Monthly Archives: September 2012

Read a Banned Book! Hackney Library Celebrates Freedom to Read During Banned Book Week

There have been many attempts to stifle freedom of speech throughout history by banning or destroying books.  Remember the 15th century Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola’s “Bonfire of the Vanities,” in which books (among other objects) that the radical Savonarola and his followers deemed immoral, … Continue reading

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Pardon our Mess While Hackney Library Gets a New Roof!

If you’ve entered Hackney Library (or tried to park in our parking lot) in the last few days, you’ll have noticed a lot of heavy construction equipment outside the building (with several parking spaces blocked off and no access to the … Continue reading

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