Zuoanmen Turret Library opens to the public

2017-10-31 16:47 千龙网

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The Zuoanmen Turret Library opens to the public free of charge on Oct. 28, 2017. [Photo by Liu Hongsheng/Qianlong]

The Zuoanmen Turret, which had disappeared for nearly 100 years after being built in 1553, was rebuilt into a library. The library on the theme of Beijing’s history and culture opened to the public free of charge on October 28, 2017.

The library houses a variety of historical and cultural books about the past and present lives in Beijing and citizens can experience the old Beijing culture everywhere in the library. It has a total of three floors. The first floor is the themed culture activity and exhibition area, the second floor is the local literature reading area with 6,700 local literature and books, more than 30 kinds of paper newspapers and more than 100 kinds of journals, which provides readers with reading services and activities like reading parties and culture salons, and the third floor is the supplementary themed culture activity area.

Zuo Kun, curator of the No. 2 Library of Dongcheng District, introduced that in addition to offering reading services, the Zuoanmen Turret Library will also hold various reading culture promotion activities on four themes of “reading Beijing”, “listening to Beijing”, “art of Beijing” and “tasting Beijing” for traditional culture lovers, reading enthusiasts and community residents, such as cultural salons, “Beijing etiquette” and “Beijing dialect” classes, special exhibitions and DIY classes.

Currently, the Zuoanmen Turret Library has opened its official WeChat account and the public can follow it for more information.

The Zuoanmen Turret Library opens to the public free of charge on Oct. 28, 2017. [Photo by Liu Hongsheng/Qianlong]


The Zuoanmen Turret Library opens to the public free of charge on Oct. 28, 2017. [Photo by Liu Hongsheng/Qianlong]


The Zuoanmen Turret Library opens to the public free of charge on Oct. 28, 2017. [Photo by Liu Hongsheng/Qianlong]

责任编辑:Ai Ting(QN0043)

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