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Go Library September 2015
September 2015
www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary
OUR PICK FOR THIS MONTH
Sepetang Bersama Noor Hasnah Adam:
Suara Jiwa
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Siri Penulis SG pada bulan September ini
mengetengahkan Noor Hasnah Adam.
Ayuh, sertai kami dalam acara istimewa
Sepetang bersama Noor Hasnah Adam:
Suara Jiwa. Beliau akan mendeklamasikan
sajak-sajaknya yang dilagukan secara
acappella dengan anak didiknya.
Ada sajaksajak berunsur ‘lawak’ yang
menghiburkan dan ada yang penuh estetika
tradisional yang mengasyikkan.
ARTS 04
READ 12
BUSINESS 20
WELLNESS 21
OTHER HAPPENINGS 22
EXHIBITIONS 25
BOOK REVIEWS
BY THE ALEXANDRIAN 27
NL PRESENTS 35
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For the latest updates, please visit
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For enquiries, please call 6332 3255.
DESIGN
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Hello Readers,
Scottish-American educator Gilbert Highet once said: “Language is a living thing. We can
feel it changing. Parts of it become old: they drop off and are forgotten. New pieces bud
out, spread into leaves, and become big branches, proliferating.”
Rekindle your love for the Malay language and culture with Bulan Bahasa, celebrating
Malay language month at the libraries. Catch our exciting line-up of Malay language
programmes, including a book launch, a poetry gig, a creative writing workshop and
a bangsawan (traditional Malay opera) performance. Families can also look forward to
interactive storytelling sessions by local deejays and Singapore writer Jumaini Ariff, as
well as a workshop on fostering a love for reading in little ones. Turn to pages 18 and 19
for the full details.
This month’s SG Author Series also features a Malay language writer, Noor Hasnah Adam.
A Malay language and high school teacher, she writes poetry, short stories, television
scripts and song lyrics. Get to know her and her works in Sepetang Bersama
Noor Hasnah Adam: Suara Jiwa (page 17).
If you are struck by the creative itch, don’t miss our programmes on 3D printing.
Using 3D printing technology, you can ‘print’ out a 3-dimensional solid object from
a digital file, creating literally anything! Find out the limitless possibilities that 3D printing
offers in Design Talks: 3D Printing. Then, try your hand at designing 3D models and
printing them in the Shape Your Imagination: 3D Printing Workshop. Flip to page 9
for registration details.
Keep on reading and see you at the libraries!
Editor:
Chen Shanshan
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Arts Feature: Culture and Heritage
The arts is the foundation of our cultural heritage. This month, dive into the rich tapestry
of cultures, and experience Chinese, Malay and Indian art forms that are part of our
everyday lives.
[Moonfest 2015] Talk: Deciphering Lantern Riddles
5 September
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Toa Payoh Public Library
Discover the tricks and methods to solving Chinese lantern
riddles in this informative talk by the Riddle Association.
Learn the basic skills needed to solve these tricky puzzles
and discover the beauty of the Chinese language at the
same time!
[Bulan Bahasa]
Wayang Kulit
13 September
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Bedok Public Library
Heavily entrenched in
Javanese history and culture,
this art form has managed to
retain much of its artistic and
cultural aspects. Be fascinated
by the art of shadow puppetry
and the stories they tell.
[Bulan Bahasa]
Malay Music
[Moonfest 2015] Talk: Chinese Chess Strategies
20 September,
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm,
Programme Zone,
[email protected]
Work your minds as the Singapore Xiangqi General
Association shares strategies and tips for the well-loved
game of Chinese Chess, ղဣ (xiangqi). Participants
will have a chance to try their hand at solving different
Chinese Chess challenges too!
The above Moonfest 2015 programmes will be conducted
in Mandarin and are suitable for youths and adults.
These programmes are presented in conjunction with
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, as part of Moonfest –
A Mid-Autumn Celebration 2015.
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18 September
7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Programme Zone,
Serangoon Public Library
Can you tell the difference
between Malay music used
in various dances? Where did
they come from? Discover the
history and culture behind
Malay music as you enjoy
and participate in a special
performance.
[Bulan Bahasa] The Art of Batik Painting
26 September
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Multipurpose Room,
Bedok Public Library
Batik painting is an age old technique of manual waxresist fabric dyeing. This workshop invites you to hand
paint your own individual pieces with iconic Malay
heritage designs. For youths and adults aged
16 and above.
Participants should bring along aprons or old tops for
use during this workshop, as batik dye is non-washable.
[Silver Arts]
Malay Lyrics Writing Workshop
19 September
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone
Bedok Public Library
Mohd Khair Mohd Yasin shares
the basic theories, objectives and
foundations of Malay lyrics and
songwriting, and the spontaneity
that exists in this art form. This
programme will be conducted
in Malay.
[Silver Arts]
Tamil Creative Writing
26 September
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Jurong West Public Library
Fiction is all about telling or writing
a story. How do you start the story
and how do you end it? Learn
basics of creative writing through
storytelling and hands-on activities
in this workshop by Avant Theatre.
This programme will be conducted
in Tamil.
[Silver Arts] Impression
[Bulan Bahasa] Silat in Malay Dance
26 September
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Programme Zone,
Bedok Public Library
Watch the moves behind silat in Malay dance and find
out how such martial arts have been incorporated
into dance. Join this workshop with your family and
discover the exciting side of cultural heritage.
The above Bulan Bahasa programmes will be
conducted in English.
26 September
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Jurong West Public Library
Impression is a community arts
project conducted by local theatre
group Avant Theatre.
It is an intergenerational writing
experience bringing together
seniors and youths exploring
different Tamil literary genres
including poems and short story
writing. This reading presentation
will be conducted in Tamil.
No registration required.
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Arts Nodes
art fresco
WOODLANDS
REGIONAL LIBRARY
[Art Fresco Monthly Music Series]:
Jazz It Up!
Feat. the Jeremy Monteiro Trio
26 September, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm,
Auditorium, Woodlands Regional Library
Discover new music genres, instruments
and sounds, through a unique presentation
of monthly music performances held
exclusively at the Woodlands Regional
Library, B1 Auditorium.
Celebrate jazz music in a uniquely
Singaporean way with the highly
acclaimed Jeremy Monteiro Trio! Listen
to songs of yesteryear such as Di Tanjung
Katong, Chan Mali Chan, Munnaeru
Vaaliba and many more, rearranged and
infused with different styles of jazz. Hear the
inspiration and personal anecdotes behind
the music composed by this stellar cast
of musicians.
JURONG
REGIONAL LIBRARY
[JRL Live!] Silk and Bamboo:
Music from the Jiangnan Region
27 September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm,
Programme Zone, Jurong Regional Library
Experience the beauty of traditional music
from China’s Jiangnan region. This is
a journey into the evolution of a gentle
and elegant art form, which refl ects as
much about folk music history as it does on
Chinese popular culture.
No registration required.
Explanations will be made in English.
No registration required.
ABOUT COMMUNITY
ARTS & CULTURE NODES
From May 2014, National Arts Council and
National Library Board will co-organise a wide
range of engaging arts programmes at our
three regional libraries for people to come
together to participate and enjoy the arts in their
neighbourhood.
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REGISTRATION DETAILS
All programmes are free with required
registration, and open to all unless
otherwise stated.
Please register at the library e-kiosks, or through
our website www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary
Arts Listing
PERFORMING ARTS
[email protected]
@esplanade
3 September
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Open Stage,
[email protected]
Join us for our bimonthly
originals-only open mike
session! If you would like
to put up a performance
yourself, please email
[email protected] for
a time slot. A house guitar,
mikes and sound system will
be provided.
Insider Series: Mentor
Breakdown – A Look at
Playwriting Mentorships
5 September
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Open Stage,
[email protected]
Join us in this session as we
place two partnerships in
the spotlight – with Ellison
Tan and Chong Tze Chien
from The Finger Players, and
Joel Tan and Huzir Sulaiman
from Checkpoint Theatre.
As they talk us through
the play development
process, fi nd out more
about their collaborative
projects, their approach
towards experimentation,
and how the mentorship
has affected their own
voice and practice as
playwrights. Please register
at this link:
http://insiderseriestheatre.
eventbrite.sg/
Synergy in Culture:
Multi-Ethnic Dance
Performance
5 September
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Marine Parade Public Library
Enjoy a multi-cultural
dance performance and
experience the richness
of traditional ethnic
dances of Singapore.
Watch a special crosscultural dance segment
depicting the concept that
arts has no barriers and
that it is purely based on
rhythm, expression, body
movements and a joyous
experience.
the city-state through its
colourful heritage.
Featuring puppets and
characters from various
ethnic communities, this
performance showcases
various forms of puppets,
including rod puppets, string
puppets, as well as Bunrakuinfl uenced puppets.
No registration required.
ఫΝᇇǗ̊ͶԉFilms at
Chinatown:҂ࠋȮє
Mulan Joins The Army
(1939)
10 September
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone,
[email protected]
Streets of Singapore
Hua Mulan, the heroine,
is a young maiden who
lives with her elderly father
during the Northern Wei
dynasty. When China is
invaded by evil nomads, her
father is called into service
by the Emperor. In a scene
of fi lial piety, Mulan dons
her father’s old armour
and takes his place in the
army. During training, she
meets with Liu Yuandu
who becomes her loyal
friend. Watch as the story
develops, laced with some
comic relief and romantic
intrigue.
5 September
5.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Programme Zone,
Jurong West Public Library
The screening will be held
in Mandarin. No registration
required.
No registration required.
Mascots and Puppets
Specialists present
a unique, exotic, and
charming view of
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PERFORMING ARTS
Xinyao Re-interpreted
12 September
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone,
[email protected]
Far from being over, xinyao,
or literally “Singapore
songs” in Mandarin, has
enjoyed a resurgence
with artists doing covers of
popular songs and movies
centred around the theme.
We invite local singers to talk
about the history of xinyao,
how it has infl uenced their
tastes in music and to
perform their own rendition
of these evergreen hits.
About QU4RTET
(Jul 2015 - Feb 2016):
A monthly performance
series exclusive to
Queenstown, Jurong
West, Bukit Merah and
Clementi Public Library.
Demonstrating 4-part
harmony in music, QU4RTET
will showcase instruments
such as the saxophone,
string family, clarinet and
even the human voice
(a cappella). For more
information, please email
[email protected]
[Qu4rtet] String:
Fritz Quartet
20 September
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Queenstown Public Library
This September, we present
the FRITZ string QUARTET as
part of our Quartet music
showcase at the western
libraries. Expect to hear
familiar classical tunes from
Haydn, Mozart, Tchaikovsky,
as well as modern
songs from popular jazz,
broadway, tango genres
and even music from the
Lord of The Rings movies.
This eclectic programme
has something for everyone
so see you there!
For all ages.
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RE:SOUND –
Brazilian Percussion
26 September
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Square Garden,
Central Public Library
Usher in the second run of
the RE:SOUND music series
with us as we bring you
another season of unique
musical adventures through
an exciting line-up of
ensembles.
Be exposed to the
resonating sounds of
swinging samba and
throbbing batucada beats
with Bloco Singapura.
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Singapore’s new social,
cultural and musical
collective, Bloco Singapura
will enthrall you with
elements of Brazilian street
percussion.
No registration required.
Watch Local Feature
Films! Filial Party by
Boris Boo (PG 13)
27 September
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Programme Room,
Sembawang Public Library
Set in modern Singapore,
reality TV game show “I Am
Filial” has a $1 million prize
for the winner who portrays
exceptional fi lial piety. After
a few gruelling elimination
rounds, the show produces
three fi nalists from vastly
contrasting backgrounds,
each with different agendas
for joining the contest and
who will pull out all stops to
ensure that they will be the
eventual winner.
For youths and adults aged
13 and above.
VISUAL ARTS
Design Talks: 3D Printing
4 September
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Imagine, [email protected]
3D printing is an exciting
new field of maker culture
where it is now possible
to create anything the
mind can think of. This
talk, accompanied by a
demonstration, will provide
a short introduction into
3D printing and its future.
Learn about different types
of 3D printing in the market
and the advantages and
disadvantages of
3D printing.
Architecture for
Beautiful Communities
5 September
1.00 pm – 5.15 pm
Multi-Purpose Room,
Central Public Library
Think like an architect
during this workshop and
discover what it’s like to
design a neighbourhood.
Learn the power of the
built environment in
infl uencing the growth of
the community.
Creative Upcycle:
Fabric Necklace
[SG50] Chinese Paper
Cutting Workshop
6 September
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Make, [email protected]
12 September
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Activity Room,
Bukit Panjang Public Library
Upcycling is the process
of transforming unwanted
materials into new products
for better environmental
value. Learn how to upcycle
common items like T-shirts
and plastic bottles and
transform scrap materials
into dainty accessories to
bring home!
The art of paper cutting
is a distinctive visual art
form of the various Chinese
handicrafts. Learn the
rudiments of paper cutting
which helps cultivate
patience!
For youths and adults aged
10 and above.
For youths and adults aged
16 and above.
Shape Your Imagination:
3D Printing Workshop
7, 8, 9 & 10 September
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Make, [email protected]
In 3D printing, 3D modelling
translates an idea into a
computer-aided design,
before a 3D printer takes
the design and prints it by
adding materials layer by
layer to form a shape. Learn
how to conceptualise and
design 3-dimensional forms,
and watch your ideas grow
from sketch to reality.
For youths and adults aged
16 and above. Participants
must bring their own laptop
and are required to commit
to all 4 sessions.
Art @ CapitaLand
12 September
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Main Exhibition Area,
Central Public Library
Have you seen the colourful
pandas at Westgate, pink
ladies at CapitaGreen, and
giant jelly babies at Plaza
Singapura? Join us for a
talk to hear the interesting
stories of these art pieces
displayed at CapitaLand
properties, and receive
a free copy of the book
CapitaLand: The Art of
Building Communities.
For youths and adults aged
13 and above.
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VISUAL ARTS
Cantik Lah Singapore!
A Dialogue Between
Nature and Art
19 – 27 September
[email protected]
Central Public Library
Toa Payoh Public Library
Curated by art-science
collective Artefact,
explore the crossroads
of art and science with
this series interweaving
conservation studies with
art. Lively and stimulating,
the inter-disciplinary panels
probe themes including
humanity’s relationship with
Nature, the representation
of landscape photography
in Singapore, and ethical
issues revolving around
nature photography.
Pick up some alternative
photography techniques
through the hands-on
workshops. Through art,
discover more about wildlife
and its habitats on our
sunny island! For individual
programme information
and registration, please visit
http://artefactsingapore.
eventbrite.com.
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Fashion Art Workshop
26 & 27 September
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Activity Room,
Sengkang Public Library
Calling all fashion design
enthusiasts! Join us at this
introductory 2-session
workshop on fashion
illustration, where you will
learn to apply your design
ideas onto ready human
figures using the techniques
of manipulation and
stylisation.
For youths and adults aged
15 and above.
techniques, and familiarise
yourself with useful functions
such as colour cast,
auto correction, levels,
histograms and fi le formats.
Participants must bring their
own laptop pre-installed
with Adobe Photoshop. Link
to download software:
https://creative.adobe.
com/products/photoshop
More exciting art programmes
can also be found on our
website or received via our
mailing list. To subscribe, please
email [email protected] with the
subject “Add me to EDM”.
Art Programmes are brought to
you by:
Photoretouching –
Adobe Photoshop
26 September
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Multi-purpose Room,
Central Public Library
Through this fun-fi lled
and informative course,
participants will gain
fundamental knowledge
of Adobe Photoshop and
be guided through an
introduction to digital
imaging. Discover
multiple editing tricks and
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REGISTRATION DETAILS
All programmes are free
with required registration,
and are open to all unless
otherwise stated. Please register
at any library e-kiosks, or
through our website
www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary
To cancel a registration or
request to be placed on the
waiting list for a fully registered
programme, please email
[email protected] with
[programme title – library &
date] as the subject.
MY
SHELFIE
LIONEL WONG
I’m Lionel Wong and I probably have the best job(s) in the world. I design and create
playthings, gifts, and I teach others how to do the same. Creativity and the urge to make
is in all of us, and it’s important we do not lose that urge just because we are growing up.
Technology is great. With the resources on the Internet and technologies such as 3D printing
made available for all, it’s easy for everyone to start making and designing. A lot of what I do
is building awareness, especially among the younger ones, to let their minds go wild with
the possibilities.
My bookshelf is…
a mix of the good old fantasy
genre and art and design
books that inspire me. Stuck
in the nooks are my old
sketchbooks and a couple of
Gunpla (Gundam model kits)
I’ve yet to do.
I have... not too much space
for books due to my small
living space. Most of my
reading is done digitally
and online.
My top three picks are...
More Than Meets the Eye
- James Roberts
Never thought a comic title
could teach so much. There’s
relevant political commentary,
gender dynamics, and
good old science fiction
all included in the guise
of graphic novels about a
bunch of transforming toys.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- J. R. R. Tolkien
It’s not the first of its kind in
fantasy for the masses, but
the author wrapped up elves,
orcs, dwarves, mountains,
and magic trinkets all in a
neat package that I can get
lost in for a few hours.
The Little Prince
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The book that truly taught me
to fall in love.
For more on
introductory topics to
3D printing,
I would recommend…
reading up on
www.shapeways.com.
All the things I learnt about
3D printing is through
reading online and selfexperimentation.
Catch LIONEL at our Shape Your
Imagination: 3D Printing workshop,
which will be held at [email protected]
from 7- 10 September. If you are keen on
attending, do sign up at any e-kiosk or
the Go Library website
www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
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The Golden Circle
Share Chinese Reading Club
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Activity Room,
Geylang East Public Library
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The Story Line
7.00 pm – 8.45 pm
Programme Zone,
Marine Parade Public Library
Come and join The Story Line, a monthly meeting
for amateur storytellers to come together and
develop their skills by sharing and listening to
stories. Facilitated by award-winning storyteller
Roger Jenkins, the sessions aim to foster the skills
of its regular members and find opportunities for
them to perform. More information is available at
Roger Jenkins’ website:
http://www.rogerjenkins.com.sg/storyline.html
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To register, please email
[email protected]
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Travel-Log Book Club
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Pacific Room,
Woodlands Regional Library
Japan, here we come! Join us as we share with you
the travel delights in the land of the rising sun.
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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.
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10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Amazon Room,
Woodlands Regional Library
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FUNdaMENTALs reading club
10.00 am – 11.30 am
Amazon Room,
Woodlands Regional Library
Come join us to hone your English
proficiency, discuss and bond over a book.
Make some friends along the way and
always go back home feeling accomplished.
For adults only.
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AfterWords
7.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Marine Parade Public Library
AfterWords is a platform for the public and
literary communities to build ties through books.
By giving opportunities for everyone to read and
discuss books in a conducive environment, we
hope to encourage more people to pick up the
reading habit, and expose readers to work and
writings from the Singapore community.
This initiative is supported by Ethos Book Club.
Check Ethos’ Facebook page for the latest
speaker updates:
https://www.facebook.com/ethosbooks
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Children’s Book Illustration Workshop
with Patrick Yee
3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room,
Central Public Library
Learn to illustrate for children’s books in different
drawing media! Over 5 sessions, seasoned
children’s book illustrator Patrick Yee will take
you through the wonderful art of children’s book
illustration and teach you how to do it yourself
using poster paints, watercolour and chalk pastels.
At the end of the workshop series, you will have
created your own dummy book of sketches, and
a fully illustrated page in your chosen medium.
Suitable for beginners with no drawing skills.
Some art supplies will be provided.
Pre-requisites:
1. You must be 15 years or older.
2. Statement of interest in not more than
500 words. To include: (a) why you wish to
participate, (b) what you hope to learn/achieve,
and (c) a few of your favourite illustrated
children’s books.
3. Ability to commit to all 5 sessions:
13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sept, 4 Oct, 11 Oct
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The Travelling Librarian
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Changi/Simei Room,
Tampines Regional Library
The Travelling Librarian has been to countless
travel destinations before, or so s/he claims.
Whether you’re looking for travel tips or simply
hoping to live vicariously through someone
else’s travels, this book club is the right fit
for you. This month, we are jet-setting off
to Kansai, Japan!
Please note: The core focus of this workshop is
on developing illustrations for children’s books.
You will need to provide your own story, written
by yourself or one you have permission to use, or
you could create a wordless story book. Story text
could even be as simple as ABC if you are creating
an alphabet book. This will be further discussed at
the workshop.
Limited to 28 participants. Please register by email
to [email protected] with the required prerequisites, as well as your name, age, and contact
number. Registration by email only.
This programme is organised by NLB’s Read.
Write. Tell. Communities to encourage readers to
explore the creative side of the literary arts.
Admission to programmes is free and open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
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Thangameen Readers Club
Malay in Minutes!
5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Toa Payoh Public Library
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Activity Room,
Geylang East 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
the total literary package.
Would you like to converse in Malay with your
friends and neighbours? Malay in Minutes! is
a bookclub for adults whereby simple Malay
books are used as learning tools to assist
participants to converse in Malay.
WED
This reading group is facilitated by readers of
Singapore Tamil e-zine, www.thangameen.
com. The discussions will be conducted in
Tamil and all are welcome.
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1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Activities Room,
Bukit Panjang Public Library
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For: Homemakers and the General Public
Language: Mandarin
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UN Women’s Book Club
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Merpati Hall,
Geylang East Public Library
This bimonthly book club led by Singapore
Committee for UN Women showcases local
and international fiction and non-fiction
works through a gender lens.
Join us this September for a discussion of
‘A Life Less Ordinary’, the autobiography
of an Indian domestic helper, Baby Halder,
revealing the experiences common to female
domestic workers all over the country. The
novel follows her violent childhood and her
consequent escape from exploitation when
she worked in several wealthy households in
Delhi to provide for her three children.
To register for September, please visit
bookclubsep.peatix.com. For more
information please email
[email protected]
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Facilitation training workshop
Book Lover’s Club
9.30 am – 2.00 pm
Level 5, Imagination Room,
National Library Building
3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room,
Central Public Library
Keen to set up a book club with your friends but
do not know how to facilitate a book discussion?
The Book Lovers’ Club is a reading club
for singles. Focusing on relationships and
inspirational stories, the book discussions
are held on a monthly basis.
To register, please email your particulars
(name and contact number)
to [email protected]
In this facilitation workshop, participants
will learn:
1. Facilitation skills
- how to ask questions to elicit responses
- how to direct and manage discussions
- basic verbal and non-verbal communication skills
2. Creative ways to enhance book discussion
sessions e.g. role-play, writing, reflections
3. Management of book clubs
- how to welcome and engage members
- how to encourage members to keep coming back
Participants will also get to try facilitating a book
discussion session with their peers.
Limited seats available. If registration is full,
please email [email protected] to be
placed on the waiting list.
Pseudo Book Club
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Level 3, Synergy Room,
Jurong Regional Library
Calling all young adults aged 13 to 19 —
learn facilitation skills with the Pseudo
Book Club and make new friends with
like-minded people! This is a book club
facilitated by young adults, for young
adults. Highly recommended for student
librarians and all young adults who
enjoy reading.
Writing the City Writers’ Group
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Activity Zone,
Toa Payoh Public Library
Writing the City Writers’ Group is a community of
writers committed to the craft of writing. Our monthly
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 a sample
of work to [email protected] with your
name and contact details.
Admission to programmes is free and open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
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Heartlands Bookclub is discussing
Alice Munro’s short story
“Meneseteung”
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Activity Room,
Bukit Batok Public Library
Alice Munro, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize
in Literature, wrote her story “Meneseteung”
(Call No.: MUN - [SH]) which begins with a
description of a book of poems, dated 1873,
and of its author, Almeda Joynt Roth, as
she appears in a photograph. In her preface
to the book, Almeda explains that in 1854,
when she was fourteen, her family moved to
a part of Ontario, Canada, that was then just
being settled. There her father’s business
prospered, and he built a comfortable home
for his family. However, within the next six
years, her sister, her brother, and her mother
all died, leaving Almeda to keep house for
her father until his death twelve years later.
According to her preface, she wrote poetry
to occupy her time and to help assuage her
grief. The unidentified narrator concludes
this section of the story with summaries of
several poems and a brief comment on
verse forms. (Extracted from www.enotes.com)
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The Big Read Meet
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Multi-Purpose Room,
Central Public Library
Join Straits Times Senior Writer Cheong Suk Wai
every last Wednesday of the month in
a session of The Big Read Meet. She will lead
a discussion based on books reviewed for her
column “Big Read” published in The Straits Times.
For more information on the book discussed
for the month, please visit the Read! Singapore
website at www.nlb.gov.sg/readsingapore.
This event is organised by The Straits Times
and supported by Read! Singapore.
SEPTEMBER 2015
Noor Hasnah Adam
Noor Hasnah Adam
merupakan guru Bahasa Melayu
dan sastera di Sekolah Menengah.
Beliau merupakan antara nama
yang disenarai pendek untuk Hadiah
Diraja bukan Bumiputra 2009. Beliau
kini sedang melanjutkan peringkat
sarjana dalam bidang Pengajian
Melayu Sastera di Universiti Malaya.
is a Malay language and literature
teacher in a high school. She was
short-listed for the Royal Prize
Non-Bumiputra Category in 2009
and is currently pursuing a masters
degree in Malay Literature at the
University of Malaya.
Noor Hasnah Adam adalah seorang
penulis genre puisi, cerita pendek, esei
budaya, skrip pentas, skrip televisyen
dan lirik lagu. Beliau juga bergiat aktif
dalam teater ‘underground’ yang tidak
bernama. Pemain teaternya terdiri
dari belia-belia yang pernah menjadi
pelajarnya.
Pada tahun 2009, beliau telah
memenangi Hadiah Sastera Buku
Cerpen dan dinobatkan Penulis
Harapan Singapura. Pada tahun
2013 pula, Noor Hasnah Adam
dianugerahkan sebagai Penulis Muda
Mastera Asia Tenggara di Jakarta.
Beliau kini sedang menyiapkan
diri untuk mementaskan teater
solo monolog di Kuala Lumpur
sempena Monologue ASEAN Kuala
Lumpur 2015.
Noor Hasnah Adam writes poetry,
short stories, essays on culture, the
script for stage, television scripts
and song lyrics. She is also active
in an ‘underground’ theater which
is not named. The members of this
theater are her former students
and other youths.
In 2009, Noor Hasnah Adam won
the Literary Prize for Short Story
Books and also received a Promising
Young Writer Award of Singapore.
In 2013, she was awarded the
Mastera’s (The Southeast Asia
Literary Council) SEA Young Writers
Award in Jakarta.
She is currently preparing to stage
a solo monologue theater in Kuala
Lumpur in conjunction with ASEAN
Monologue Kuala Lumpur 2015.
Kelarai
Call No: Adult SING Malay NOO
Mis3 rasa
Call No: Adult SING Malay
899.281 NOO
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Sepetang Bersama Noor
Hasnah Adam: Suara Jiwa
3.00pm – 4.30pm
The POD, Level 16*
National Library Building
*For access to The Pod, please
proceed to the lift lobby opposite the
reception counter at level 1.
Siri Penulis SG pada bulan
September ini mengetengahkan
Noor Hasnah Adam. Ayuh, sertai
kami dalam acara istimewa
Sepetang bersama Noor Hasnah
Adam: Suara Jiwa. Beliau akan
mendeklamasikan sajak-sajaknya
yang dilagukan secara acappella
dengan anak didiknya. Ada sajaksajak berunsur ‘lawak’ yang
menghiburkan dan ada yang
penuh estetika tradisional yang
mengasyikkan. Deklamasi akan
diselang-selikan dengan monolog
atau dialog karya skrip teater.
Semua dipersilakan hadir, tertakluk
pada ruang tempat duduk yang
terhad.
Seorang pengembara adalah
seorang pemerhati.
Seorang pemerhati adalah
seorang pemikir.
Seorang pemikir adalah
seorang penulis kehidupan.
Mis3 rasa budaya :
esei-esei budaya
Call No: Adult SING Malay
305.89928 NOO
Siri Penulis SG meraikan sastera tanah air dengan mengetengahkan para penulis
tempatan yang telah banyak menyumbang kepada perkembangan sastera di
Singapura. Setiap bulan, anda akan berpeluang bertemu dan mengenal penulispenulis yang diketengahkan dengan lebih dekat lagi.
Bulan Bahasa 2015
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SEP
(Malay Language Month 2015)
Bengkel Memupuk Minat Membaca
7 September
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Programme Zone Level 1
Jurong Regional Library
Bengkel Memupuk Minat Membaca untuk
para ibu bapa ini bersifat interaktif dan
bertujuan menanam rasa gemar membaca
dalam diri kanak-kanak. Ibu bapa juga akan
mengetahui bagaimana hubungan mereka
dengan anak-anak dapat dipereratkan lagi
dengan membaca bersama.
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SEP
9 September
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Programme Zone Level 1
Bedok Public Library
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Legenda Singapura
oleh Nek Selampit - Badang
10 September
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Programme Zone, Level 2,
Marine Parade Public Library
Legenda Singapura
oleh Nek Selampit - Sang Kancil dan Buaya
SEP
26 September
11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Everest Room, Level 4,
Woodlands Regional Library
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Majlis Pelancaran Buku
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Programme Zone, Level 1
Jurong Regional Library
Di majlis ini, 3 penulis wanita - Rohani Din,
Leyla Shuri (seorang penulis tempatan yang
bertugas di Okinawa, Jepun) dan Kamaria
Buang - akan melancarkan buku-buku
mereka. Semua dipersilakan hadir.
Penulis buku cerita kanak-kanak, Puan
Jumaini Ariff, sebagai Nek Selampit, akan
berkongsi dengan kanak-kanak cerita-cerita
legenda Singapura. Sesi bercerita interaktif
yang akan diadakan di Perpustakaan Awam
Marine Parade adalah untuk kanak-kanak di
dalam lingkungan umur 9 hingga 12 tahun.
Sementara sesi yang akan diadakan di
Perpustakaan Daerah Woodlands adalah
untuk kanak-kanak di dalam lingkungan umur
4 hingga 7 tahun.
Dianjurkan oleh NBDCS dengan kerjasama
Lembaga Perpustakaan Negara.
Sesi Bercerita Bersama Deejay
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Auditorium,
Woodlands Regional Library
Sesi yang istimewa ini akan
mengketengahkan 2 Deejay terkenal dari
Mediacorp, Fiza O (dari RIA89.7FM yang
juga seorang Duta Bulan Bahasa 2015)
dan TG (dari Warna 94.2FM) yang akan
berkongsi cerita. Datanglah beramai-ramai
dengan keluarga anda untuk menikmati
persembahan mereka.
SEP
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Bengkel Penulisan Kreatif
Persembahan Bangsawan &
Forum “Budaya Sosial dan
Pemikiran Masyarakat Melayu
Dalam Dunia Bangsawan”
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Merpati Hall,
Geylang East Public Library
OCT
Persembahan “bangsawan”
atau opera tradisional Melayu
Perkumpulan Seni ini akan
memaparkan sebuah drama
sebabak untuk dijadikan contoh
bagi perbincangan dalam forum
bertajuk “Budaya Sosial & Pemikiran
Masyarakat Melayu dalam Dunia
Bangsawan”. Dianjurkan oleh
Perkumpulan Seni Singapura
dengan kerjasama Lembaga
Perpustakaan Negara.
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Ceramah “Sastera Remaja
– Dulu, Kini dan …” & Majlis
Penyampaian Hadiah
Sayembara Cerpen 2015
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Programme Zone
Jurong Regional Library
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Programme Zone
Woodlands Regional Library
Bengkel penulisan kreatif ini akan dikendalikan oleh
Sdr. A Samat Ali, seorang penulis, editor dan aktivis
sastera tempatan dan Sdr Selamat Omar, mantan guru
bahasa dan pengarang majalah MEKAR. Program ini
terbuka kepada pelajar-pelajar sekolah menengah.
Dianjurkan oleh Persatuan Penulis Melayu Singapura
(ASAS’50) dengan kerjasama Lembaga Perpustakaan
Negara.
Gig Puisi : Meraikan Sastera Melayu
5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
The POD,
National Library Building
Bersempena dengan sambutan SG50 dan Bulan Bahasa
Melayu 2015, sesi ini akan mempamerkan adegan sastera
Melayu Singapura yang berwarna-warni. Penyajak, penulis
dan aktivis sastera dari semua peringkat umur, mereka
yang sudah terkenal dan yang baru berjinak-jinak di alam
kesusasteraan, akan berkongsi pentas yang sama untuk
meraikan karya-karya tempatan dan serantau dengan
semangat muhibah dan penuh kesyukuran.
Semua dipersilakan hadir.
Ceramah “Sastera Remaja – Dulu, Kini dan …” oleh
penulis-penulis tempatan Noridah Kamari & Noor
Hasnah Adam ini akan dikendalikan oleh Rasiah Halil.
Ini akan diikuti oleh Majlis Penyampaian Hadiah bagi
Sayembara Cerpen (Pertandingan Menulis Cerpen)
yang diadakan sempena Bulan Bahasa Melayu 2015.
Dianjurkan oleh Kelab Masyarakat Dover dengan
kerjasama Lembaga Perpustakaan Negara.
Admission to programmes is free and open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
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Take Charge of Your Credit Facilities
Dollars and Sense
11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Changi/Simei Room,
Tampines Regional Library
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Changi/Simei Room,
Tampines Regional Library
This workshop aims to help you understand
how credit card interest is calculated and
the consequence of rollover balances. You
will understand the new credit card and
unsecured credit regulations and ways to
resolve debt issues.
Dollars and Sense is a learning community
driven by volunteer facilitators to help you
understand the basics of financial literacy and
personal wealth management using resources
both in and outside the Public Libraries.
What will be covered:
• How much debt can you afford?
• Implications of new measures on
credit facilities
• Do’s and Don’ts when you are in debt
• Options you can take when you are in debt
• Bankruptcy
• Unfair or unlawful moneylending practices
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Conducted by the Institute of
Financial Literacy.
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Dollars and Sense Learning Community
Consumer Tips for Engaging a Real
Estate Salesperson
11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Level 3, Synergy Room,
Jurong Regional Library
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Activities Room,
Bukit Panjang Public Library
Financial literacy is a critical life skill that helps
you make informed, long-term decisions on
your financial well-being. The Dollars and
Sense Learning Community (LC) focuses on
sharing key financial literacy topics such as
retirement planning, basic investing, savings
and budgeting. Join us for this month’s
session on Types of Risks. Topics include the
types of risk related to investment such as
liquidity, market, forex, credit and so on.
Join us for a talk by the Council for Estate
Agencies (CEA) on “Consumer Tips for
Engaging a Real Estate Salesperson”.
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Know your salesperson’s responsibilities, and
how to safeguard consumers when they want
to purchase a property.
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࿄੩ߍޭͽPain Management –
Neck Shoulder Back
and Leg Pain Management
Healthy Living with Microgreens –
Growing Nutritious Microgreens
for Home Use
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Bedok Public Library
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Programme Zone,
Queenstown Public Library
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Experiencing pain in parts of your body?
Join our speakers from Ma Kuang to
explore the cause of common pain, their
symptoms, prevention and treatment with
TCM (traditional Chinese medicine).
Find out all about microgreens in this talk.
Learn how to grow them and how to prepare
delicious dishes with them; sample recipes
will be provided. A whole new healthy world
awaits you with microgreens!
About the speaker:
Khai Ling is the co-founder of G.R.E.E.N.S,
an urban farming initiative, with a rooftop
farm in the heart of the city. Together with her
team, Khai Ling aims to encourage people to
eat what they grow, and to grow where they
are. To find out more about G.R.E.E.N.S, go
to www.facebook.com/greens.in.sg
Admission to programmes is free and open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
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2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Activity Room,
Choa Chu Kang Public Library
MON
Come and discover how you can strike a better
balance by recognising how important your
family is to you. Learn the art of prioritising and
compounding the demands that you face in order
to have more time for those who matter to you.
Join us for a talk by Mrs Doris Ang who is an active
trainer in family and parenting related workshops.
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St. Gabriel’s Secondary School
Guitar Ensemble Performance
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Serangoon Public Library
Join St. Gabriel’s Secondary School’s awardwinning Guitar Ensemble as they entertain
you with 7 musical pieces, namely Alceste, El
Cumbanchero, Something Stupid, Up, Summer
Wind, Chaconne and Bunga Sayang. Come and
join us for a musical afternoon with your family
and friends!
With the dictum “We play as one”, the St Gabriel
Secondary School’s Guitar Ensemble has long
since established an efficacious repertoire with
her establishment back in January 2007. The
Guitar Ensemble has succeeded in maintaining
her level of expertise through the clinching of a
Silver award for the biennial SYF competition since
2010. The ensemble also garnered a Silver award
and Certificate of Accomplishment in the past two
Singapore Youth Festivals.
No registration is required.
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Balancing Work & Family:
The Art of Super-Parenting!
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Creative Crew Talk
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Programme Zone,
Toa Payoh Public Library
Be inspired and learn from industry experts
who will be sharing their unique experiences
on topics such as photography, print design,
video, web and much more. Get to know the
latest trends out there as well as useful tips
and tricks. Creative Crew Talks are free of
charge and are held on every 2nd Tuesday
of the month. For the latest updates on the
venues for the next talk, please check out
our Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/CreativeCrewSG.
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Artists’ Trading Cards Club
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Programme Zone,
Bishan Public Library
Come and join the Artists’ Trading Cards
Club and learn how to create your own
little piece of art! Let your creative juices
flow and pick up tips on art.
Community in Bloom
11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Activity Zone,
Queenstown Public Library
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E-Communication using
Facetime & Skype
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Activity Room,
Bukit Merah Public Library
If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can learn
Facetime (video conferencing). If you have
an Android smartphone or tablet (Samsung,
Sony, LG, etc), you can learn to use Skype.
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Communities:
Travel and Culture Explorers
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Share, [email protected]
NOW BOARDING: Wanderlusters,
adventurers and culture enthusiasts.
Communities is an alternative learning
environment in which you can pick
up a plethora of skills by sharing and
experimenting with others. This fortnightly
series is built on the belief that teaching and
learning can happen without a teacher.
SUN
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Come join in the Community in Bloom project
at the Queenstown Library garden! We
welcome anyone who is interested in carrying
out simple planting and maintenance in our
garden, as well as participating in gardening
activities facilitated by library staff. Join us
every alternate Saturday, 11.30am – 12.30pm,
in helping to create a garden sanctuary for all
at Queenstown Public Library!
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Sunday Origami
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Activity Room,
Geylang East Public Library
Calling all origami enthusiasts!
Come and join us every fourth Sunday to
learn about origami, its development and
folding techniques. During the session, you
will have the opportunity to learn and fold
various interesting models to bring home!
This excellent family bonding activity is
suitable for adults and those with children
(aged 4 and above). Children aged 7 and
below will need at least 1 accompanying
adult. Materials are provided.
Admission to programmes is free and open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
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Casablanca
WED
02
PG
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Open Stage, [email protected]
SAT
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PG
SUN
Percy Jackson discovers that he is the
descendant of a Greek god and that he has
been accused of stealing Zeus’s weapon,
a lightning bolt. He sets out on a quest to
clear his name and to settle an on-going
battle between the gods.
The Book of Life
PG
11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Programme Zone,
Marine Parade Public Library
Follow the young man Manolo as he
embarks on a quest across three worlds to
save his village and reunite with his true love.
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Mr Peabody is an inventor, scientist and
genius who just happens to be a dog. With
his son Sherman, he will embark on the most
extraordinary adventure imaginable as they
race against time to correct history and save
the future.
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Percy Jackson:
Sea of Monsters
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Queenstown Public Library
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PG
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Programme Zone,
Marine Parade Public Library
In unoccupied Africa during the early days
of World War II, an American expatriate
meets a former lover, with unforeseen
complications.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians:
The Lightning Thief
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Mr Peabody & Sherman
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MOVIE
SCREENINGS
PG
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Programme Zone,
Queenstown Public Library
In order to restore their dying safe haven,
Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, and
his friends embark on a quest to the Sea
of Monsters to find the mythical Golden
Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil
from rising!
EXHIBITIONS
MusicSG Exhibition
1-30 September 2015
Bedok Public Library
What does “Bedok” have to do with music, and what influences are there on Singapore music?
Find out more in our month-long MusicSG exhibition!
The Greatest Gift of a Generation: Life Stories
From 30 May 2015
Woodlands Regional Library
An exhibition by the Singapore Memory Project, “Greatest Gift of a Generation: Life Stories”
celebrates the quiet triumph of overcoming personal adversity. In this exhibition, we explore
the personal stories of the generation born before Singapore’s independence – people who
have experienced and witnessed great joy but also great hardship. Each individual’s story is
paired with evocative portrait photography conducted by a group of photography majors from
the School of Art, Design and Media from the Nanyang Technological University. Visitors to
the Woodlands Regional Library will be able to explore these life stories, woven through the
shelves and walls of the library.
For more details, please visit http://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/
Singapore Memory [email protected] Regional Library
From 21 March 2014
Jurong Regional Library
There is now a new hangout for Singapore Memory Project enthusiasts! The Singapore
Memory [email protected] Regional Library ([email protected]) is specially created for everyone
to enjoy SMP products such as videos, memories and publications. Located next to the
Programme Zone at Jurong Regional Library, the space is designed with a cosy living room
concept in mind, just like your home sweet home! Take your time to linger and browse our
memory showcases and resources. You will find interesting and fun information widgets on
the Media Wall, for example popular dating spots or favourite playgrounds. There are also
images of places in Jurong floating in our Memory Pool – ‘catch’ these images to discover the
memories and stories associated with the place. And if you have memories to share, pen them
down here or contribute your precious photos or documents at our scanning station!
More information is on iremember.sg, remember to check it out!
Admission to programmes is free and open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
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CENTRAL / DOWNTOWN REGION
WED
02
THU
Architecture for Beautiful Communities
1.00 pm – 5.15 pm
Multi-Purpose Room
Central Public Library
Insider Series: Mentor Breakdown –
A Look at Playwriting Mentorships
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Open Stage, [email protected]
Moonfest!: Deciphering Lantern Riddles
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone
Toa Payoh Public Library
SUN
Traditional Dance Inheritance and
Development Seminar
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Level 5, Possibility Room
National Library Building
06
Creative Upcycle: Fabric Necklace
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Make, [email protected]
Traditional Dance Inheritance and
Development Seminar
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Level 5, Possibility Room
National Library Building
MON
07
St. Gabriel’s Secondary School
Guitar Ensemble Performance
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone
Serangoon Public Library
TUE
08
WED
Stay tuned for brand new
IT courses specially designed
for the 50Plus in October!
13
Exhibitions
Making Space: 25 years of the Substation
16 September - 16 November 2015
Level 7, Promenade
National Library Building
Together for Humanity —
The Red Cross Story
1-14 September
Level 9, Promenade
National Library Building
18
[Bulan Bahasa] Malay Music
7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Programme Zone
Serangoon Public Library
O ngoo i n g
From Books to Bytes:
The Story of the National Library
Level 5, Promenade
National Library Building
The Donors Gallery
Level 10, Lee Kong Chian Reference Library
National Library Building
Singapore Literary Pioneers
Level 11, Promenade
National Library Building
HomeTeam50 Exhibition
2-30 September 2015
Level 8, Promenade
National Library Building
Series Progra mmes
MusicSG Exhibition
1-30 September 2015
Bedok Public Library
19
Shape Your Imagination:
3D Printing Workshop
7, 8, 9 & 10 September
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Make, [email protected]
The Greatest Gift of a Generation:
Life Stories
From 29 May 2015
Woodlands Regional Library
Facilitation training workshop
9.30 am – 2.00 pm
Level 5, Imagination Room
National Library Building
Writing the City Writers’ Group
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Activity Zone,
Toa Payoh Public Library
Book Lover’s Club
3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room
Central Public Library
Singapore Memory [email protected]
Regional Library
From 21 Mar 2014
Jurong Regional Library
20
Fashion Art Workshop
26 & 27 September
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Activity Room, Sengkang Public Library
NORTHERN REGION
WED
Be S.U.R.E. & Help Your Child Excel
with Library eResources
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone
Serangoon Public Library
02
ŒǃփΒě Share Chinese Reading Club
10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Amazon Room
Woodlands Regional Library
SAT
05
Travel-Log Book Club
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Pacific Room
Woodlands Regional Library
WED
09
WED
The Growing Role of Data in Journalism
by Mr Swaran Kumar Kapur
and Mr Raju Chellam
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Level 5, Imagination Room
National Library Board
READ
BUSINESS
23
FUNdaMENTALs reading club
10.00 am – 11.30 am
Amazon Room
Woodlands Regional Library
SAT
26
[Art Fresco Monthly Music Series]:
Jazz It Up!
Feat. the Jeremy Monteiro Trio
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Auditorium
Woodlands Regional Library
SUN
WED
ARTS
Sepetang Bersama Noor Hasnah Adam:
Suara Jiwa
3.00pm – 4.30 pm
Level 16, The POD
National Library Building
Silver Infocomm Junction
is taking a break this month.
Moonfest!: Chinese Chess Strategies
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone
[email protected]
09
How to Mash up Data in Creating
Enriched Services by Mike Davie
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Level 5, Imagination Room
National Library Building
Thangameen Readers Club
5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Programme Zone
Toa Payoh Public Library
SUN
Creative Crew Talk
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Programme Zone
Toa Payoh Public Library
The Big Read Meet
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Multi-Purpose Room
Central Public Library
PoetryWalls
29 August - 25 October 2015
Level 1, Lobby
National Library Building
SAT
15
30
WED
Children’s Book Illustration Workshop
with Patrick Yee
3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room
Central Public Library
FRI
SUN
12
Art @ CapitaLand
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Main Exhibition Area
Central Public Library
05
26
RE: SOUND – Brazilian Percussion
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Square Garden
Central Public Library
Xinyao Re-interpreted
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone, [email protected]
Design Talks: 3D Printing
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Imagine, [email protected]
SAT
Artists’ Trading Cards Club
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Programme Zone
Bishan Public Library
SAT
04
SAT
Photoretouching – Adobe Photoshop
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Multi-purpose Room
Central Public Library
03
[email protected]@esplanade
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Open Stage, [email protected]
FRI
S e p t e m be r 2 0
10
ఫΝᇇǗ̊Ͷԉ Films at Chinatown:
҂ࠋȮєMulan Joins The Army (1939)
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone, [email protected]
Casablanca (PG)
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Open Stage
[email protected]
THU
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FUNdaMENTALs reading club
10.00 am – 11.30 am
Amazon Room
Woodlands Regional Library
Communities:
Travel and Culture Explorers
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Share, [email protected]
WELLNESS
OTHER
HAPPENINGS
For more information and programme registration,
please visit www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary
THU
HERITAGE
10
Singapore Memory Project –
Memory Maker Series
Shadow Box Workshop
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Programme Zone
Woodlands Regional Library
Watch Local Feature Films!
Filial Party by Boris Boo
(PG 13)
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Programme Room
Sembawang Public Library
WESTERN REGION
FOR PARENTS
FRI
04
SAT
Balancing Work & Family:
The Art of Super-Parenting!
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Activity Room
Choa Chu Kang Public Library
SAT
05
Percy Jackson
& the Olympians:
The Lightning Thief (PG)
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Programme Zone
Queenstown Public Library
WED
09
Singapore Memory Project –
Memory Maker Series
Kampong Days
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Programme Zone
Jurong Regional Library
SAT
FRI
E-Communication
using Facetime
& Skype
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Activity Room
Bukit Merah Public Library
WED
Streets of Singapore
5.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Programme Zone
Jurong West Public Library
12
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([email protected])
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Activities Room
Bukit Panjang Public Library
SAT
19
Pseudo Book Club
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Level 3, Synergy Room
Jurong Regional Library
Dollars and Sense
Learning Community
11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Level 3, Synergy Room
Jurong Regional Library
12
[SG50] Chinese
Paper Cutting Workshop
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Activity Room
Bukit Panjang Public Library
Percy Jackson:
Sea of Monsters (PG)
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Programme Zone
Queenstown Public Library
SUN
Heartlands Bookclub
is discussing Alice Munro’s
short story “Meneseteung”
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Activity Room
Bukit Batok Public Library
SAT
16
20
[Qu4rtet] String:
Fritz Quartet
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone
Queenstown Public Library
26
[Silver Arts]
Tamil Creative Writing
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone
Jurong West Public Library
[Silver Arts] Impression
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Programme Zone
Jurong West Public Library
Consumer Tips
for Engaging
a Real Estate Salesperson
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Activities Room
Bukit Panjang Public Library
Community in Bloom
11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Activity Zone
Queenstown Public Library
Healthy Living with
Microgreens – Growing
Nutritious Microgreens
for Home Use
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Programme Zone,
Queenstown Public Library
27
04
SUN
The Story Line
7.00 pm – 8.45 pm
Programme Zone
Marine Parade Public Library
SAT
05
06
[JRL Live!] Silk and Bamboo:
Music from the
Jiangnan Region
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone
Jurong Regional Library
FRI
The Book of Life (PG)
11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Programme Zone
Marine Parade Public Library
TUE
08
11
Take Charge of
Your Credit Facilities
11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Changi/Simei Room
Tampines Regional Library
Mr Peabody & Sherman (PG)
[Bulan Bahasa]
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Wayang Kulit
Programme Zone
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Marine Parade Public Library
Programme Zone
Bedok Public Library
READ
BUSINESS
The Travelling Librarian
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Changi/Simei Room
Tampines Regional Library
SUN
WELLNESS
16 September
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Activity Room
Choa Chu Kang Public Library
17 September
7.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Activity Room
Sengkang Public Library
JIGGLE, READ
AND RHYME
23 September
7.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Activity Room
Bukit Batok Public Library
3 September
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Children’s Playhouse
Tampines Regional Library
29 September
7.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Everest Room
Woodlands Regional Library
8 September
7.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Programme Room
Sembawang Public Library
30 September
7.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Activity Room
Bukit Panjang Public Library
10 September
7.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Activity Room
Ang Mo Kio Public Library
Jack and the Bean Plants
8 September
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Storytelling Corner
Bukit Merah Public Library
Aye, Aye, Captain!
9 September
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Children’s Playhouse
Tampines Regional Library
Up in the Sky!
9 September
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Activity Room
Choa Chu Kang Public Library
Neverending Adventure!
10 September
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room
Bedok Public Library
Monstrous Fun
11 September
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone
Clementi Public Library
12 September
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone, Jurong Regional Library
Recent research highlights the importance of the first three years on your
baby’s brain development and for getting her off to a good start. Early
nurturing experiences and relationships are important. Learn about how
specific social emotional experiences can help or hinder development,
foster well-being and resilience and build the cognitive abilities essential
for effective learning to take place. We will identify strategies that you as
a parent can use to support your child’s early development and learning,
and optimise the development of your child’s brain.
Ms Puspa Sivan is a Consultant and Training Specialist (Early Childhood & Special Education). She holds a BSc in Child
Development and Early Childhood Education and Masters of Education in Special Education. In her last 23 years of work
in Singapore, she has developed and taught teacher training programmes in Early Childhood Education.
19 September
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone, Woodlands Regional Library
The development of communication skills begins in infancy, long before the emergence of a
child’s first word. Speech and language problems are likely to have significant impact on a child’s
emotional, social and academic development. The earlier a child’s speech and language difficulty
is identified, the more likely it is that these problems will be resolved.
This talk seeks to inform parents of the typical speech and language developmental milestones,
possible red flags on atypical development, and methods on interacting with pre-schoolers to
p
develop their speech and language skills.
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THU
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The Golden Circle
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Activity Room
Geylang East Public Library
ARTS
7.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Programme Zone
Jurong Regional Library
Ocean Commotion
8 September
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone
Jurong West Public Library
AfterWords
7.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Programme Zone
Marine Parade Public Library
SAT
09
Early Read Carnival
19 September
1.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Programme Zone
Jurong Regional Library
7.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Programme Zone
Toa Payoh Public Library
Off to Neverland!
8 September
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Everest Room
Woodlands Regional Library
This programme is open to parents with
children aged 6 years and below.
Seats are limited. Please register at the
library ekiosk or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
Synergy in Culture:
Multi-Ethnic
Dance Performance
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone
Marine Parade Public Library
WED
TOUCH Family Services Talk:
Developing Your Child’s
Problem Solving Skills
12 September
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Programme Zone
Serangoon Public Library
15 September
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Storytelling Corner
Bukit Merah Public Library
READ AND BOND
How Does Your Child Learn to Hear and Talk
EASTERN REGION
FRI
The World of Picture Books
5 September,
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Activity Room
Ang Mo Kio Public Library
14 September
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Activity Room
Bishan Public Library
Optimizing your infant and toddler’s brain and holistic developmentt
SUN
Community in Bloom
11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Activity Zone
Queenstown Public Library
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please visit www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary
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Malay in Minutes!
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Activity Room
Geylang East Public Library
UN Women’s
Book Club
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Merpati Hall
Geylang East Public Library
SAT
19
[Silver Arts] Malay Lyrics
Writing Workshop
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Programme Zone
Bedok Public Library
SAT
19
Dollars and Sense
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Changi/Simei Room
Tampines Regional Library
SAT
26
SAT
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Pain Management –
Neck Shoulder Back and
Leg Pain Management
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone
Bedok Public Library
SUN
[Bulan Bahasa]
The Art of Batik Painting
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Multipurpose Room
Bedok Public Library
[Bulan Bahasa]
Silat in Malay Dance
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Programme Zone
Bedok Public Library
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Sunday Origami
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Activity Room
Geylang East Public Library
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The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, 2015 Abacus
Call No. English GEO
T
his book is about love. How many people
can we love at the same time? How do
we live when the one we love leaves us?
Jean Albert Victor Perdu is just past 51 years
old and lives in an apartment building. One day
he came across a fellow tenant, Catherine, a
sculptor. She was weeping quietly but audibly.
He husband had just deserted her. She is 48
years old. He left her with nothing so Jean tried
to help and offered her a table; the one he kept
in his deserted apartment. Catherine discovered
a letter in the drawer of that table. The letter
was addressed to Jean. He became emotional.
It was the letter his lover Manon wrote to him
when she left him. Jean had been her lover even
though she was married and also in love with
her husband Luc Basset.
Manon left Jean to be permanently with Luc.
It was painful for Jean just as he acts as the
messenger to his divorced parents. His father
Joachim is a toxicologist. His mother Lirabelle
is a professor. She asks questions through
Jean and Joachim answers through the same
messenger every weekend. Jean owns a barge
called Lulu but changed its name to ‘Literary
Apothecary’ and converted it into a floating
bookshop. Jean does not merely sell books.
He reads the mood and personality of his
customers and recommends books that help
heal their troubles.
Max Jordan is a young man who became an
overnight celebrity having written a book about
the frailties of man. He moved into the same
apartment building as Jean, hoping to hide
from the public gaze. Max visited the Literary
Apothecary and Jean recommended a book to
him – ‘Southern Lights’ written pseudonymously
by a writer called Sanary.
One night Catherine invited Jean for dinner in
appreciation of his kindness towards her. They
immediately formed a bond with each other.
He told her that he had kept Manon’s letter
unopened for 21 years because he felt that it
would be too painful to read it. He expected it
to be the kind of letter that a lover writes when
they no longer love. Catherine made him read
the letter. He was astonished because it was not
what he expected. He became devastated.
BOOK
REVIEW
Jean and Max decided to lift anchor and sail
the Literary Apothecary down the Seine. One
of Jean’s aims was to find the real author of
Southern Lights. Max wanted to get away
from his fans. They met many people, most
of them looking for books. They included a
woman called Samy and a man called Cuneo.
In the course of their journey, Jean began to
appreciate the meaning of love and that when
one is in love one must not flee but embrace it
as part of his short life on earth. He began to
write letters about his travels and adventures
to Catherine but he did not know whether she
actually read them.
Jean suddenly decided to leave the Literary
Apothecary to Samy and Cuneo (who had fallen
in love with each other) and travel on land with
Max. One day Jean and Max booked into a
small board and lodgings when the owner told
them about a wine called Manon.XVII. It was
made by the vigneron, Luc Basset.
One day Max told Jean that he found a girl he
loved. Her name was Victoria. He took Jean
to meet her. Jean could not believe his eyes.
Victoria was a replica of Manon 21 years ago.
She is Luc Basset’s daughter. Max and Jean
meets Luc in his vineyard in an emotional
meeting. Jean and Luc expressed their feeling
of love for Manon, but neither hated each other
for having to share Manon.
Jean’s understanding of life and love became
complete when he called Catherine and
found that she not only read all his letters but
had kept the dress she wore when they had
dinner unwashed – because it still carried his
aftershave. Then Jean found out from his father
that he had reconciled with Lirabelle.
This book of pain finds a happy ending.
And, yes, Jean found the real author of
Southern Lights.
The Alexandrian
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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
Author: Sŏn-mi Hwang; translated by Chi-Young Kim
Publisher: New York: Penguin Books, 2013
Call No.: English HWA
This is a story of a hen named Sprout.
Sprout lives in a coop, but dreams about roaming freely like the other
animals in the barnyard. She has only one wish: to hatch an egg and raise
it as her own. When Sprout stops laying eggs, the farmer sends her away – not to freedom,
as she thinks, but to the slaughterhouse. With the help of a mallard duck, Sprout escapes to
the barnyard. As Sprout faces a hungry weasel and a series of life-threatening encounters,
she learns about difficult choices and bitter reality. She also raises a baby duck.
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is about fulfilling dreams, differences and acceptance,
friendship, and motherhood. A simple read with an unexpected twist, Sprout’s touching story
reflects the joys and challenges of our own lives.
Contributed by Tse Ming Wai
Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t:
The New Rules of Work
Author: Division of Labor
Call No.: Adult Lending English 818.602 DIV (Available in Overdrive)
Did you know that “the more you delegate, the less you can be blamed
for”? And if you present your findings in a chart, it will appear much
more believable to your audience? Written by Division of Labor, an advertising agency, Stop
Tweeting Boring Sh*t provides amusing tips on how to navigate through the modern work
place through tongue-in-cheek humour. The book comes with 34 eye-popping illustrations
and also presents hilarious findings on weird social behaviours that take place in offices
through an anonymous survey of 850 office workers. A fun and light-hearted read for those
looking for a good laugh.
Contributed by Xavier Lim
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My Pictorial Book of Dialect:
Idioms & Slangs
Author: Kuan Eng
Publisher: Singapore: Sibey Nostalgic, 2014
Call No.: Adult Lending SING English 495.1795957 KUA
You might have heard of Phua Chu Kang’s famous catchphrase,
“Don’t play, play”, but do you know where it came from? With 100
idioms and slangs from Singapore’s major Chinese dialects, Hokkien,
Teochew and Cantonese, this pictorial book takes a playful spin on these sayings through
fun illustrations. For those unfamiliar with the Chinese dialects, be surprised at how some
of these idioms and slangs have influenced our local use of Singlish. Pronunciation guides,
English translations and examples of usage for the dialect expressions makes this a great
book for the young and old to bond over while appreciating the diverse linguistic heritage
in Singapore.
Contributed by Chan Xin Yi
Art of Everyday Photography:
Move Toward Manual & Make Creative Photos
Author: Susan Tuttle
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio: North Light Books, 2014
Call No.: Adult Lending English 770 TUT – [ART]
Everything around us can be made into art if you have the correct tools.
Using the Stepping-Stone Model, the Art of Everyday Photography
gives readers the freedom to peruse the book at their own pace.
Readers will be exposed to the different range of camera controls – from automatic
to manual modes. To give an artistic twist to everyday things, the Art of Everyday
Photography also provides practical yet creative tips when photographing food, still life,
parties, landscapes and many other subject ideas.
The book also recommends several go-to mobile apps and unique editing processes for
iPhone users. Enrich your daily life and appreciate the simple things by learning to take
photographs in a creative yet powerful manner with this book!
Contributed by Priscilla Lee
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Penjagaan kesihatan wanita: amalan tradisi dan moden
Penulis: Shariffah Suraya Syed Jamaludin.
Penerbit & Tahun Penerbitan:
Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2013.
No. Panggilan: Malay 613.04244 SHA - [HEA]
Kesihatan diri merupakan asas untuk memastikan kesejahteraan
hidup. Justeru, penjagaan kesihatan seharusnya dititikberatkan oleh setiap individu.
Wanita, sebagai seorang ibu dan isteri, memainkan peranan penting menjadi penjaga
kesihatan keluarga yang utama. Beberapa kajian mendapati bahawa wanita memerlukan
perkhidmatan kesihatan yang lebih kerap disebabkan sifat biologi semulajadi kaum hawa.
Namun, wanita sering kesuntukan masa untuk penjagaan kesihatan diri kerana terlalu sibuk
mengimbangi antara tugas profesional dan tugasan rumah tangga. Ini akan memberi kesan
negatif kepada kesihatan wanita, malahan kesejahteraan keluarga akan turut terjejas.
Meskipun buku ini memberi fokus kepada penjagaan kesihatan wanita, khususnya wanita
Melayu, aspek penjagaan kesihatan wanita India and Cina tidak dikecualikan.
Bab permulaan buku ini membincangkan mengenai perbezaan kepercayaan setiap
masyarakat berkaitan dengan penjagaan kesihatan. Masyarakat Melayu terkenal dengan
sistem penjagaan dan rawatan tradisional yang menggunakan tumbuh-tumbuhan dan
sumber alam semula jadi. Masyarakat India pula mengikut sistem penjagaan Ayurveda,
yang membawa maksud “ilmu kehidupan”. Manakala perubatan tradisional masyarakat
Cina pula telah diterima secara umum sebagai sistem perubatan alternatif di dunia Barat.
Buku ini turut mengetengahkan kesan saintifik dan perspektif Islam berkenaan amalan
penjagaan kesihatan yang dilaksanakan. Seperti contoh, amalan bersenam, pengambilan
pemakanan seimbang dan berpuasa. Penulis juga menjelaskan bahawa kesihatan wanita
merangkumi kesejahteraan fizikal, emosi, mental, rohani dan juga sosial. Oleh itu, buku
ini juga memuatkan pelbagai strategi moden berkaitan dengan penjagaan kesihatan
komprehensif bagi kaum wanita yang mempunyai keperluan unik.
Kesimpulannya, buku ini menekankan bahawa amalan gaya hidup sihat penting bagi
membantu wanita menjalankan taggungjawab berat mereka menjaga kesihatan diri
dan keluarga.
Diulas oleh: Idzhana Kailani
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ৠ϶졿‫݋ڄ‬ၢ (Lim Suet Ting Benita)
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ৠ϶졿ຨ࡭‫(ܤ‬Tey Hwee Chen)
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SUGGESTED
READINGS
You can check the availability of these titles
via our online catalogue at www.nlb.gov.sg
Tamil Y MAD
: Y SING KAN
(Annusia Jaybalan)
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: Crimson Earth, 2015
You can check the availability of these titles
via our online catalogue at www.nlb.gov.sg
SUGGESTED
DVDs
Cliffhanger
Publisher: PBS Distribution, 2013
Call number: Adult Lending Audio-visual English 330.973 CLI - [BIZ]
Cast against a looming deadline for raising the debt ceiling, Cliffhanger
is a political documentary that explores the battle to keep the federal
government operating in the United States. The documentary covers the
‘Fiscal Cliff’, a situation where previously enacted laws that include tax reforms on the rich
and various cuts on government spending were to come into effect on 1 January 2013.
To avoid a default that could trigger a depression far worse than the one in the 1930s,
the Democrats and the Republicans had to come to a deal before the January deadline.
Weaving in interviews with key players such as House Speaker John Boehner, White
House economic adviser Gene Sperling and Obama’s former Chief of Staff William Daley,
the documentary also features the rise of House majority leader Eric Cantor as well as
Congressmen Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan as the ‘Young Guns’ in the Republican party
that seek to lead the party into the 21st century.
Contributed by Lang Yee Chuan
The Fault in Our Stars
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California: Twentieth Century Fox Home
Entertainment, 2014
Call number: Adult Lending Audio-visual English 791.4372 FAU - [ART]
Director Josh Boones helms the film adaptation of John Green’s bestselling novel of the same name. A relatively faithful adaptation of the
novel, the film tells the story of Hazel Lancaster, played by Shailene
Woodley, and Augustus Waters, played by Ansel Elgort, two terminally ill teenagers who
find an immediate connection with each other after meeting at a support group. Bonding
over books, Augustus’ dissatisfaction with the ending in “An Imperial Affliction”, Hazel’s
favourite novel, takes them on a journey to meet the author in Amsterdam. Their budding
love is short-lived and yet, Boones doesn’t allow the tragic narrative to override the real
emotional beats in the story. Get ready to cry buckets over the film but don’t be surprised if
they are not tears of grief.
Contributed by Melissa Choo
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SUGGESTED
DVDs
You can check the availability of these titles
via our online catalogue at www.nlb.gov.sg
The Numbers Game
Publisher: Universal City, California: Vivendi Entertainment, 2013.
Call No: Adult Lending Audio-visual English 519.2 NUM
Do you know that finger lengths can tell us something about how long
a
person can live? What is the most annoying noise in the world? Do IQ
and EQ play a part in making one a millionaire? Data scientist
Jake Porway takes us on a journey to discover the intriguing relationship
between science and human behaviour in three episodes: ‘When will you die?’;
‘Will you make a million?’; and ‘What drives you crazy?’. Packed with fun facts, interactive
play for viewers and street experiments, these episodes provide us with fresh perspectives
and insights on some of the more intriguing issues in life.
Contributed by Lynn Ang
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An Exhibition by the Singapore Memory Project
For more information, visit iremember.sg.
Organised by
go
to the
national library
SUN
SAT
05 06
Traditional Dance Inheritance and Development Seminar
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Level 5, Possibility Room, National Library Building
National Librar y Presents:
WED
Join well-known dance professors and experts from Hong
Kong, Malaysia, China, Taiwan and Singapore as they share the
culture, history, and customs of multi-ethnic groups and dance
development in English and Mandarin.
Register via [email protected]
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The Growing Role of Data in Journalism
by Swaran Kumar Kapur and Raju Chellam
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Level 5, Imagination Room, National Library Building
PROGRAMMES
Until quite recently, the only data in journalism was the data the publication carried. It was all
quite proprietary, put together by journalists who were employed by the publication, and could
be shared only within the boundaries demarcated by the publication. The Internet and the
emergence of cloud computing has disrupted this model. Few of the tenets of the old journalism
are relevant today. And with the rise of big data, the very concept of journalism is undergoing
a change. Attend this interesting discussion to see how it impacts you.
For more information or to register for the talk, please email [email protected]
Singapore Memory Project – Memory Maker Series
Kampong Days
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Programme Zone, Jurong Regional Library
Relive the memories of the good old kampong days! Learn how to paint a kampong image
with water colours and share your memories of kampong days.
This programme is open to 15 parent-child pairs. Children must be at least 4 years
and older. All materials will be provided. Each registration entitles entry for
1 parent-child pair.
Admission to programmes is free and open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
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THU
10
Singapore Memory Project – Memory Maker Series
Shadow Box Workshop
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Programme Zone, Woodlands Regional Library
Learn how to put together and decorate your very own shadow box which carries unique
memories.
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Be S.U.R.E. & Help Your Child Excel with Library eResources
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Programme Zone, Serangoon Public Library
Find out how you can help your child improve their studies with our eResources. Join
us for an interesting hour-long workshop for families of all ages. Please bring along your
smartphone or tablet for the hands-on session as a live demonstration of how to use our
eNewspapers and eDatabases will be conducted.
Look out for similar workshops at selected public libraries this year. These workshops are
organised by S.U.R.E. campaign, an initiative by the National Library Board.
Website: www.nlb.gov.sg/sure
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sgsure
WED
National Librar y Presents:
PROGRAMMES
SAT
This programme is open to 15 parent-child pairs. Children must be at least 4 years and
older. All materials will be provided. Each registration entitles entry for 1 parent-child pair.
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How to Mash up Data in Creating Enriched Services by Mike Davie
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Level 5, Imagination Room, National Library Building
As companies transition from using single source data to more complex models, they face
new layers of complexity. Building systems to connect internal data is complicated enough,
but the addition of external data sources adds systems integration and data compatibilities
issues. Data science is proving to be an exciting field as technologies are evolving to make
use of multiple datasets and sources. Also exciting is the new onus to look beyond our
strategic assets to enrich current services and create entirely new ones. This talk will look at
systems, techniques, and tools that should be considered when mashing data.
For more information or to register for the talk, please email [email protected]
Admission to programmes is free and open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
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OCT
AUG
29
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PoetryWalls
Level 1, Lobby, National Library Building
National Librar y Presents:
EXHIBITIONS
16
NOV
SEP
Organised by the PoetryWalls-Singapore Ltd, this exhibition features poems on walls
by both established and emerging poets, who include tertiary and secondary school
students, as well as members of the public. These ‘wall-poems’ will be geographically
and thematically diverse, so as to showcase the scope of Singapore poetry, reach new
audiences, and enliven the landscape.
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Making Space: 25 years of the Substation
Level 7, Promenade, National Library Building
The Substation has prided itself as a space for
diversity, inclusiveness and experimentation since
it was opened in 1990. Many people have used The
Substation as a space for developing or presenting
works in the visual arts, theatre, dance, music, and
film – and as a space for discussions, meetings,
research, and experimentation. As a prominent
institution of Singapore’s contemporary art scene,
it has seen a broad circulation of people and ideas
from within its small space.
Through the years, The Substation has amassed material from booklets, flyers,
guestbooks, cassettes, VHS tapes, newspaper clippings, clocks and practical furniture
from the homes of its staff, photo albums, film negatives, tapes of speeches and
storytelling sessions in its archive.
The fragments of The Substation’s archives are like clues which say to us:
“Follow me”...
In MAKING SPACE, we follow this trail into the story of The Substation and its role in
contemporary art in Singapore.
Curated by Debbie Ding.
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SEP
SEP
01
14
Together for Humanity — The Red Cross Story
Level 9, Promenade, National Library Building
Singapore Red Cross (SRC) – 65 years of service to humanity
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - 150 years of humanitarian action
Co-presented by the SRC and the ICRC in commemoration of their 65th and 150th
anniversaries, this exhibition takes you on a journey through time, demonstrating the
evolution of humanitarian aid and relief efforts locally and globally – amid conflict
and suffering.
SEP
SEP
02
30
HomeTeam50 Exhibition
EXHIBITIONS
On the global level, the exhibition also showcases the aid brought to the people
affected by armed conflict as well as disasters in conflict zones, by the ICRC.
National Librar y Presents:
The International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement stands today as the
largest and the longest-lived humanitarian
movement in the world endowed with a
distinctiveness which derives from its
fundamental principles, its values and
modes of operation. The SRC, with its
contributions over the past 65 years, has a
special place in local history and stands as
a leader to communities and organisations
with humanitarian objectives.
Level 8, Promenade, National Library Building
Over the past 50 years, the men and women of the Home Team have dedicated their
lives to keeping Singapore safe and secure, and helped to create the stability and
confidence for Singapore to thrive.
Throughout their lives, they needed to adapt to challenges on the ground and face real
threats in the line of duty. The sacrifices they and their families had made, have enabled
the Home Team to be an effective force, bringing Singapore’s safety and security to
where it is today.
Walk with us as we journey through 50 years to appreciate the key challenges and
changes in the Home Team, and the dedicated service of our unsung heroes.
Admission to programmes is free and open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
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ONGOING
From Books to Bytes: The Story of the National Library
Level 5, Promenade,
National Library Building
National Librar y Presents:
EXHIBITIONS
“From Books to Bytes: The Story of the National Library” tells the story of the National
Library, Singapore. Throughout our history, the library has been an integral part of
Singapore’s cultural and social fabric as well as its residents. The exhibition traces the
founding, development and growth of the National Library, Singapore. from 1823 till
present. Learn interesting snippets of the library’s rich history and how its function has
evolved with the learning needs of the nation.
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The Donors Gallery
Level 10, Lee Kong Chian Reference Library,
National Library Building
The Donors Gallery was set up to display a sample selection of items donated to the
National Library with the hope of creating a sense of rootedness through the preservation
of local heritage content and fulfilling the library’s function of being the national memory
and repository of Singapore heritage materials in all formats. It is also hoped that more
Singaporeans will be encouraged to donate their heritage collections to the
National Library.
Singapore Literary Pioneers
Level 11, Promenade,
National Library Building
The gallery displays the books, letters, calligraphic works, manuscripts, photographs
and portraits of Singapore’s literary pioneers. Some prominent writers have also
donated their pens, typewriters and literary awards. In addition, visitors can appreciate
audio and video recordings of the writers in two multimedia screens.
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LOCATIONS
CENTRAL / DOWNTOWN
REGION
BIPL
Bishan Public Library
5 Bishan Place, #01-01
Singapore 579841
EASTERN REGION
BEPL
Bedok Public Library
21 Bedok North Street 1
Singapore 469659
GEPL
Geylang East Public Library
50 Geylang East Avenue 1
Singapore 389777
CNPL
[email protected]
MPPL
Marine Parade Public Library
133 New Bridge Road, #04-12
Chinatown Point
Singapore 059413
278 Marine Parade Road,
#01-02,
Marine Parade
Community Building
Singapore 449282
CSPL
Cheng San Public Library
90 Hougang Avenue 10,
Hougang Mall, #03-11
PRPL
Pasir Ris Public Library
Reopens in November 2015
WESTERN REGION
BBPL
Bukit Batok Public Library
1 Bukit Batok Central Link,
West Mall #03-01
Singapore 658713
BMPL
Bukit Merah Public Library
3779 Jalan Bukit Merah
Singapore 159462
BPPL
Bukit Panjang Public Library
1 Jelebu Road,
Bukit Panjang Plaza,
#04-16/17
Singapore 677743
CCKPL
Choa Chu Kang Public Library
CTPL
Central Public Library
SKPL
Sengkang Public Library
100 Victoria Street, #B1-01
Singapore 188064
1 Sengkang Square,
Compass Point, #04–26/27
Singapore 545078
EPPL
[email protected]
The LLiBrary
Lifelong Learning Institute
CMPL
Clementi Public Library
11 Eunos Road 8
#03-02 (via Lobby B)
Singapore 408601
3155 Commonwealth Avenue
West, #05-13/14/15
The Clementi Mall
Singapore 129588
8 Raffles Avenue, #03-01
Singapore 039802
OCPL
[email protected]
277 Orchard Road
#03-12 & #04-11
Orchard Gateway
Singapore 238858
SRPL
Serangoon Public Library
23 Serangoon Central,
#04-82/83 NEX (Level 4R)
Singapore 556083
NL
National Library
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064
TPPL
Toa Payoh Public Library
6 Toa Payoh Central
Singapore 319191
TRL
Tampines Regional Library
31 Tampines Avenue 7
Singapore 529620
NORTHERN REGION
AMPL
Ang Mo Kio Public Library
4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
Singapore 569842
SBPL
Sembawang Public Library
30 Sembawang Drive
Sun Plaza #05-01
Singapore 757713
WRL
Woodlands Regional Library
900 South Woodlands Drive
Woodlands Civic Centre, #01-03
Singapore 730900
YIPL
Yishun Public Library
930 Yishun Avenue 2, #04-01,
Northpoint Shopping Centre
Singapore 769098
21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4,
#04-01/02
Lot One Shoppers’ Mall
Singapore 689812
JRL
Jurong Regional Library
21 Jurong East Central 1
Singapore 609732
JWPL
Jurong West Public Library
60 Jurong West Central 3
Singapore 648346
QUPL
Queenstown Public Library
53 Margaret Drive
Singapore 149297
Fruits and vegetables being unloaded:
general view
This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It depicts men on
boat taxis unloading baskets of vegetables to be sold.
Visit eresources.nlb.gov.sg/pictures for more old images of Singapore!
Credit: © Celia Mary Ferguson and National Library Board, Singapore 2015
ISSN 1793-5431 (Print)
ISSN 2010-0027 (Online)