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We have embarked on our most ambitious project to date.  The objective of this history-preservation project is to capture and document our collective memories and the history of Antigua and Barbuda.

The project includes collecting photos, art, short stories, folklore.  We are also conducting an extensive and comprehensive oral history project throughout the Antigua & Barbuda Diaspora.  At the project’s completion, we will establish a permanent home for the collection at the new National Library in Antigua.  By completing this project, we give honor to our ancestors, an celebrate each other’s lives.  Read the stories submitted by visiting our story blog located at Antigua & Barbuda Stories.   If you would like to participate in this project, or would like more information, contact us at
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Dorbrene E. O'Marde Announced As Author-In-Residence - December 7, 2013
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Collecting Memories Project
Library Focus
Winter 2012-13 Edition
Volume 7 No 2
Friends Book Club - October 26, 2012 reading "Oh Gad!" by Joanne C. Hillhouse
Saturday, December 7, 2013
At The Antigua & Barbuda House - 12 West 122 St., NYC
Admission: FREE!
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Author of:  King Short Shirt:  No Body Go Run Me
Friends of the Antigua Public Library - New York is pleased to announce Mr. Dorbrene O'Marde as our 2013 Author in Residence.  Mr. O'Marde has written and produced several full length plays in Antigua and Barbuda.  He is also well known for his contribution to the calypso art form by way of songwriting, producing and editing the very popular calypso magazine "Calypso Talk."  He was the host of the radio program "Calypso Talk" and has served as a judge during national calypso competitions in Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis. 

He served as President of the Antigua Jazz Society and represented the CARICOM Heads of Government on two CARIFESTA organizing committees.  He was also a major contributor to the development of the Caribbean region's cultural policy.   In 2010, he received the "Friend of the Arts" SUNSHINE Award" and has recently authored two books - Send Up Your Hand, and is the biographer of Sir McLean "Short Shirt" Emanuel, with this book entitled King Short Shirt:  Nobody Go Run Me.  

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Elections & Book Club Meeting
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm
at The Antigua & Barbuda House
12 West 122 Street, NYC
This month's selection is
The Dew Breaker
by Edwidge Dandicat