QNL all set to celebrate National Day with series of exciting events

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Qatar National Day events by Qatar National Library
Qatar National Library (QNL) has planned interesting events for everyone throughout the month of December in celebration of the Qatar National Day. The Library’s events and workshops continue to be offered online until further notice, despite re-opening doors to the public.
 
The events comprise an interesting and exciting mix  of lectures, discussions and interactive forums.
 
 
  • Capture Beautiful Qatar - In Arabic and English

    • Tue, 1 Dec 2020
    • 00:00 - 23:00
    • We invite children and young adults ages 7 to 18 to share with us their photos of the most beautiful landmarks in Qatar.
 
  • Meetup With a Qatari Author: Eissa Abdullah - In Arabic

    • Sat, 5 Dec 2020
    • 19:00 - 20:00
    • In this meetup, QNL will bechatting with Qatari author Eissa Abdullah and discuss his experience as an author in Qatar, his most popular books and his upcoming book release and the success of Dar Roza in publishing Qatari authors. 
 
  • Educational Pioneers in Qatar: Highlights on Education Milestones During 1890-1957 - In Arabic

    • Mon, 7 Dec 2020
    • 15:30 - 16:30
    • The Heritage Library, in cooperation with the Wijdan Cultural Center, is organizing a virtual lecture entitled Pioneers of Education in the State of Qatar: Highlights on Education Milestones During 1890-1957. 
 
  • Grandfather's Storytime - In Arabic

    • Mon, 7 Dec 2020
    • 16:00 - 16:30
    • Is there anything better than grandfather's stories? Join us to listen and learn new values during grandfather's traditional storytimes in December.
  • Private Libraries in Qatar - In Arabic

    • Tue, 8 Dec 2020
    • 14:00 - 15:00
    • Join us for a talk with Ali Al-Fayyadh, the owner of Ali Al-Fayyadh Library, to discuss his experience in creating his private library.
  • Publishing in Qatar - In Arabic

    • Wed, 9 Dec 2020
    • 18:00 - 19:30
    • In this panel event, a group of publishers will discuss the recent initiatives in Qatar's publishing industry.

 

  • Explore the Ecology of Qatar's Marine and Terrestrial Environments - In English

    • Wed, 9 Dec 2020
    • 18:00 - 19:30
    • Have you ever wondered if there is anything special about the Arabian Gulf waters that surround Qatar? Or whether there is any life in the desert, and if there is, how is it possible to survive the extreme conditions of this climate without air conditioning?

 

  • Children’s Writing Challenge: Qatar Before You Were Born - In Arabic

    • Thu, 10 Dec 2020
    • 07:30 - 20:30
    • For this writing challenge, children ages 9 to 12 can write a story of 300 to 500 words on the theme "Qatar in a time before you were born." It can be fact or fiction, but stories must be set in Qatar and should include some or all of these elements: imaginative ideas, memorable characters and an exciting plot. 

 

  • Ideas for Qatar - In Arabic

    • Thu, 10 Dec 2020

    • 08:00 - 20:00

    • Share with us your hopes and ideas for Qatar to be a better place for all. You can hang your suggestions for Qatar's future on a special tree in the Library's main plaza.

  • Young Adults Writing Challenge: Qatar Before You Were Born - In Arabic and English

    • Thu, 10 Dec 2020
    • 13:00 - 23:00
    • For this writing challenge, young adults ages 13 to 18 can write a story of 500 to 600 words on the theme "Qatar in a time before you were born." It can be fact or fiction, but stories must be set in Qatar and should include some or all of these elements: imaginative ideas, memorable characters and an exciting plot.

 

  • What Do You Know About Qatar? - In Arabic

    • Thu, 10 Dec 2020
    • 16:00 - 17:00
    • Challenge yourself! Join us in this interactive contest about Qatar's history, culture, traditions and economy. This contest contains a group of general questions about Qatar. Winning in this contest requires answering 20 questions correctly in 30 seconds.

 

  • Celebrate Qatar Through Storytelling (Arabic)

    • Thu, 10 Dec 2020
    • 16:30 - 17:30
    • Celebrate Qatar with your own story. Share your original short story or piece of writing expressing your love of Qatar in no more than 1,000 words in Arabic. Send your story to writingstation@qnl.qa by 4 December and you might be invited to share the piece at our virtual event on Qatar National Day.

 

  • Celebrate Qatar Through Storytelling (English)

    • Thu, 10 Dec 2020
    • 17:30 - 18:30
    • Celebrate Qatar with your own story. Share your original short story or piece of writing expressing your love of Qatar in no more than 1,000 words in English. Send your story to writingstation@qnl.qa by 4 December and you might be invited to share the piece at our virtual event on Qatar National Day.

 

  • Cup of Coffee With Mariam Farid (Arabic)

    • Sun, 13 Dec 2020

    • 16:00 - 17:00

    • Cup of Coffee is a series of interviews with special local guests. This month, our guest will be Qatari athlete Mariam Farid.

  • Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani Contributions to Printing and Publishing (Arabic)

    • Mon, 14 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 - 13:00
    • The lecture will highlight the contributions of Sheikh Jassim, the Founder of Qatar, in supporting students and education. It will also highlight his correspondent with other Islamic scholars. In the lecture, Walid Abdulwahed, the Heritage Library's research officer, will present books and manuscripts from our collection that show Sheikh Jassim's support and interests.

 

  • Grandfather's Storytime (Arabic)

    • Mon, 14 Dec 2020
    • 16:00 - 16:30
    • Is there anything better than grandfather's stories? Join us to listen and learn new values during grandfather's traditional storytimes in December.
       
  • Robot Showcase: Traditional Dance (Arabic)

    • Tue, 15 Dec 2020
    • 17:00 - 18:00
    • As we celebrate the Qatar National Day, the Library, in collaboration with Hamad Bin Abdullah bin Jasim Secondary School, invites you to watch a programming-based robot perform the Ardah dance.  Ardah, a folkoric dance, is performed by a group of individuals facing one another, accompanied by drums or spoken poetry.
  • Promoting Qatari Heritage Through Social Media With Turath Lawal

    • Tue, 15 Dec 2020
    • 17:00 - 18:00
    • In this talk with Instagram account owner Turath Lawal, we will discuss the significance of preserving Qatari heritage through social media.
       
  • Qatar's Initiatives to Protect the Arabic Language (Arabic)

    • Tue, 15 Dec 2020
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • In this lecture, we will cover the efforts that Qatar is undertaking to protect and maintain the Arabic language. We'll shed the light on the different aspects that the state upholds to maintain Arabic as its official language, including initiatives in the educational, media and legal sectors, as well as other key areas.

 

  • Happy Eating From Qatar (Arabic)

    • Wed, 16 Dec 2020
    • 17:00 - 18:00
    • Each peoples' cuisine reflects its traditions and social and cultural influences, so every country has its own national dishes. Join us for an Instagram Live cooking demonstration with Rasha Isbeetan, who will show us how to create chicken kabsa, a traditional Qatari dish, in celebration of Qatar National Day.

 

  • Sheikh Jassim's Poetic Diwan (Arabic)

    • Wed, 16 Dec 2020
    • 19:00 - 20:00
    • In this program, we will explore the poetic diwan of Sheikh Jassim, the Founder of Qatar, and the different themes that prevail in his poems, including religion, politics, courage and power. 

 

  • Virtual Knitting and Crochet Meetup (Arabic & English)

    • Thu, 17 Dec 2020
    • 11:00 - 12:00
    • The virtual knitting and crochet circle meetup for the month of December will teach you how to crochet the flag of Qatar.

 

  • Qatar Through My Five Senses (Arabic)

    • Thu, 17 Dec 2020
    • 15:45 - 16:45
    • Let's spend the most beautiful time with our friend Wanees. We will laugh, have fun and learn through Qatar National Day activities using our five senses.
       
  • Qatar National Day Wikithon (English)

    • Thu, 17 Dec 2020
    • 18:00 - 19:30
    • Have fun editing articles and topics on Wikipedia that are related to Qatar, including history, geography and more. We'll have an introductory presentation on how to edit pages on Wikipedia and the main principles of editing Wikipedia

 

  • The History of Qatar in Maps (English)

    • Sun, 20 Dec 2020
    • 11:00 - 12:30
    • Qatar has been a known place on European maps for around 2,000 years and was even represented as a peninsula on some 16th-century maps, but then disappeared completely as a peninsula for over 200 years until it reemerged in the early 19th century. This talk will discuss this history and how many of these maps can provide us information about the history of Qatar that is not available to us from other sources.

 

  • Grandfather's Storytime (Arabic)

    • Mon, 21 Dec 2020
    • 16:00 - 16:30
    • Is there anything better than grandfather's stories? Join us to listen and learn new values during grandfather's traditional storytimes in December.
       
  • Grandfather's Storytime (Arabic)

    • Mon, 28 Dec 2020
    • 16:00 - 16:30
    • Is there anything better than grandfather's stories? Join us to listen and learn new values during grandfather's traditional storytimes in December.
  • Qatari Families Between Past and Present (English)

    • Tue, 29 Dec 2020
    • 15:00 - 16:00
    • The Qatari family has changed in composition and size over the generations. There are several reasons that led to this change, including economic and social factors. In this lecture, held in cooperation with the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), we will discuss the changes that have occurred in the Qatari family and their reasons.

 

  • Birds of Qatar  (Arabic)

    • Wed, 30 Dec 2020
    • 17:30 - 18:30
    • Join photographer Mohammed Jassim Al-Baker, the presenter of the Al-Rayyan TV program Birds of Qatar, to explore the migratory birds and the native birds that live in Qatar. In this program, we will also highlight how he prepares for his trips to take pictures of wildlife.

For more details please log in to https://www.qnl.qa/en/events/qnd/2020?page=2

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