Programmes for Seniors



The joy of learning and reading continues even as you reach 50 years and older. Under the banner of the Time of Your Life series, NLB brings a wide range of talks, workshops and activities that caters to the learning needs of those in this age group while providing a safe and friendly environment for you to discover new interest and passions!

For more information, check out the variety of programmes and services below or on our LearnX page.

The full listing of Time of Your Life programmes can also be found on NLB’s Eventbrite portal (https://go.gov.sg/toyl).



Digital Programmes


LearnX Digital

Senior Digital Office

Learn how to use your mobile phone or connect with others via digital apps such as Zoom or Facebook. With Digital Ambassadors stationed at selected libraries, you can enjoy picking up basic digital skills through one-on-one guided sessions. Click here to find your nearest Senior Digital Community Hub: SG Digital Community Hubs (imda.gov.sg)

Library Learning Journey

Discover the new library experience with us at this one-hour learning journey. Learn how you can stay connected at the library, scan to borrow books and be up-to-date with the latest news on your mobile phone! Register for the programme at any of the SG Digital Community Hubs located islandwide.

Silver Digital Creators

Be a digital creator and take your creativity and digital skills to the next level! Whether it is Digital Photography, Movie Making, Digital Music, Coding, Book Authoring or Art, choose any combination of courses to suit your interest. Registration is required.

Please visit www.ntuclearninghub.com/silver-digital-creators/for more details on registration and fees.

Future of Work

Make sense of emerging trends in the economy through the Future of Work programme series. With bite-sized talks and hands-on sessions, gain new insights to help you navigate the new working environment.

Free Internet Hotspots

Singaporeans or Permanent Residents aged 50 and above can get one hour of free Internet access daily at any of the multimedia stations in our public libraries (except library@chinatown and library@orchard).

To enjoy the Internet hotspots at the library, sign up for a free myLibrary username*.

*Please ensure that you are a registered library member before signing up for a myLibrary username.



Sustainability Programmes


LearnX Sustainability

The Sustainable Chapter

Discover useful tips and lessons on sustainability in this signature series. Practitioners, innovators and community partners will share how they adopt and practise sustainable living even as our librarians break down the details direct from our library resources!

Build Your Own Workshops

Try your hands on making lifestyle products such as beauty scrubs, items for home use such as natural pesticides and décor items using recycled materials. Pitched at beginners, these workshops are held regularly for seniors and adults.

Learning Journeys

If you are someone who loves outdoor activities, this is your chance to visit places such as Semakau Island, participate in tree-planting at our parks or a beach clean-up, and also learn how Singapore and various organisations have implemented sustainable solutions in the process.



Wellness Programmes


LearnX Wellness

Thinker+

Through games and hands-on activities that stimulate your cognitive abilities and encourage self-reflection, the Thinker+ programme series aims to promote better mental and social well-being among those aged 50 and above.



LearnX Communities


LearnX Communities

Share, discuss or learn from one another at our learning communities. Covering topics such as reading, craft-making, music or technology, these learning communities provide you with an avenue to nurture your own interest while fostering new friendships and connections. Facilitated by volunteers or library staff, each community meets regularly at the library or online. Check out our LearnX Communities page for a full list of learning communities suitable for those aged 50 and above.



Signature Event


Held in October each year, The Time of Your Life Celebration is an annual event organized to celebrate our seniors in tandem with the International Day of Older Persons! With an array of talks, workshops and activities that are suitable for seniors and also industry practitioners, there is bound to be something for everyone in this month!



Time of Your Life: Good Reads for the 50 Plus


Time of Your Life: Good Reads for 50 plus

 

Time of Your Life: Good Reads for the 50 Plus

The Time of Your Life: Good Reads for the 50 Plus is a quarterly publication produced by the National Library Board. It covers a broad range of topics relevant to those aged 50 and above such as digital literacy & health, and features articles as well as book reviews written in English, Malay, Tamil & Chinese.

Check out the latest issue at Time of Your Life: Good Reads for the 50 Plus.



Mailing List


Want to be updated on the latest Time of Your Life programmes and events happening at our libraries? Sign up for our mailing list at https://go.gov.sg/50plusmail.