We are proud that library@orchard is one of the showcases for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale! It is featured as an example of how Singapore has creatively made use of the limited space it has, by bringing learning experiences into a mall. Since its opening in 2014, the library located in Orchard Gateway has been widely recognised as one of the most “instagrammable” libraries. Ever wondered how library@orchard came to be? Read our story: https://nomorefreespace.com/projects/lbo
Look who came to visit! We were honoured to show ONE Championship Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera, and his wife around the National Library and Central Public Library last week. We took a tour of the Rare Gallery and Lee Kong Chian Reference Library, and dropped by My Treehouse!
We started the kidsREAD programme in 2004 to bring the joy of reading to children from low-income families. We now have more than 170 clubs around the island, and have reached about 3,000 children over the years. We welcome friends who are passionate about reading to join us as volunteers or as club members. Visit https://www.nlb.gov.sg/kidsread to find out more.
After three days of intense competition from a record 126teams from 71 schools, we are finally one day away from the National Finals of the POSB-NLB Kids’ Lit Quiz 2018! For the first time, the finale of the annual literature competition in Singapore will be open to the public. So come join us tomorrow afternoon at Our Tampines Hub, and cheer the participants on! You can also take part in fringe activities and test your literary knowledge at Tampines Regional Library!
Our libraries will be closed for Good Friday on 30 March 2018.
Getting children to read in their mother tongue language is easier than you think – just join our reading clubs! Not only can they enjoy storytelling and hands-on activities, they can also make new friends! Find out more: www.bit.ly/2FVnvE6
Do you know that the National Library offers various fellowship programmes to researchers interested in contributing to Singapore and Southeast Asia’s history? Find out more about the National Library’s Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship and George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship for Southeast Asia Collections here: http://bit.ly/2Gretjl
Enter a librarian’s world and find out little-known nuggets of their profession as they share their enriching experiences with you! This month, join National Library Librarian Jessie Yak as she pieces together Singapore’s past as an early travellers’ hub. Come on down to the National Library Singapore on 22 February, 7pm to find out more! Admission is free with registration. Please register at the library eKiosks or http://bit.ly/2DKLXYz.
Join the countdown, because we are only one week away from the re-opening of Yishun Public Library! The library will have cool new features like these tiered shelves in the Adults’ and Teens’ collections. See them for yourself when we open on 3 February, at 10.30am!
Get an insider’s scoop into the world of Malay myths and legends found in renowned works from the Malay Archipelago. Join Associate Librarian Nadirah Norruddin as she explores early books and manuscripts from the Tales of the Malay World exhibition. The talk will be conducted in Malay. Admission is free. Please register at the library eKiosks or http://bit.ly/2CFhlcZ.
Looking through these film stills of old Malay films from the 50s-60s, can you #guesswhere these places are in modern-day Singapore? Find out at this year’s State of Motion guided film location tours, which will bring you to these locations on 20, 21, 27 and 28 Jan 2018! At each location, a newly-commissioned artwork inspired by the film and its location await. P.S. One of them even includes an offshore location. For more information and to book your tickets, visit stateofmotion.sg!
On 12 January 2018, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, officially opened the Asian Film Archive’s third annual flagship film and visual arts series of programmes. State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku, (‘My History’ in Malay) presents 10 seminal Malay films produced in Singapore from 1955 to 1965, and explores how they reflected cultural and ideological changes in the decade leading up to Singapore’s independence. The month-long event will run from 12 January till 11 February 2018 at The Plaza, National Library Building. Visit stateofmotion.sg for more information.
Our Double Up loan promotion ends on 31 January, so head down to the library to borrow up to 16 books! During the promotion period, you can also borrow up to 16 eBooks - simply download the NLB Mobile app to read on the go! http://bit.ly/2izTiUw
Gain insights to the personal lives of the Eu Tong Sen family, one of the richest Chinese family in Malaya, Singapore and Hong Kong, through materials in the Koh Seow Chuan Collection. Comprising more than 9,000 items, the Collection includes business documents, letters, as well as photographs of Asia dating back to the pre-1900s. Find out more in the research publication ‘Singapore’s Social and Business History Through Paper Ephemera in the Koh Seow Chuan Collection’. http://bit.ly/2zWyT37