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Hong Kong Public Libraries to be reopened from 29 September resuming normal opening hours

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major libraries and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier (17 Sep).  From 29 September, all other 32 small libraries and mobile libraries will resume service. All reopened public libraries and their students’ study rooms will resume normal opening hours. To help ensure public safety, libraries will continue to implement precautionary measures, including arrangement of cleaning sessions. Please refer to the Details.

With the resumption of book drop service, self-service library stations and reopening of all libraries with normal opening hours, counting of overdue fines shall be resumed from 19 October 2020. Readers are advised to return the overdue items in order not to incur overdue fines.

Why Weather Forecasts Always Miss the Mark?

Why Weather Forecasts Always Miss the Mark?

Date & Time: 2015/11/7 (Saturday) 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F.)
Speaker: Mr. HON Kai-kwong (Fellow, Hong Kong Meteorological Society and Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
Organiser: Jointly presented by the Hong Kong Public Libraries and the Hong Kong Meteorological Society
Remarks: •Free admission by ticket. Conducted in Cantonese.
•Please register by phone or in person at Young Adult Library, 6/F of Hong Kong Central Library for admission tickets from 25th October 2015 (Sunday). Each person may obtain two tickets. First come, first served.
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2921 0335

The weather is evolving and changeable. Limited by fundamental scientific laws, it is inherently impossible, even with the aid of latest technologies e.g. high-performance computers and weather satellites, to perfectly predict the future state of the atmosphere. As “chaos theory” and the “butterfly effect” loom large, novel ideas and innovative techniques will be essential in formulating the “accurate” weather forecast. This talk reviews the development and challenges of the modern weather forecast, as well as the scientific community’s latest responses to forecast uncertainties.