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1/ “Great scenery along the way: Exhibition of street scenes at bus stops on Hong Kong Island in the 1970s” Roving Exhibition

Date: 2017/10/19 (Thursday) to 2017/10/24 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Exhibition Gallery 1)
Description: In the 1970s, bus was a major mode of transport. Different bus routes travelled from point to point and reached various parts of the city, forming a road transport network. The Traffic and Transport Survey Division of the then Public Works Department once conducted a survey on bus stop locations, passenger volume, journey speed and journey time, etc., of each bus route and took photographs of the bus stops along each route. A series of technical reports compiled subsequently were used to assess the quality of bus services on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Photographs in these reports not only marked the locations of the bus stops, they also documented nearby buildings, streetscapes and people's everyday life. The distinctive scenes of each bus stop made up a collage of the cityscape and kept an account of the city's life back in the 70s of the last century. These reports, filed in Hong Kong Record Series 1015, are valuable information for the study of Hong Kong's transport development and changes of our cityscape.

1/ History in Miniature: Hong Kong Stamps

Date: 2017/7/22 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: It was more than one and a half century ago when the first set of Hong Kong stamps was issued on 8 December 1862. Although electronic media are now the common means of communication, postal service remains necessary. Hong Kong stamps have kept abreast of time in terms of design and printing and developed in diversity, making philately a timeless hobby. This talk will brief the audience on the design and printing of Hong Kong stamps as well as how stamp postage has changed over time in history.

1/ Exhibition on Literary Journals in Early Hong Kong

Date: 2017/3/1 (Wednesday) to 2017/6/30 (Friday)
Time: Library Opening Hours
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (8/F Rare Book Reading Room)
Description: The first literary journal of Hong Kong was published in 1928. In the next few decades, young literati have founded new publications, which made great contribution to the development of Hong Kong literature. The exhibition showcases some of the literary journals published in Hong Kong from 1930s to 1980s, and introduces the history of Hong Kong literature through the development of literary journals.
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