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Hackney Library Resources During the Summer

As the Summer Session begins today, we want to provide an update on the library’s resources during the summer months.  In light of the precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus, the Hackney Library building is still CLOSED to all patrons until further notice.  … Continue reading

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CANCELLED: John Kessel, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author, to Speak at Friends of Hackney Library Spring 2020 Event

Due to concerns about large public gatherings in this uncertain health environment, this event has been cancelled for this semester.  We hope to reschedule at a later date, perhaps Spring 2021. The Friends of Hackney Library are pleased to host … Continue reading

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“Study Round the Clock” Kicks off Thursday, Dec. 5 (Reading Day) in Hackney Library!

If you’re concerned about where you’ll find a quiet, safe place to study during exams this semester, your worries are over.  Hackney Library’s got your back with its ever-popular “Study Round the Clock,” held during Reading Day/Exam Period every semester. … Continue reading

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Hackney Library Looks at AC/Barton College Sports Then and Now

Did you know that Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) fielded a baseball team in 1910?  Or a football team in 1920?  Or a women’s basketball team in 1920?  Or a variety of other sports teams and clubs throughout its … Continue reading

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New Exhibit of Barton Art League Book Covers Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock

The Barton Art League, a small group of Barton students who have a genuine passion for art and all the creative fields, is showcasing work from Ms. Susan Fecho’s Graphic Design class for the first exhibition of the fall in … Continue reading

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“Banned Books Week” Display of Challenged/Censored Books on Display in Hackney Library

According to the American Library Association (ALA), Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) “is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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