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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 Life and Death Education 2020 : Discourse on life and death

Subject Talk Series on Life and Death Education 2020 : Construct of Emotions and Ease of the Mind

Upcoming Activity

Where to bid farewell?
Date & Time: 2020/11/28(Saturday) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: Parents will choose the place of birth for the unborn child, which hospital, which area. Many people may move or even immigrate for the child. You can't choose where you were born. Can you choose where to die? This talk is to discuss the practical problems encountered during the implementation and to share some feasible suggestions.
A dialogue on end of life care
Date & Time: 2020/10/24 (Saturday) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: When death knocks on the door unknowingly, we can't avoid it. How can we openly talk about life and death with our family members? How can healthcare professionals attempt the dialogue and talk with patients and their families about advance care planning and the departure? Let’s explore together.
Dying well priorities of different stages in life
Date & Time: To be confirmed
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: Have you ever wondered what is the best way to spend the last days of your life journey? While you can still decide for yourself, do you want to think about how to prepare? We have invited professionals to discuss with you the preparation for the end of life at different stages of life.

Past Activities

Symposium on “How to address the elephant in the room?”
Date & Time: 5 September 2020 (Saturday) 3:00p.m. (video available for viewing)
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library
Description: "Everyone dies once." Dying should be like our other moments of living. It should be free from pain and fear. It should be comfortable, and with our loved ones as needed. But people always treat death and dying as taboo. At this symposium, we have invited a specialist doctor, a philosophy scholar, a family member and a nurse consultant to discuss how to talk about "death" with the loved ones, friends and patients.