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Latest arrangement on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will adopt further measures to maintain social distancing. From 2 December (Wednesday), the Hong Kong Central Library, six major libraries and 31 district libraries with their Students’ Study Room will implement special opening hours to provide limited services including lending and returning of library materials and picking up reserved library materials. 32 small libraries and mobile libraries will be temporarily closed until further notice. Book drop service of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including service at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) and the self-service library stations located at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai will continue to provide services. During the period, public libraries will maintain the precautionary measures which include limiting the number of people entering the library and arranging cleaning break between sessions. Other library facilities including newspapers and periodicals areas, Computer and Information Centres, computer facilities, as well as hiring facilities, will be closed. Please refer to the Details.

New Year Customs in Hong Kong

New Year Customs in Hong Kong

Date & Time: Available for viewing from 5 Feburary 2021 7:00 p.m. 
Speaker: Mr. CHAN Tin-kuen
Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries
Remarks: Conducted in Cantonese via video recording without live audience.
(Video Recording URL www.hkpl.gov.hk/HkmNewYear would be available for access from 5 Feburary  2021 7:00 p.m.)
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2921 0388

Are there any distinctive Lunar New Year customs in addition to the giving of thanks to gods and well-wishing? In this talk, Mr CHAN Tin-kuen, a specialist in folk customs, will introduce the folk religions and village customs during the Lunar New Year and explore the significance behind, giving a picture of the cultural inheritance in Hong Kong.