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Read for Life
"Life has many shades of colour, and there is a book for every shade that will make life better."
Read for Life is NP Library's campaign to get the campus community to think about our relationship with reading.
Reading is not restricted to black text on yellowed paper: we read when we're on social media, when we're texting, when we're happy or sad, when we're going about our daily lives. The stories we collect along the way have the potential to influence our lives. They may even change the lives of others when we share those stories. Through this reading campaign, the Library aims to highlight that reading is relatable throughout your journey in life.
Mr. Fox, one of ForestLand's most wanted computer criminals, has hacked into the central identification system and planted a malware time bomb!
Luckily, an owl sleuth by the name of Inspector Wiz has swooped in on the case, but she needs your help to seek the crafty culprit out. Help her thwart the evil plot and the fastest 3 Seekers will be rewarded with an 8th Gen Amazon Fire tablet, Herschel backpack, or JBL wireless earphones.
Follow Inspector Wiz on Instagram @np_library for more details.
Reading newspaper articles online is a convenient way to stay on top of global and local happenings. Showcase your current affairs knowledge by participating in the Newslink online quiz and stand a chance to win Starbucks gift cards!
An old page of text. A black marker. Blackout whatever's not needed and turn the page into a letter to... Your future self? That someone? Singapore in celebration?
From 8 to 25 July, come view our exhibit of poems from the campus at the Blackout Poetry station in the library and create your own using the materials provided or your own text in print or digital format. Submissions may be made online via the link below or at the station and will be compiled into an eBook anthology.
Pledge to read for 15 minutes so that a less privileged child can enjoy reading too!
From 15 to 26 July, our Library is support NLB's Read for Books donation drive. For every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, NLB will donate one book to selected beneficiaries. Pledge through the URL below.
This year's theme is reading together, so spend time reading to your child or gather your friends to pledge and take some selfies/wefies at our pledging booth in the library. Together, let's do our part for charity!
What goes on in the life of a social media influencer? Find out directly from Jemimah Wei, the personality behind Instagram channel and lifestyle blog jemmawei.com, where she writes about travel, literature, fashion, and cats.
A multi-hyphenate with over 68k Instagram followers and 1 million Youtube subscribers, she also hosts a web TV show and even has her own curated bookshelf #JemmaRecommends at Changi Airport. Learn to write creatively and effectively for social media and build an online presence in this 45-minute talk!
Healthy snack bars will be provided. Register with the link below.
A book has touched someone's life, and that someone is giving that book as a gift, hoping it will touch your life too.
Blind Date with a Book is back by popular demand, returning to the library this July! The catch, as before - The title of the book is a mystery at first. Each book up for selection is wrapped up, with only a little note written by the giver attached. Pick a book to bring home based on the note, and get in touch!
In the spirit of passing the love for these books to the next generation, only students may collect a book package.
Date: 24 July 2019 (Wed)
Time: 1:15 pm
Venue: Library (Entrance Level)
Catch up on the latest bestsellers and new releases fresh from Amazon's and The Straits Times' rankings, curated for you on a one-stop shelf. For a selection of books with a seal of approval from your campus peers, we have picks recommended by our very own Library Champions.
Every showcase book can be found physically in the library or borrowed electronically through the eReads kiosk outside the library.
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Fancy learning about your favourite literature through videos instead? This selection of videos led by John Green, popular young adult fiction writer best known for The Fault in Our Stars and more, might just be your thing.
Why do we read? What's the point of reading critically. John will argue that reading is about effectively communicating with other people. Unlike a direct communication though, the writer has to communicate with a stranger, through time and space, with only "dry dead words on a page." So how's that going to work? Find out with Crash Course Literature!