In commemoration of the 162nd anniversary of the establishment of a public library service in Barbados, the National Library Service will be hosting a week of activities from October 18 to 23.

The week will commence on Sunday, October 18, with a church service at the St. Joseph Parish Church, Horse Hill, St. Joseph, at 9:30 a.m.

The following day, Monday, October 19, marks the official opening of a pictorial exhibition entitled "Commercial Bridgetown from Inception to the 1960’s". It will take place at the library’s headquarters, Independence Square, the City, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily. The exhibition will run until Saturday, October 24.

The highlight of the week will be the opening of the Tamarind Hall Branch Library at the Eric Holder Municipal Complex at Blackman’s, St. Joseph, on Wednesday, October 21, at 10:00 a.m.

During National Library Week, Customer Appreciation Day will be held at the following branches: Independence Square, the City and Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Monday, October 19; Speightstown and Holetown on Tuesday, October 20; Gall Hill, St. John and The Valley, St. George on Thursday, October 22; and Oistins on Friday, October 23.

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