[[email protected]] Industrial designer-turned-visual artist Anthony Chin relates his experience of transiting to an artist in our upcoming talk “From

[library@orchard] Industrial designer-turned-visual artist Anthony Chin relates his experience of transiting to an artist in our upcoming talk “From
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Industrial designer-turned-visual artist Anthony Chin relates his experience of transiting to an artist in our upcoming talk “From Design to Art: Creating Experiences for the Public”. He will share about his journey - the challenges and rewards - and his upcoming immersive installation that will be unveiled in March at Emerald Hill.

When asked for a book recommendation, Anthony gave us two! “‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ (Call No.: Lifestyle Design/ Culture & Society 909 HAR) cuts through the history of the human race by dividing our story into three broad ‘revolutions’. In a clear, succinct manner, the author clarifies complex concepts to illustrate the events that brought us to where we are today. While ‘Sapiens’ looks to the past, ‘Homo Deus’ (Call No.: Lifestyle Design/ Culture & Society 909.83 HAR) looks into the future and questions: will humans still be relevant?”

This programme is happening on 27 January, 4.30pm to 5.30pm, and is organised in collaboration with OH! Open House.

Details and registration: http://bit.ly/DesigntoArt (more…)

[[email protected]] Join us for an interactive talk and demonstration to learn about the nearly 1,000 years of history that have

[library@orchard] Join us for an interactive talk and demonstration to learn about the nearly 1,000 years of history that have
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Join us for an interactive talk and demonstration to learn about the nearly 1,000 years of history that have shaped Japanese tea ceremony and kimono traditions. Speaker Ms Sanae Otsuka will share about the varieties of kimono and tea ceremonies, as well as appropriate behaviour when donning a kimono, or attending a tea ceremony. Participants will also take part in an exclusive demonstration of the Omotesenke style of tea ceremony, and partake in Japanese tea and traditional sweets.

Happening on 1 Feb (Thurs), this programme is free and is organised in collaboration with Japan Creative Centre (JCC):

Session 1 (kimono talk & tea ceremony): 1pm - 3pm
Session 2 (tea ceremony only): 4pm - 5pm

Each participant may only register for one session. To register, please email the following details to [email protected] with the subject “Omotesenke Tea Demonstration and Kimono Talk”:

1. Full name
2. Preferred session
3. Number of persons attending (including yourself)
4. Mobile Number

Due to limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC.

About the speaker:
Ms Sanae Otsuka is well-versed in the Omotesenke Way of tea ceremony, kimono, Japanese dance, the Japanese zither, as well as Ikenobo floral arrangement. Since 2008, she has been teaching the Omotesenke style of tea ceremony and floral arrangement in Shanghai, China. She is a renowned figure who has performed for VIPs in China, and has the strong support of the Consulate General of Japan in Shanghai. (more…)

[[email protected]] Martin Bonney is a UK-trained textile designer who uses both the print and embroidery combing method to bring together

[library@orchard] Martin Bonney is a UK-trained textile designer who uses both the print and embroidery combing method to bring together
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Martin Bonney is a UK-trained textile designer who uses both the print and embroidery combing method to bring together embellishments, colour and tactile surfaces. He studies engineered textiles, explores traditional machinery and uses them with digital and laser engraving for fashion-forward companies and individuals.

He recommends "Thinking Through Fashion: A Guide to Key Theorists" (Call No.: People Design/ Fashion/ 391 THI). For him, this book “brings together a mix of experts in the field of material culture and fashion design. It offers depth to the subject, and is an enjoyable read for all levels.”

Join Martin for our "Language of Fashion" Talk on 27 January, from 2pm to 3.30pm, to learn about how fashion communicates ideas, and the shifting values in the industry today.

Details and registration: http://bit.ly/LanguageofFashion (more…)

[[email protected]] SILENT RETREAT – December Programme ListingWe end this year on the theme of ‘Silent Retreat’.

[library@orchard] SILENT RETREAT - December Programme ListingWe end this year on the theme of 'Silent Retreat'.
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SILENT RETREAT - December Programme Listing

We end this year on the theme of 'Silent Retreat'. Explore the library's quiet spaces with Arkidecture BEEP SG 快樂追築 in our 'Design for Children' series, or create plans for a cozy corner in your home with the final instalment of the Interior Design talk series with Qanvast - Interior Design Ideas. Ruminate on the meditative practice of calligraphy with The Workroom, or take part in a casual peer learning unconference at Barcamp Singapore. This time of the month, we want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the little things in life.

Unless stated, admission to our programmes is free with required registration. For registration and specific programme information, please visit nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. (more…)

[[email protected]] SILENT RETREAT – December Programme ListingWe end this year on the theme of ‘Silent Retreat’.

[library@orchard] SILENT RETREAT - December Programme ListingWe end this year on the theme of 'Silent Retreat'.
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SILENT RETREAT - December Programme Listing

We end this year on the theme of 'Silent Retreat'. Explore the library's quiet spaces with Arkidecture BEEP SG 快樂追築 in our 'Design for Children' series, or create plans for a cozy corner in your home with the final instalment of the Interior Design talk series with Qanvast - Interior Design Ideas. Ruminate on the meditative practice of calligraphy with The Workroom, or take part in a casual peer learning unconference at Barcamp Singapore. This time of the month, we want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the little things in life.

Unless stated, admission to our programmes is free with required registration. For registration and specific programme information, please visit nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. (more…)

[[email protected]] SILENT RETREAT – December Programme ListingWe end this year on the theme of ‘Silent Retreat’.

[library@orchard] SILENT RETREAT - December Programme ListingWe end this year on the theme of 'Silent Retreat'.
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SILENT RETREAT - December Programme Listing

We end this year on the theme of 'Silent Retreat'. Explore the library's quiet spaces with Arkidecture BEEP SG 快樂追築 in our 'Design for Children' series, or create plans for a cozy corner in your home with the final instalment of the Interior Design talk series with Qanvast - Interior Design Ideas. Ruminate on the meditative practice of calligraphy with The Workroom, or take part in a casual peer learning unconference at Barcamp Singapore. This time of the month, we want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the little things in life.

Unless stated, admission to our programmes is free with required registration. For registration and specific programme information, please visit nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. (more…)

[[email protected]] SPECTRUM – November Programme ListingWe’ve got a spectrum of disciplines for our programme line-up this November – Podcasting, Calligraphy,

[library@orchard] SPECTRUM - November Programme ListingWe've got a spectrum of disciplines for our programme line-up this November - Podcasting, Calligraphy,
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SPECTRUM - November Programme Listing

We've got a spectrum of disciplines for our programme line-up this November - Podcasting, Calligraphy, Fashion... you name it!

We're also excited to present 'Design for Children', a series of workshops for children aged 9 to 12 years old! As you know, we don't have a children's section, however, from 13 Nov to 17 Dec, drop by Imagine That to check out books on design that children can borrow!

Unless stated, admission to our programmes is free with required registration. For registration and specific programme information, please visit www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. (more…)

[[email protected]] SPECTRUM – November Programme ListingWe’ve got a spectrum of disciplines for our programme line-up this November – Podcasting, Calligraphy,

[library@orchard] SPECTRUM - November Programme ListingWe've got a spectrum of disciplines for our programme line-up this November - Podcasting, Calligraphy,
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SPECTRUM - November Programme Listing

We've got a spectrum of disciplines for our programme line-up this November - Podcasting, Calligraphy, Fashion, Business... you name it!

We're also excited to present 'Design for Children', a series of workshops for children aged 9 to 12 years old! As you know, we don't have a children's section, however, from 13 Nov to 17 Dec, drop by Imagine That to check out books on design that children can borrow!

Unless stated, admission to our programmes is free with required registration. For registration and specific programme information, please visit www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. (more…)

[[email protected]] We’re incredibly excited for “The Making of MUJI Products – Textiles” talk that will be happening on 28 October, from

[library@orchard] We’re incredibly excited for “The Making of MUJI Products – Textiles” talk that will be happening on 28 October, from
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We’re incredibly excited for “The Making of MUJI Products – Textiles” talk that will be happening on 28 October, from 4pm to 5.30pm!

Speaker Ms. Mieko Nagasawa, from MUJI’s Planning & Design Creation Office, will share on Found MUJI – Textiles of India, the ideology behind the making of MUJI products and the use of organic cotton, one of the most important natural materials used in MUJI garments. This programme will be conducted in Japanese, with live English translation.

Organised in collaboration with Japan Creative Centre (JCC) and MUJI. Admission is free but registration is required. To register, please email the following details to [email protected], with the subject “The Making of MUJI Products – Textiles”:
1. Full Name
2. No. of pax (including yourself)
3. Mobile Number
As there is limited seating, seats are confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. (more…)

[[email protected]] We can’t wait for the “Vanishing Art Forms: Enamelling and Horology” talk happening on 15 Oct (2pm to 3pm)!

[library@orchard] We can’t wait for the “Vanishing Art Forms: Enamelling and Horology” talk happening on 15 Oct (2pm to 3pm)!
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We can’t wait for the “Vanishing Art Forms: Enamelling and Horology” talk happening on 15 Oct (2pm to 3pm)! Join Charlotte Hoe & Shawn Lim as they share about the histories and challenges of these traditional art forms.

Charlotte is the second generation owner of Royal Insignia, a luxury house that begun its history crafting Orders, Decorations and Medals for members of the royal family. For anyone interested in enamelling, Charlotte recommends “The Art of Enameling” by Linda Darty: “The book takes a gentle hand with those starting on their first enamelling project, but doesn’t shy away from showing the vast possibilities the art can offer.”

Shawn is the third generation owner of Cheong Ann Watch Maker 昌安鐘錶, an antique shop that specialises in the retail and repair of antique clocks. Shawn’s own copy of “The International Dictionary of Clocks” is a decades-old gift from his father. “With its extensive explanations and beautiful images, this book is the perfect choice for the budding horology enthusiast or clockmaker-to-be.”

Details and registration: http://bit.ly/EnamellingandHorology (more…)

[[email protected]] LOUD PRINTS – October Programme ListingIt’s our birthday this month, and we’re really excited to be turning three

[library@orchard] LOUD PRINTS - October Programme ListingIt's our birthday this month, and we're really excited to be turning three
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LOUD PRINTS - October Programme Listing

It's our birthday this month, and we're really excited to be turning three years old at orchardgateway. Celebrate with us!

Unless stated, admission to our programmes is free with required registration. For registration and specific programme information, please visit www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. (more…)

[[email protected]] BLUEPRINT – September Programme ListingTake some time to delve into the details this month – we take a closer look at

[library@orchard] BLUEPRINT - September Programme ListingTake some time to delve into the details this month - we take a closer look at
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BLUEPRINT - September Programme Listing

Take some time to delve into the details this month - we take a closer look at the space around us and glean some insights from architects and designers this September.

EDIT: There is a change to our Resident's open studio sessions. Please refer to the poster for the updated dates.

Unless stated, admission to our programmes is free with required registration. For registration and specific programme information, please visit www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. (more…)

[[email protected]] BLUEPRINT – September Programme ListingTake some time to delve into the details this month – we take a closer look at

[library@orchard] BLUEPRINT - September Programme ListingTake some time to delve into the details this month - we take a closer look at
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BLUEPRINT - September Programme Listing

Take some time to delve into the details this month - we take a closer look at the space around us and glean some insights from architects designers this September.

Unless stated, admission to our programmes is free with required registration. For registration and specific programme information, please visit www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary. (more…)

[[email protected]] Visit us next Friday (18 August) at 7pm for a free screening of selected short films for ‘ASEAN JOURNEYS: Short

[library@orchard] Visit us next Friday (18 August) at 7pm for a free screening of selected short films for 'ASEAN JOURNEYS: Short
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Visit us next Friday (18 August) at 7pm for a free screening of selected short films for 'ASEAN JOURNEYS: Short Films in Celebration of [email protected]'.

Details and registration: bit.ly/ASEANJourneys2017 (more…)

[[email protected]] The last installment of Elixir Point will feature two guests, Isman Tanuri and Dr.

[library@orchard] The last installment of Elixir Point will feature two guests, Isman Tanuri and Dr.
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The last installment of Elixir Point will feature two guests, Isman Tanuri and Dr. Stéphane-Laure Caubet. In this panel discussion, they will share how to navigate ambiguity, collaborate with others and lead during a time of disruption.

Isman is the founder of OOMRA, an online travel platform catering to 'halal tourism'. Dr. Stéphane-Laure is the founder and director of 8S2BUSINESS, a consulting firm offering tailor-made solutions in organisation, management and strategy. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the private and public sector in both Europe and Asia.

This talk will be held on 13 August (Sunday), 2pm-3.30pm, and is organised by 98 Ft..

Details and registration: http://bit.ly/ElixirPointIsmanTanuriStéphane-LaureCaubet (more…)

[[email protected]] STIMULUS – August Programme ListingSpark your creativity with our programme lineup in August!

[library@orchard] STIMULUS - August Programme ListingSpark your creativity with our programme lineup in August!
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STIMULUS - August Programme Listing

Spark your creativity with our programme lineup in August! We invite professionals and entrepreneurs to our space to share their expertise - from branding to interior design, we've got something for everyone.

Unless stated, admission to our programmes is free with required registration. For registration and specific programme information, kindly visit www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.

Have you told us what you'd like to see at [email protected]? Let us know here: bit.ly/orchardprogrammes (more…)

[[email protected]] Don’t worry if you’ve been too busy to make plans this weekend, because we’ve got you covered.

[library@orchard] Don't worry if you've been too busy to make plans this weekend, because we've got you covered.
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Don't worry if you've been too busy to make plans this weekend, because we've got you covered. Head down this Saturday to catch a free movie screening of 'Florence Foster Jenkins' at 3.30pm. Featuring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg, this comedic biography of the eponymous New York socialite will definitely captivate your senses.

Our librarian will also be sharing a related book in the first 5 minutes of the programme, so don't be late!

Details: bit.ly/LibrariansFavourites2017

#readingnationsg #whatareyoureadingsg (more…)

[[email protected]] Tiny worlds tell epic tales.

[library@orchard] Tiny worlds tell epic tales.
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Tiny worlds tell epic tales. Co-organiser of the Plastic Singapore group, Sunny Ang shares how he discovered the world of toy photography:

“I was feeling bored one day so I picked up a Spiderman action figure, placed him on the ledge, and shot a picture of him gazing down at the streets below, as if preparing to leap off and save the world. Later, I discovered the huge toy photography community on Instagram and haven’t stopped shooting and posting toy photos since.”

When asked for a good read, he recommends “Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy” by Vesa Lehtimaki. “Featuring Lego mini figures from the Star Wars universe, most of the images are mysteriously lit, humorous, and set in a galaxy far, far away. Fans of the franchise will also appreciate the subtle movie references. This book inspires me and I see it as the gold standard of toy photography.”

[email protected] is hosting Sunny as a speaker in an introductory talk on toy photography on 1 July, 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Sunny will also be our Resident on 8, 22 & 29 July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Register at http://bit.ly/ResidentToyPhotography (more…)

[[email protected]] Our old email addresses are no longer in use, so make sure you save these new ones!

[library@orchard] Our old email addresses are no longer in use, so make sure you save these new ones!
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Our old email addresses are no longer in use, so make sure you save these new ones! (more…)

[[email protected]] Join us this Saturday for the closing event of PressPlay, an annual youth arts festival organised by the Arts & Culture

[library@orchard] Join us this Saturday for the closing event of PressPlay, an annual youth arts festival organised by the Arts & Culture
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Join us this Saturday for the closing event of PressPlay, an annual youth arts festival organised by the Arts & Culture team. LASTPLAY comprises of live band performances, artisan craft booths, and self-curated activities which are all free for the public to attend. See you on Saturday night! (more…)

[[email protected]] We’d like to think that fashion and illustration can be best friends – Just take a look at Wu Yanrong’

[library@orchard] We'd like to think that fashion and illustration can be best friends - Just take a look at Wu Yanrong'
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We'd like to think that fashion and illustration can be best friends - Just take a look at Wu Yanrong's marine illustrations for Hermès' "The Big Blue" installation last year at Ngee Ann City!
Get your dose of design love as Yanrong will be sharing more of her works as part of PressPlay's ArtistAnonymous - Visual Storytellers talk tomorrow, 25 February 2017 from 2:30pm - 4:00pm.

Free Admission with registration via http://bit.ly/PP4VisualStorytellers. (more…)

[[email protected]] Trivia Goh, artist and illustrator, deals primarily with large-scale charcoal drawings and paintings which focus on the little things

[library@orchard] Trivia Goh, artist and illustrator, deals primarily with large-scale charcoal drawings and paintings which focus on the little things
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Trivia Goh, artist and illustrator, deals primarily with large-scale charcoal drawings and paintings which focus on the little things as she believes that these trivialities make the biggest difference. She has exhibited at the ArtScience Museum, and the Arthouse Nahkuri in Kärsämäki, Finland. Her book, Nightmares are Made of This, was exhibited in the library last November. She will be back in the library to conduct the Imagine That! Illustration Workshop this Saturday.

Her book recommendation is "The Magic Brush and Other Stories" by Enid Blyton (ISBN: 9780861631452).

"The Blyton series in general opens up this whole new alternate world for the easily distracted. The short stories make for great imagination exercise. One minute it'd be about fairies and pixies, and the next it'd be about cutting up the blue sky to make a sailor's pants. It is a quick leap from one chapter to the next and this keeps the reader from losing interest. The Magic Brush was the first book that I read from cover to cover and I would go back to the Blyton books once in a while to refresh that fascination for fantasy. I would recommend this book very much to anyone and everyone in need of some book magic." (more…)

[[email protected]] Here’s to a good start to 2017! Organised by the National Library Board’s Arts & Culture team, PressPlay is

[library@orchard] Here’s to a good start to 2017! Organised by the National Library Board’s Arts & Culture team,  PressPlay is
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Here’s to a good start to 2017! Organised by the National Library Board’s Arts & Culture team, PressPlay is an annual youth festival aimed to make the arts more accessible to the public and to celebrate its impact on young people’s lives.

Now in its fourth year running, PRESSPLAY collaborates with local studios, independent artists, and design collectives to offer a myriad of free arts programmes from 14 Jan to 18 Mar 2017. Make something new at our artisan workshops, learn of the ongoing collaborations within our local creative community, listen to our selection of local beats, and gain a better appreciation of the written word. #supportlocal #pressplaysg

Check out PRESSPLAY’s Facebook page for the events listing and registration openings! (more…)

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