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Doha: Qatar National Library will organise several cultural, educational, and artistic community activities in December to celebrate Qatar National Day and World Arabic Language Day, with visitors having the chance to participate in discussions and activities related to Qatar's art, history, culture and language.
The library's art exhibition,“Reesha” is open for visitors till December 31. Under the slogan“We Welcome the World to Qatar 2022,” the exhibition showcases children's artwork, inspired by Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadiums, with audio-descriptive guides and high-contrast raised images also making it accessible for visitors with impaired vision.
On December 3, to celebrate the Qatar-MENASA Year of Culture 2022 and in partnership with Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the Library will host an exhibition providing a window into the life and work of the Algerian artist, Baya Mahieddine.
Continuing on the theme of Baya Mahieddine and again as part of the Qatar-MENASA Year of Culture 2022, the library in partnership with Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, is organising several painting workshops for adults and children. The workshops for adults will be held on December 3 and 17 , the workshop for children will be held on December 5 and 7 and finally, a mixed workshop for children and adults will be held on December 14 and 19.
On 8 December, the library in partnership with L'association Terres d'Orient and the HeRMA laboratory from the University of Poitiers, invites visitors to attend a day of online lectures and discussions on the topic:“Illicit Circulation and Laundering of National and Oriental Cultural Goods in the World of Art.”
On December 8 and 10, the library invites visitors to join in the Qatar National Day celebrations by playing and learning about a selection of fun-filled, traditional Qatari games, and then, on December 14 and 15, the library will host“Qatari Story Time,” for children and families to listen to the most beautiful Qatari stories and learn about Qatari identity and culture.
To celebrate World Arabic Language Day, the library will host several events on learning, preserving and highlighting the beauty of the Arabic language. On December 26 - 28 , the Library invites visitors to a workshop that will teach the basics of Arabic to non-native speakers in a number of intensive classes.
On December 27, to mark World Arabic Language Day, the library will host a lecture on the Arabic language as an integral part of culture, and the practical efforts of Qatar to enhance a sense of belongingness, pride in and preservation of the language.
Finally, the library invites visitors to join a lecture on December 29 that will take them on a unique linguistic journey with Dr. Abdul Salam Al Majidi, Professor of Qur'anic Exegesis and Recitations, who will give insight into the language and eloquent diction of the Quran.