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Author and Educator Terry Roberts to be Featured Speaker at Joint Fall 2019 Friends Dinner

The Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library are delighted to host author and educator Terry Roberts as the featured speaker at their next joint book signing, dinner, and lecture, scheduled for Tuesday, October … Continue reading

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Hackney Library to Host Historian, Author Jeff Broadwater as Constitution Day Speaker on Tuesday, Sept. 17

The U.S. Constitution is as relevant today as it was on September 17, 1787, when it was signed by delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia—perhaps even more so now than ever, as what the Constitution calls for and what … Continue reading

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14th Annual Open House to be Held in Hackney Library on August 22, 2019, 4-6 pm

Hackney Library’s having a party this week, and you’re invited! On Thursday, August 22, 4-6 pm in the library’s Learning Commons, we will be celebrating the new 2019-20 academic year by welcoming new students and employees to campus and welcoming … Continue reading

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Robert Burns Symposium to be held Monday, April 1 at Barton College

Barton College’s Willis N. Hackney Library is pleased to present the Robert Burns Symposium as part of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections annual programming on Monday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. Our featured keynote speaker … Continue reading

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New Reading Lamps in Individual Study Rooms Shed More Light on (Any) Subject

Things are brightening up in Hackney Library with the addition of new LED reading lamps in four of its individual study rooms. The individual study rooms located on the elevator-side of Hackney Library’s second floor now boast small reading lamps perched … Continue reading

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Student Art Exhibition in Hackney Library Reflects Censorship Themes Represented by Banned Books

Update:  A few more pieces have been added to the student art exhibit since this post was first published.  Drop by when you can to see them all! Banned Books Week might be over, but its influence is not.  Now on … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2018: “Banning Books Silences Stories. Speak Out!!

Who would have thought that censorship is alive and well in the United States?  Yet, nowhere is it seen more explicitly than in recent attempts to ban or challenge various books from being made available through school, public, and university … Continue reading

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Dr. Jeremy Strickler to Explore the Relationship Between the U.S. Constitution and the American Presidency during Constitution Day Program

UPDATE:  Due to the disruption expected by the arrival of impending Hurricane Florence, this program will be rescheduled for a later date. Hackney Library is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeremy Strickler, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Service at … Continue reading

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Vivian Howard–Chef, Author, and TV Star–To Be the Featured Speaker at a Jointly-Sponsored Fall 2018 Friends Event

UPDATE:  We have good news!  We are opening up this event to non-Friends members, so if you are interested in attending, please come by either Hackney Library or the Wilson County Public Library ASAP to pick up an invitation.  Deadline … Continue reading

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Hackney Library’s Web Site Gets a Makeover!

The librarians at Hackney Library have been working hard on a variety of changes to our electronic resources during the summer, and none more so than Technology Librarian Josh Newport. One of the changes you’ll notice from last semester is … Continue reading

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