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Library Opening Hours

There will be special opening hours for all branches of Hong Kong Public Libraries on the Birthday of Buddha (22 May 2018). Please refer to the Library Notice for details.

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1/ Talk 6

Date & Time: 9 November 2018 (Friday) 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)

2/ Talk 5

Date & Time: 5 October 2018 (Friday) 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)

3/ Talk 4

Date & Time: 7 September 2018 (Friday) 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)

4/ Talk 3

Date & Time: 3 August 2018 (Friday) 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)

5/ Talk 2

Date & Time: 20 July 2018 (Friday) 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)

6/ Talk 1

Date & Time: 8 June 2018 (Friday) 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)

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1/ Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Collective Memories and Identities

Date & Time: 2018/8/25 (Saturday) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: This talk explores what is the Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival and why it has become Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage and China's national-grade intangible cultural heritage. It examines how this traditional religious custom in the rural Chaoshan area has been brought to Hong Kong by the migrants, and was further developed and transformed. In the context of decolonization and reunification to China, the speaker will delineate how the festival reflects Hong Kong’s identity and collective memories.

2/ Hong Kong’s Got Fishpond – Aquaculture of Fresh-water Fish in Hong Kong History

Date & Time: 2018/5/12 (Saturday) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: Hong Kong Fresh-water fish aquaculture industry, which is an important part of local agriculture history, has a long history and its uniqueness in Hong Kong. To better understanding the development of local fresh-water fish aquaculture industry and its social, ecological and economic value, this talk will introduce the history, heyday and decline of the fresh-water fish aquaculture industry of Hong Kong. Fish species, rearing method and the ecological value of fishpond will also be introduced.

1/ The Hong Kong Musicians Series: POON Cheuk: a Playwright's Life and Works

Date: 2018/4/1 (Sunday) to 2018/7/31 (Tuesday)
Time: Library Opening Hours
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (10/F Arts Document Reading Room)
Description: The renowned playwright POON Cheuk (1921-2003) dedicated his life to Cantonese opera, film and gospel songs in Cantonese opera style. He wrote many popular works, including the Cantonese opera “Two Heroic Families”, “War and Never-ending Love”, Cantonese opera film “The Precious Lotus Lamp” and gospel song in Cantonese opera style “Resurrection”.

The exhibition introduces POON Cheuk's life and works through displaying the manuscripts of music scores, scripts, Cantonese opera handbill, gramophone record and photographs. Readers can find out more about this renowned playwright.
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