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Hong Kong Central Library

Starting a different chapter

You'll often hear people in Hong Kong, especially those who can't read Chinese, complain about the supposed lack of interesting bookshops in the city.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

That's me!

Luk Mo-ping, 75, points to a school photo of himself when he attended Queen's College in Causeway Bay in 1950. The photo is part of a collection of school memorabilia on display to celebrate the college's 145th anniversary.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

What's On


A charity drawing exhibition that aims to raise awareness of children orphaned by Aids in China, is open today (2pm - 8pm), Saturday (10am - 8pm) and Sunday (10am - 7pm) at the Hong Kong Central Library. The event is organised by the Chi Heng Foundation.

23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Catch the summer buzz

Word wizards will be buzzing with delight when they visit a new exhibition for children at the Hong Kong Central Library.

Animated bees, ants, butterflies and ladybugs are used as icons to teach social skills and encourage leisurely reading in Children's Growth and Development - The Bugs' Community.

29 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

The Planner


18- to 19th-century European Paintings

Christine Lifestyles exhibits works including Francois Boucher's 18th-century Portrait of a Sleeping Lady and 19th-century painter Jean Capeinick's Spring. Today, 10am-7pm, The Arbour, 2/F IFC Mall, Central. Inquiries: 2537 7987. Ends today

A View from the East

11 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

50 avid readers to receive certificates for their efforts

To encourage young people to read, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will award certificates to 50 students who have read 1,000 to 3,000 books a year.

The Awarded Reading Programme is organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the LCSD.

The presentation of certificates will take place at the Hong Kong Central Library at 3pm this

7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Un Air de Paris

Jean Jacques Sempe

Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

26 May 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


Local band Sway Dog aim to redefine dance theatre and the art of fashion shows in their upcoming multimedia performance Re-Create Yourself.

The performance is part of the YMCArts in Education Project, a series of creative arts in education programmes for local youth organised by the YMCA.

27 Jan 2005 - 12:00am


Today, HK: Support and Consultation Centre for SMEs presents a seminar, 'Licensing: The Art of Brand Expansion', at the Hong Kong Central Library. Visit www.sme.gcn.gov.hk

29 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Where in the world

The Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay will host the 'Round the World with Travel Maps' exhibition from today until April 29. The exhibition will include about 300 western and oriental maps, including modern and ancient maps of Hong Kong. A priceless 800-year-old Chinese map from the southern Song dynasty, the Ping Jiang Tu, will also be on display.

16 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Loyal library visitor wins a certificate

Queen's College student Tsang Tsz-kiu made it into the records book last week when he was named the '10-millionth reader' of the Hong Kong Central Library since it opened on May 17, 2001. He received a certificate from Choi Suk-kuen, acting director of Leisure and Cultural Services.

26 Feb 2003 - 12:00am


Visitors spent almost $440,000 during a six-day book sale at the Hong Kong Central Library. In all, 21,388 books were sold for half price at the Museums and Libraries Christmas Book Sale.

28 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Library Web search system wins award

Hong Kong's Public Libraries have won an award at a Malaysian technology exhibition.

The Multimedia Information System (MMIS), which was developed to let users search the library's catalogue over the Internet, won the prize for E-Government and Services at the annual Asia-Pacific Information and Communication Technology Awards held in Kuala Lumpur last week.

9 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Be part of art exhibition

The Hong Kong Central Library is inviting primary students across the SAR to send in their artwork to be featured in its first anniversary exhibition.

The exhibition - Eyes on the Hong Kong Central Library - will run until August. Deadline for entries is Friday.

29 May 2002 - 12:00am

Take a text drive

AS THE BIGGEST library in the SAR, the Hong Kong Central Library boasts a collection of more than 1.2 million items. It should be one of the best places for simple research projects. But is it? Armed with three of my own research topics, I try it out.

Henry VIII

26 Feb 2002 - 12:00am