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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” – “Autumn : Snapshot”

Subject Talk Series on “Seniors in Style” – “Autumn : Snapshot”

Past Activities

Snapshots of Scenery
Date: 2019/12/13 (Friday)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Venue: Tung Chung Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: The talk will introduce the rule of thirds, the most commonly used composition technique in landscape photography, which divides an image into nine equal parts, and the skills of choosing the most appealing and apparent object at the scenic spot as the subject of the photograph. The speaker will also explain how to take a photograph of unique style by creating illusion or symmetrical composition with lighting at different times of a day from different angles of shooting.
Snapshots of People
Date: 2019/12/9 (Monday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Yau Ma Tei Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: The speaker will explain in detail how to take a nice portrait/family photograph with the use of lighting, background and composition. Participants will be shown how to make the subject look more three-dimensional with the use of lighting such as side light, overhead light and back light. The speaker will also talk about the subjects’ attire and background, and how to combine different composition and lighting techniques to create a unique portrait/family photograph.
Snapshots of Scenery (Cancelled)
Date: 2019/11/15 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Tung Chung Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: The talk will introduce the rule of thirds, the most commonly used composition technique in landscape photography, which divides an image into nine equal parts, and the skills of choosing the most appealing and apparent object at the scenic spot as the subject of the photograph. The speaker will also explain how to take a photograph of unique style by creating illusion or symmetrical composition with lighting at different times of a day from different angles of shooting.
Snapshots of Architecture
Date: 2019/11/4 (Monday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: The speaker will explain the basic composition rules of architecture photography and the technique of making use of visual contrast to highlight the subject building. Tips will be given on how to fix tilted building images by means of perspective distortion. Participants will be taught to take a nice architecture photograph with the use of natural lighting as well as contrast of light and shadow.
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