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Hong Kong Libraries Launch Summer ‘Architecture’ Festival

Library Architecture Festival

The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) are inviting the public to “Walk into Architecture” this summer with a diverse lineup of on-site and online activities.

From July to August, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s annual Summer Library Festival will feature workshops, storytelling, reading clubs, and exhibits focused on the architecture of mainland China and Hong Kong.

“Through these activities, we hope to broaden people’s reading horizons and deepen their understanding of the architecture that shapes our cities,” said an HKPL spokesperson.

Highlights include parent-child workshops where families can create miniature “fotomo” models and neon signs inspired by notable buildings. Teenagers and adults can also participate in workshops to paint landscape scenes using coffee and pastels, or craft paper models of iconic cityscapes.

Storytelling theatres and musical performances will introduce children to architectural wonders, while live-streamed workshops will teach painting and drawing techniques. The HKPL’s YouTube channel and Edutainment website will also host instructional videos.

District-specific programs across Kwun Tong, Sham Shui Po and Wong Tai Sin will further complement the festival, covering topics from Hong Kong history to intangible cultural heritage.

“There’s truly something for everyone this summer as we celebrate the rich architecture that shapes our communities,” the spokesperson added.

All festival activities are free, though reservations may be required for certain programs. Details can be found on the HKPL website and social media pages.

Some of the Summer Library Festival 2024 programmes are under the Chinese Culture Promotion Series. The LCSD has long been promoting Chinese history and culture through organising an array of programmes and activities to enable the public to learn more about the broad and profound Chinese culture. For more information, please visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/ccpo/index.html.