In the fight against the pandemic, everything comes to a halt, but we can still open up a vast world as long as we keep reading. Organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the second Hong Kong Library Festival carrying the theme of Reading Quartet is presenting four thematic groups of programmes, including cross-sector arts, multi-media, virtual technologies, and arts activities. Integrated with online platforms, the Festival this year allows readers to go beyond spatial boundary to enjoy diverse reading experience. Online or offline, real or virtual, readers will be able to construct their multi-faceted worlds through reading.
Featuring four sections—Light and Shadow, Innovative World, Variety Show on Stage, and Living with Books—the Festival’s varied activities are not only disseminated to the Hong Kong Central Library and the public libraries across 18 districts in Hong Kong but also held on the thematic website for readers to join cross-genre workshops as well as reading events. In collaboration with different units and partners to organise creative activities, the Festival creates the opportunities for readers to traverse the border between the real and the virtual, appreciate performances transformed from texts, and enter the many worlds built using diverse reading methods.
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