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A Librarian’s World – Impressions of Nature: Artistic Encounters with Nature


Published on : 12 Feb 2019

A Librarian’s World – Impressions of Nature: Artistic Encounters with Nature

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 Librarians Kong Leng Foong and Nadia Ramli as they share their experiences of curating the display Impressions of Nature. Discover the beauty of nature as captured by the artists and poets in paintings and prints from our collections at Level 8 of the National Library.

 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Level 5, Possibility Room, National Library Building

 

Free admission. Register now via https://bit.ly/2DkUZM0

 

About the Librarians

Kong Leng Foong is a Librarian with the National Library, Singapore. In particular, she works with the performing arts collections and oversees MusicSG, the digital archive of Singapore music. Her research interests include Singapore performing arts, visual arts and arts education.

 

Nadia Arianna Ramli is an Associate Librarian with the National Library, Singapore. In particular, she works with the arts collections, focusing on literary and visual arts. Her research interests include Singapore visual arts, literature and theatre studies.



The Art Space Programme Series – Flora in Malay Pantun (Quatrains)


Published on : 12 Feb 2019

The Art Space Programme Series – Flora in Malay Pantun (Quatrains)
Join Malay cultural activist Suhaimi Bin Nasrain as he shares why and how flora metaphors are an inherent part of the art of pantun (quatrains). Discover how they are reflective of Malay culture and thought itself.
 
Saturday, 30 March 2019
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Level 10, Learning Space
National Library Building
 
Free admission. Register now via https://bit.ly/2DPejmp
 
Suhaimi Nasrain is a civil servant and a Malay cultural activist. For the past 15 years, he has been actively involved in Malay culture, and is an ardent lover of the Malay language, history and culture.


Eye on Asia – The Human Library Collection: Opportunities Beyond Singapore


Published on : 12 Feb 2019

Eye on Asia – The Human Library Collection: Opportunities Beyond Singapore
Eye on Asia presents the Human Library Collection where participants are able to connect and interact with human “books” over various topics. In this session, tap on the experiences of these living resources and find out more about the opportunities, challenges and key considerations of living and working in ASEAN countries, China and India.
 
Saturday, 2 March 2019
10.00 am – 11.00 am
Level 7, National Library Building
 
Free admission. Register now via https://bit.ly/2G2p9aF
 
To ensure that this event can accommodate as many participants as possible, please select either Group A or B of the Human Library.
 
Group A:
Michelle Leong
CEO, 1010Life Training Consultancy
 
Selvaraj Ramakrishnan
Project Engineer, Product Engineer
Cost Estimation Lead
 
Group B:
Koh Chaik Ming
Managing Director & CEO, Forchn International, Forchn Real Estate Fund Management
 
Prasoon Mukherjee
Vice Chairman, Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and South Asia Business Group, Singapore Business Federation
 
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Eye on Asia offers resources on ASEAN countries, China and India for young Singaporeans who want to explore opportunities in the region and beyond. For more information, please visit www.eyeonasia.sg.


A Librarian's World – Kelly & Walsh: Publisher, Printer and Purveyor of Malayan Books


Published on : 18 Jan 2019

A Librarian's World – Kelly & Walsh: Publisher, Printer and Purveyor of Malayan Books

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.

 

Established in the 1880s, Kelly & Walsh was an iconic name in the Singapore book trade until its closure in 1956.

 

Join Senior Librarian Gracie Lee as she traces Kelly & Walsh’s history as bookseller, publisher and printer, and examines the changes in its management through a variety of sources such as government gazettes, company records, business directories, newspapers and its published works.

 

Friday, 22 February 2019

7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Level 5, Possibility Room

National Library Building

 

Free admission. Register now via https://bit.ly/2QAQ03o

 

About the Librarian

Gracie Lee is a Senior Librarian with the National Library, where she works with the Rare Materials Collection. Her research interests lie in Singapore’s publishing history and the Japanese Occupation.



Histories Series – Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk? Lewis Carroll and the Art of Reading from Memory


Published on : 18 Jan 2019

Histories Series – Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk? Lewis Carroll and the Art of Reading from Memory

Since Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published in 1865, the Mad Hatter’s famous riddle has drawn considerable speculation: why is a raven like a writing desk? The solution may lie in 19th-century memory culture, with its emphasis on safeguarding poetry and prose, word perfect, within the mind. When Alice attempts to read from memory, words tumble out of her mouth in strange configurations, distorting the sense of the original compositions. Yet Carroll took great pains to ensure that his own mental storehouse was better organised, relying on reading from memory as a vital, and perhaps even lifesaving, pastime. 

 

Join Assistant Professor Katherine Wakely-Mulroney as she explores the practice of reading “off book” through the life of Lewis Carroll and his fictional creations.

 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

7.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Level 5, Imagination and Possibility Rooms

National Library Building

 

Free admission. Please register via https://bit.ly/2ALh4CW

 

‘The history of the book and reading’ series explores the book as both a material and an imaginative object, as well as the rich range of encounters that are possible between reader and text. 

This series is organised by the National Library, in collaboration with the School of Humanities, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University.

Speaker

Katherine Wakely-Mulroney is an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University's School of Humanities, where she specialises in literature of the long 18th century and children’s literature.

 

Chair

Andrew Duffy is an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.



Archives Unlocked – Law of the Land: From Settlement to Colony


Published on : 23 Jan 2019

Archives Unlocked – Law of the Land: From Settlement to Colony

Curious about what goes on at the National Archives of Singapore? Join us for this monthly series of talks, as we unlock stories of our nation through the Archives’ collections.

Archivist and Oral History Specialist Kevin Khoo will share Singapore’s milestones through the documents on display at the Law of the Land exhibition.

Thursday, 27 February 2019

7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Level 5, Possibility Room

National Library Building

Free admission. Please register via https://bit.ly/2MhsK54

About the Speaker

Kevin Khoo is an Archivist and Oral History Specialist at the National Archives of Singapore. He has worked on numerous archive research projects and is currently involved in developing the Oral History collection. With over a decade of experience, Kevin has also worked with various facets of NAS’s collection, such as maps, constitutional documents, Straits Settlements records, as well as photographs.



Digital Business Library


Published on : 23 Oct 2017

Digital Business Library

The Digital Business Library will target the business sector, enabling users to access relevant library content anytime, anywhere, and on any devices. Such a focus is also aligned to Singapore’s emphasis on growing a capable taskforce equipped with 21st century skills. 



Digital Business Library is available via https://nlb.overdrive.com/library/biz


 






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!


 



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

 

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