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Happy Birthday Bill Peet January 29 marks the birthday of an animator, illustrator and author whose imagination and style helped define children’s entertainment in the 20th Century. His name may not ring bells for...
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1 Comment Books Library 101 Dalmatians, Bill Peet, Chester the Worldly Pig, children's books, Cinderella, Disney, Donald Duck, Fantasia, Walt Disney, Womp World Jeremy Walsh
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At Queens Library, a Personal Memory of Dr. King The passing of time is changing the way Americans recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at Queens Library and around the country. Each year, a larger percentage of the population was not alive...
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04-02-2013 01-17-2013 No jwalsh 2

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2 Comments Johnnie Dent, Community Library Manager at Queens Library at East Elmhurst, the Books Library civil rights, Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK Day, Selma protests Jeremy Walsh
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Made in Queens: The Worst American Fighter Plane of World War II The New York Times reported that recently — just off the island of Midway, where the pivotal naval battle of the Pacific War was fought 71 years ago — archaeological divers discovered...
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23-01-2013 01-11-2013 No jwalsh 0

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History Library aviation, battle of Midway, Brewster Buffalo, dogfights, JetBlue, Long Island City, Marine Corps, Midway, WW II Jeremy Walsh
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Elmore Leonard: His Reputation is ‘Justified’ The week of January 7 marked the start of a new season of a certain popular television series about a federal marshal and the colorful criminal underworld in the rural county he calls home. While...
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Books Library 3:10 to Yuma, crime novels, Elmore Leonard, Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, John Travolta, Justified, Mr. Majestyk, Out of Sight, Pronto, Quentin Tarantino, Raylan Givens, Riding the Rap, Timothy Olyphant jwalsh
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How the Roller Coaster Came to Queens January 20 marks the 127th anniversary of the patenting of the roller coaster. These scream-inducing attractions have spread all over the world and endured their own peaks and troughs of popularity...
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Dismantling the "Atom Smasher" at Rockaways' Playland, 1987; Queens Library, Arc General Library Adventurer's Inn, amusement parks, cinerama, Coney Island, Cyclone, Fairyland, l.a. thompson, Rockaways Playland, roller coaster Jeremy Walsh
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