BOOKS

Book Clubs


Join a Book Club!

Keen to share your thoughts about books you have read? Why not join a book club? Check out the clubs we have at the public libraries conducted in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil for various age groups.

For club meeting dates and registration, please go to http://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLUBS

 

Book Lovers Club | Central Public Library
The Book Lovers’ Club is a bimonthly book club for singles. Our book discussions focus on relationships and inspirational stories that can be applied to both our professional and private lives. Look out for new sessions on the GoLibrary Portal or email Melissa_Lim@nlb.gov.sg to be added to our mailing list!

 

Communities: Reading Allowed | library@orchard
No silence here as we gather to read aloud and listen to stories’ highs and lows. Discover books that you might have otherwise missed, or sit in for an alternative community reading experience with a different book each session. Co-organised with Read-Aloud Sg Book Club. For adults.

 

FOL Book Club | Central Public Library
This monthly book club was set up by a group of long-time friends who first got to know each other as library volunteers, or Friends of the Library (FOLs). They have been discussing Read! Singapore short stories since 2010. Members take turns to facilitate.

 

FUNdaMENTALS Reading Club | Woodlands Regional Library
A reading club formed to encourage the confident use of English amongst adults in a comfortable environment. What better way to polish your language than through reading and discussing a good book? Join us in this reading club to improve your English, make some friends and go home enriched.  Open to adults only.

 

Heartlands Book Club | Bukit Batok Public Library
The Heartlands Book Club, formed in August 2005, was the outcome of the Read! Singapore nation-wide initiative.  The Book Club aims to promote the culture of reading among all who share the love for reading.  We discuss mainly books on Singapore and Asian fiction, award-winners and non-fiction inspirational books.

 

 

Pseudo Book Club | Jurong Regional Library
This is a book club facilitated by young adults for young adults. Calling all young adults aged 13 to 19 especially student librarians and all young adults who enjoy reading to join us in our monthly thematic based discussions.

 

Singapore Literature Book Club | Central Public Library
From NLB’s Singapore collection comes a book club with a unique local flavour. Discuss books by both well-known and emerging Singapore authors touching on topics close to home. Get acquainted with local literature and discover national literary treasures right here at the libraries.

 

The Golden Circle | Geylang East Public Library
The rustle of a well-thumbed page, the whiff of age from a much-cherished tome—come and appreciate the beauty of a good book with The Golden Circle, an English book club for seniors. Discussions will be centred around fiction books, so join us for a stimulating afternoon of lively discussions.

 

The Next Chapter | Yishun Public Library
Join The Next Chapter if you are 50 and above, read and speak English, and are keen to discuss books with themes that pique our common interests and address our common concerns. We cover a wide range of topics including relationships, retirement, financial issues, health and exercise, as well as hobbies, recreation and travelling.

 

Organic Storytellers | Bukit Panjang Public Library
The Organic Storytellers is a welcoming group for adults (above 21 years) who wish to develop their oral storytelling skills: to tell (not read!) stories to a live audience, with the goal to inform, entertain or influence.

 

Writing the City Writers’ Group | Toa Payoh Public Library
Writing the City Writers’ Group is a community of writers committed to the craft of writing. Our workshops offer participants writing exercises, guest lectures, and exposure to literature from both established and emerging writers. In creating a group where writers are encouraged to give and receive feedback on their work, the Writers’ Group aims to give writers the tools to take their writing forward. To register, please send an email to jongresham11@gmail.com with your name and contact details.

 

The Straits Times Book Club | Central Public Library
The Straits Times Book Club is an all-new, rebranded book club, which seeks to create a platform for book lovers to meet and discuss their favourite tomes, as well as build a community around the written word.  Taking over from the Big Read Meet, this club will feature a new slate of The Straits Times journalists moderating sessions on new titles each month.

 

The U Presence Book Club | Yishun Public Library
This bookclub is a platform dedicated for readers and fans of the four authors of the book “Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future” to meet, discuss and share each life changing experience while or after reading their books. It also ought to be a good start for anyone interested in learning more about organisational learning, and how to co-facilitate one.

 

Migrant Library Singapore Book Club | Geylang East Public Library
Migrant Library Singapore Book Club (MLS) was set up to promote reading habit among Migrant workers in Singapore. This monthly club aims to make room for readers to discuss book of the uncommon genre. Through this session, MLS hopes to foster friendship among other migrants and expand awareness of other cultures and literature through poetry reading, book sharing, storytelling, panel and literature discussion and others.

 

CHINESE LANGUAGE CLUBS

 

3G Reading Club 第三代读书会 | Central Public Library
This book club discusses both local and overseas Chinese works, often organising book launches and educational seminars.To find out more about their sessions visit: https://www.facebook.com/3g.reading.club/

 

Chinese Reading Club 儿童经典导读班  | Choa Chu Kang Public Library
This is a reading club for 6-10 yr olds.
儿童经典导读班的导师以轻松有趣的方式教导孩子们了解中华古典经文。导读班由新生心智
发展中心与德慧经典文化学会所主办,适合 6 – 10岁的孩童参与。家长必须陪伴孩童参与此
活动。有兴趣报名的读者,请联系美玲/Mayling (电邮: mayling77@gmail.com)

 

 

Chinese Senior’s Reading Club碧山图书馆乐龄读书会 | Bishan Public Library
Come join a group of active senior citizens in this monthly book discussion activity! As the sessions are facilitated and conducted in Chinese, you also get to improve your Chinese conversational skills as you share your experiences in life along with the book discussions.

想结交新朋友、促进华语会话和分享您的阅读经验吗?碧山乐龄读书会每个月都会聚集一群活跃的乐龄朋友与图书馆馆员一同讨论书籍和文章。现在就加入我们吧!

 

Chinese Storytelling Club 讲古同乐 | Chinatown Public Library
If you are interested in picking up storytelling techniques and sharing stories, join us at our Chinese Storytelling Club.

 

Chinese Share Read Club 分享读书会 | Woodlands Regional Library
This club is for adults who are passionate about Chinese stories and culture. The participants read and discuss short stories and novels.

你喜欢阅读中文书吗?我们诚意邀请您来参加我们的阅读分享会。每 个月的第一个星期三,我们都会介绍不同的书,进行讨论,分享阅读 心得。欢迎您加入我们的读书会。

 

Interacting @ Bukit Panjang 交流点读书会| Bukit Panjang Public Library

This monthly Chinese book club is for seniors, retirees and homemakers who enjoy reading and discussing books. The discussions are based on selected books and themes drawn from literary works, current affairs and popular topics of the day.

喝茶、聊天,分享书籍及课题。
我们邀请你来交流阅读心得,分享阅读成果,借此提升对书籍的认知与课题的了解。

 

Qing History Society Book Club 清史读书会 | library@chinatown
Come join us to find out more about history of Qing Dynasty, and participate in our sharing sessions to learn about various interesting aspects such as culture, literature, military and others! More info here: https://www.facebook.com/qinghistorysociety/

想要了解更多关于清朝历史的知识吗?想要在看清宫剧时点出戏里的错误吗?或是想要知道更多关于清史中的人物或文化吗?我们要请您来参与我们的书籍及课题分享的活动,从专家学者的书中加深对清史的认知。无需报名,入场免费。

 

Taxi Shifu and Friends Reading Club 德士师傅与好友读书会 | Ang Mo Kio Public Library
Come join us and share your passion for reading with like-minded readers of Taxi Shifu and Friends Reading Club. Every book discussion is an enriching experience for all as the participants establish friendships and leave with valuable insights and knowledge that help them better appreciate the book.

您热爱阅读吗?欢迎您参加由德士师傅与好友读书会举办的 导读会与其他志趣相同的读者一起交流和分享您的心得,让大家除了对讨论的各种书籍有更深一层的认识与理解外,也可以搭起友谊的桥梁。本会的活动无须报名,入场免费。

 

Yidu Reading Club 壹度书会  | Serangoon Public Library
Yidu Reading club is a platform for book-loving young adults to meet. We hope that through discussing books we can broaden our minds and better connect with each other. Find out more at www.facebook.com/yidushuhui.


SG Writings Reading Club 随笔南洋读书会 | library@chinatown
Established in 18th October 1998, SG Writings Reading Club (formerly Tea Chapter’s Chinese Reading Club) has been actively promoting the readership of Chinese books. The Reading Club aims to refine the public’s attitude towards Chinese literature and teaching them to further appreciate the art. The participants can take the chance to share their thoughts and rediscover their understanding of the books in the process.

随笔南洋读书会(原茶渊读书会)成立于1998年10月18日。读书会以鼓励读书风气,交流阅读心得,探讨文学真谛,提高鉴赏能力,开发自身潜在艺术感觉为宗旨。成员以本地的文学爱好者为主,也包括喜爱华文创作的写作人。欢迎公众参加每月的导读活动。无需报名,入场免费。

 

Chinese Reading Clubs for Children 4 to 6 years old


Little Avid Readers 小小书迷读书会 @ WRL (3rd Saturday of the month)
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library

Little Avid Readers 小小书迷读书会 @ JRL (1st Saturday of the month)
Venue: Jurong Regional Library

Little Avid Readers  小小书迷读书会 @ BIPL (2st Saturday of the month)
Venue: Bishan Public Library

Little Avid Readers 小小书迷读书会 @ PRPL (1st Saturday of the month)
Venue: Pasir Ris Public Library

小小书迷读书会开放给4至6岁的小朋友与家长,活动包括讲故事、游戏手工和亲子共读等环节。了解更多详情,请电邮至readsingapore@nlb.gov.sg。

Chinese Reading Club for Children 7 to 9 years old

Junior Avid Readers  小书迷读书会 @TRL  (2st Saturday of the month)
Venue: Tampines Regional Library

Junior Avid Readers  小书迷读书会 @ PRPL (1st Sunday of the month)
Venue: Pasir Ris Public Library

Junior Avid Readers 小书迷读书会 @ WRL  (3rd Sat of the month)
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library

Junior Avid Readers 小书迷读书会 @ BIPL (4th Sat of the month)
Venue: Bishan Public Library

Junior Avid Readers 小书迷读书会 @JRL (1st Saturday of the month)
Venue: Jurong Regional Library

小书迷读书会开放给7至9岁的小朋友与家长,活动包括讲故事、游戏和手工等环节。了解更多详情,请电邮至readsingapore@nlb.gov.sg。

 

MALAY LANGUAGE CLUBS

Ilham Pustaka Malay Reading Club | WRL
An adult book club, co-facilitated by local authors led by Dr Subari Sukaini, which actively discusses on local Malay fiction & non-fiction titles. Meets monthly, every 4th Saturday of the month, unless otherwise stated.

 

Malay Reading Clubs for Children 4-6 years old

Designed for pre-schoolers aged 4-6, this reading club aims to instil in members the love for reading Malay language picture books and inculcate good reading habits. The club will meet every month for an hour, with each session comprising a storytelling component followed by an activity segment which ranges from art and craft to language games. The session will end with a bonding segment with parent and child reading together. Registration is required, please email Shahril_Abdullah@nlb.gov.sg or fill up a registration form which can be obtained from the Customer Service Counter.

 

Kelab Membaca Wira Cerdik | TRL
2nd Saturday of the month, 11am-12nn

Kelab Membaca Wira Cerdik | CCKPL
3rd Saturday of the month, 3-4pm

 

Malay Reading Clubs for Children 7-9 years old

These clubs aim to instil the love of books and reading in the Malay language, especially amongst children aged between 7 and 9, in addition to inculcating good reading habits. Sessions comprise storytelling segment and book-based activities that will develop children’s literacy skills. Registration is required, please email Shahril_Abdullah@nlb.gov.sg or fill up a registration form which can be obtained from the Customer Service Counter.

 

Kelab Membaca Wira Pintar | TRL
3rd Friday of the month, 4-5pm

Kelab Membaca Wira Pintar | SRPL
4th Friday of the month, 4-5pm

Kelab Membaca Wira Pintar | YIPL
4th Saturday of the month, 11:30am-12:30pm

 

 

TAMIL LANGUAGE CLUBS

Book Rangers Club | Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Bedok Public Library, Jurong Regional Library, Woodlands Regional Library
A partnership with SINDA, this is a Tamil junior club for children aged between 7 and 12 years old. It aims to inculcate  interest in reading among children as well as nurture the next generation of writers.The clubs run for 8 consecutive weeks twice a year. Find out about session dates and download the registration form Book Rangers Participant Application Form 2018 and email your form to read@nlb.gov.sg

 

Book Ninjas | Bukit Batok Public Library, Sengkang Public Library, Sembawang Public Library (new in 2018)
NLB in partnership with SINDA and Ngee Ann Polytechnic is running a Reading Club for Tamil Preschoolers at Seng Kang and Bukit Batok Public Library. The objective of this club is to instil the love of reading Tamil and English books amongst young children through creative and fun-filled means. Find out about session dates and download the registration form Book Ninjas Participant Registration Form  and email your form to read@nlb.gov.sg

 

Mitraz Reading Series | Toa Payoh Public Library
NUS TLS has collaborated with NLB to conceptualise and facilitate the Mitraz Youth Reading Series which aims to expose youths to the various Tamil literary works, to develop a sense of appreciation for the works.

 

Thangameen Readers Club | Toa Payoh Public Library
Thangameen Readers Club is a reading club formed to encourage the confident use of Tamil across the generations. With short film screenings, short story writing competitions and impromptu poetry contests, the club is a total literary package.

 

Vaasagar Vattam (Tamil) | Ang Mo Kio Public Library
Vaasagar Vattam is a Tamil Reading Club set up by a group of ardent Tamil writers and readers in 2002. Vaasagar Vattam aims to create awareness on the recent changes happening in the Tamil literary world. It also aims to promote critical thinking about serious literature and to have an intellectual outlook towards serious readership. Discussions are also centred on understanding latest trends and technology involving Tamil writing and connecting people worldwide. The Club’s wish is to connect people with similar taste and have an enjoyable time together. Join us to learn more and make new friends!