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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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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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Hackney Library Welcomes New Library Dean, Robert Cagna, On July 24, 2017

On July 24, 2017, Barton College’s Hackney Library welcomed new leadership to its ranks.  Robert (Rob) Cagna has taken over the helm as the new Dean and Associate Professor of Library Science at the library. Rob comes to us from West Virginia University … Continue reading

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Hackney Library Hosts Historical Display

In celebration of Dr. Douglas Searcy’s recent inauguration as the twelfth president of Barton College, Hackney Library is hosting a display of twelve historical panels documenting the College’s story from the institution’s beginnings to 2015.  Shannon Wilson, College Archivist, researched and … Continue reading

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Study the Nights Away: “Study ‘Round the Clock” returns December 10 to Hackney Library!

If you’re wondering where you can study in comfort and safety into the wee hours during reading period/exams, look no further–the answer is Hackney Library!  Once again, our popular “Study ‘Round the Clock” will return during final exams beginning Thursday, December 10 (Reading Day).  As always, … Continue reading

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New Streaming Video Database Available Through Hackney Library

Hackney Library has added a new streaming video database to its repository of streaming options for viewing foreign and domestic films, documentaries, training films, theatrical releases, and even online classes.  It’s called Kanopy, and it provides on-demand streaming for educational … Continue reading

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