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Three Thrilling Decades of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Tom Clancy and co-author Mark Greaney have just released their latest spy thriller, Threat Vector. It’s one of a remarkably long-running series of novels starring Clancy’s best-known...
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Books Library Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, CIA, Clear and Present Danger, Cold War, espionage, Harrison Ford, Hunt for Red October, ICBM, Jack Ryan, Mark Greaney, nuclear missiles, Patriot Games, Sean Connery, spies, spy, submarines, terrorism, terrorists, th, Tom Clancy Jeremy Walsh
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Happy Holidays from 108 Years Ago The tradition of the Christmas tree was already well-established in the United States by the end of the 19th Century. Although the first national Christmas tree wasn’t set up until 1913, (...
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1904 photograph of the children of J.A. Homeyer. Courtesy of the Queens Library, General Library Archives at Queens Library, Christmas, Christmas tree, family life, holidays, Jamaica jwalsh
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Queens Library Ring Quest: Will You Accept Our Hobbit Challenge? (Quest Is Now Closed) Though Peter Jackson’s new film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, based on the book The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, is one way to experience the wonderful world of J.R.R....
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57 Comments Queens Library Ring Quest Movies Library movies, the Hobbit, Tolkien Mary Kearl
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4th Annual Authors and Publishers Fair Calling all authors, aspiring writers, readers, and publishing industry professionals: Here's an event we work hard on all year to dedicate to you, lovers of the written word! Join us for the...
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Books Library authors, Books, free events, New York, NYC, publishers, publishing, Queens, reading, writers Mary Kearl
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Black Fridays of Yore and Lore The day after Thanksgiving has become the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States, earning the nickname “Black Friday” to set it apart from all the other manic shopping...
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Puck magazine, 1918 (via Library of Congress) History Library Alex Kava, Ashley and JaQuavis, Black Friday, economy, gilded age, James Patterson, Patricia Ryan, shopping, terrorists, urban fiction, Wall Street Jeremy Walsh
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