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Some Public libraries reopened from 17 September onwards

Self-service library stations and book drop service have been resumed on 2 September.  From 17 September, the Hong Kong Central Library, six major libraries and 31 district libraries have been partially reopened. The libraries will implement special opening hours, arrange sessional admission, limit the number of people entering the library and adopt other precautionary measures. Lending and returning of library materials and picking up reserved library materials will be offered. Library facilities reopened include adult library, young adult library, children's library, reference library, some of the computer facilities and Students’ Study Room. In addition, newspapers and periodicals services will be resumed from 23 September. Please refer to the Details.

With the resumption of book drop service, self-service library stations and reopening of the aforesaid libraries, the maximum number of renewal will resume to five consecutive times from 23 September except for item which is reserved by another reader. Other public libraries and their students’ study rooms, and mobile libraries will continue to be temporarily closed until further notice. Overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly.

Subject Talk Series on “Seniors in Style” – “Spring: Chinese Tea”

Subject Talk Series on “Seniors in Style” – “Spring: Chinese Tea”

Past Activities

Mastering Gongfu Tea (Full)
Date: 2019/6/22 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: South Kwai Chung Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: Gongfu tea, originated in the Chaoshan area of Guangdong Province, is a traditional Chinese way to infuse tea. Let's join the talk and learn more about the techniques from an array of utensils to brewing skills.
Knowing More about Pu'er Tea (Full)
Date: 2019/5/19 (Sunday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Lockhart Road Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: Pu'er tea, originated from Yunnan Province, is divided into raw tea and ripe tea. "Raw Pu'er" is made from fresh leaves undergoing basic steps of tea processing and sold directly to market in the form of loose leaf tea or compressed tea. To speed up the aging process, pu'er tea is put undergoing a controlled post-fermentation process to make "Ripe Pu'er", which is sold at a more affordable price and widely used by restaurants. Besides, aging "Raw Pu'er" has become collectable items by the tea connoisseurs.
The Making of Chinese Tea (Full)
Date: 2019/4/21 (Sunday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Lai Chi Kok Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: There are six different types of Chinese tea, namely Oolong tea, green tea, yellow tea, white tea, black tea and Pu'er tea. Based on the degree of fermentation, length of roasting and other tea making methods, tea can also categorised into green tea, oolong tea and black tea.
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