Concert Choir, performs its own arrangements of popular music from movies.

Moving from Google Sheets to Microsoft Excel
Computer Lab 2
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
18:00 – 19:30
This workshop will introduce the basic features of Google Sheets and show you the most efficient ways of migrating your Google Docs to Microsoft Excel. We will also explore the similarities and differences between the two programs.

Jewelry Making
Young Adults Area
Fri, 21 Sep 2018
16:30 – 18:00
Join us to make your own amazing bracelets.

SCRABBLE Time for adults
Open Lounge Terrace
Fri, 21 Sep 2018
16:30 – 18:30
Relax with a game of scrabble with friends and increase your vocabulary!

Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR): Oculus Rift System
Computer Lab 1
Fri, 21 Sep 2018
18:00 – 19:30
This workshop will introduce the Oculus Rift VR system and its many educational features. Oculus can be used for different applications, such as virtual tours, educational games and more.

How to Spot Fake News
Innovation Station – 1
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
12:00 – 13:30
Rumors, fake news, false images and fabricated videos are widely spread on social media and websites in recent years. Learn how to check the authenticity of the news and images spread on WhatsApp groups, Facebook, and others. In addition to the techniques of image analysis and investigation.

“We Are All Patients” Public Awareness Day
Special Events Area
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
15:00 – 19:30
We invite you to participate in “We Are All Patients,” a public awareness day held in collaboration with the Healthcare Quality Management and Patient Safety Department in the Ministry of Public Health.

Monotype Art with Qatari Artist Dana Al-Safar
Young Adults Area
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
16:00 – 18:00
If you’re a girl who loves art, join us in the Young Adults’ Section to create your first monotype artwork with Qatari artist Dana Al-Safar.

Music Fun for Babies and Toddlers
Children’s Library
Sun, 23 Sep 2018
10:00 – 11:00
Join us for activities, songs, instruments and props to help your child develop physically, intellectually and socially in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. This program is for children and their female caregivers.

How to Stream Music and Watch Concert Performances
Computer Lab 1
Sun, 23 Sep 2018
16:00 – 17:00
Did you know you can listen to music and watch recorded concert performances from QNL Online Resources? We’ll introduce you to Naxos Music Library, Naxos Music Library Jazz, Naxos Music Library World, and Naxos Video Library, and show you how to search for music on the platforms.

How to Borrow eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines
Computer Lab 1
Sun, 23 Sep 2018
17:00 – 18:00
Did you know you can borrow eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines from the library? Bring your iOS or Android device and we’ll show you how!

Listen to My Hands: A Discussion Forum in Celebration of International Deaf Week
Auditorium
Mon, 24 Sep 2018
10:00 – 12:00
Dr. Joselia Neves, Acting Director & Associate Professor at the Translation and Interpreting Institute, will deliver a lecture in honor of International Deaf Week.

Mother and Daughter Jewelry Making
Children’s Library
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
16:30 – 17:30
Mothers and daughters are invited to join us and make their own jewelry at the Children’s Library.

3D Modeling
Innovation Station – 1
Tue, 25 Sep 2018
17:30 – 18:30
This workshop will introduce some of the basic techniques and concepts of 3D modeling and 3D modeling software. Participants will learn how to create 3D models using specialized software, and how to prepare the files for 3D printing.

Conversations in English
Open Lounge Terrace
Wed, 26 Sep 2018
17:00 – 18:00
Learning English? Join us to practice speaking in a casual environment and hear about our language education resources.

Young Adults Book Club
Young Adults Area
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
16:30 – 18:30
Join us to read and discuss your favorite books for young adults. This month we will read Maskoon, by Reem Gazal.

Brain Teasers for Adults: Spin Your Mind, Give It a Twist and Have Fun!
Open Lounge Terrace
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
15:00 – 18:00
Brain teasers will be displayed and the public can freely choose what they want to try and play. These mind activities will challenge logical thinking and increase mental strength.

Ozobot Coding
Young Adults Area
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
16:30 – 18:00
Learn to code using one of the world’s smallest robots and markers! Participants will learn a set of commands that enables the Ozobot to participate in different coding challenges.

Translation and Culture: Celebrating World Translation Day
Auditorium
Sat, 29 Sep 2018
09:00 – 17:00
Expert translator Samer Karroum will give participants the basics of translation and introduce them to its disciplines, particularly literary translation.

Teen Advisory Group
Young Adults Area
Sat, 29 Sep 2018
16:00 – 18:00
Do you have the passion to help the community, develop leadership skills and interact with other teens at QNL? So what are you waiting for, join us in the session of TAG and become a member!

Music Fun for Babies and Toddlers
Children’s Library
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
10:00 – 11:00
Join us for activities, songs, instruments and props to help your child develop physically, intellectually and socially in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. Please note that this program is for children and their female caregivers.

Record and Host Your Own Podcast
Innovation Station 2
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
16:00 – 17:00
Join us on International Podcast Day for a hands-on introduction to how you can record and host your own podcast. You will learn about the basic equipment and free software that you can use for recording, as well as tips on where to host your podcast online.

Celebrating International Translation Day: A Panel Discussion
Auditorium
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
18:30 – 19:30
Al Jazeera experts Moafaq Tawfiq and Samer Karroum will present a panel discussion on translation as a discipline from different perspectives.

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