Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Post your Taichung and central Taiwan events here!
Forum rules
This forum is for the listing, promotion, and discussion of the specifics of events in Taichung and central Taiwan. Please include a date in your title (e.g. 3/25) and - in the post - an address in English if possible. If you are providing the information in the form of an online photograph/flyer/poster, it is also advisable to provide the essential details in text as well, so as to facilitate ease of cut-and-paste.

As we wish to encourage people to post their events here, negative commentary isn't welcome in the Events forums. You are, however, more than welcome to post the same debate-encouraging negative criticism of bands, artists, etc. in the Arts & Entertainment or other appropriate forums.

Please PM the Moderators or Admin if you have any concerns or queries.

Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Postby SlowRain » 20 May 2012, 13:29

A new, rather HUGE branch of the Taichung National Library had its soft opening last week. It's getting its grand opening on June 3rd.

We checked it out today. English books, along with Vietnamese, Thai, and Indonesian, are on the 5th floor, kind of tucked away in the back. It's a nice building and the selection is pretty good, both fiction and non-fiction. There'll be some books and authors you can't find and some you'll be pleased to see.

Here are some links:

http://www.ntl.gov.tw/english/

http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_ ... 1205150041

http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem= ... ctNode=445

http://bestautodesign.com/national-libr ... cts-taiwan
Forumosan avatar
SlowRain
Newspaper Copyeditor (bàoshè biānjí)
Newspaper Copyeditor (bàoshè biānjí)
 
Posts: 486
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 17 Jul 2009, 17:39
Location: Taichung
12 Recommends(s)
5 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Postby headhonchoII » 20 May 2012, 17:29

Looks nice, pity about the location! Most people don't go near the train station area I'd say.
I can remember the fourth of July runnin' through the backwood bare.
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.
headhonchoII
Maitreya Buddha (Mílèfó)
 
Posts: 12147
Joined: 26 Aug 2002, 10:40
Location: Taipei
1474 Recommends(s)
551 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Postby Confuzius » 20 May 2012, 17:50

headhonchoII wrote:Looks nice, pity about the location! Most people don't go near the train station area I'd say.


I'm there 3-5 times a week actually, so this is awesome!
"Knowledge alone is transitory, the outcrop subsequent to 'I desire all things'". - A. O. Spare
Confuzius
Betelnut Beauty (bīnglang Xī Shī)
Betelnut Beauty (bīnglang Xī Shī)
 
Posts: 1524
Joined: 05 Jun 2011, 08:09
113 Recommends(s)
76 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Postby SlowRain » 20 May 2012, 21:44

There's some sort of government building across the street just behind it and a small park across the street out front. Other than that, the area is a little old without much around. I imagine they hope it'll give a boost to that part of the city. It's less than 15 minutes from where I live, so I hope to go there often. It's a MUCH nicer facility than the one in Taichung Park.
Forumosan avatar
SlowRain
Newspaper Copyeditor (bàoshè biānjí)
Newspaper Copyeditor (bàoshè biānjí)
 
Posts: 486
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 17 Jul 2009, 17:39
Location: Taichung
12 Recommends(s)
5 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Postby mukashi » 06 Jun 2012, 10:32

Ha,

I can see it from my kitchen window :) It's awesome place. Actually it's just next to NCHU, so not really a middle of nowhere, and for a drive that would be 5 min from the Art Museum. They have also DVDs, but not sure if those are for rent or for watching at there only. They have very nice children area too.

Agnes
Forumosan avatar
mukashi
Newspaper Copyeditor (bàoshè biānjí)
Newspaper Copyeditor (bàoshè biānjí)
 
Posts: 468
Joined: 21 May 2009, 21:38
Location: Taichung City,Taiwan
38 Recommends(s)
15 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Postby trubadour » 13 Jun 2012, 20:31

What is the study area like?
trubadour
Betelnut Beauty (bīnglang Xī Shī)
Betelnut Beauty (bīnglang Xī Shī)
 
Posts: 1545
Joined: 16 Jan 2008, 12:51
114 Recommends(s)
15 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Postby SlowRain » 15 Jun 2012, 10:45

I'm not sure about the rest of the building, but there are tables and chairs on the fifth floor along the edge of the wall. Some are for four people, some near the windows are for two people. It's still a bit new, so the novelty hasn't worn off yet. There were a lot of kids walking around with their parents, so it was a bit noisy. That was on a weekend, though. Weekday mornings should be better. Each floor has a mini kitchen with sinks and hot water. You could easily bring an Aeropress and a Porlex hand grinder and make a very nice cup of coffee. :cool:
Forumosan avatar
SlowRain
Newspaper Copyeditor (bàoshè biānjí)
Newspaper Copyeditor (bàoshè biānjí)
 
Posts: 486
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 17 Jul 2009, 17:39
Location: Taichung
12 Recommends(s)
5 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Postby susanlai03 » 27 Jun 2012, 13:45

Never been there. I used to The Taichung Park one. The new one a bit to far. Got bus line there?
:neutral:
susanlai03
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 27 Jun 2012, 13:27

6000

Re: Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Postby mukashi » 09 Jul 2012, 16:42

to be honest, haven't really try to sit down there~ but I noticed a lot of chairs is the modern style... bare plastic... not my fav type. They have some nice looking sofas for the DVD watching area (they have lots of movies and documentaries on DVDs to watch).

For the seats I like NCHU library, but not sure if non-student can get in, and always it's loaded with NCHU students (well maybe not so much during summer vacations).
Forumosan avatar
mukashi
Newspaper Copyeditor (bàoshè biānjí)
Newspaper Copyeditor (bàoshè biānjí)
 
Posts: 468
Joined: 21 May 2009, 21:38
Location: Taichung City,Taiwan
38 Recommends(s)
15 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Grand Opening of the new Taichung National Library - June 3

Postby trubadour » 11 Jul 2012, 18:53

mukashi wrote:For the seats I like NCHU library, but not sure if non-student can get in, and always it's loaded with NCHU students (well maybe not so much during summer vacations).


this is the best library (or should I say the only good one?) yet it and every other place are usually so packed I invested in an office at home!
trubadour
Betelnut Beauty (bīnglang Xī Shī)
Betelnut Beauty (bīnglang Xī Shī)
 
Posts: 1545
Joined: 16 Jan 2008, 12:51
114 Recommends(s)
15 Recognized(s)

6000

Next




 
 
 x

Return to Taichung & Central Taiwan Events



Who is online

Forumosans browsing this forum: No Forumosans and 2 visitors

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives -- ANNIE DILLARD, The Writing Life