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Sharjah Public Library to host virtual panel discussions


The panel discussions will host by Zaina Khaled (left), Hajar Youssef and Fadi Hadad.

 Sharjah Public Library (SPL), an affiliate of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), is expanding on its role as a modern learning hub by continuing to offer lifelong learning opportunities in a broad array of authoritative content across formats for its users. Accordingly, it will be organising two virtual panel discussions on June 20 and 27 which will be streamed live on the Webex programme.


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‘Volunteering Nurtured My Personality’, to be streamed live on June 20 at 5pm, will host actor, writer, and volunteer Hajar Youssef, who will share her journey of volunteering. She will reflect on the varied experiences gained during volunteering that has nurtured her personality and enhanced her capabilities in several fields. The session will be moderated by Zaina Khaled.


The second panel discussion, ‘The Basics of Writing Short Films’, will host Fadi Haddad, a music video and movies director, who will offer expert advice on the fundamentals of writing short film scripts. He will also address the challenges often faced by aspiring script writers. The session will be hosted by Zaina Khaled.

SPL had previously organised three virtual sessions via its Instagram account during the Holy Month of Ramadan. These sessions delved into varied subjects such as choosing the right books to read, techniques of communication and offering psychological support, and culinary segments spanning the east and the west, and featuring dessert recipes. The virtual sessions align with the physical distancing policies that have come into effect in the wake of the global pandemic. The online sessions also attest to SPL’s efforts in supporting a diverse range of learners with a broad array of tools to bolster their knowledge and skills.

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The Sharjah Public Library was founded by Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi in 1925 under the name ‘Al Qasimiyah Library,’ with the facility initially serving as his private archive. Its location has changed several times over the years, moving from Al Hisn (Sharjah Fort) in Bait Al Gharbi under the Mudeef Building to Sharjah City Municipality, then to Africa Hall and then to Sharjah Cultural Centre and Sharjah University City.

In May 2011, the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the new building of the library at the Cultural Palace Square, its current location under the title Sharjah Public Library. The new facility contains approximately half a million books in multiple languages across numerous fields, including science, humanities, art, and literature.

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