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Our New Money! On the Anniversary of Changeover Day

On Monday September 8, 1969 (known as Changeover Day) Jamaica saw the introduction of five (5) coins that truly marked the beginning of Jamaican currency/coinage. After 149 years (1840) of using the currency of the United Kingdom, the island was finally getting ‘its...

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The NLJ was pleased to host the US Embassy Jamaica for an engaging Information Session on the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation last week. Great time for networking and learning about the exciting projects other cultural heritage groups are working on!

Jamaica Cultural Development Commission ( JCDC)
National Gallery of Jamaica
Jamaica National HeritageTrust
Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park
St Andrew Parish Foundation - SAPF
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National Librarian / CEO of the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), Ms. Beverley Lashley welcomed gue...

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Social Mediathon?

TUNE IN TO the Association of Caribbean University and Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) #ACURILSocialMediaThon held in an effort to support Caribbean Libraries, Archives, Museums affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

National Librarian/CEO, NLJ Beverley Lashley will present at 4 p.m. Join and DONATE!
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Talk about an impressive panel!
Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Lorna Goodison, joined past Poet Laureate, Mervyn Morris, and Mel Cooke as judges for the 17th Annual Writer's Award at Redbones Blues Cafe last night.
Big up all the wonderful poets who shared their work!

Erika Heslop
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