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  • The Gamer Motivation Profile – What We Learned From 300,000 Gamers 22 Jun '17, 11pm

    Update: Please note that this programme will be conducted at Level 5, Possibility Room. The Gamer Motivation Profile – What We Learned From 300,000 Gamers What motivates people to play video games? Did game genres evolve naturally or were they historical accidents? Join Nick Yee as he...

  • Tiny Worlds, Epic Tales: Toy Photography Talk 21 Jun '17, 1am

    Tiny worlds tell epic tales. Join speaker Sunny Ang as he shares about the world of toy photography, how he got started, and his sources of inspiration. Learn tricks for setting up scenes, lighting, and toy positioning and posing to help you tell your own toy story. [email protected] wi...

  • To find out who’s who in Singapore in the mid-1800s, one had to refer to The Straits Times Almanack, Calendar and...

    The First Directory | BiblioAsia 15 Jun '17, 7am

    The almanack begins with a calendar of daily events and the lunar calendar for different ethnic groups – Jews, Muslims, Turks and Chinese – and their major holidays. It also contains information on the principal inhabitants of Singapore, including their full names, occupations and aff...

  • [Read! Fest 2017] The Literary Buffet: Shaping Nature - Photographing the Garden City 15 Jun '17, 8am

    NLB’s annual celebration of the joy of reading returns! Read! Fest 2017 invites the curious and bookish of all ages to spice up their reading diet through an array of programmes across the public libraries. Be exposed to the best works by Singapore authors, fresh perspectives on famil...

  • @ANUasiapacific Lee Kong Chian Fellowship applications are now open!

    National Library Board > Careers > Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship 06 Jun '17, 4am

    The LKC Research Fellowship is open to both local and foreign applicants who are able to undertake prescribed research topics that raise awareness of our collections. Successful applicants should have scholarly and research credentials or their equivalent. Applicants could be curators...

  • National Library Board > Careers > Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship 05 Jun '17, 12am

    The Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Research Fellowship aims to facilitate new research and publishing about Singapore and Southeast Asian culture, economy and heritage. This will enrich the Asia-centric collections and resources of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library of...

  • Chaplin in Singapore | BiblioAsia 02 Jun '17, 5am

    Interestingly, on 20 March, Chaplin was invited to visit the Singapore Reformatory by its Superintendent F. C. Johnson (whom he had met four years previously at New World). Chaplin readily obliged as he was very interested in social issues. Interacting with the homeless boys was a rem...

  • Our Story: Keeping it Alive. | BiblioAsia 31 May '17, 10am

    The National Library Board (NLB) promotes reading, learning and history through its network of 26 public libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. The National Library (NL) is the custodian of Singapore’s published heritage and continually expands and mak...

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