The Alma Jordan Library at the UWI St. Augustine

The Alma Jordan Library at the UWI St. Augustine This is the official page affiliated with The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the We The Library has been known as the John F.

The nucleus of the Library’s collection was formed in 1898 and the Library has occupied two different buildings: the Registry known now as the Old Administration Building at the St. Augustine Campus and the building at its present location on the JFK quadrangle which was completed with funds provided by the United States Government in 1969. Kennedy Library, The Main Library and was officially rena

med The Alma Jordan on February 28th 2011. During the course of the celebrations to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the St. Augustine Campus of The UWI in 2010, it was decided to name certain buildings in recognition of staff members who made outstanding contributions to the development of the campus. Seven buildings were renamed and one of them being the Main Library in recognition of Dr Alma Jordan, who was Campus Librarian at The Main Library from 1960 to 1989, serving also as University Librarian from 1982 to her retirement in 1989. The Library continues the tradition of service first offered from the landmark Administration Building.

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Meet four up-and-coming fantasy writers from Trinidad and Tobago, and hear from their works in progress! Featuring Dixie-Ann Belle, Jolanda Charles, Janine Mendes-Franco, and Vindhar Suraj.

👉When: Friday 26 April, 2.00–3.00 pm
👉Where: Old Fire Station

📖 The 2024 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, 25-28 April, at the National Library, POS, includes over 150 authors, speakers, and performers from Trinidad and Tobago plus visitors from five continents. Check out the Festival Programme at

🌎For viewers abroad, this year's Festival will be broadcast live from our website, Facebook and YouTube, no sign-ups required!

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The Cross Continental Forum (CCF), a pioneering initiative of CaribbeanTales Media Group and Imagine Media International Ltd. in association with the Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, will be hosting its inaugural forum April 15-19. Acclaimed actress CCH Pounder, celebrated film producer Paul Garnes, international media executives and high-level producers from Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and a number of Caribbean countries will meet in Barbados to participate in the forum. Ava DuVernay's critically-acclaimed film Origin will open the forum with a screening, followed by an interactive talk-back with Garnes and hosted by Pounder.

The Opening of the Inaugural Cross Continental Forum (CCF) will be held at the Walcott Warner Theatre, EBCCI, The UWI Cave Hill Campus on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 6:00pm.

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In commemoration of National Library Week, we present to you this year's theme:

Ready, Set, Library!🥳

Libraries connect our communities and enrich our lives in ways we may not realize, and one of my greatest pleasures is discovering the unexpected and beautiful things libraries offer.
From book groups to providing a safe after-school hangout space and so much more, libraries support us wherever we find ourselves on the roadmap through life’s journey.

What is your favorite experience at the Library?


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Haitian-American writer and 2024 OCM Bocas Prize chief judge Edwidge Danticat is one of the contemporary Caribbean’s most beloved authors, for her searing fiction and unsparing essays and memoirs. She speaks with Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw about the roots of her work, and if and how writing can bridge gaps of understanding and empathy.

👉When: Sunday 28 April, 10-11 am
👉Where: Old Fire Station

📖 The 2024 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, 25-28 April, at the National Library, POS, includes over 150 authors, speakers, and performers from Trinidad and Tobago plus visitors from five continents. Check out the Festival Programme at

🌎For viewers abroad, this year's Festival will be broadcast live from our website, Facebook and YouTube, no sign-ups required!

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📚 Exciting Announcement! 🎉
Dear members of the Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
We are thrilled to announce the release of BIBLIO Quarterly Issue 2024, themed "Tech Trends: Innovating Island Libraries"! 🌴 💻
A heartfelt thank you to all contributors for your passion and dedication to our field. Your insights have made this issue truly enlightening and informative.
Happy reading, and here's to the continued advancement of our profession! 📖✨

Please use the link below or QR code attached to view this latest publication:


🌊Opening Ceremony of the Sub-Regional Dialogue on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and Workshop on Target 3 of the Global Biodiversity Framework for the Caribbean Countries
📅 15th April 2024
⏰ 9:00 AM AST
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Myriam J. A. Chancy (What Storm, What Thunder) discusses her latest novel Village Weavers, which tells the story of Gertie and Sisi—two Haitian girls with an unbreakable bond spanning decades and continents.

Their friendship begins in Port-au-Prince in the 1940s, but tensions between their families tear them apart. As the two girls grow up, they find themselves oceans away from each other in Paris and the Dominican Republic, before eventually reuniting decades later in the U.S.

Chancy is joined in conversation by award-winning author Cleyvis Natera (Neruda on the Park) who praises Chancy’s “radiant ability to wrestle with history, class, colorism, and racism, while telling a story that is deeply rooted in love.”

After the conversation, Chancy will sign books. Excitement!!

Among many other accolades, Natera was a 2019 finalist for the BCLF Short Fiction Story contest and we launched her debut novel, Neruda on the Park with our friends at the Center for Fiction.

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