LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 290 – Creative Christmas Trees

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students




1. Mcculloch, Gretchen. “The widely-spoken languages we still can’t translate online,” (November 28, 2018)


Google Translate and other online translation tools help remove language barriers, yet hundreds of languages spoken by millions of people still have no online support.


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2. James, Lauren. “11 creative Christmas tree solutions – Melania Trump, eat your heart out,” (November 30, 2018)


From plants you grow in a pot to using books, planks or upcycled materials, check out these creative decorating ideas to turn your Christmas tree into a holiday masterpiece.


South China Morning Post is available electronically at



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Practical Docker with Python: build, release and distribute your Python app with Docker / Sathyajith Bhat


Docker is an open-source tool that automates the deployment of an application inside a software container. This book covers the basics of Docker, starting with installing and configuring Docker, and finally to develop a simple Python application to be containerized with Docker.



Winter Solstice Festival


The Winter Solstice Festival falls during the 11th lunar month. It was traditionally the time by which farmers and fishermen had to prepare for the coming colder months. In Hong Kong, most people finish work early on the festival and go home for lavish meals with their families. They’ll usually include tongyuen on the menu (a sweet soup with balls of sticky rice) because its name sounds like “reunion”.


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