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Some Notable Summer Happenings:

1. The Magna Carta was agreed to by King John of England on June 15, 1215.  Please come see the text of the Magna Carta which is currently displayed in the Library.

2. June 17 is Bunker Hill Day, which is the anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, which happened on June 17, 1775.

Please check out the Library's LibGuide about the battle:

* In addition, please check our book display in the 2nd floor hallway of the D building highlighting some of the library's books on the Battle of Bunker Hill.

3. July 4 is Independence Day. Please come to the library to see the display of the Declaration of Independence.  The United States of America declared independence from England on July 4, 1776.

4. The Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring free admission to area museums all Summer long.  Check out the following PDF for more information:



BHCC Library's Spring Newsletter

Library Newsletter - Issue 12 - Spring 2017


Events Calendar - April to June 2017

Dates Event/Theme Participants Location
April 2017 Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Library & Learning Commons Book Display E-Building Hallway 2nd Floor & Library Floor
April 19, 2017 World Poetry Marathon

Students, faculty, Library staff. Moderator:  Joachim, Jean-Dany

Poetry Books Display

B-Building Main Lobby
May 2017 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month  Library & Learning Commons Book Display E-Building Hallway 2nd Floor & Library Floor
June 2017    Caribbean Heritage Month    Library & Learning Commons Book Display E-Building Hallway 2nd Floor & Library Floor

African American History Month - February 2017

African American History Month by the Library of Congress

African American History Month

Art – Asa Philip Randolph Public Art in Boston

“Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a union organizer and early civil rights leader. In 1925 he organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, a union that gained better pay and working conditions for its members from the Pullman Company, operator of the then common railway sleeping cars. During World War II Randolph led a movement that achieved the ban on racial discrimination in war industries. Randolph also led the wartime movement to end racial segregation in the armed forces, an aim that was finally achieved in 1948. The bronze portrait of a seated Randolph is nine feet high. It is by the sculptor, Tina Allen (1949-2008). It was dedicated in 1986.

BHCC Resource Guide – African American History Makers -

Black History Month in Boston — Tour Guide

Boston Women’s Heritage Trail - Phillis Wheatley, also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly was the first published African-American female poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America. Born: May 8, 1753, West Africa; Died: December 5, 1784, Boston, MA -

Boston’s Black Heritage Trail

Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities: Mass Moments -

Massachusetts Historical Society: African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts -

Museum of African American History, Boston (BOS) Nantucket (NAN) -

National Museum of African American History & Culture -

PBS: Africans in America -

SBA (Small Business Administration) Massachusetts African American History Month Celebration -

Smithsonian’s Heritage and History Month at the Smithsonian -

New LibGuide (Research Guide)

Please take a look and use the new research guide on Massachusetts Abolitionists and Abolitionism created by BHCC Librarian, Wes Fiorentino.

For more LibGuides, please peruse the list here:

Check out the Fall 2016 Library Newsletter

Fall 2016 Newsletter

New Databases

We have subscribed to a new database from EBSCO.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center 

Please check out the new database that we recently started subscribing to called Literary Reference Center (from EBSCO).

It can be found in our databases webpages, under the Literature heading and under the letter "L".