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Qatar National Library online events for November 2020

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Event Details:

Location: The event is online.
Date: 2 November 2020 - 30 November 2020
Time:
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Phone: +974 4454 0100

Fear and Its Impact on Mental Health

QNL is happy to collaborate with Dr. Hanan Hassan Eissa Abd al-Thaher to present this program on the effects of fear and stressful emotions on our mental and physical health. This program will explore how to maintain mental health in a world full of stress. This event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: 2 November 2020
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Language: Arabic
Target Audience: General public

Seats are limited, please click HERE to register.

Leadership Skills for Children

Teach your children valuable life skills at your kitchen table in this free interactive and engaging online session developed specifically for children with special needs ages 8 to 11. Every session is packed with engaging content and calming tools to help your child build confidence and resilience and develop a growth mindset in an interactive, serious and fun way. This session is brought to you by the UK-based Role Models (www.rolemodels.me) Online Life Skills Courses for children. These courses focus on helping children to deal with anxiety, build their confidence and nurture a positive outlook.

The session will be conducted online via Zoom. The sessions are the same. Please register for one only.

Date:
1st session: 3 November 2020
2nd session:10 November 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Language: English
Target Audience: Children with special needs and fluent in English ages 8-11

Seats are limited, please click HERE to register.

Young Adults Film Club

Ever wondered how movies look from the other side of the camera? Join our Young Adults Film Club and learn how to watch movies from a filmmaker’s perspective. This event will be presented by a Qatari filmmaker or director, and will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: 5 November 2020
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Language: English
Target Audience: Ages 12 – 21

Seats are limited, please click HERE to register.

Digital Addiction

In this seminar, you will discuss the concept of digital addiction, the role of digital media design in facilitating it, and futuristic tools and policies to combat it. "Digital addiction" is defined as a problematic usage of digital media characterized by being obsessive, excessive and hasty, leading to harm of users and their social circle. This program is a part of the Cyber Safety initiative conducted by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. This program will be conducted in collaboration with HBKU and the Ministry. This initiative aims to increase ethical responsibility in the digital world and raise awareness of cyber safety. Dr. Raian Ali is a Professor in the College of Science and Engineering at HBKU. He sits on the editorial board and organizing and program committees of leading conferences and journals in the area of information systems and social informatics.

The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: 9 November 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Language: Arabic
Target Audience: General public

Seats are limited, please click HERE to register.

Discover a Phenomenon of Astronomy With Us

Join QNL, in cooperation with Al-Thuraya Planetarium at Katara, to learn more about a rare astronomical phenomenon: Mars' closest approach to Earth until 2035. The Red Planet will be at its clearest and brightest, allowing us to see it with the naked eye. This remarkable event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: 10 November 2020
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Language: Arabic
Target Audience: General public

Seats are limited, please click HERE to register.

Brilliant Me and My Feelings

Teach your children valuable life skills at your kitchen table in this free interactive and engaging online session developed specifically for children with special needs ages 5 to 7. Every session is packed with engaging content and calming tools to help your child build confidence and resilience and develop a growth mindset in an interactive, serious and fun way. This session is brought to you by the UK-based Role Models (www.rolemodels.me) Online Life Skills Courses for children. These courses focus on helping children to deal with anxiety, build their confidence and nurture a positive outlook.

The session will be conducted online via Zoom. The sessions are the same. Please register for one only.

Date:
1st session: 17 November 2020
2nd session: 24 November 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Language: English
Target Audience: Children with special needs and fluent in English ages 5 to 7

To register, please click HERE.

The Power of Readiness

Join QNL on Instagram Live for an interactive lecture, "The Power of Readiness" presented by Dr. Amal Al-Otaibi. The lecture will identify the concept of emotional and mental readiness and its degrees and types. Dr. Al-Otaibi will also shed light on readiness of the heart. Dr. Al-Otaibi is an Associate Professor at the College of Science and a member of the training faculty at the College of Basic Education at Kuwait University. She is also a personal advisor and a collective awareness guide for Kuwaiti and Gulf leaders. Her research focuses on the science of behavior, self-discipline and self-development.

The session will be conducted online via Instagram Live (QNL_engage).

To join, click on the link below:
https://www.instagram.com/qnl_engage/

Date: 26 November 2020
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Language: Arabic
Target Audience: General public

This is an open event; RSVP is not required

Enrichment Reading: A Multi-Dimensional Experience

To support and enhance children’s Arabic language learning skills, QNL invites you to this interactive lecture, held in cooperation with Little Thinking Minds. By attending, you'll get a clearer understanding of the concept of enrichment reading and how to implement it in your classroom using a work plan. The lecture will be presented by Ghadeer Hatabeh, educator and academic consultant.

The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: 26 November 2020
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Language: Arabic
Target Audience: Teachers, parents and school librarians

Seats are limited. To register, please click HERE.

Readings From QNL Manuscript Collection: Plagues and Epidemics in the Works of Arabic and Islamic Scholars

COVID-19 is not the first pandemic to overrun the world. In fact, human history has witnessed many outbreaks of plagues and health and environmental crises. The most famous of these is the Black Death, known by Arab and Muslim scholars as the "Black Plague" or "Sweeping Plague." In this session, Mahmoud Zaki, the Library’s Manuscript Librarian, will read extracts about plagues and pandemics from the writings of Arab and Muslim scholars. This is the seventh in a series of lectures and talks providing readings of rare historical works from our Heritage Library's collection of manuscripts. The series is a great opportunity to explore the rich collection and its masterworks, along with the Heritage Library's digital and virtual services.

The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. The link to the session will be sent to users one day earlier.

Date: 28 November 2020
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Language: Arabi
Target Audience: General public

Seats are limited, please click HERE to register.

Cup of Coffee With Aisha Al Kuwari

Join QNL for an interview with Aisha Al Kuwari, owner and CEO of Roza Publishing. She will discuss reading in the age of technology and the role of Roza in fostering a culture of reading. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: 30 November 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Language: Arabic
Target Audience: General public

Seats are limited, please click HERE register.