Posted on February 16, 2015

Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is set to organise a fun-filled children’s educational event on Thursday 19 February, in collaboration with Qatar Foundation Community Services and Qatar Museums. The ‘Monster Makers Laboratory’, to be held at the Aaqool Atrium at the Qatar Foundation Recreation Centre in Education City, from 4-6 pm, will feature various activities, including teaching children the basics of monster making using simple materials and geometrical shapes. The event is open to all children aged between 3 and 11 and their parents.

In keeping with its commitment to support Qatar Foundation’s mission to foster a progressive society, while preserving the nation’s heritage, QNL bridges Qatar’s past and future through knowledge. By sharing valuable information and cultivating creativity, QNL continues to support Qatar Foundation in protecting the nation’s heritage for future generations. It does this by providing access to a wealth of resources through its exceptional selection of online databases, regular training programmes, community events, and social engagement initiatives.

QNL organises the Monster Makers 2 [].jpg“We look forward to welcoming Qatar’s community to the ‘Monster Makers Laboratory’ which demonstrates Qatar National Library’s continued commitment to its mission to spread knowledge, nurture imagination, cultivate creativity, and preserve the nation’s Heritage for the Future,” said Dr Claudia Lux, QNL’s Project Director. “The ‘Monster Makers Laboratory’ also demonstrates the diverse and innovative ways in which Qatar National Library carries out its mission, by tailoring its approach to various age demographics within the local community.”

Aimed at educating children through art and creative design, the ‘Monster Makers Laboratory’ is part of the ‘Makers Event 2015’, organised by Qatar Museums Family Programmes, which will see a partnership of Doha’s cultural and educational institutions host a variety of programmes that will allow families to choose from several opportunities to get creative. Under the theme of geometric shapes and patterns, the ‘Makers Event 2015’ aims to encourage diverse approaches and interpretations geared towards nurturing and showcasing the community’s creativity.

“Qatar Museums Family Programmes is excited to be offering the ‘Makers Event’ again this year, inviting children and families to join in workshops across Doha. Through hands-on making activities exploring geometric shapes and patterns, families will be able to engage with this fascinating topic that bridges mathematics and art,” said Jessica Ludwig, Head of Families, Qatar Museums. We seek to work with creative partners, like the Qatar National Library, to offer unique opportunities for our audiences to play and learn.” 

QNL acknowledges that children are the future leaders of the nation, who need to be provided and equipped with the necessary resources to carry on the efforts to preserve the nation’s heritage, while driving it into the future. For this reason, QNL provides access to a wealth of digital resources to the country’s youth through its children and teen collections. To register for free access, please visit To access the complete list of QNL’s online children`s resources, log onto