Brochures in English

  • 2021 New Taipei City Reading Festival

    As part of our community, what memories or imaginations do you have about our city? In 2021 the New Taipei City Library will take you on a “reading” journey…

    Reading New Taipei City with “…”
    During the weekend, I love to slowly ride on the bike lane to see the riverbank view of the city. Can I read the city through a “bike?”
    Yes, you can! This is exactly what you need to do to complete the “Reading Main Mission” for this festival.
    No matter whether if you are reflecting the past, present or future, we wish our readers could fill in the space between the quotation marks with words that convey their backgrounds or life experiences in the city. To participate in the “I read New Taipei through ‘…’,” you are free to fill in any term that can associate with New Taipei City in any way, perhaps it can be “braised pork on rice,” “shopping” or “hiking.” We invite you to generate a new energy for New Taipei, developing new impressions for our city.

    Event 1- Reading through the City Hall
    As part of the 2021 Reading Festival, the New Taipei City Hall will serve to host its main imagery. The ground floor lobby of the Hall will be converted into three sections, including a central exhibition space and a sub space each within the east and west wings. Theses spaces will be dedicated to selected books according to different themes, allowing you to read the city in your own way.
    The central exhibition will also feature “Reading through New Taipei,” a large interactive installation, where by flipping the pages of a physical book, you can take on a journey to visit the different times and spaces in New Taipei City.
    The sub spaces feature “The Big Book Installation,” which responds to the visual imagery of the central exhibition. In these spaces, you will be asked to “Open a book and enter a different world.” Here, we focus on a wide range of themes of New Taipei City, asking you to read the city from various perspectives such as “I use ‘generation,’ ‘industrialization,’ ‘education’ and ‘transportation’ to read New Taipei City.”
    At the same time, we have organized more than twenty reading salons focusing on different topics, these lectures will be led by experts from a different professions and will be sharing their unique and intimate experiences with you.

    Event 2-Reading Outdoors
    In addition, the New Taipei City Government will turn the public spaces near the City Hall into a “Reading Stage,” an event that features the performance of renowned musicians and local performing groups. They will bring the “symphony” that is orchestrated by music and Taiwanese hipster cultural.
    We will set up bookstands near our “Reading Stage, which will focus on publications of various genres and topics, including 5 “Picture Book Tents,” that are popularly enjoyed by our young readers. We will also bring you the art market and independent publishers, which will provide you with all the latest book publications on the market.
    Moreover, we also have several “bonus” projects, such as our “Poet’s Walk,” which will include different poems featuring New Taipei City. By the way, don’t miss out on our “photo shoot” spots, as they will show off your ‘bookish personality’.

    An avid reader knows as much as an experienced traveler. Through our innovative events, the New Taipei City Library will take you to “read” through our unique City.

    2021 New Taipei City Reading Festival
    04/23-05/02
    New Taipei City Library's Main Branch, local branches
    02-29537868#8006
    www.library.ntpc.gov.tw

  • Geo-Museum: The Shui-Jin-Jiu Geopark Exhibition

    Currently, the Gold Museum is busy holding an exhibition that explores the geological resources of the geopark. The exhibition details the development of the geopark and the diverse geoheritage of the Shuijinjiu area. Please visit the Gold Museum website for more information.

    Date Until 05/30
    Venue Gold Museum, New Taipei City Government

    No. 8, Jinguang Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City
    02-2496-2800
    09:30-17:00 (Closed on the first Monday of each month)
    Taipei-Jinguashi: Taking bus route 1062 at the Exit 2 of Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station via Jiufen and get off at Jinguashi (Gold Museum).

  • 2020 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

    The 2020 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale has selected 109 pieces of contemporary artworks from the ceramic studios from every corner of the globe. These works are inspired by stories across the world and created with all kind of clay, glaze and firing techniques. They accurately depict and reflect a variety of social realities. The interaction between hands and clay is an expressive thinking process in a world of rapid change.

    Date Now Until 05/09
    Venue New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum

    No. 200, Wenhua Road, Yingge District, New Taipei City
    02-8677-2727
    09:30-17:00 (Closed on the first Monday of each month)
    Take a commuter train to Yingge train station, the museum is a 10-minute walk from the Wenhua Rd. exit.

  • Time Treasure of Black Tea

    This exhibition analyses the origin and life of black tea with a poetic approach. It evaluates how black tea has been brought to the West, and hence became a popular beverage across the globe. We explore the golden age of Taiwan’s black tea trade, taking you through a journey on how the tea has changed the social lives across the world.

    Date Now Until 11/08
    Venue Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

    No.19-1, Shuisongqikeng, Pinglin Dist., New Taipei City
    02-2665-6035
    09:00-17:00 (Closed on the first Monday of each month)
    Take the MRT to Xindian Station. Transfer onto the Xindian Bus Service, and take the 923 or Green 12 (G12). Get off at the stop for Pinglin Junior High School. The Museum is a 5-minute walk away.

  • Tamsui Historical Museum, New Taipei City

    Tamsui Historical Museum is the first Taiwanese museum that incorporates a group of historic built forms. The Museum contains seven monuments, including Fort San Domingo, Little White House, Hobe Fort, The Tamsui Customs Wharf, The Former Residence of Tamsui Township Head Tada Eikichi, Tamsui Japanese Police Officer Dormitory and Douglas Lapraik & Co.

    Date Now
    Venue Fort San Domingo

    No. 1, Ln. 28, Zhongzheng Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei
    02-2623-1001
    09:30-17:30(Closed on the first Monday of each month)
    MRT Tamsui station is the terminal station. Once you arrive, you can take buses R26, 836 or 857 to Fort San Domingo.

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