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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” – “Summer: Chinese Calligraphy”

Subject Talk Series on “Seniors in Style” – “Summer: Chinese Calligraphy”

Past Activities

Regular, Running and Cursive Scripts (Full)
Date: 2019/9/28 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Quarry Bay Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: Chinese characters have evolved gradually from seal and clerical scripts to regular, running and cursive scripts. The speaker will introduce regular script in stele style and manuscript style, in small size and large size, as well as cursive script in the form of draft cursive, running cursive, modern cursive and wild cursive, etc., and talk about the features of regular, running and cursive scripts, representative calligraphers in different dynasties and appreciation of their calligraphic works.
Seal and Clerical Scripts (Full)
Date: 2019/8/10 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Tsuen Wan Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: Originated from pictorial images and symbols and developed through gradual standardisation, Chinese characters form a mature and well-structured system of writing. There are five major types of script in Chinese calligraphy, namely seal script, clerical script, regular script, running script and cursive script. The speaker will talk about the origin and evolvement of Chinese characters, features of seal and clerical scripts, representative calligraphers in different dynasties and appreciation of their calligraphic works.
Paper, Writing Brushes and Ink (Full)
Date: 2019/7/20 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Ngau Chi Wan Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: According to Confucius, one must have effective tools in order to do a good job. It is necessary to use suitable tools to produce beautiful handwriting. The talk will explore different types of Chinese calligraphy tools, namely paper, writing brushes and ink, as well as their characteristics and uses.
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