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A Librarian’s World - Down the Catwalk of Singapore’s Fashion History with the National Library’s Legal Deposit Collection


Published on : 26 Jul 2017

A Librarian’s World - Down the Catwalk of Singapore’s Fashion History with the National Library’s Legal Deposit Collection
Thursday, 31 August 2017
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Level 5, Possibility Room, National Library Building

Ever wondered what librarians do? In this series of monthly talks, find out what makes our librarians tick as they share highlights of their work from the collections of the National Library.

Join Associate Librarian Zoe Yeo as she uncovers Singapore’s fashion history as seen through early books, magazines and souvenir publications from the National Library’s Legal Deposit collection, such as FashionHer WorldFashion Parade for Men and Costumes of Malaya.

These publications capture social changes in Singapore, from the rise and decline of dress-making, to the fashion trends featured in the magazines of yesteryear and the evolution of various traditional ethnic costumes. Learn more about our home-grown designers and their contributions to the local fashion industry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the colourful array of historical research materials on Singapore’s fashion history. You are welcome to dress up in your traditional costume or vintage clothing and share your favourite style with us!

Free admission. Please register on http://bit.ly/2upIJa7.
 
 

About the Speaker
Zoe Yeo is from the National Library’s Advocacy & Statutory Functions team in the Content & Services Division. Her team oversees the compliance of Legal Deposit in Singapore. She is also involved in developing the National Library’s collections through Gifts and Exchange and actively liaises with libraries and institutions worldwide to enrich the National Library’s collections while promoting Singapore’s heritage in print.



Bedok Public Library will be closed temporarily from 20 August 2017


Published on : 3 Jul 2017

Bedok Public Library will be closed temporarily from 20 August 2017

Bedok Public Library will be closed from 20 August 2017, as we prepare for its relocation to Heartbeat@Bedok. The last day of operations is on Sunday, 20 August.

 

During the library’s closure, you can visit Pasir Ris Public Library or the newly re-opened Tampines Regional Library for your reading needs.

 

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to welcoming you to the new library on 28 October 2017!  



Contribute your feedback on NLB’s digital services


Published on : 28 Jun 2017

Contribute your feedback on NLB’s digital services

Contribute your feedback on NLB’s digital services and have a say in how we can serve you better!


We are conducting 1-to-1 interviews to gather feedback on our new and upcoming digital services, and we would love to hear from you.

 





How do I participate?


  • The interviews are open to Singapore Citizens and PRs.
  • As there are limited places, participation is on a first-come-first-serve basis. We will contact you if you have successfully registered for the interview.
  • To participate, you have to attend at least one session between 19 June and 25 August. Each session will last one hour. You can attend up to three sessions.
  • In return, you will receive a S$100 CapitaLand voucher for each session you attend.

 

What do I have to prepare for the session?


  • During the session, you will be asked to test our new and upcoming digital services using the devices provided. You  just need to let us know how well they suit your needs.
  • You do not need to prepare or bring anything with you.

 

To register, visit http://pwc.to/2s1fwOS.

 



2016 National Reading Habits Study on Adults (Full Report)


Published on : 9 Jun 2017

2016 National Reading Habits Study on Adults (Full Report)

Learn more about the full details of NLB’s study on adults’ reading habits in our 2016 National Reading Habits Study on Adults (Full Report)

 



Reach us at these new email addresses from 14 June 2017


Published on : 24 May 2017

Reach us at these new email addresses from 14 June 2017

Please note to reach us at these new email addresses from 14 June 2017:

· General enquiries: enquiry@nlb.gov.sg

· Feedback and suggestions: qsm@nlb.gov.sg

· Reference and research enquiries: ref@nlb.gov.sg

· Enquiries related to the National Archives of Singapore: nas@nlb.gov.sg

 

 



Babies can be members too!


Published on : 23 May 2017

Babies can be members too!

Register your babies to be library members!

Simply follow these 3 steps to redeem your baby gift pack:

1. Visit your nearest Public Library and register your child as a library member*

2. Borrow 6 books

3.Present the loan receipt to our library staff at the counter and collect your gift pack!

*Please bring your child's birth certificate and a parent's NRIC

Things to note:

  • This programme is for babies born from Jan 2016 onwards
  • Membership fees apply to non-Singaporeans
  • Registration points excludes library@orchard, library@esplanade and library@chinatown

 *The Baby gift pack contains 3 board books, Reading is Fun! Booklet, A Guide for Reading with Little Ones DVD, Height Chart and Rhymes and Fingerplays for Little Ones.



Access NLB’s eResources for FREE at the new Multimedia Stations (MMS)!


Published on : 15 May 2017

Access NLB’s eResources for FREE at the new Multimedia Stations (MMS)!

The enhanced MMS are now available in our public libraries! Enjoy free access to digital books, newspapers, magazines and more! You can also pay for internet browsing directly, without the need for a prepaid account.

 

With the new MMS, the prepaid accounts system will be discontinued from 1 June 2017. Please use up your prepaid account balance by 31 May.

 

You can apply for a refund of your unused balance from 1 June 2017 at https://www.nlb.gov.sg/PrepaidRefund, or through the MMS and catalogue stations.



Take the lead in your lifelong learning and rewrite the possibilities at The LLiBrary!


Published on : 5 May 2017

Take the lead in your lifelong learning and rewrite the possibilities at The LLiBrary!

Whether you are dreaming of starting your own business, looking for ideas in your current job or feeling inspired to pursue a different career, you will find everything you need to kick-start your plans at The LLibrary.

 

Designed for working adults, The LLiBrary features self-service technologies that make it easy to locate, browse, and use the diverse collection for your professional development.

 

Avoid the hassle of queuing by collecting your reserved items from a designated shelf, renewing loans at library eKiosks and returning your library items at the bookdrop.

 

For more information, please visit https://www.lli.sg/content/lli/home/featured-service/the-llibrary.html

 

Lifelong Learning Institute

Level 3 (via Lobby B)

11 Eunos Road 8

Singapore 408601

Nearest MRT Station: Paya Lebar



The new Bukit Panjang Public Library will open its doors on 1 July 2017!


Published on : 17 Apr 2017

The new Bukit Panjang Public Library will open its doors on 1 July 2017!
Bukit Panjang Public Library will re-open on 1 July 2017 with double the floor space and a brand new look!

The library will have new services, including an immersive storytelling room for children. There will also be customised reading spaces for patrons of all ages.

Mark your calendar and join us at the new library when it re-opens! For more updates, visit our Facebook page.

You can also help to inspire the discovery and joy of reading in your community at Bukit Panjang by becoming a volunteer! All you need is two hours a week to give to the library. So make a difference and join us as Friend of the Library today! Email us at volunteer@nlb.gov.sg to find out more.


Be a part of our efforts to enrich a classic Singapore publication


Published on : 17 Mar 2017

Be a part of our efforts to enrich a classic Singapore publication

 

Announcing a new publication by the National Library Board that takes the classic 1923 text and updates it with annotations and recent research on the lives and times of various Chinese personalities in early Singapore. Visit BookSG at http://bit.ly/2jzQiGo to read the digital copy.

We invite the public to participate and enrich this book by contributing relevant information and photographs on the Citizen Archivist website at www.nas.gov.sg/citizenarchivist.

 

 

Book Synopsis

Since its publication in 1923, Sir Song Ong Siang’s One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in Singapore has become the standard biographical reference of prominent Chinese in early Singapore, at least in the English language. This fact would have surprised Song who saw himself primarily as a compiler of historical and biographical snippets. This annotated edition by the Singapore Heritage Society takes Song’s classic text and updates it with detailed annotations of sources that Song himself might have consulted, and includes more recent scholarship on the lives and times of various personalities who are mentioned in the original book. This annotated edition is commissioned and published by the National Library Board, Singapore.



The Former Ford Factory has reopened with a new exhibition, Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies


Published on : 22 Feb 2017

The Former Ford Factory has reopened with a new exhibition, Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies

The Former Ford Factory has reopened with a new exhibition, Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies.

 

Click here for directions and more details.



Yishun Public Library will be closing for renovations


Published on : 12 Dec 2016

Yishun Public Library will be closing for renovations

Yishun Public Library will be closing on 15 January 2017 for renovations.

Its last day of operations will be Saturday, 14 January. The library will close at 9pm.

During this time, please visit Woodlands Regional Library or Sembawang Public Library for your reading needs.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018!



Upgrade your library experience with myLibrary!


Published on : 11 Apr 2016

Upgrade your library experience with myLibrary!

Sign up for myLibrary to enjoy NLB's suite of enhanced e-library services, including checking your account, renew or reserving items and access to the library's eResources. You can also sign up for alerts for reservations and reminders on loans.

Library members can sign up for myLibrary in 3 easy steps online or at the eKiosk in any public library:

  • 1. Sign up with your NRIC/FIN number
  • 2. Get a One-Time PIN (OTP) via SMS
  • 3. Create your user ID and password, and update your personal details.   

Need help with registration? Here's a handy guide to get you started.

If you have already signed up for myLibrary ID, don't forget to download our NLB Mobile app at iTunes or Google Play to

  • Use your smartphone or tablet to borrow and renew library items for the whole family instantly – without queuing!
  • Get personalised book recommendations
  • Check out upcoming events at a library near you   

Do email us if you need further assistance.



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