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Dream Jars

Dream Jars

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Cove

Age Group: All ages

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Fill Pustaka with Dreams. Create your very own Dream Jar, inspired by Roald Dahl’s The BFG. Share your dreams and add to the Pustaka Bookaroo Dream Jar Collection.

Rigih and the Witch of the Moon Lake

Rigih and the Witch of the Moon Lake

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Cove

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Tutu Dutta-Yean

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Who is the mysterious Witch of Moon Lake? How is she connected with Rigih? Read along with the author and take part in a fun Questions & Answers session. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Dream Jars

Dream Jars

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Cove

Age Group: All ages

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Fill Pustaka with Dreams. Create your very own Dream Jar, inspired by Roald Dahl’s The BFG. Share your dreams and add to the Pustaka Bookaroo Dream Jar Collection.

Doodle Frenzy

Doodle Frenzy

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: David LIew

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Roll the dice, choose your colour and let your drawing grow and grow and GROW! (In English)

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Nor Azhar Ishak

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

What lies under the sea? Re-create the amazing underwater world together with Nor Azhar Ishak, the writer and illustrator of Under the Sea. (In Bahasa Melayu and English)

Our Majestic River

Our Majestic River

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Frane Lessac

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Doodle a cruise along the Sarawak River. Take part and create your own drawing in an amazing river adventure in this workshop with Frané Lessac. (In English)

If I were a …

If I were a …

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Raymond Lee

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

…what would you be? A crocodile? A tree? A chair? A river? How about the sun? Let’s say you’re a sun. Would your family be the solar system? Where would you live – a giant shoe? (In English) (Limited to 50)

Paper Capers

Paper Capers

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Raymond Lee, Sasya Zuzu

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Make your very own pop-up. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Calling All Earthlings!

Calling All Earthlings!

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 14:30

Speaker/s: Yitping Tay

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by IKA Picture Story House


Synopsis:

Show you care. Make every day an earth day. Together we can make a difference. (In Mandarin) (Limited to 50)

Watercolour Wonders

Watercolour Wonders

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Sasya Zuzu

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Dive into the magical world of water colours as you splish and splash your way to creating beautiful works of art. Release your inner artist and discover different ways of creating textures and patterns through painting. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Dragon Masks

Dragon Masks

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Emma Nicholson

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Have you ever pretended to be a dragon? I have. Come and hear me telling my dragon story and make your own dragon mask. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Emma Nicholson

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Do you have lots of funny stories popping up in your head? I do. So where do they come from? Is there a magic trick to make them appear when you want to write a story? (In English) (Limited to 50)

Celebrating Poetry

Celebrating Poetry

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: All ages

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Mahaya Mohd Yassin

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

Enter a world filled with the sounds and rhythms of language. As you will discover, a poem can be entertaining, energising and enlightening. Mahaya shows you how and why. (In Bahasa Melayu) (Limited to 50)

Grandfather Tree

Grandfather Tree

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: David LIew

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

In the Old Forest stands Grandfather Tree – older than the rivers… older than the hills… some say as old as time. Help tell the story of his journey from seed to forest giant. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Mind Your Language!

Mind Your Language!

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Mahaya Mohd Yassin

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

Listen carefully and you may find a message in a poem. But how does one weave a message of courtesy and politeness into a poem? Does one have to? Find out with Mahaya. (In Bahasa Melayu) (Limited to 50)

The Story Behind the National Anthem

The Story Behind the National Anthem

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Heidi Shamsuddin

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Oyez Books


Synopsis:

Travel back in time with Heidi to find out how we got our National Anthem ‘Negaraku’. Did the song really come from the Seychelles? And who chose this song as our anthem? (In English and Bahasa Melayu) (Limited to 80)

Atuk’s Awesome, Astounding, Amazing Sarong

Atuk’s Awesome, Astounding, Amazing Sarong

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Studio

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Lim Lay Koon

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Oyez Books


Synopsis:

What is so awesome, astounding and amazing about Atuk’s sarong? Comes with sarong demo, silly games and drawing fun. Batteries not included. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Malaysia's Football Hero

Malaysia's Football Hero

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Heidi Shamsuddin

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Oyez Books


Synopsis:

Let’s meet Malaysia’s greatest football legend, Mokhtar Dahari who is best known as SuperMokh! Why was Mokhtar so good at football? What was his secret? Join Heidi to find out. (In English and Bahasa Melayu) (Limited to 80)

A Band of Gorillas

A Band of Gorillas

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Lim Lay Koon

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Oyez Books


Synopsis:

Gorillas in a rock band? Swans in a ballet? Elephants in a parade? What a busy bunch of animals! (In English) (Limited to 50)

Around the World in 60 Minutes

Around the World in 60 Minutes

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Frane Lessac

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Go on a book safari and travel to the islands of the Caribbean the deserts of the Sahara and the jungles of the Amazon. Come and be enchanted by the world of stories. (In English)

Why is the Sky So Blue?

Why is the Sky So Blue?

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 10-100

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Parnab Mukherjee

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Best of Kolkata Campus


Synopsis:

Step into the blueness of the sky and test your powers to conjure up dreams of hope. (In English)

Mythical Sounds

Mythical Sounds

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: All ages

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Beez Buskerz

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Traditional tales, traditional instruments and traditional rhythms of Borneo. (In Bahasa Melayu and English)

The Drummer Boy

The Drummer Boy

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Mark Greenwood

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Find your rhythm and step to the beat of a different drum in this exciting, musical presentation based on Mark’s book, Drummer Boy of John John. (In English)

Si Hitam , Gagak Yang Malang

Si Hitam , Gagak Yang Malang

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 16:00

Speaker/s: Mama Tok

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

Mari mendengar Mama Tok bercerita tentang Si Hitam. Apakah yang menyebabkan Si Hitam begitu sedih, dan kenapa dia enggan terbang bersama kawan-kawannya? (In Bahasa Melayu) (Limited to 100)

A Splash of Stories

A Splash of Stories

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Valentina Trivedi

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Glub…glub…..glub….. dive deep into this pool of stories and come up drenched in their enchanting spell! Meet some quirky people, some wise animals and join them in their adventures. (In English)

Durian Delight

Durian Delight

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Sie Ling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

The King of fruits, but is it sweet, sour, spicy or salty? (In Mandarin) (Limited to 80)

Tales of Wonder

Tales of Wonder

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 13:00

Speaker/s: Kamini Ramachandran

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Moonshadow Stories


Synopsis:

Let Kamini Ramachandran transport you to a time long, long ago and a place far, far away with her tales of wonder and magic. (In English) (Limited to 100)

Seekor Biawak, Seekor Ular! Seutas Tali, Sekeping Kertas!

Seekor Biawak, Seekor Ular! Seutas Tali, Sekeping Kertas!

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Mama Tok

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Sing, dance and play with Mama Tok! (Limited to 100) (In Bahasa Melayu)

Storytime with Nor Azhar Ishak

Storytime with Nor Azhar Ishak

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:30

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

Join Nor Azhar Ishak a.k.a NAI as he takes on you on a journey up the mountain, through the forest, under the sea… all in your world of imagination! (In Bahasa Melayu and English)

Topsy Turvy Tales

Topsy Turvy Tales

Date: 17 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Valentina Trivedi

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Problems are never straightforward so why should solutions be?

Dream Jars

Dream Jars

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Cove

Age Group: All ages

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Fill Pustaka with Dreams. Create your very own Dream Jar, inspired by Roald Dahl’s The BFG. Share your dreams and add to the Pustaka Bookaroo Dream Jar Collection.

Children of the Rainforest

Children of the Rainforest

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Cove

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Nau Sidu

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Wildlife Conservation Society


Synopsis:

Listen to the cries from the rainforest.

Dream Jars

Dream Jars

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Cove

Age Group: All ages

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Fill Pustaka with Dreams. Create your very own Dream Jar, inspired by Roald Dahl’s The BFG. Share your dreams and add to the Pustaka Bookaroo Dream Jar Collection.

Marvellous Menagerie

Marvellous Menagerie

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Lim Lay Koon

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Oyez Books


Synopsis:

Rhinoceroses, elephants, sharks and polar bears! What animals would you like to see in this marvellous menagerie? (In English) (Limited to 50)

Jungle Book

Jungle Book

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Frane Lessac

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Go on a jungle book safari and discover why Malaysia has one of the most amazing jungles in the world. Create your own doodle in this drawing workshop with Frané Lessac

Doodle Frenzy

Doodle Frenzy

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: David LIew, Valentina Trivedi

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Roll the dice, choose your colour and let your drawing grow and grow and GROW!

Marvellous Menagerie

Marvellous Menagerie

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Lim Lay Koon

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Oyez Books


Synopsis:

Rhinoceroses, elephants, sharks and polar bears! What animals would you like to see in this marvellous menagerie? (In English) (Limited to 50)

The Art Experience

The Art Experience

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Nor Azhar Ishak

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

Join the coolest mini art workshop in town. Whether you are the next great artist or just want to have fun, create your very own masterpiece with a little help from Nor Azhar Ishak a.k.a. NAI. (In Bahasa Melayu and English) (Limited to 50)

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Raymond Lee, Sasya Zuzu

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Make your very own Tree of Life. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Bewitching Books

Bewitching Books

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 11:30

Speaker/s: Yitping Tay

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by IKA Picture Story House


Synopsis:

Jump into the magical world of books. (In Mandarin) (Limited to 50)

Dragon Masks

Dragon Masks

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Emma Nicholson

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Have you ever pretended to be a dragon? I have. Come and hear me telling my dragon story and make your own dragon mask. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Big and Small

Big and Small

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: David LIew

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Two best friends, a canoe and a river race. The trophy was as good as theirs - until they came face-to-face-to with the saying “Size DOES matter”… (In English) (Limited to 50)

Make Beautiful Poetry

Make Beautiful Poetry

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Mahaya Mohd Yassin

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

Come and create the music that words make. Act, sing and chant along with Mahaya, put your emotions into thoughts and your thoughts into words - Make beautiful poetry. (In Bahasa Malaysia)

Phoenix Song

Phoenix Song

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Tutu Dutta-Yean

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

What is a Phoenix? What kind of magic does it have? Find out what happens to a boy who thinks a phoenix is only found in fairy tales! (In English) (Limited to 60)

Sereni and Shentel

Sereni and Shentel

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Sereni and Shentel

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Discover how to turn dreams into reality through friendship, laughter, hard work and a little headband magic. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Timeless Tales of Malaysia

Timeless Tales of Malaysia

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Tutu Dutta-Yean

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

What is the secret of the princess who vanished? Can the prince find her? Take part in a play and find out for yourself! (In English) (Limited to 50)

How a Book is Made

How a Book is Made

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Studio

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Emma Nicholson

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

You dream up a story, add some drawings and - hey presto! - your book is finished. Or is it? Come and find out how to make it look good enough for your friends to read? (In English) (Limited to 50)

The Three Smelly Bachelors and Other Stories

The Three Smelly Bachelors and Other Stories

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Oyez Books


Synopsis:

Join Heidi as we go back in time to find out about the musician and actor, P. Ramlee. Did he really star in a movie about three smelly bachelors? Make sure to bring your dancing shoes! (In English and Bahasa Melayu) (Limited to 80)

Encore!

Encore!

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Mahaya Mohd Yassin

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

A little appreciation can go a long way in creating even better poems. But what actually goes into a poem that can mesmerise listeners? Mahaya has quite a few tips to share.

Bhoma - What Remains is...

Bhoma - What Remains is...

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 10-100

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Parnab Mukherjee

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Best of Kolkata Campus


Synopsis:

…the majesty and mystery of the rainforest. (In English)

Breathing New Life into Myths and Legends

Breathing New Life into Myths and Legends

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Mark Greenwood

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

The past is full of adventures, curious characters and strange objects. Come on a voyage of discovery and hear the History Hunter breathe life into myths and legends. (In English)

Reading and Writing a Comic Script

Reading and Writing a Comic Script

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Tom McLaughlin

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Discover how to put pictures and words together to create an exciting comic strip of your own. Pencils ready! (Limited to 50) (In English)

The Most Amazing Story a Man Ever Loved to Tell?

The Most Amazing Story a Man Ever Loved to Tell?

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Mark Greenwood

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

There is not a stir or a whisper when Mark Greenwood steps onto the stage to tell the most amazing story a man ever lived to tell. But are Mark’s miraculous tales really true? Or is he the greatest liar on earth. (In English)

Riddlearoo!

Riddlearoo!

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 16:00

Speaker/s: Kamini Ramachandran

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Moonshadow Stories


Synopsis:

Time to put on your thinking caps! Can you help solve a riddle or three? (In English) (Limited to 100)

Story Fun

Story Fun

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Sie Ling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Join Sie Ling for a story about a rooster, a treasure bowl and more. (In Mandarin) (Limited to 80)

Mat, Mit, Mut

Mat, Mit, Mut

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:30

Speaker/s: Mama Tok

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

Mat, Mit and Mut need your help. Be ready to play your part in this dramatised storytelling with Mama Tok.(In Bahasa Melayu) (Limited to 100)

Tales of Wit and Wisdom

Tales of Wit and Wisdom

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Valentina Trivedi

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Animals can be smart, dumb, scary or funny. The biggest and scariest may be the silliest, whilst the smallest and shyest may be the wisest. (In English)

Seri Cicirama Cantik

Seri Cicirama Cantik

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 13:00

Speaker/s: Mama Tok

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

Listen to a story about a butterfly who was very beautiful but a little bit proud, a little bit boastful and a little bit stubborn.(In Bahasa Melayu) (Limited to 100)

Storytime with Nor Azhar Ishak

Storytime with Nor Azhar Ishak

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Nor Azhar Ishak

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Kota Buku


Synopsis:

Join Nor Azhar Ishak a.k.a NAI as he takes on you on a journey up the mountain, through the forest, under the sea… all in your world of imagination! (In Bahasa Melayu and English)

Forest Fables

Forest Fables

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 11:30

Speaker/s: Kamini Ramachandran

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Moonshadow Stories


Synopsis:

Enter the magical world of animals that talk, and journey with them through the forest of fables. (In English) (Limited to 100)

Tea Talk

Tea Talk

Date: 16 Apr 2016

Location: Baruq

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Grace Rongrong

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by IKA Picture Story House


Synopsis:

Time for tea…or is it? (In Mandarin) (Limited to 50)