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New NCLIVE Historic Newspaper Database Now Available through Hackney Library

Thanks to a new database available to Hackney Library patrons via NCLIVE, you can now access some 3.5 million digitized pages of historic newspapers in North Carolina, including selected issues of Wilson’s Daily Times (ranging from 1896-1929),  the Wilson Advance (ranging … Continue reading

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Former AC/Barton Tennis Coach and Alum Tom Parham Donates Bob Dylan Collection to Hackney Library

If you’re a Bob Dylan fan, there’s great news “Blowin’ in the Wind” for you:  Former Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) tennis coach and alumnus Tom Parham has donated his collection of over 30 books and 4 DVDs about … Continue reading

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World War I Comes to Hackney Library

In case you hadn’t noticed, Hackney Library has gone back in time about 100 years:  we are playing temporary host to an exhibit called “North Carolina in the Great War.”  The exhibit consists of two  mannequins–the first dressed in the … Continue reading

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“Words Have Power,” so Hackney Library Encourages You to Read a Challenged Book During “Banned Books Week,” September 24-30!

Did you know that not only have most of the the top 10 most frequently challenged or banned books in the United States in 2016 been challenged because of sexual content of one type or another, but also that an entire series … Continue reading

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Friends Groups Jointly Present Author, Columnist, TV and Radio Host D. G. Martin for Dinner/Lecture on October 3, 2017

The Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library are pleased to announce that author, columnist, and TV and radio talk show host D. G. Martin will be the guest speaker for the Friends’ jointly-sponsored … Continue reading

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Hackney Library’s Art Gallery Features New Exhibit by Josiah King, Barton Adjunct Art Instructor

The Art Gallery space adjacent to Hackney Library’s first-floor Technology Classroom features a new exhibit of paintings by North Carolina artist and teacher Josiah King.  He is a new addition to Barton College’s School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts, … Continue reading

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Hackney Library Welcomes the Honorable Albert S. Thomas, Jr. as its Constitution Day 2017 Speaker

Hackney Library is pleased to host the Honorable Albert S. Thomas, Jr., attorney and retired judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, as featured speaker at our annual Constitution Day reception and program.  The event will be held this year on … Continue reading

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