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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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Yard Sales and Rare Books—An Unlikely But Fortuitous Pairing for the K. D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room

People love yard sales.  Clothing, furniture, toys and tools, books and magazines, even cars show up on neighborhood lawns “priced to sell.”  Novelist Lee Smith once purchased a box of family letters at a yard sale that inspired her bestselling … Continue reading

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Hackney Library Encourages the Freedom to Read during 2015’s “Banned Books Week,” Sept. 27-Oct. 1

When we think of censorship, we often think of dystopian societies such as those depicted in Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 and other futuristic novels, or perhaps historically in real geographic locales, such as Germany during the Nazi era.  But did … Continue reading

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1688 King James Bible on Loan to K. D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room

The K. D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room has recently received on loan a fragile, early edition of the King James Bible published in England in 1688.  The first translation of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible was … Continue reading

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The Friends of Hackney Library Honor President and Mrs. Kneten With New Donation to Rare Book Room

In recognition of the dedicated service of Dr. and Mrs. Norval Kneten to Barton College and their support of Hackney Library, the Friends of Hackney Library recently donated a rare book to the holdings of the K. D. Kennedy, Jr. … Continue reading

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