Library Events & News
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: http://libguides.bhcc.mass.edu/battleofbunkerhill
* 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
Events Calendar - April to June 2017
|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 - http://libguides.bhcc.mass.edu/africanamerican_culture_identity
African American History Month - http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/
Art – Asa Philip Randolph Public Art in Boston http://www.publicartboston.com/content/asa-philip-randolph
“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. http://www.publicartboston.com/content/asa-philip-randolph”
BHCC Resource Guide – African American History Makers - http://libguides.bhcc.mass.edu/africanamerican_culture_identity
Black History Month in Boston — Tour Guide http://bostonguide.com/article-77841-black-history-month-in-boston.html
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 - http://bwht.org/phillis-wheatley/
Boston’s Black Heritage Trail - http://maah.org/trail.htm
Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities: Mass Moments - http://massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=202
Massachusetts Historical Society: African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts - http://www.masshist.org/endofslavery/index.php?queryID=57
Museum of African American History, Boston (BOS) Nantucket (NAN) - http://maah.org/
National Museum of African American History & Culture - https://nmaahc.si.edu/calendar/upcoming
PBS: Africans in America - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html
SBA (Small Business Administration) Massachusetts African American History Month Celebration - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-massachusetts-african-american-history-month-celebration-tickets-31294623060?aff=es2
Smithsonian’s Heritage and History Month at the Smithsonian - http://www.si.edu/events/heritagemonth
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
We have subscribed to a new database from EBSCO.
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".