Qatar National Library (QNL) will take part in the 27th Doha International Book Fair, from 30 November to 10 December, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).
QNL will feature daily live demonstrations on the digitisation and the preservation and conservation of heritage materials at its booth, designed to showcase its efforts in preserving the nation’s heritage.
In addition, QNL will host a series of lectures throughout the Book Fair focusing on the different efforts taking place to collect cultural treasures.
The lecturers for these series include Ibrahim Fakhroo, a collector of Islamic artifacts; Mohamed Fikri, Director of Special Collections and Archives at QNL; and Jaber al-Hajri and Hamad al-Malki, founders of the first social media heritage preservation Instagram account in Qatar: Turath_Lawal.
As part of its efforts to encourage reading among the community, QNL will host a book discussion on the novel The Corsair.
Written by the Qatari author Abdulaziz al-Mahmoud, the book is a thrilling and engaging novel set in the early 19th century during one of the most important periods of history in the Arabian Gulf.
Furthermore, QNL is organising two ‘Meet the Author’ sessions with authors Hessa al-Awadhi and Ahmed Abdul Malek.
QNL will also host a variety of children’s activities on a daily basis at its booth.
On the sidelines of the book fair, QNL will host a ‘Career Open Day’ on 3 December, in meeting room 4A at the DECC from 12pm to 7pm.
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