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  • Beneath the Glitz and Glamour: The Untold Story of the “Lancing” Girls | BiblioAsia 22 Jan '17, 9am

    Dancers by Night, Benefactors by Day People whom I spoke to about the cabaret life would mention how the “lancing girls” were the main draw for the men. For as little as a dollar for a set of three dance coupons, male customers could take the girl of their choice for a spin on the dan...

  • Insights Tour: Law of the Land [January] ● GEVME 07 Jan '17, 9am

    Law of the Land: Highlights of Singapore’s Constitutional Documents explores the history and development of Singapore’s constitution from Singapore’s founding as a British settlement in 1819 to its emergence as a sovereign republic in 1965. The exhibition features rare constitutional ...

  • NLB Mobile | National Library Board 29 Dec '16, 4pm

    Introducing the all new NLB Mobile app Your personal companion to reading on the go and all things library - anytime, anywhere. Watch this video New Features Other Features FAQ × Read on the go! Borrow eBooks from our wide range of titles and read them on your mobile. Borrow with NLB ...

  • Creative writing workshops @NLB Victoria St 14 Jan 2017, 9am – 12pm (poetry) 12 and 18 Feb 9am –430pm (short story)

    Writing workshops for adults | Read Singapore 29 Dec '16, 4pm

    Venue: Visitors' Briefing Room, National Library Building Start Date: 7 Jan 2017 End Date: 18 Feb 2017 Time: Organizer's Details: Scriptwriting for plays (part 1 and 2) 7 Jan 2017, 9am – 12pm , Level 1 Visitors’ Briefing Room, National Library Building (Click to register) 7 Jan 2017, ...

  • NL Arts Conversation - Malay Theatre Developments: From the 1950s to Present ● GEVME 22 Dec '16, 1pm

    Find out how the culturally rich local Malay contemporary theatre has evolved into what it is today through the eyes of its theatre practitioners, before joining us for a tour of the exhibition. This programme and tour will be conducted in Malay. Admission is free. Speaker: Nadiputra,...

  • Some unlikely good reads reminding us “not to judge a book by its cover”. #readingnationsg

    Unlikely Great Reads - discoveReads 17 Dec '16, 10am

    Surprisingly, the lameness ends there. Alfie’s powers are actually authentically useful. The pajama armour is really a high-tech alloy with the word “magic” slapped onto it, and Alfie also gets an angst-ridden flying ghost-horse called Wyvern that lives in his spurs. It’s a fast-paced...

  • Service Listing 25 Dec '16, 5am

    PublicationSG is the National Library's collection of our nation's published heritage. There are more than one million items collected.These items can only be retrieved for on-site consultation if there are no other loan or reference copies available in NLB’s Catalogue. NLB reserves t...

  • Not to be missed: Check out these books by Singaporean authors!

    It’s Time to Go Local! - discoveReads 19 Dec '16, 4am

    Books like the Harry Potter series and the Geronimo Stilton series are all fine and good, but these titles by by local Singaporean authors shouldn’t be missed either! You’ll definitely see yourself identifying with the quirks of the characters and the situations they find themselves i...

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