Book Sharing Program (mostly Chinese books)

The Ministry of Education and National Publishing Organisation are running an activity from now until mid-December, where you can borrow books from a number of places (Ikari Coffee, Leezen Tea Shops, and some other places), either write your feedback in the book or post it online, then pass the book to people you know. Late-December, all the books are supposed to back to the places of origin, and the feedback will be collated. Contributing publishers include TienShia (天下) and Hsin-Yi Publications, to name two. I was at the Nankang Sport Center Ikari Coffee today, and the books they had were all recently published and in mint condition. The adult books were in Chinese and there were some English-language children's books. The books are just sitting there and you just take them away as you wish. It's kind of fun for kids to take part, and a good chance for adults to read some free books. Not much English material but still an interesting concept.

Website (Chinese): [url]www.nporeadorg.tw[/url]


Taipei County Museum Information in English - "Over 32 museums"

This is a nice site introducing museums in Taipei County.  According to a friend of mine, Taipei County won some special awards for museums last year, so this year several museums are celebrating by offering free entry.  Many of these museums are easily accessible by public transport, so it's definitely worth looking into them.

The English on this site can only be described as "quaint", and should bring a smile to your face



Family Cinema at Taipei Main Library July 2010

Family Cinema

Source:Taipei Public Library


Every Sunday
10:00 a.m.
07/04 Tom Sawyer
07/11 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
07/18 The Prince and the Pauper
07/25 The Million Pound Note

Information from: http://english.tpml.edu.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1135461&ctNode=32728&mp=104022
Main Library (8th floor Audio-visual Group Viewing Room)
Contact Tel No.27552823#2802