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Bedok Public Library will re-open its doors on 28 October 2017!


Published on : 13 Oct 2017

Bedok Public Library will re-open its doors on 28 October 2017!

Bedok Public Library will re-open on 28 October at Heartbeat@Bedok! The new library will have dedicated spaces for everyone and, is the first to have a space just for seniors!

Come join us as we celebrate the joy of reading on 28 October! For more updates, visit our Facebook page

 

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



[Sharing by Mark Chan] Different Dreams — Choosing to Colonise My Own World


Published on : 5 Oct 2017

[Sharing by Mark Chan] Different Dreams — Choosing to Colonise My Own World

11 November

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Level 5, Imagination Room

National Library Building


One of Singapore’s pioneering artistes, Mark continues to push boundaries with his distinctive East-West, Classical-Pop, Contemporary-Traditional Music and Writing.



In this talk, Mark looks back at the four decades of his artistic career, the riverine course of his music and words and, in an honest confessional, marks out the surprising and definitive choices he had to make (and was sometimes forced to make).


Free admission. Please register at the library eKiosks or http://bit.ly/2hLYQL6.


Don’t miss the curated display Mark Chan: Music without Borders on Level 8, National Library Building, from 1 November to 31 December 2017.


Walking down these avenues,

All around me I can see

People just like me and you

Walking Over History

Dreams of life, dreams of youth, dreams of living overseas

A generation’s dreams have all come true

A generation starts to dream

Different Dreams

 

Lyrics from Walking Over History, Book of Dreams, 1987 Polygram 1987



A Librarian’s World – National Library’s Newspaper Collection & Services


Published on : 4 Oct 2017

A Librarian’s World – National Library’s Newspaper Collection & Services

Thursday, 26 October 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 Senior Librarian Mazelan bin Anuar as he highlights Singapore newspaper articles published as early as 1831. Discover the National Library’s newspaper collection, which includes newspapers such as Syonan ShimbunSingapore Chronicle and Commercial Registeras well as the first issue of The Straits Times published in 1845.


Learn how you can access our newspaper collection through microfilms and NewspaperSG – an online archive of Singapore newspapers (http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers) – as well as search for credible and authoritative news content from our subscribed databases such as Factiva, ProQuest Newspapers Complete and Press Reader.


Free admission. Please register at the library eKiosks or http://bit.ly/2xNGkWQ.


About the Speaker

Mazelan bin Anuar is a Senior Librarian at the National Library. His research interests are in early Malay Singapore publications and digital librarianship. He is involved in managing the National Library’s Malay language collection as well as NewspaperSG.



For the Love of Reading: A Compilation of Best Practices in Singapore Schools


Published on : 11 Sep 2017

For the Love of Reading: A Compilation of Best Practices in Singapore Schools

NLB presents a compilation of the best reading practices from 15 primary and secondary schools – For the Love of Reading. The publication showcases how these schools creatively found ways to encourage students to read and in the process, nurtured a reading culture in the school. Be inspired by ideas such as getting teachers to be reading role models or setting aside time for leisure reading, and spread the love for reading among children and teens.


Download a copy now!


 



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

 

 



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



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.



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!



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.



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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