QNL organizes many events in November
The Qatar National Library (QNL) will offer a wide variety of events in November and once again welcome visitors at full capacity. Members will have the opportunity to explore a variety of topics, including music, artificial intelligence, art, cuisine, poetry and heritage.
The winners of the QNL Open Initiative Award will be named on November 3 during a virtual session, concluding Open Access week. The prize will be awarded to the best initiatives which have contributed to the advancement of the open scholarships in Qatar during the past year.
On November 4, QNL will host “Speech Modeling for Your Child” to discuss key factors that can help parents become speech models for their children to support their speech and language development.
On November 6, renowned photographer Mashael al-Hejazi will host a workshop on “The Process of Photographic Printing with Cyanotype (Blue Printing)” to explore the history of this fascinating artistic process.
The workshop will take place at the Artist in Residence gallery of the fire station.
The library will also launch Calligraphy Week on November 6. The event will introduce participants to artistic Arabic calligraphy, artificial intelligence for art, culture and heritage, and library resources on Arabic calligraphy. In addition, the library will also host an Arabic calligraphy competition.
On the same day, the session “The Importance of Volunteering in Youth Lives”, presented by young volunteer Jassem al-Ashar, will explore different volunteer work and some of the most important characteristics that volunteers should have. Participants will also learn how to search for institutions looking for volunteers.
On November 10, music lovers can enjoy the Qatar Philharmonic Live concert in the library or via Instagram while taking listeners on a journey performed by the Woodwinds Ensemble. The concert will feature compositions from around the world, including musical pieces by Jacques Ibert, Darius Milhaud and Malcom Arnold, among others.
On November 11, Dr James She of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Dr Ahmed Elgammal, professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University, and Sydney Chiche-Attali, lawyer specializing in art and law, will talk about the challenges. by intelligence in the arts and human sciences.
As part of the Qatar-U.S. Year of Culture, the library will host a virtual workshop on November 16 featuring Qatari master Sadu, weaver Zamla Bakheet Hamad Almarri, in conversation with historian Dr. Myrah Brown Green New York art and quilter master. During this conversation, artists will exchange traditions and techniques learned about their respective arts, including shadow weaving.
QNL’s first community reading event will take place on November 21, with author Lilas Taha discussing his novel Bitter Almonds, the story of a Palestinian orphan who, due to the Israeli occupation, finds himself far from his home. country.
On November 23, members will have the opportunity to draw inspiration from an online conference “Power Lunch: Qatari and Russian Library Roundtable”, during which library directors from Qatar and Russia will share their most important international collaborations. influentials, their research and programming specialty areas, successful changes in services during Covid-19 and more.
The month of events will end on November 29 with “Sweet Fusion: A Dessert Masterclass with American Chef William S Dissen”.
Chef Dissen, known for promoting sustainable cuisine and considered a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, will offer a masterclass demonstration of American desserts fused with traditional Qatari sweets.