Light Amidst Adversity: Rare Gallery Tour

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Light Amidst Adversity: Rare Gallery Tour


By GoLibrary | National Library Board, Singapore

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Saturday, February 18 · 11am +08


National Library / Lee Kong Chian Reference Library 100 Victoria Street Singapore, 188064 Singapore

About this event

Using historical and archival materials from the collections of the National Library and the National Archives, Light Amidst Adversity seeks to explore the themes of resistance and resilience during World War II as well as post-war remembrance in Singapore. The display features a selection of rare books, photographs, artworks, personal documents, and ephemera that record local war preparations and poignant stories in a time of adversity.


Tour Dates

27 May 2023, 1pm - 2pm - SOLD OUT

24 Jun 2023, 11am - 12pm - SOLD OUT

29 Jul 2023, 1pm - 2pm - SOLD OUT

About “Defending the Little Red Dot”

The responsibility of defending a nation rests on its people. Every year, Singapore commemorates Total Defence Day on 15 February, which marks the fall of Singapore in 1942. For this year’s Total Defence Day, the National Library Board presents Defending the Little Red Dot, a campaign packed with talks, book displays and film screenings, highlighting stories of resistance and resilience during the Japanese Occupation, and the importance of preparedness in the digital age.


Check out other programmes here.

Explore content on Japanese Occupation here.

Please note the following

  • Meeting Point: Level 13, National Library
  • Arrive 10 mins before the session commences.
  • NLB reserves the right to deny entry to participants who do not abide by the ground rules.
  • Please note that photos and/or videos of this programme and its participants may be taken.

About the organizer

The National Library Board (NLB) manages a network of 28 libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. NLB promotes reading, learning and information literacy by providing a trusted, accessible and globally-connected library and information service through the National Library and a comprehensive network of libraries.