Qatar National Library (QNL) continues to offer a comprehensive array of exciting online events to help people of all ages improve their skills and knowledge.

On July 1, QNL will hold online the first in a series of talks providing a look at rare historical works from its collection of manuscripts.

Entitled Readings in the Manuscript Collection: An Introduction to the History of the Heritage Library – the series offers a great opportunity to explore the rich collection of the Heritage Library, alongside its digital and virtual services.

This introductory talk by Mohamed Hammam Fikry, Heritage and Rare Books adviser at Qatar Foundation, will introduce the Heritage Library’s history, its foundation and the development of the collection until it became the core collection which QNL was built upon.

Mahmoud Zaki, the manuscript librarian at QNL, will moderate the talk and provide an overview of the collection’s masterpieces and some fundamental terms, concepts, and disciplines, and will analyse why it’s so important to care for manuscripts and old texts.

Also on July 1, as part of the QNL’s lecture series Our Children Matter, there will be ‘Five Stars Upbringing’ by Dr Jasem al-Mutawa via Microsoft Teams. He will present educational theories and behavioural patterns in children, as well as outlining positive methods to deal with these behaviors.

On July 7, as part of the Young Adults Virtual Camp, participants can learn how to design their own website from scratch with Basic Web Development for Teens – experts will be on hand to offer advice on guidance on building a professional website.

On July 8, also part of the Virtual Camp, young people can join Science Show, in collaboration with Qatar Scientific Club. Various scientific experiments by expert instructor Abdulhai bin Ali al-Qizani will be live-streamed. A question and answer session will take place at the end of the show, with the person asking the best question receiving a fabulous prize.

The Qatar Scientific Club will also carry out simple scientific experiments on July 13 with Engaging Science Experiments from home to help explain scientific concepts such as polymerisation, density and pressure in liquid. Participants will receive an e-mail of the required supplies needed to conduct the experiments with the instructor.

Children and young adult lovers of celluloid can join on July 11 for Film Talk on The Children and Young Adult’s Instagram live stream. Qatari filmmaker Khalifa alMarri will discuss his successful journey to becoming a film director and how you can do the same!

Source : Gulf Times

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