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Table of Contents Editor's Note

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Special Feature

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Fun with Tots

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Children's Special

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September's Special

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Fill Yourself With the Arts

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Bulan Bahasa

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Super Storytastic

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Story Times

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Our Location

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Dear Children

Editor's Note

It’s the September school holidays! Join us as we celebrate anniversaries of Bedok and Bishan Public Libraries as they turn 28 and 7 respectively! They are many programmes and activities to participate so check them out on pages 18-21. As part of Read! Singapore 2013, enjoy a storytelling session based on The Very Hungry Lion and meet the author, Gita Wolf in person. She will also be conducting a hands-on workshop on Warli style of tribal art from Western India. Thirsting for more stories and craft activities? Check out the myriad of activities and programme. Create your own version of Charlotte’s Web Party! or go Crazy for Chocolate. Have you always wanted to investigate and write exciting stories? Sign up for Broadcast Journalism – My Journalistic ToolBox! There is also exciting storytelling sessions. Look forward to evergreen tales from Hans Christian Andersen, Arabian Nights, The Little Prince – Sahara Sandscapes, Little Stories and many more. With these interesting programme and more, do remember to drop by the Libraries to participate and have fun!

Go Kids Contributors Editor: Zainap Osman

Contributors: Andrea Ang, Gareth Teng, Loy Huiyi, Herman Rothman, Naadhirah Ridza, Renuka Sivanasen, Reshma Jethanand, Rohana Akhbar, Selene Yap, Sheerin Mustapa Illustration and Design: Artnexus Design Pte Ltd

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Up the Paint Factor! By Loy Huiyi

Interested to paint your world on a canvas with colours and interesting patterns? In the coming months, let your paintbrush fly and express your creativity. Choose from our exciting array of painting workshops and learn how to paint. With our rich heritage, you can get acquainted with different styles: Watercolour Painting, Chinese Ink Painting, Warli Painting (Indian painting) and Batik Painting. If you would like to master these forms, then attend them all! We hope to see you at one of these painting sessions. This series of programmes are proudly brought to you by the “Fill Yourself With the Arts� team!

Participants learning how to hold the brush before starting to paint

A completed masterpiece

Participants having fun while painting

Recommended Titles Red-Yellow-Blue: Colours in Art Vry, Silke New York : Prestel Pub., 2011.

Ever wondered why are hearts usually represented in red? Has it always been so? In this book, learn about the history of each colour and their symbolism. There are also many interesting activities and experiments that can enhance the understanding of colours and its applications.

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Hosack, Karen Oxford : Raintree, c2008. English 750 HOS Paintings are created to represent different meanings. Through this book, learn what paint is and how to compose an image before painting. Find out what famous artists are trying to convey in their paintings. There is also a glossary provided to explain some of the terms used in the book.

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Join us in this series of 6 Fun With Tots Sessions as we introduce you and your little ones (1- 3 years old) to the 6 early literacy skills that are important in order for your child to learn to read. We will share good rhymes and books that are sure to entertain as you bond with your child. This programme requires registration at the library eKiosks and website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2 for a parent and a child pair. You will receive a token when you register for all 6 sessions!* *While stock lasts.

Programme Zone, Serangoon Public Library 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 September 7 October

Print Motivation Print Awareness Letter Knowledge Phonological Awareness Vocabulary Narrative Skills

Activity Room, Geylang East Public Library 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm 3 September 10 September 17 September 24 September 1 October 8 October

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Print Motivation Print Awareness Letter Knowledge Phonological Awareness Vocabulary Narrative Skills

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Programme Zone, Jurong Regional Library 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm 5 September 12 September 19 September 26 September

Print Motivation Print Awareness Letter Knowledge Phonological Awareness

FRI Activity Room, Bukit Batok Public Library 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm 6 September 13 September 20 September 27 September

Print Motivation Print Awareness Letter Knowledge Phonological Awareness

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Warli Art Workshop with Gita Wolf

6 September, 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm Programme Zone Jurong Regional Library 7 September, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm Programme Zone Bishan Public Library

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Meet the Author cum Storytelling Session 7 September, 11.00 am – 12.00 pm Programme Zone Woodlands Regional Library

Explore the Warli style of tribal art from Western India through this hands-on workshop conducted by Gita Wolf.

Enjoy a storytelling session based on The Very Hungry Lion and meet the author, Gita Wolf in person!

This programme is suitable for children aged 7-12. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg

This programme is suitable for children aged 7-12 and adults are welcome. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg

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Story Time in Mandarin 2013 – A Collaboration between Lianhe Zaobao and Toa Payoh Public Library 7, 14, 21 & 28 September, 12.00 pm – 12.30 pm Programme Zone, Toa Payoh Public Library 《联合早报》的记者编辑和读者义工,将带领小朋友们“翻出”华文故事书的乐趣!从 一月开始,每逢周六中午,他们就到大巴窑图书馆与大家一起“翻(Fun)书乐”!深 信阅读习惯和华文兴趣应该从小培养,《早报》记者与义工将通过各种题材的精彩故 事,包括属下学生报《小拇指》里的原创内容,激发小朋友对阅读华文书报的兴趣。欢 迎四到八岁的小朋友参加!

Journalists from Lianhe Zaobao, together with their volunteer readers, will be at Toa Payoh Public Library to share the joys of reading Chinese stories with our little young readers. Starting from January, make it a weekly Saturday date with them! Believing strongly that good reading habits and love for Chinese should start from young, Zaobao journalists and volunteers will be telling stories of different genre, including original stories from Zaobao's very own student publication, Thumbs Up Junior. This programme is open to children aged 4-8.

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Pyssla Play! 7 September, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room Pasir Ris Public Library

Learn to make colourful and cute knick knacks with Pyssla beads in this fun-filled activity hour. To participate, simply produce a loan receipt of 8 items from Pasir Ris Public Library to have a chance to create your own Pyssla masterpiece that you can bring home!

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Tea & Music At Bukit Merah Public Library! 7 September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Lecture Hall Bukit Merah Public Library

Tea and Music is back again! Join Xpose as they bring you down memory lane with their repertoire of audience friendly songs and familiar melodies! Come listen to great interactive music and enjoy some tea on us!

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Genius IQ Talk 7 September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Merpati Hall Geylang East Public Library

• Learn 3 Important Types Of Foods To Boost Your Child Concentration In School! • Learn 5 Top Strategies To Help Your Kids Score Top Marks! • Learn 7 Study Techniques !

Join us for this enriching talk by Ms Suria Mohd, author, motivator & ex-school teacher. This talk is open to 70 participants, especially families with kids aged 9-19. This programme is for free admission however registration is required via eKiosks and website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg.

Chinese Culture out of the Box! - Have Fun with SEP Conversational Etiquettes

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7 September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Playhouse Tampines Regional Library

This programme is suitable for preschool children together with their parents for learning on Chinese etiquette.

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Yok! Dengar Cerita Sang Kancil! 7 September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Activity Room Choa Chu Kang Public Library

Kanak-kanak akan dihiburkan dengan beberapa cerita menarik mengenai Sang Kancil. Mereka juga akan dapat membuat krafttangan. Sesi ini adalah percuma dan untuk kanak-kanak berumur 4 hingga 8 tahun. Tempat terbuka untuk 25 peserta sahaja. Sila daftarkan diri anda di eKiosks kami dan di laman, http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg jika anda berminat.

Knowing proper Chinese etiquette is essential for cultivating friendships and good relationships with the Chinese. Using proper etiquettes will help to create a good first impression when meeting and greeting people. Children will learn various useful phrases such as 早安,谢谢, 你好,不客气,再见 and have fun role playing with these words in different scenarios. Registration for this programme can be done via Library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb. gov.sg/programme/Bounce.aspx

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The Grouchy Ladybug 7 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Ang Mo Kio Public Library 7 September, 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm Programme Zone, Marine Parade Public Library 9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Yishun Public Library Join us for a retelling of Eric Carle's classic, The Grouchy Ladybug, where the ill-tempered insect tries to pick a fight an hour with a succession of ever-larger animals. We will be making a Ladybug Paperweight after the storytelling. This programme is open to 25 children aged 5-8. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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Mighty Mighty Greek Heroes 07 September, 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Activity Room, Sengkang Public Library 10 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Marine Parade Public Library 11 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Jurong Regional Library 13 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Jurong West Public Library We all love heroes, but do you know about the ancient Greek Heroes? They were heroes not just by strength, but by intelligence too. If you are brave enough, come and learn more about the great Greek Heroes who have fought many battles in their time. Plus, you will get to make your very own Trojan Horse to bring home.

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School Holidays Special Concert 8 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Auditorium Tampines Regional Library

Presenting a full concert by students of Chong Zheng Primary School featuring songs, dance, Readers Theatres and Instrumental performance.

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Fun with Ronald McDonalds 7 September, 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Programme Zone Jurong West Public Library 14 September, 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Programme Zone Seragoon Public Library 21 September, 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Activity Room Sengkang Public Library

Join in the fun as Ronald McDonald shares his secrets on different ways to find his favourite books in the library. Be prepared to assist Ronald McDonald in some magic tricks, science experiments and quizzes too.


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Eat Right, Get Moving, A Healthier Child 8 September, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Programme Zone Jurong West Public Library 14 September, 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm Activity Room Choa Chu Kang Public Library

Join us for an interactive session on helping your child to cultivate healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle. After all, healthy kids make better learners! This session is suitable for parents with primary school-going children. This programme is for free admission however registration is required. Please register at library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg.

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Frightful Monsters of Greek Mythology

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Magical Adventure in the Land of Oz! 9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Jurong West Public Library 12 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Queenstown Public Library Join us for a fun-filled session where we explore the magical Land of Oz with Dorothy and her little dog Toto. Get to listen to stories and make your very own craft that you can take home! This programme is open to 25 children aged 6-10. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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Fun with Lanterns! 9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Choa Chu Kang Public Library

9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Serangoon Public Library 9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Marine Parade Public Library 9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Changi Room, Tampines Regional Library 10 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm MultiPurpose Room, Bedok Public Library 10 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Toa Payoh Public Library 13 September, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Activity Room, Sengkang Public Library Sipping hot Chinese Tea. You may have heard of Medusa, the Greek monster with Carrying bright lanterns. Eating mooncakes. Is that all snakes on her head who could turn people into stone there is to celebrating Midby her stare. But Greek mythology is full of other scary Autumn Festival? Join us as creatures with terrible powers, such as the Cyclopes, a we remember Chang'e, the carnivorous one-eyed monster, as well as Cerberus, a gigantic beast with three dog heads and a serpent’s tail. Moon Goddess of Immortality, and her willing sacrifice. You Join us as we explore Greek mythology and find out will also get to create your more about some of its most horrible creatures. You will very own lantern! also learn how to make a Greek monster craft that will give your friends and family a good fright! This programme is open to 25 children aged 6-10. Registration is required at the This programme is open to 25 children aged 6-10. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2. with an admission fee of $2.

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How Could You, Anansi! 9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Toa Payoh Public Library 9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Pasir Ris Public Library 12 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Serangoon Public Library

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Hanging out with the Greek Gods! 9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activities Room Bukit Batok Public Library 10 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room Bukit Merah Public Library 13 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone Clementi Public Library

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Join us for a session of storytelling featuring classic stories of Anansi, the trickster spider of West Africa. Get a chance to make and bring home your very own spider craft too! This programme is open to 25 children aged 4-8. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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3D Swordfish Aquarium 10 September, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Activity Room, Sengkang Public Library 11 September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Activity Room, Sembawang Public Library

24 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Bishan Public Library

11 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm MultiPurpose Room, Central Public Library

The realm of the Greek Gods can be a mystical and magical place! If you are up for some adventure, join us for a session of storytelling to hang out with the Greek Gods. What’s more, you get to pick your favourite Greek God or Goddess to make into a customised cupboard doorknob to hang on your own door at home!

11 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Marine Parade Public Library

This programme is open to 20 children aged 4-10. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

This programme is open to 30 children aged 5-10. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

Through the story, 'The Legend of Bukit Merah', learn how a brave little boy saved the entire village from an onslaught of swordfish attacks and make your own 3D Swordfish Aquarium in memory of his heroic deed!


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Wizard Of Oz 10 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activities Room Bukit Panjang Public Library Join us for a session of storytelling as we explore the magical Land of Oz with Dorothy and her little dog Toto. Make the story come alive by creating any of the characters in the Land of Oz! This programme is open to 30 children aged 5-10. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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Charlotte's Web Party! 10 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone, Clementi Public Library 10 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Ang Mo Kio Public Library 11 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Sengkang Public Library 12 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Everest Room, Woodlands Regional Library Spiders may be scary-looking creatures, but Charlotte is a spider with a heart of gold and she goes to great lengths to save her new friend, Wilbur the pig. Join us as we create our version of Charlotte filled with tremendous fun & candies. This programme is open to 25 children aged 5-10. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or websitehttp://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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The Big Turtle 10 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Everest Room Woodlands Regional Library 11 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Yishun Public Library 13 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Pasir Ris Public Library Ever wonder how the earth came into being? Join us for a storytime session of how the earth came about. Get a chance to make and bring home a turtle craft too. This programme is open to 25 children aged 4-8. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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Little Stories For Little People: Lebai Malang (In Malay) 11 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm MultiPurpose Room, Bedok Public Library 14 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Playhouse, Tampines Regional Library

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Crazy for Chocolate! 11 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Choa Chu Kang Public Library

Performers from Teatro, the theatrical ensemble from Temasek Polytechnic (A Teatro For Kids Project), will be presenting a participative play for children, “Lebai Malang” (In Malay). Pak Lebai survives on the principle of accepting any form of free meals. When three invitations were made to him simultaneously, which one should he attend? His habit of relying on the blessings of others, results in disappointment. Greed breeds misery. Trial by trial he faces. Let's watch the fate of Pak Lebai Malang! This is for children aged 5-12.

12 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Yishun Public Library Have you ever wished that you are Charlie in the beloved Roald Dahl's book, Charlie and Chocolate Factory? Perhaps, you prefer to be Mr Willy Wonka, the eccentric but crazy chocolate inventor? Or, are you simply crazy for chocolate and candies? Join us for a sugary sweet session where we will share some highlights from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You will also get a chance to make a candy craft. This programme is open to 25 children aged 7-12. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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Little Stories For Little People : Rainbow Row 12 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room Pasir Ris Public Library

Performers from Teatro, the theatrical ensemble from Temasek Polytechnic, will be presenting a participative play for children, “Rainbow Row”. When the beautiful and vain pink is chased away from the top of the rainbow step, a war ensues as all the other colours make a mad dash for the step. Everything in nature has its place. What happens when the pompous colours of the rainbow decide to upset this balance? And what happens to the Leprechaun and his pot of gold? This is for children aged 5-12.


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The Little Prince - Sahara Sandscapes 12 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room Sengkang Public Library

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13 September 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Programme Zone Marine Parade Public Library

Hans Christian Andersen Specials! 12 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room Bukit Merah Public Library 28 September, 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MultiPurpose Room Bedok Public Library

A pilot crashes his plane in the middle of the Sahara desert and meets the little prince. Over the days that they spend in the desert, the little prince tells the pilot fascinating stories of the planets he has visited and people he has met. Join us as we tell some of these stories, and get a chance to create your own Sahara sandscape!

Join us for a session of storytelling featuring classic stories of Hans Christian Andersen such as The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Real Princess! What’s more, you get to design and bring home your very own king’s crown or princess wand too! All materials are provided.

This programme is open to 25 children aged 7-12. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

This programme is open to 25 children aged 6-12. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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Off To Never Land! 12 September 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room, Geylang East Public Library

Let's embark on an adventure to Neverland! Join us for a storytelling session as we learn about Peter Pan, the boy who never ages. Get a chance to make and bring home your very own Peter Pan hat too! This programme is open to 30 children aged 6-10. Registration is required at the library e-Kiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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Arabian Nights Aladdin's Magic Carpet 13 September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Activity Room Sembawang Public Library

Is it possible to save yourself by telling tales? In The Arabian Nights, Scheherazade told tales for 1001 nights to escape being executed by the Sultan. She told stories of great adventures like Sinbad and Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. Come and join us in this 1 hour special where you will get to enjoy some of these tales and make your very own magic carpet! This programme is open to 25 children aged 5-10. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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Campaign City: Artist Workshop 13 September 2013 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm Possibility Room, Level 5 National Library Building

Wondered how campaign posters are created? Then join us for this Campaign City artist workshop! In this fun holiday activity, artists will guide you in the process of poster design. The workshop includes a hands-on session for participants to create their own campaign posters. The workshop is suitable for children aged 7-12. Registration is required. Please register at eKiosks available at all libraries or http:// golibrary.nlb.gov.sg/programme/Arts.aspx. About the artist Gilles Massot moved to Singapore in 1981 after studying architecture in Marseille, France, and graduating in photography. His work establishes links between disciplines, ideas, people, history and ethnology. His photojournalistic work has been extensively published in various magazines, and his artistic work presented in more than fifty exhibitions in France and Asia. His work is part of the collection of the Singapore Art Museum and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. In 2007, he was appointed Artist for the Buona Vista Station, Circle Line, as part of the Land Transport Authority’s Integrated Art Programme. He is a faculty of Fine Arts lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, a lecturer in photo history at the School of Art, Design and Media-Nanyang Technological University, and a member of the Artists Village.

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Bulan Bahasa Extravaganza SEP @ BEDOK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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14 September, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm Programme Zone Bedok Public Library Join us as we celebrate Malay Language Month this coming 14 September 2013 at Bedok Public Library. Immerse yourself in an enjoyable afternoon of activities which include learning and playing traditional games such as congkak and batu serembat, test your knowledge of simple Malay peribahasa (idioms) and try your best at guessing the answers to some tricky teka-teki (puzzles). Be entertained by special performances, storytelling by students from St. Hilda’s Primary School and a unique storigami presented by our very own librarian! The event is open to all and no registration is required. Mari sertai kami meraikan Bulan Bahasa pada 14 September ini di perpustakaan awam Bedok. Hiburkan petang anda dengan menyertai aktiviti-aktiviti yang menarik seperti bermain permainan tradisional Melayu termasuk congkak dan batu serembat, uji tahap pengetahuan anda dalam peribahasa Melayu dan cuba menjawab teka-teki yang meguji minda. Tidak lupa juga persembahan khas seperti sesi bercerita yang akan disampaikan oleh pelajar-pelajar dari Sekolah Rendah St. Hilda’s. Perpustakawan kami juga akan mengadakan sesi storigami yang amat unik! Acara Bulan Bahasa ini dibuka kepada umum dan pendaftaran tidak perlukan.


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Parenting Club

For Parents Only

14 September 11.00 am – 12.30 pm Activity Room Sengkang Public Library

Sengkang Public Library welcomes ‘The Parenting Club’ to share with you life-long parenting skills through interactive group discussions, sharing of experiences & outings. Each session touches on one to two chapters of the audio book titled ‘Boundaries with kids: how healthy choices grow’. This programme is open to all parents with children ages 0-7 years old, limited to 20 adults. This programme is for free admission however registration is required. Please register at Librart eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg.

Create Mini-Models Of Your Favourite Fruits and SEP Vegetables

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Make models from play dough/plasticines of your favourite fruits and vegetables. You get to bring them home to show off your creations! This programme is open to 30 children aged 10 and above. This programme is for free admission however registration is required. Please register at eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg.

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Gathering Readers 15 September, 11.00 am – 12.00 pm Programme Zone Jurong West Public Library

The book club will be meeting face-to-face once a month and would also be meeting virtually through GatheringBooks, a website on children’s literature, young adult fiction, art, music, photography, and booksbooksbooks (http://www.gatheringbooks.org). This book-sharing club will be limited to 10-12 children aged 9-14 to maximize the book-sharing experience. To reserve a place, please send an email to Angie at angie_LIM@nlb.gov.sg. Please note registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

15 September, 11.00 am – 12.00 pm Programme Zone Marine Parade Public Library

Learn cool facts on how plants survive in terrariums (also known as ‘bottle gardens’) and get to make a beautiful mini terrarium on your own! This programme is open to 25 children aged 5-10. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

Chinese Culture out of the Box! - Let’s Learn SEP about Chinese Dining Etiquettes

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21 September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Playhouse Tampines Regional Library

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14 September, 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm Programme Zone Queenstown Public Library

My Mini Terrarium

This programme is suitable for preschool children together with their parents for learning on Chinese etiquette. Chinese are particular about table manners. Table etiquette indicates children's educational status and upbringing and it is important to know how to use the chopsticks correctly and other manners about dining. During this session, children will learn how to use the various cutleries and observe basic table manners appropriately during meal times. Registration is required at the Library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg/ programme/Bounce.aspx

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Story Joy 21 September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Children's Playhouse Tampines Regional Library

Join us at the children's playhouse as students from the OMEP Singapore Student Chapter put on a storytelling and craft session about understanding children with Autism! This programme is suitable for children aged 4-6 and is open to the first 20 participants at the venue.

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Young Author Club 27 September, 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm Everest Room Woodlands Regional Library 30 September, 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm Activity Room Marine Parade Public Library

Young Author Club (YAC) is an initiative by Janus Education to nurture the creative literary aspirations of young students. Facilitated by experienced mentors in the writing industry, this free workshop aims to discover and inspire Singapore’s next generation of writers and storytellers. During the monthly get-together sessions, participants can exchange ideas about storylines, plots, characters, themes and more. For registration and more details, please email to books@catherinekhoo.sg or call 6336 8985.

When you say “I do!” 28 All about Malay SEP Traditional Wedding 28 September, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Programme Zone, Clementi Public Library Wedding bands, that dress, make up, gifts exchange and lots more. Ever wonder what goes behind Malay traditional wedding ceremony? Join us and discover Malay wedding tradition behind the scene with bridal make-up demonstration. For hands-on basic make-up techniques, participants are required to bring their own make up materials and brushes. This programme is open to aged 13 and above only. Free admission with a loan receipt of any 8 items.

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28 September & 5, 12, 19, 26 October 2.00 pm – 4.00pm Activity Room, Sengkang Public Library “故事满屋”工作坊将通过传统寓言故事, 让七至十岁的孩子认识华人的传统价值观, 同时加强他们使用华文华语的能力。参加工 作坊的孩子将分成小组,与组员一同进行角 色扮演。工作坊共有五堂课,最后一堂课是 正式表演,欢迎家长以观众身份出席。 This 5 week workshop is suitable for children aged 7-10. Through this workshop, children will be exposed to traditional Chinese folklore and fables, teaching them the values and morals that are intrinsic to each story. The children will be working in groups to dramatize their stories, each having a different role to play. The workshop will culminate in a showcase whereby parents will be invited to watch their children perform their short dramatic pieces. This workshop serves to reinforce children's grasp of the Mandarin language, training them to use the language effectively and confidently. Please email hao_WU@nlb.gov.sg with your children’s name, gender, age and parent’s name and contact number. Limited seats are available.


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Balloon Sculpture Redemption 1 September, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm Lifestyle Area Just for one day, reading books can get you balloons! Borrow 8 items and use the loan receipt(s) to redeem a special balloon sculpture*.

(*Receipts must be dated 1 Sep’13 and must be from Bishan Public Library. Receipts under different names can be combined)

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Grab a Bag

1 - 30 September Lifestyle Area Need help toting the stack of books you’ve borrowed? In celebration of our 7th Anniversary, we’re giving away a free bag for every 16 books borrowed from Bishan Public Library during the month of September*, while stocks last! (*Receipts of different dates can be combined but must be under the same name.)

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Wii are back!

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7 - 15 September, 10.30 am – 6.00 pm Lifestyle Area

Back by popular demand! Play Wii games for free at Bishan Public Library in celebration of our 7th anniversary this September! Simply borrow eight books from Bishan Public Library during the month of September and present your receipt for a 15-minute round on our specially-brought-in Wii stations*! This redemption will be available for a limited period only – from 7-15 September, 10.30 am - 6.00 pm daily – so don’t miss it! (*Receipts of different dates in September can

be combined but must be under the same name.)

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Artsy Footies@Cambridge 7 - 15 September Exhibition Area

For the first time ever, Cambridge Child Development Centre@Ang Mo Kio showcases the original masterpieces of children from aged 4-6; encompassing colourful thematic collages, freestyle drawings and artworks of various textures and materials. Journey along as they discover how they make their days fun through art and be amazed by their boundless creativity!

St Gabriel's Secondary School Guitar Ensemble SEP performance

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7 September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Programme Zone

Bask in beautiful melodies as St. Gabriel's Secondary School's award-winning Guitar Ensemble perform classic and contemporary music pieces in celebration of Bishan Public Library's anniversary.

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It’s My Party! 10 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Activity Room

You’re invited to a cool party! Can you believe Bishan Public Library is already 7 years old? Spread the cheer with birthday stories. Now, you, too, can be a cake boss by creating your own birthday cake (not the edible variety)! This programme is open to 25 children aged 4-8. Registration is required via eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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Stories Come Alive! (A storytelling special by Yio Chu Kang Primary School teachers)

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Puppet Performance by Sunny Bunny Montessori

13 September 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Activity Room

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14 September 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Activity Room (Chinese)

Catch an interesting puppet performance by students from Sunny Bunny Montessori.

“The Gruffalo”, a popular children’s story by Julia Donaldson, tells of the adventure of a little mouse in the woods. He meets a fox, an owl and a snake, all of whom want to eat him up! The clever little mouse comes up with a plan to trick them by telling them that he is going to meet a scary creature called the Gruffalo. Is the Gruffalo real? Come find out for yourself, and make your very own scary Gruffalo! This programme is suitable for children age 4-12. There will be a session in English on 13 Sep, and another session will be repeated in Chinese on 14 Sep.

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15 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Programme Zone

Travel with Gamelan 28 September, 1.00 pm – 2.00pm Programme Zone

Be treated to familiar Southeast Asian folk songs in a musical performance by BronzAge Gamelan ensemble. Participants get to try their hand at playing a variety of instruments such as the metallophones, kendang and gongs. Free admission for all!

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My Tree House Central Public Library

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8 September, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm MultiPurpose Room Central Public Library Imagine Batman, Superman, Wonderwoman and Ironman having a race with the Minions from Despicable Me. Who do you think will win? Be part of this amazing race by creating your own characters and watch them sprint to the finishing line with the help of a little motor. This workshop teaches participants the basic concepts of electric circuitry through a creative and handson process. Participants are encouraged to bring recycled materials (eg. cardboard, used toothbrushes, used erasers, used sponges etc.) to build their own motorized characters. This programme is held in collaboration with National Institute of Education. Please note that a $5 material fee is payable on the day of the programme. For participants aged 9 and above.

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Are you ready to be a Planet Defender? Exhibition 9 - 13 September 11.00 am – 12.00 pm My Tree House Central Public Library

Anyone can become a Planet Defender! That is the message of this upcoming exhibition by WWF-Singapore. Visit it to learn simple steps you can take to help save the forest in the Heart of Borneo, and the seas of the Coral Triangle. Afterwards, try the online quiz and earn yourself the title of Planet Defender with an e-certificate!


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Crazy for Chocolate! 9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm MultiPurpose Room Central Public Library

Have you ever wished that you are Charlie in the beloved Roald Dahl's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Perhaps, you prefer to be Mr Willy Wonka, the eccentric but crazy chocolate inventor? Or, are you simply crazy for chocolate and candies? Join us for a sugary sweet session where we will share some highlights from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You will also get a chance to make a candy craft. This programme is open to 25 children aged 7-12. Registration is required at the library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg with an admission fee of $2.

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“Are you ready to be a Planet Defender” talk by WWFSingapore’s Young Ambassador 12 September, 11.00 am – 12.00 pm MultiPurpose Room, Central Public Library

Hear from Gelyn Ong, WWF-Singapore’s 9-year old Young Ambassador, about how you can help save the forest. She will share about the threats facing the Heart of Borneo, and how even children can do their part to protect it. The session will also feature an entertaining multimedia presentation based on Gelyn’s first illustrated book, “The Forest Fable”. Registration is required, admission is free. About the speaker:

Gelyn Ong is a 9 year old ingénue whose creative efforts are inspired by her interest in and passion for the natural environment. She started dabbling with crayons and colour pencils at the tender age of two. Since then, not only has she graduated to acrylics on canvas, her love for art has also gone towards helping the less fortunate, especially children. From August 2010 till to-date, Gelyn’s paintings have helped to raise close to S$500,000 for various charities. Gelyn has been WWF-Singapore's Young Ambassador since 2012 and is engaged in raising awareness on environmental conservation amongst her peers. Combining her artistic talent and passion for the environment, Gelyn published her first illustrated book, “The Forest Fable”, in 2013.

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on 28 September, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm Birthday Bash @BEPL 5.00 pm – 5.30 pm Bedok Public Library is turning 28 this coming 28 September 2013! Come on down and party with us as we celebrate our birthday. There are also a few surprises in store that you and your tummy can definitely look forward to!

Balloon Sculpting

Magic Show

2.00 pm – 2.15 pm

2.15 pm – 2.30 pm

Borrow 8 items to redeem a fancy balloon sculpture from our talented magician who will impress you with his nifty twisting skills!

Calling all magic enthusiasts! This is a magical performance that you simply cannot miss. Join us in this exciting session where our magician will perform amazing tricks that will astound you! You might even pick up some cool magic tricks to amaze your family members and friends - if you watch closely enough. Remember a real magician never reveals his secrets!

All programmes will be held at Multipurpose Room, Bedok Public Library

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Now and Then Games 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm Never thought you could play games in the library Then? Now you can! To participate borrow 8 items. Loan receipts can only be used for one activity. While stocks last.

Fun with Pyssla 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm Make colourful and cute knick knacks with Pyssla beads to bring home in this fun-filled activity. To participate borrow 8 items. Loan receipts can only be used for one activity. While stocks last.

Carnival@BEPL Photo Booth 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm The main highlight for our 28th Anniversary Celebration. Borrow 16 items and have a chance to take a fun snapshot with your family at our special photo booth. Bring home the snapshot as a memento! While stocks last.

Badge-making Bonanza 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm Decorate a badge with your own choice of patterns and designs! Go crazy. To participate borrow 8 items. Loan receipts can only be used for one activity. While stocks last.

Tattoo and Face-painting Fun 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm Get a fanciful temporary tattoo of your choice or have your face painted by our artists, if you are daring enough! To participate borrow 8 items. Loan receipts can only be used for one activity. While stocks last.

Mad about Masks 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm Get creative in designing your own party mask and join in the celebration! To participate borrow 8 items. Loan receipts can only be used for one activity. While stocks last.

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Junior’s Dental Show & Tell Session 7 September, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm Programme Zone, Ang Mo Kio Public Library

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Timmy is visiting the dentist for the first time! Dr Friendly is very happy to meet Timmy. He explains to Timmy that he needs to brush his teeth every night after eating his favourite cakes and sweets. With his magic chair, superman syrup and other special tools, Dr Friendly cleans Timmy’s teeth so that the Bug family does not have a party there and feed on his teeth. Join Timmy and Dr Friendly in fighting Mr Bug and his family from making cavities on our teeth! We will also learn the proper way to brush our teeth and keep them clean and shiny for a bright smile! Parents are encouraged to join the session.

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I Am Special Workshop 8 September , 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Everest Room, Level 4 Woodlands Regional Library

Do you often think about yourself, your feelings, likes and dislikes? What about your friends and siblings? Are you aware of their feelings? Come join us in the storytelling of “Where Is Teddy?” and “I Can Share” and learn about feelings such as fear, anger and happiness. You will take part in fun games, activities and even create your very own craft designs such as the ‘Shield Watch’ or the ‘Wacky Face Book’.

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The Plain Nightingale - Speech and Drama SEP Workshop

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22 September 11.00 am – 12.30 pm Activity Room Choa Chu Kang Public Library Come on board The Mapping Express and get to know a mythical bird, created by world renowned children’s book author, Hans Christian Andersen! You will take part in the storytelling of “The Plain Nightingale”, explore wild animals, and play exciting games. What’s more, you will get to make and bring home your very own nightingale headgear!


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Broadcast Journalism My Journalistic ToolBox! 13 September, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Everest Room, Level 4 Woodlands Regional Library

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Get the inside scoop! Have you always wanted to investigate and write exciting stories? Here’s your chance to be an investigative reporter! Discover the mystifying quest for the truth! Inspired by a mystery story, don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about investigative writing! Come join us to solve the secrecy and create your own crime scene art!

How the Birds Got Their Colours - Story & Craft SEP Workshop

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14 September, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm Activity Room, Cheng San Public Library Red, Yellow, Blue and all things new! Our feathered friends are finding for colours! How great would it be if they could share their surprise adventure? Come join our feathery friends in what happened and learn to make a colourful paper bag puppet!

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story & Craft Workshop 15 September, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Everest Room, Level 4 Woodlands Regional Library

Where did all the children go? Everybody’s looking for answers. Let’s help the village find out what happened. Join us in this fun-filled journey, as we act and make crafts to find out the truth! Let your creativity explode into colours. The journey is boundless fun!

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The ‘Tall Tales’ Series: The Giving Tree 9 September, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm, Activity Room, Ang Mo Kio Public Library (4-5 years) 10 September, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm, Programme Zone, Sengkang Public Library (6-7 years) 12 September, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm, Multipurpose Room, Central Public Library (6-7 years) Be stirred by the moving tale of The Giving Tree and spend an afternoon of family bonding fun in our interactive drama workshop! Guided by ACT 3 Drama Academy, children and their parents will explore using creative drama activities and theatre games to bring the story alive. This programme is suitable for children aged 4-5 and 6-7 (as indicated above) and is open to 10 parent-child pairs. This programme is for free admission however registration is required. Please register at library eKiosks or the website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg. Should the programme be fully registered and you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your name and contact number to Selene_Yap@nlb.gov.sg with the programme title as the subject.

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‘Love Flows’ Series: Aloha Ukulele! 9 September, 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm, Activity Room, Sembawang Public Library 10 September, 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm, Activity Room, Sembawang Public Library A ukulele workshop for families! Learn how to play the ukulele in this 2-part series workshop. Grandparents, parents and children will gain basic knowledge of the ukulele and learn how to play chords on a ukulele. This programme is suitable for children aged 6-15 and is open to 10 grandparent/parent and child pairs. Registration is required at library e-kiosks or at http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg. Each registration entitles entry for one grandparent/parent and one child. Each child must be accompanied by at least an adult. Kindly commit to both sessions as seats are limited. Instruments will be provided during the workshop. Each session will be conducted in English and admission is free. Should the programme be fully registered and you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your name and contact number to Gareth_Teng@nlb.gov.sg with the programme title as the subject.

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Culture & Heritage SEP

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‘Coffee Talks, Finger Walks’ Series: Chinese Knotting *11 September, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm, Activity Room, Bukit Panjang Public Library 12 September, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm, Activity Room, Cheng San Public Library *14 September, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm, Activity Room, Bukit Batok Public Library *Conducted in Mandarin

A Chinese knotting workshop for families! Come and string together auspicious wishes for one another! Learn to create Chinese knots which feature prominently in traditional Chinese costume and culture. This workshop is suitable for grandparents, parents and children aged 6-15. The workshops on 11 & 18 Sep will be conducted in Mandarin and those on 6, 12 & 27 September will be conducted in English. This programme is for free admission however registration is required. Should the programme be fully registered and you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your name and contact number to Gareth_Teng@nlb.gov.sg with the programme title as the subject.

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‘Paint Like the Grandmasters’ Series: Chinese Ink Painting for Children 7 September, 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm, Activity Room, Yishun Public Library 9 September, 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm, Programme Zone, Toa Payoh Public Library 10 September, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, Programme Zone, Queenstown Public Library 22 September, 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm, Programme Zone, Marine Parade Public Library Join us for a Chinese ink painting workshop for children. Learn the correct way of holding Chinese brushes and practice different forms of brush strokes. As seats are limited, please register at library eKiosks or at http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg/programme/Arts.aspx. Should the programme be fully registered and you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your name and contact number to Gareth_Teng@nlb.gov.sg with the programme title as the subject.

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‘Paint Like the Grandmasters’ Series: Heritage in Watercolour 1 September, 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm, Swordfish Room, Bukit Merah Public Library 6 September, 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm, Programme Zone, Ang Mo Kio Public Library 9 September, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Programme Zone, Marine Parade Public Library 10 September, 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm, Activity Room, Choa Chu Kang Public Library 11 September, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Programme Zone, Jurong West Public Library 12 September, 11.30am – 1.30pm, Activity Room, Sengkang Public Library 13 September, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Programme Zone, Bishan Public Library 29 September, 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm, Programme Zone,Woodlands Regional Library Artist instructors from Kamals’ Artshop will introduce basic watercolour techniques. Join us and develop an interest for art appreciation and painting. Free admission with limited seats available. Suitable for children aged 7-12. Registration is required at library e-kiosks or at http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg. Should the programme be fully registered and you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your name and contact number to Naadhirah_Ridza@nlb.gov.sg with the programme title as your subject.

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‘Paint Like the Grandmasters’ Series: Wonderful Warli! 9 September, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Everest Room, Woodlands Regional Library 10 September, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Multipurpose Room, Central Public Library 11 September, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Changi Room, Tampines Regional Library 12 September, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Programme Zone, Marine Parade Public Library 13 September, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Programme Zone, Queenstown Public Library 14 September, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Programme Zone, Bedok Public Library Many centuries ago, Indian tribesmen, from the Warli tribe, produced very big murals on the walls of their huts. They used simple shapes and inexpensive materials to create works of art that told a story. Now you too can paint like the artists of the indigenous Warli tribes! Find out how a triangle, circle and square are all you need to create a masterpiece! This programme is open to 30 children aged 8-12. This programme is for free admission, however registration is required. Should the programme be fully registered and you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your name and contact number to Yan_Ping_Leck@nlb.gov.sg with the programme title as your subject.

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‘Her Story’ Series: A Heritagebased Storytelling Sessions by Nanyang Girls’ High School 19 September, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Programme Zone, Serangoon Public Library 26 October, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Activity Room, Sembawang Public Library Nanyang girls were and are the change they want to realize. From professionals and political leaders to Olympians, the alumni of Nanyang Girls' High School have made a difference to the community and to our country. The young Nanyang story-tellers bring the stories of their seniors to life with this StoryTelling Project. They will tell stories of Service and Change Agents who saw it as their responsibility to make the world a better place.

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Walk with Us: Puppets Alive! 28 September, 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm Playhouse, Tampines Regional Library Calling all parents and grandparents! Take your child or grandchild on this journey back in time and learn about Singapore’s early days as an immigrant society through story-telling, puppetry and a tour to the National Museum’s Film & Wayang Gallery! Watch skilful puppeteers bring traditional Chinese hand puppets to life in this Walk-with-Us tour to the National Museum of Singapore. This programme is open to 17 adult-child pairs and is recommended for children aged 7-12. *Please note that Meeting Point and Time is 2.00 pm at the Playhouse. Bus leaves from Tampines Library at 2.30 pm. The Programme at National Museum begins at 3.00 pm. *One registration covers one adult-child pair. *One-way transport to the National Museum of Singapore will be provided. This programme is for free admission however registration is required. Please register at library eKiosks or website http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg. Should the programme be fully registered and you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your name and contact number to Andrea_Ang@nlb.gov.sg with the programme title as the subject.

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27 August - 22 September Bukit Merah Public Library

24 September - 21 October Ang Mo Kio Public Library

Details of objects from Devotion and Desire.

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and the Peranakan Museum are delighted to take you on a journey through Asia. For thousands of years, the cultures of Asia have traded, interacted, and exchanged ideas among themselves and with the wider world. Explore art in our interactive installation and learn how cultures connect through highlights of our current special exhibition, Devotion and Desire, which focuses on the artistic results of these contacts.

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ArtScience Museum Pop-up exhibit in conjunction with Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb at ArtScience Museum 2 - 29 September Woodlands Regional Library Don’t miss the secrets of the mysterious Egyptian burial practices and the mummification process! This exhibition offers visitors a preview of the Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb exhibition at ArtScience Museum. Immerse yourself in an innovative 3D film experience and be amazed with over 100 artefacts, including six exceptionally preserved mummies from the famed Egyptian collection of the British Museum.

Simply borrow any 8 books in 1 loan receipt. Answer a simple quiz and drop them at the promotion box with the following details and you may be one of the lucky 50 winners to win a pair of tickets to the Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb exhibition at ArtScience Museum!*

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Cool South West Cool South West is an energy conservation initiative organized by the National Environment Agency (South West Regional Office). Find out how to fight against global warming and pick up tips on energy saving! Simply borrow any 8 books in 1 loan receipt from

• Name (as shown in IC) • IC Number • Address • Contact Number • Email Address

2 - 9 September Bukit Batok Public Library

All winners will be notified by post. This promotion is organized by ArtScience Museum.

18 - 24 September Jurong West Public Library

*Terms and conditions apply.

10 - 17 September Choa Chu Kang Public Library

25 - 30 September Jurong Regional library and redeem cool home kits! While stocks last.

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The Amazing Art Shuttle

JOYRIDE – A Journey of JOY Join The Amazing Art Shuttle, together with Student Advisory Centre (SAC), as they host their 2013 Children’s Art Exhibition “JOYRIDE – A Journey of Joy” at the library! Held from 27th to 29th September, 200 of their students’ works will be displayed from all over Singapore. “JOYRIDE” will be a thought-provoking and visually stimulative exhibition, featuring their students’ interpretation of the word “Joyride” and offering a perspective into their inner world. In conjunction with SAC, an array of Community Art Programmes will be planned on both days for you to take part in! The Amazing Art Shuttle is an Art Education company that believes in creating a fun and exciting environment for children to learn Art. Student Advisory Centre is a philanthropic service charity dedicated to serving children. Do join us for these exciting activities!

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Collaborative Art Mural

Make your own Badge/Brooch

28 September, 2.00 pm – 4.00pm Multipurpose Room, Central Public Library

28 September, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Multipurpose Room, Central Public Library

29 September, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm My Treehouse, Central Public Library

29 September, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm My Treehouse, Central Public Library

Design your own interpretation of the word “Joyride”! What does it mean to you and your family? Is it a memorable ride on the rollercoaster or a fun animal ride at the zoo? Collected designs will then be added to a canvas-printed mural. Help us design an amazing world filled with Joy!

Learn to design your own badge or brooch inspired by Joy! Participants get to bring back their own wearable art piece.

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Outdoor Art Sculpture 28 September, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Bamboo Garden, Central Public Library 29 September, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Bamboo Garden, Central Public Library Using textures found from the Bamboo Garden at library, participants will transfer these textures onto paper and use these papers to form an interesting sculpture.

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Gig Youtube: Alunan Bicara Karya (Remaja & Umum) Youtube Gig: Books to Beats (Teens & General Public) 7 - 8 September, 12.30 pm – 1.45 pm, ACM Penampilan penggiat muzik yang terdiri daripada golongan anak muda tempatan. Nikmatilah, antaranya, persembahan lagu-lagu Melayu ciptaan asli mereka yang diilhamkan daripada karya-karya bahasa Melayu terpilih. In collaboration with our Open Mic @JRL participants who will be showcasing their interest in selected Malay literary works translated into live performance.

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Sudut Pustaka Perpustakaan Awam Singapura (Umum)

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Storigami (Kanak-Kanak) Storigami (Children) 7 - 8 September, 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm Learning Gallery, ACM Ikutilah sesi bercerita oleh pustakawan yang akan disusuli dengan sesi menghasilkan origami berdasarkan cerita yang baru disampaikan. [Acara merupakan satu kerjasama dengan Kelab Masyarakat Kolam Ayer] Come join our librarian for a fun-filled storytelling session followed by an origami craft session. [Event held in collaboration with Kolam Ayer CC]

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Sesi Bertemu Penulis Cerita Kanak-kanak, Puan Jumaini Ariff (Kanak-kanak)

Library Corner (General)

Meet-the-Author Session with Mdm Jumaini Ariff cum story & craft activity (Children)

7 - 8 September, 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm Learning Gallery, ACM

8 September, 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Learning Gallery, ACM

Kunjungilah Sudut Pustaka untuk mendapatkan koleksi bahan bacaan bercetak serta yang berbentuk pandang dengar yang boleh dipinjam. Manfaatkan pelbagai sumber ilmu dan pengayaan diri secara percuma selain memenangi cenderahati dengan menyertai kuiz kami.

Puan Jumaini Ariff, penulis yang menghasilkan siri buku cerita Ariff Ingin Tahu akan berkongsi kisah teladan terpilih daripada siri ini dengan pembaca cilik. Sesi ini akan turut dimuatkan dengan satu sesi kraf tangan menarik bagi para peserta membawa pulang sebagai cenderahati.

As per previous year, our booth will showcase the rich collection of Malay resources available in our Public Libraries with special focus on local works.

Mdm Jumaini Ariff is the author of the children book series Ariff Ingin Tahu. She will be sharing selected moral stories as well as conducting a craft session which can be taken home by participants as souvenirs.This session aims to promote filial piety and the importance of family in children’s lives.

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Lebai Malang: Satu Sesi Bercerita Interaktif (Kanak-kanak) An Interactively play (Children) 11 September, 3.00 pm, Bedok Public Library 14 September, Tampines Regional Library Kumpulan Teatro For Kids dari Politeknik Temasek akan mengadakan sesi bercerita interaktif yang pasti membuat anak-anak terhibur. Selain meraih nilai murni daripada kisah yang disampaikan, penonton akan turut berasa seronok kerana dapat melibatkan diri secara langsung dalam proses penceritaan. A participative play for children in collaboration with Teatro for Kids, Temasek Polytechnic.

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Gig Puisi: Satu Langit (Umum) Literary Gig: Under One Sky (General Public) 14 September, 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm Programme Zone, Jurong Regional Library Acara tahunan yang mesti diikut serta oleh para pencinta puisi Melayu! Hayatilah pelbagai penyampaian puisi oleh para penulis, pemuisi serta penggiat sastera di atas satu pentas. Para penonton turut diberikan ruang untuk mendeklamasikan karya mereka! A niche programme much awaited by local poets and authors since 2011 gathering Cultural Medallion Winners, SEA Write Award recipients alongside more than 20 other authors in 1 platform for an afternoon of poetry gig.

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Rilek Satu Korner: Produksi Budaya dalam Institusi tinggi yang melibatkan profesionalisma (Pelajar dan Umum) Relax One Corner: Professionalism in Cultural Productions by tertiary institutes (Students and Public) 15 September, 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm Programme Zone Woodlands Regional Library Acara ala Program ‘Jus’, dimuatkan dengan perkongsian pengalaman yang diharap dapat meningkatkan tahap produksi yangg aktif dianjurkan oleh institusi pendidikan tinggi. Sri Warisan akan berkongsi pengalaman melalui penglibatan dalam produksi yang berjaya. Terdapat juga persembahan-persembahan oleh pelajar-pelajar dari Universiti Teknologi Nanyang, Politeknik Republik dan Politeknik Nanyang. The talk show-styled programme aims to allow the sharing of experiences in order to improve the standards of a production that is actively organized by institutes of higher education. Sri Warisan will share their experiences of being involved in successful productions and the ups and down of such involvements. There will also be performances by students from Nanyang Technological University, Republic Polytechnic and Nanyang Polytechnic.

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Kuiz Anjung Ilmu (Pelajar dan Umum) Language & Cultural Quiz (Secondary School student) 21 September, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm Merpati Hall, Geylang East Public Library Kuiz menguji pengetahuan tentang pengajian Melayu khusus untuk para pelajar peringkat menengah. Antara topik yang diuji merangkumi bidang kesusasteraan, kebudayaan dan kesenian. Masuk percuma (Pendaftaran diperlukan menerusi pihak sekolah) The only Cultural & General Knowledge Quiz for BB13 for Secondary Schools including madrasahs. This programme is for free admission however school registration is still required.

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Forum Penulis: Membangun Masyarakat Menerusi Penulisan & Kesenian (Umum) Authors Forum “Building the society through literature and the arts” (General Public) 27 September, 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm The Pod, National Library Building Dr Zakaria Ali (Malaysia), Alfian Saat & Rasiah Halil (Singapura) menjadi ahli panel dalam forum yang mengajak peserta berbincang tentang topik secara kritikal berdasarkan pengalaman peribadi mereka. Dr Zakaria Ali (Malaysia), Alfian Saat & Rasiah Halil (Singapore) will come together to discuss issues on the Malay literary and arts scene.

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Teater Pelajar 2013: Peringkat Akhir Pertandingan Bercerita dan Drama (Pelajar dan Umum)

Gajahpretasi: Cereka Dalam Lukisan (Pelajar Menengah, Maktab Rendah & Umum)

Malay Storytelling and Drama Competition Finals (Students and Public)

Fiction In Paintings (Secondary, Tertiary & General Public)

28 September, 10.30 am – 3.00 pm, Auditorium, Woodlands Regional Library

29 September, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm Programme Zone, Bedok Public Library

Teens Network Club memperkenalkan Teater Pelajar 2013 - Pertandingan Bercerita dan Drama sempena Bulan Bahasa Melayu. Sebagai alternatif yang lebih segar yang menyalakan keghairahan dan minat dalam bahasa dan budaya Melayu, kita menyeru semua orang untuk menonton pertandingan bercerita dan drama, yang menampilkan seni dan pakaian tradisional yang berwarna-warni.

Sertailah peraduan menafsir sebuah cerpen tulisan Dr Zakaria Ali dalam bentuk lukisan. Penulis akan menjadi penilai utama yang akan turut berkongsi perihal hubungan seni lukis dan karya cereka. Masuk Percuma [Pendaftaran diperlukan]

Disembarking from the usual quizzes, Teens Network Club is introducing Teater Pelajar 2013 – A Malay Storytelling and Drama Competition in conjunction with the Malay Language Month. As a fresher alternative of igniting passion and interest in Malay Language and culture, we are calling everyone to watch the competition breezed with theatrical, artistic and colourful traditional costumes.

SEP

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Gig Youtube: Alunan Bicara Karya II (Remaja & Umum) Youtube Gig: Books to Beats II (Teens & General Public) 28 September, 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm Programme Zone Woodlands Regional Library Penampilan penggiat muzik yang terdiri daripada golongan anak muda tempatan. Nikmatilah antaranya persembahan lagu-lagu Melayu ciptaan asli mereka yang diilhamkan daripada karyakarya bahasa Melayu terpilih. Para penonton turut diberikan peluang untuk menonjolkan bakat nyanyian mereka secara spontan. In collaboration with our Open Mic @JRL participants who will be showcasing their interest in selected Malay literary works translated into live performance. Audiences will have an opportunity to take centrestage to showcase their talents!

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This is an art interpretation competition that will require participants to interpret a selected short story written by Dr. Zakaria through various forms of 2dimensional art. This programme is for free admission however registration is required.

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Cilik Berseni: Hassan & Gretel (Keluarga) Little Arty: Hassan & Gretel (Families) 5 October, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Merpati Hall, Geylang East Public Library Variasi Performing Arts akan membentangkan muzikal Hassan dan Gretel, yang melibatkan muzik tradisional, tarian serta unsur-unsur sastera. Muzikal ini melibatkan penyertaan penonton. Variasi Performing Arts will present Hassan and Gretel, a mini CIP musical play that involves traditional music, dance as well as elements of literature. Creative Interactive Play, also known as CIP, is a theatrical play not only for children but adults as well. CIP involves the audience participation. Come join us for fun and action this September at Geylang East Public Library!


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Super Storytastic is full of fun. Learn about anything under the sun. Dragons, Robots, Kittens and Whales; Mysteries, Humour and Adventure Tales! Ang Mo Kio Public Library Every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Bukit Merah Public Library Fridays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm Bukit Panjang Public Fridays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm

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Central Public Librar Sundays, 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm

Cheng San Public Lib rary Every 1st Wednesday, 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Choa Chu Kang Public Library Fridays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Geylang East Public Library Every 1st & 2nd Sunday, 2.00 pm – 2.30 pm

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Jurong Regional Lib Sundays, 12.30 – 1.00 pm

Jurong West Public Library Tuesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Marine Parade Public Library Every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday, 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm Pasir Ris Public Library Wednesdays, 7.00 pm - 7.30 pm

Hey Kids, join our librarians in this half hour of fun facts and stories. Get to know about awesome authors and brilliant books you can dive into. For children aged 7–10.

Serangoon Public Library Tuesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Tampines Regional Library Sundays, 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm Toa Payoh Public Library Thursdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm y Yishun Public Librar Thursdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm Woodlands Regional Library Fridays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Sengkang Public Library Every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Saturday, 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm

Clementi Public Library Mondays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm

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Story Times CENTRAL Bishan Public Library Thursdays, 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 1st Saturday, 11.30 am – 12.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (7 – 10 yrs) Every 2nd Friday, 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) (CH) Toa Payoh Public Library Saturdays, 11.00 am – 11.30 am (4 – 6 yrs) Central Public Library Every 1st & 3rd Saturday, 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm (CH) Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm (4 – 8 yrs) Cheng San Public Library Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Wednesday 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) *Every Friday, 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm (4–6 yrs) *Every 3rd & 4th Sunday 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm (4–8 yrs) Serangoon Public Library Wednesdays, 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) *Every 1st and 2nd Saturday, 11.30 am – 12.00 pm (4 – 8 yrs)

EASTERN Tampines Regional Library Tuesdays, 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 1st Friday, 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm (4 – 10 yrs) (M) Every 2nd Friday, 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm (4 – 10 yrs) (T) Every 1st & 3rd Saturday, 11.30 am – 12.00 pm (4 – 10 yrs) (CH) *Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 11.30 am – 12.00 pm Bedok Public Library Saturdays, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Saturdays, 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm (4 – 8 yrs) (CH) Geylang East Public Library Wednesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 3rd & 4th Saturdays, 11.00 am – 11.30 am (4 – 6 yrs) Every 2nd Wednesday, 8.00 pm – 8.30 pm (4 – 10 yrs) (CH) Pasir Ris Public Library Fridays, 7.00 pm – 7.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) *Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 11.30 am – 12.00 pm Marine Parade Public Library Wednesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 4th Friday, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (4 – 10 yrs) (CH) Sengkang Public Library Every Friday, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 1st, 2nd, 3rd Saturday, 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm (7 – 10 yrs) Every 4th Saturday, 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm (4 – 10 yrs) (CH) *Every 1st & 2nd Sunday, 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm (4 – 8 yrs)

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NORTHERN Ang Mo Kio Public Library Every 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesday, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 4th Wednesday, 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm (4 – 8 yrs) (CH) Sembawang Public Library Wednesdays, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Fridays, 4.30 pm – 5.00 pm (4 – 8 yrs) (CH) *Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 11.30 am –12.00 pm Woodlands Regional Library Saturdays, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 1st Saturday, 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm (4 – 8 yrs) (CH) Every 2nd Saturday, 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm (4 – 10 yrs) (M) Yishun Public Library Every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 1st Monday, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (4 – 10 yrs) (T) Every 4th Tuesday, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 8 yrs) (CH) *Every 1st & 3rd Saturday, 11.30 am – 12.00 pm (4 – 8 yrs)

WESTERN Bukit Batok Public Library Tuesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Thursdays, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 1st Wednesday, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 8 yrs) (CH) *Every 1st & 3rd Saturday, 11.30 am – 12.00 pm Bukit Panjang Public Library Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Friday, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 1st Friday, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 8 yrs) (CH) * Every 2nd & 3rd Sunday, 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 8 yrs) Clementi Public Library Thursdays, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4 – 6 yrs) *Every 1st & 3rd Saturday, 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm (4–8 yrs) Jurong Regional Library Saturdays, 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Every 1st Saturday, 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm (4 – 10 yrs) (CH) Every 2nd Saturday, 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm (4 – 10 yrs) (M) *Every 1st & 2nd Friday, 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm (4 – 8 yrs) Bukit Merah Public Library Thursdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Choa Chu Kang Public Library Wednesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) *Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 11.30 am – 12.00 pm (4 – 8 yrs)

Legend: CH Chinese | M Malay | T Tamil *conducted by our Friends of the Library.

Jurong West Public Library Saturdays, 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm (4 – 6 yrs) Queenstown Public Library Saturdays, 10.30 am – 11.00 am (4 – 6 yrs) *Wednesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm

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Our Locations AMPL

Ang Mo Kio Public Library

4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, S(569842) BEPL

Bedok Public Library

21 Bedok North Street 1, S(469659) BIPL

Bishan Public Library

5 Bishan Place, #01-01, S(579841)

100 Victoria Street, #B1-01, S(188064) CSPL

Cheng San Public Library

90 Hougang Avenue 10, Hougang Mall, #03-11, S(689812) CCKPL

Choa Chu Kang Public Library

BBPL

21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 Lot 1 Shoppers Mall #04-01/02, S(689812)

1 Bukit Batok Central Link West Mall #03-01, S(658713)

library@esplanade

Bukit Batok Public Library

BMPL

Bukit Merah Public Library 3779 Jalan Bukit Merah, S(159462) BPPL

Bukit Panjang Public Library 1 Jelebu Road, Bukit Panjang Plaza, #04-16/17, S(677743) CMPL

Clementi Public Library

3155 Commonwealth Avenue West #05-13/14/15 The Clementi Mall S(129588) CNPL

library@chinatown

Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road #04-12 Chinatown Point S(059413)

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CTPL

Central Public Library

EPPL

8 Raffles Avenue, #03-01, S(039802) GEPL

Geylang East Public Library 50 Geylang East Avenue 1, S(389777) JRL

Jurong Regional Library

21 Jurong East Central 1, S(609732) JWPL

Jurong West Public Library

60 Jurong West Central 3, S(648346) MPPL

Marine Parade Public Library 278 Marine Parade Road, #01-02 Marine Parade Community Building, S(449282)


NL

National Library Building 100 Victoria Street, S(188064)

SRPL

Serangoon Public Library

PRPL

23 Serangoon Central #04-82/83 NEX (Level 4R) S(556083 )

1 Pasir Ris Central St. 3, White Sands, #04-01/06, S(518457)

Tampines Regional Library

Pasir Ris Public Library

QUPL

Queenstown Public Library 53 Margaret Drive, S(149297) SBPL

Sembawang Public Library 30 Sembawang Drive Sun Plaza, #03-01, S(757713) SKPL

Sengkang Public Library

1 Sengkang Square Compass Point, #04-26/27, S(545078)

TRL

31 Tampines Avenue 7, S(529620) TPPL

Toa Payoh Public Library 6 Toa Payoh Central, S(319191) WRL

Woodlands Regional Library

900 South Woodlands Drive, Woodlands Civic Centre, #01-03, S(730900) YIPL

Yishun Public Library

930 Yishun Ave 2, Northpoint Shopping Centre, Level 4, S(769098)

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LANTERN MAKING

Georgette’s Mooncakes

Houyi

Mooncake

Recipe Book THE STORY of Chang'e and

Traditional

Mooncakes

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ISSN 1793-544X (PRINT) ISSN 2010-0035 (ONLINE)

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