National Reading Movement

When it’s Mother’s Day, But Your Mum Has Everything She Needs.

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Mother’s Day is only a few days away, so you are wondering what you should get her this year. You make a list, and realise she already has everything she needs. You panic. Do not fret because we might just have the solutions to your problems! Why not do something a little different this year, […]

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Labour Day Books to read

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Ahh, Labour Day! It’s a day for working adults in Singapore to kick back and take a break from work. Who doesn’t love Labour Day? But not all who labour will have a day off, in fact, there are some who rarely have a break – consider this: Across the world, child and forced labour […]

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Librarian’s #bookreview: A Family Portrait

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“You always complain about things that happened before we were born. Why are you living in the past?” Fan believes that she has already left her unhappy past – her bad-tempered grandma, unloving parents and a socialist society – behind in a small village in China; having migrated to Singapore 10 years ago. However, when […]

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#BookReview: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old

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What is it like to be old; very old, and living in an old folks’ home? These are questions we would rather not answer; in fact, we often pretend we never hear of them. Why is that so? Many, especially old people, think, old age is bad; it is terrible. All concerned feel, at some […]

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5 unexpected gems you didn’t know exist in our libraries

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If you’re a hipster on a perpetual hunt for hip new locales, but dislike travelling to ulu places in the unrelenting weather, you’re in for a treat. That’s because we are about to open your eyes to places that are *surprise* not in the middle of Pulau Nowhere. In fact, they are hidden in extremely […]

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