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The Beatles Invade Queens! As you’ve probably heard by now, February 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. Where was their first stop? Queens, of course! That is why we propose a new, two-...
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07-02-2014 02-07-2014 No jwalsh 0

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Music Library 2014, 50th anniversary, beatlemania, Beatles, british invasion, ed sullivan, maysles brothers, murray the k, Music, pop music, rock, rock and roll jwalsh
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Bash the Trash @QueensLibrary Skip builds musical instruments out of trash with kids in the second grade and younger. He teaches the children about vibration and sound waves through some serious hands-on fun. Using discarded...
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Kids Greening 2014, children, Greening, libraries, Library, Music, programming, Queens, Recycle, science, sound, Sunnyside, upcycle, waves glopez
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Rockaways Diary: Rocking Out after the Storm They say music soothes the savage beast. Well, maybe, but it certainly has made life at Queens Library at Peninsula better since Superstorm Sandy hit. On the book bus at Peninsula in the first...
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15-07-2013 07-15-2013 No jwalsh 2

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2 Comments General Library CDs, Daft Punk, hurricane sandy, karaoke, Ke$ha, Music, peninsula, Prince, rockaways, songs, Superstorm Sandy Matt Allison
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In Praise of the Accordion June is International Accordion Awareness Month. If that news has got you formulating wisecracks, just remember that plenty of ground has been covered there, and accordions are far more than mere...
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11-06-2013 06-11-2013 No jwalsh 1

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1 Comment Music Library Accordion, Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain, Buckwheat Zydeco, culture, immigrants, indie rock, Lawrence Welk, Los Lobos, Music, Neutral Milk Hotel, polka, rock, roots rock, tango, The Who, Weird Al, zydeco Jeremy Walsh
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Tony Awards 2013: Recognizing Queens’ Own Cyndi Lauper Congratulations to Cyndi Lauper, who won “Best Original Score" at this year's Tony Awards. Lauper is no stranger to the limelight — or to Queens. She shot to stardom in...
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10-06-2013 06-03-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Music Library 30 Rock, Broadway, Broadway musical, Cyndi Lauper, gay pride, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Kinky Boots, LGBT, Michael J. Fox, Ozone Park, Queens native, True Colors Jeremy Walsh
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