Qatar National Library has prepared a full program of events and activities during September that focus on heritage, research and learning. The program also will witness the launch of a photography exhibition, as part of the activities of Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021.
The library will start its activities on the first of September, in cooperation with the Tarsheed Department in Kahramaa, in organizing the challenge of writing a short scientific article for children and adolescents from 10 to 16 years old. The challenge is to introduce them to the conditions of the challenge and the method of writing a short scientific article.
The winners of the challenge will receive in-kind prizes as well as participation certificates. The topic of the article for children (10-11 years old) revolves around environmental pollution, while the topic of the article for young people (12-16 years old) will be on the importance of afforestation for the environment, and this challenge provides a wonderful opportunity for children and young people to acquire scientific writing skills, document references, scientific research and information awareness.
Qatar National Library, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and with the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, will also organize on September 6 a discussion seminar entitled “The Role of Public and Private Libraries in Preserving Islamic Cultural Heritage”, where the opening speech will be given by Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of The State and President of Qatar National Library, and Dr. Muhammad Zain al-Abidin, Director of the Culture and Communication Sector at the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), in addition to a number of the most prominent library staff.
On September 20, the library plans to open the exhibition “Between Science and Art: The Beginnings of Photography in the Middle East,” which will take its visitors on a journey through the history of photography in the Middle East.
On September 25, the Library, in partnership with the Arab Youth Climate Movement in Qatar, and an Australian foundation, will host a panel discussion entitled “Temperingthe Heat in Qatar: Our Natural and Inevitable Safe Choices”, in which Professor Walter Gein, eminent soil microbiologist, will discuss Future options and carbon storage technologies, soil fertility improvement and water cooling, are among a number of innovative and safe solutions to cool future temperatures.
In September, the library also announces the launch of an online community discussion forum for reading enthusiasts. Throughout September, the library offers dozens of other activities that hone skills and enrich knowledge, including training workshops, lectures and discussion seminars.