Wonder how recipe books in the late 19th century looked like? Join Librarian Janice Loo as she explores cookbooks, household advice and other materials from the National Library’s collection, and get a chance to view these items from the late 19th and early 20th centuries first-hand. Discover how women in British Malaya made a name for themselves through cookery and domestic science during that era. You might even learn an old-school recipe or two. Register now! http://bit.ly/2xC7fUk
Immersive storytelling, Integrated Displays, and AutoSorters – these are some of the features our next generation of libraries have to offer. Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information & Education Dr Janil Puthucheary had a glimpse of it all during his visit to Bukit Panjang Public Library today. Dr Janil and a group of children were listening in rapt attention at the Stories Come Alive Room, where they enjoyed an immersive storytelling session with a cinematic combination of images, light and sounds. Dr Janil also met some of our library patrons and volunteers, and explored the innovative technologies in the library. These latest innovations include an Integrated Display, which allows users to borrow eBooks simply by using the NLB Mobile app.
Did you know that cookbooks have played a significant role in shaping feminine ideals? Join Librarian Janice Loo as she serves up some food for thought, sharing how cookbooks can shed light on the historical role of women in society. There is much more to a cookbook than meets the eye. Admission to the Librarian’s World talk is free, so sign up now at http://bit.ly/2xC7fUk.
If you have no plans this weekend, why not check out the ‘Tales of the Malay World’ exhibition at the National Library Building? Showcasing over 140 items, the exhibition explores traditional Malay literature through well-known narratives found in handwritten manuscripts and early lithographed books. Find out more here: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/what-can-you-expect-to-see-at-the-national-librarys-tales-of-the-malay-world-exhibition See you there!
Our libraries will close at 3pm on Friday, 10 November 2017, for a staff event.
Want to know how you can get your child to continue learning over the coming school holidays? Get some tips from The Straits Times School Teaching Specialist, Debra Ann Francisco, at the upcoming askST@NLB talk on 17 November 2017! Sign up here: http://str.sg/askDebra
Our Guest-of-Honour, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information officially re-opened Bedok Public library with us this morning! The new Bedok Public Library will also feature specially designed seats and services, such as the electronic magnifier and large print books to provide seniors with a more comfortable reading environment. The Malay collection will also be enhanced to include Malay reading materials, and materials on the Malay heritage, culture and history in all 4 languages. Visit Bedok Public Library today and discover what the new library has to offer!