BAD BOY FROM JAMAICA: THE GARNETT MYRIE STORY

BAD BOY FROM JAMAICA: THE GARNETT MYRIE STORY

“Garnett Myrie came into this world on 27 September 1953 and grew up in the hills of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. When his uncle went to the United States as a farm worker in 1960 and brought back Black liberation literature, he became enamored with “Black Power”. He got himself in trouble when he became bold […]

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They call me teacher : the life and times of Sir Howard Cooke

They call me teacher : the life and times of Sir Howard Cooke

Born in 1915 to a family whose home had once been the converted slave barracks on an old sugar estate, Sir Howard Cooke looks back on a life that mirrors the history of modern Jamaica. From rebellious schoolboy to Mico scholar, his subsequent years as teacher throughout the 1930s were a time of extreme social […]

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Auto Skills Training (Literacy/Numeracy Sessions)

AutoSkills is a computer-based literacy programme offered in public libraries in collaboration with the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL).  The programme offers courses in Reading and Mathematics delivered in 45-minutes computer sessions aimed at improving the literacy and numeracy skills of participants from basic to secondary level....

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Mock Job Interviews

Mock interviews are interactive sessions in which participants are given the opportunity to practice interviewing techniques and receive feedback and coaching on their performance. These sessions are conducted at select parish and branch libraries.

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Computer Training

Free Computer Training is offered to library members. This programme provides members with introductory computing skills in: Digital Literacy – e.g. Making a Digital Video Social Media – e.g. Email, Skype, Facebook, Blog Creation Basic Computer – Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software; Operating Systems; The Internet and the World Wide Web ...

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Remedial Reading/Literacy Sessions

Remedial Reading is offered in select parish and branch libraries with the aim of assisting library members to attain basic literacy. Trained volunteers are usually engaged for this service.

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Homework Assistance

Homework Assistance is offered daily at select public libraries. Parents, students and other library members are given individual assistance with school assignments and/or research work. The service is delivered through library staff and/or volunteers.

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High School Diploma Equivalency (HSDE) Programme

The High School Diplomacy Equivalency Programme is offered in public libraries through partnership with the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning.  The web-enabled programme targets youth 17 years and older who have exited the formal education system without a school leaving diploma and require access to adult education to attain certification a...

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Job Readiness Sessions

Job Readiness Sessions target job-seekers and school leavers among others who are looking for guidance to attain employment. The service is offered in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) and provides guidance on resume-writing, trending jobs and job placements.  Library users may access online market intelligence ab...

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