They’ve got lots of free workshops happening if you clicked under arts in the programmes tab because this is the year of arts? Something like that, they’ve got a Press Play thing happening for 2014. When you see something you like, just quickly click on it because some programmes are really popular.
That’s Kenny the friendly chicken by the way and on the right is Shawn from Magic Avenue teaching us how to use a puppet and mostly how to make it look real and practice ventriloquism!
If this was one of those Upworthy headlines or Viral Nova articles, it would have started with “SHE IS THE BIGGEST LOSER BUT WHAT SHE DOES WILL MAKE YOU WEEP – So amazing” or something like that.
But no, this is a State of Sarah post so really.
Hey, yesterday I went to NLB‘s Customer Appreciation Dinner.
The food was great and wow, the libraries DO make note of those customers who contribute to the libraries whether as contributors or people who give talks there, write suggestions, role model library users etc. For each library, the staff do make note of those who come by and all.
And loooook. Besides the great food (and getting my friends to come along too), I won a pencil box at pre-event games there.
Oh yeah and this:
Not the phones, those are mine. I didn’t win those.
They are Nokia bar phones to be censor bars on it. HEH HEH, get it?
Anyway I got the Online Advocate Award by them for twittering/talking about library events and talking to their twitter/instagram accounts and also besides the cert, I got an upgrade of my library membership for a year!
Click to enlargen the poster! Or you can download it here. The Nanowrimo Kick-Off party will be at the possibility room (level 5) of the central library on the 26th October! Don’t forget to actually sign up in the main Nanowrimo website though. The RSVP thread will be out in October.
What do we do at kick-offs? We have intro to Nano, quizzes, fun and stickers.
If you don’t know how to get to the fifth floor of the central library. You can take a lift, that’s just a video of me taking the escalator and trying to get up there as fast as possible. Starts at 6pm to 8pm but generally for those who have been to the parties know the ‘main’ part of it ends around 7pm and the rest is the major mingling and cake time.
And if you’re not Nanowrimo-ing… JOIN THE ZOMBIE WALK!
There were so many activities happening on the 7th September of 2013. Like, whyyyy. Why was everything happening on that Saturday? Like the launch of the Malay Language Month (Bulan Bahasa), Let’s Play (an analogue gaming convention), open house of Goodman Arts centre with various workshops and exhibitions… Well that wasn’t the only ones but yeah EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING that day.
I managed to get to Ken Liu’s 2pm-3.30pm session about science fiction at the national library. Spoiler alert: It ended around 4pm because people wanted to know MORE. So it tells you how good it was.
Yes, Ken Liu’s coming to Singapore in September! Don’t know his work or want to read one of his stories for free? You can check his Paper Menagerie out! It’s also part of Read Singapore this year.
So the important dates would be:
4 September , 7.30pm – 9pm: The Paper Menagerie
7 September,Â 2pm- 3.30pm: The Writing Life : Science Fiction and FantasyÂ or 5pm- 6.30pm: Comparing Notes: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
8 September, 3pm – 4.30pm: Author Reading at Origami Exhibition
We’re going on the Saturday sessions. Especially if you’re Nanowrimo-ers COME ON SATURDAY. He has done Nanowrimo before too and well, it’s always great to meet up with others who have done it while meeting an award or rather AWARDS winning author at the library.
This is all free but if you want to register to just ‘chope’ seat here’s the info:
Registration Info: All sessions are free, but seats are limited.
To confirm your seat, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Your Name 2) Title & Date of Session/s 3) Contact Number
See you guys there! I’ll be going to the 7th September sessions.