Sustainability-Focused Programmes At Choa Chu Kang Public Library

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The recently reopened Choa Chu Kang Public Library will offer new eco-themed programmes and marquee events throughout the year.

Venue: Choa Chu Kang Public Library
Dates: Various 
Fee: Free

The Choa Chu Kang Public Library reopens to the public at Lot One Shoppers’ Mall on 28 October 2021, featuring a Community Wall, Nature Walls, Indoor Garden, and Hydroponics Showcase - features seen for the first time in a public library in Singapore. 

The library will also offer many new eco-themed programmes and marquee events throughout the year. These aim to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire everyone to adopt sustainable lifestyles. 

Green Market 

Date: 12 to 14 Nov 2021

The biannual Green Market sponsored by CapitaLand Hope Foundation is a family affair with programmes such as talks, workshops, and exhibitions. It aims to empower everyone to pursue sustainable goals as a community, by introducing them to sustainability principles and connecting them to green groups and initiatives that they can support.

The first Green Market entitled ‚ÄėGreen Market: SG¬†Food Tech Fest‚Äô is co-organised by NLB and Asia Sustainability Forum, and focuses on¬†food technology. It will feature food innovators such as Shiok Meats, Innovate 360, and¬†Amplefresh, who will share their insights and innovations with the general public to¬†raise awareness of food technology and sustainability.

Children aged 5 to 9 can learn about food waste under a brand-new educational programme conducted by CapitaLand staff volunteers. The event will feature both online and physical programmes.

Great Make-Over Project

Date: Dec 2021

This annual project sponsored by CapitaLand Hope¬†Foundation aims to encourage community co-solutioning to reimagine and reinvent¬†spaces to promote sustainable living. The solutions would be presented as prototypes¬†or an exhibition within our library spaces. Experts from green organisations will be¬†roped in to support participants with knowledge and resources to devise solutions to¬†sustainability challenges that they care about.ÔĽŅ

Sustainable art installations

Date: Oct - Nov 2021

Produced by commissioned artists to raise awareness of various sustainability issues, these works will involve crowd-sourced elements such as material contribution from members of the public. From October to November 2021,
the installation will be themed around food sustainability.

Programmes for preschoolers, children, and teens

Date: Ongoing

Younger patrons will be treated to storytelling sessions, talks, and hands-on workshops that introduce concepts of sustainability and nurture an appreciation for nature and wildlife. Older children, tweens and teens will also be given ownership of the library spaces, where they will be able to participate in tabletop gaming sessions with their friends and families, join a roleplaying game learning community, or use the spaces carved out for them to tinker, study or do project work.

For more details on programmes happening at Choa Chu Kang Public Library, visit here. 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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