The schedule of online events at Qatar National Library in September includes a variety of interactive lectures in science and research to help inspire visitors to think a little differently.
On September 7, participants can start their sustainability journey. Presented by the Doha Environmental Actions Project, this session will allow participants to learn about how plastic pollution affects marine life in Qatar, as well as some of the simple changes they can make in their lives to help ease the problem.
On September 8, the fifth session of the Productive Researcher series will take place. These lectures are aimed at encouraging researchers in Qatar through peer-learning with leading academics from around the world. The sixth session of the series will take place on September 22.
Experts in public speaking will help learners on September 12 to present achievements and successes in a team or interview with supreme confidence. Their tips will help participants become assured public speakers in next to no time.
Another session on September 13 will help learn more about how the trafficking and smuggling of heritage items from libraries and archives are on the rise globally. In the Mena and West and Central Africa regions, this phenomenon is bigger due to the greater prevalence of conflict and insecurity. The guest speaker will be Dr Alsharqi Dahmali, a member of the Advisory Council of the International Council of Museums in Morocco.
At the Inspiring Individuals series on September 17, luminaries from Qatari society will share their stirring stories. Abdullah Srour is one such figure; a photographer and teacher who earned acclaim for his photo of the world's largest printed poster, “Tamim Al Majd,” which entered the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Science Book Forum will be held on September 18 with “What the Moon is Really Made Of.” Nasa scientist Dr Essam Heggy will discuss his team’s latest discovery that the subsurface of the Moon might be richer in metals like iron and titanium than researchers previously thought. This finding could help paint a clearer picture than ever before of the relationship between Earth and the Moon.
“Readings in Qatar National Library’s Manuscript Collection: Prominent Copies of Hanafi Fiqh” will be held on September 20. This is the fourth in a series of lectures and talks providing readings of rare historical works from the Heritage Library's collection of manuscripts. The series is a rare opportunity to explore the rich collection and its masterworks, along with the Heritage Library's digital and virtual services. This lecture will discuss notable manuscripts of Hanfi Fiqh, one of the four Sunni Islamic schools of jurisprudence. The lecture will be delivered by Mohamed Yaser Shahin, a researcher at the Centre of Islamic Research in Turkey.
The Young Adults Creative Writing Circle on September 24 gives young writers of any experience level the opportunity to come together, share projects they are working on and get feedback in a supportive environment; participants also receive writing prompts in each session.
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