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More public libraries and services to be reopened from 3 April onwards

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier. From 3 April, all small libraries will be reopened. More services and facilities including newspapers and periodicals services, reference library and partial computer facilities in all libraries will also be resumed. All libraries will implement special opening hours, limit the number of people entering the library and adopt other precautionary measures (including users are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before admission). From 7 April, the HKCL and six major libraries will resume normal opening hours with arrangement of cleaning session. Please refer to the library notice on the Details.

Hong Kong Public libraries has resumed calculation of overdue fines from 5 March, except for mobile libraries. Patrons are advised to return their overdue items as soon as possible to avoid incurring overdue fines. Patrons are advised to renew or return their borrowed items on time to avoid incurring overdue fines.



Meet-the-Authors 2021

Inspiration and Life


Experiences and challenges are shaping the life journey of every individual.  In the coming talk series, authors with splendid experiences are cordially invited to conduct sharing sessions at libraries throughout the city, unfolding the intriguing stories happening throughout the course of their lives.  Through a touch of the overwhelming emotions of the authors, will participants draw some inspiration from those precious moments?


April - May 2021


Date and Time



Registration / Enquiry

Mr. CHANG Cheuk Cheung Terence

24.4.2021 (Saturday)

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Hong Kong Central Library

(Lecture Theatre)

Why I have to write?

2921 0335

(Registration starts from 10.4.2021)

Ms. CHEN Yimin

1.5.2021 (Saturday)

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Po On Road Public Library

(Extension Activities Room)

Sparkle at every age

2928 7055

(Registration starts from 17.4.2021)

Ms. LEE Hin Shin Winsome

9.5.2021 (Sunday)

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Tai Po Public Library

(Extension Activities Room)

Connection beyond life and death- Deciphering the stories of bones

2651 4334

(Registration starts from 25.4.2021)

Mr. YIU Man Kit

16.5.2021 (Sunday)

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Tiu Keng Leng Public Library

(Extension Activities Room)

Novel writing inspired by emotional trauma

2360 1678

(Registration starts from 2.5.2021)

Dr. Vincent KAN

23.5.2021 (Sunday)

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Quarry Bay Public Library

(Extension Activities Room)

Are you Willing to Spend Time on Acquiring Knowledge About Wisdom?

2922 4055

(Registration starts from 9.5.2021)

 Other Talks Coming Soon


·         Conducted in Cantonese. Free admission.

·         Registration by telephone begins 2 weeks in advance for the public and 3 weeks in advance for members of Teens' Reading Clubs of Hong Kong Public Libraries, schools and youth organisations. First-come-first-served.

·         Please arrive on time. Registration becomes invalid when the talk begins. Seats will then be allocated to persons who are waiting at the venue.



Meet-the-Authors 2020

The Path of Growth through Reading – Stories from Authors


Authors from a diverse variety of genres are cordially invited to conduct sharing sessions at libraries throughout the city, sharing their invaluable experience on reading and writing from their paths of growth.  The delightful sharing can definitely help participants to grasp insights into how books can nourish souls and widen readers’ horizons.


Online Talk


Topic:  (Conducted in Cantonese)

Talk 1

Talk 2

Hipsters and Farm Youth

My Path of Growth

Hong Kong Public Libraries YouTube Channel

Watch Now

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Mr. YIP Tsz-lam

Mr. KOT Chun




The youth nowadays have new views and expectations about agriculture which are integrated with ecological, artistic and creative elements. Let’s look into this new phenomenon.

The speaker shared how he likes reading, lives with passion, discovers the society through observation, and how he started to love writing.  And he shared his path of growth from an ordinary teacher to a bestselling author.



Speaker's Book:


葉子林 著


 索書號:430.9391 4414


《活得更快樂 : 人際關係必修的64個學分》

葛雋 著


 索書號:195.1 4420




Recommended Book by Speaker:


 福岡正信 著吳菲 譯


 索書號430 3712


《倪匡傳 : 哈哈哈哈》

 倪匡 口述、江迅 文


 索書號:829 2771


饒玖才 著


索書號739.189 8414


“Steve Jobs”

 Walter Isaacson

 London: Abacus, 2015.

索書號:621.39092 JOB


饒玖才 著


索書號739.189 8414






 富蘭克林.H.金 著、程存旺、石嫣 譯


 索書號430 2486



《半農半X的生活 : 順從自然,實踐天賦》

 𥂁見直紀 著、蘇楓雅 譯


 索書號:430.31 4642




 𥂁見直紀 著、王蘊潔 譯


 索書號:431.420931 4642



“Farmers of forty centuries: organic farming in China, Korea, and Japan”

 F.H. King

 Mineola, N.Y: Dover Publications, 2004.

索書號:630.95 KIN



The one-straw revolution: an introduction to natural farming

 Masanobu Fukuoka, edited by Larry Korn, preface by Wendell Berry, introduction by Frances Moore Lappé

 New York: New York Review Books, ©2009.

 索書號:631.584 FUK