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Charles Lindbergh’s Extraordinary Life May 20 marked the 86th anniversary of the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight, made by American pilot Charles Lindbergh from New York to Paris. Lindbergh was not a child of New York. Born in...
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History Library aviation, Charles Lindbergh, crime of the century, Dwight Eisenhower, James Stewart, Spirit of St. Louis, transatlantic flights, World War II Jeremy Walsh
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A History of Earth Day and Environmental Awareness Each April, we celebrate Earth Day, a time to raise awareness of the various environmental challenges we face if we want to sustain our way of life. But where did Earth Day get its start? Earth...
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1 Comment History Library children, children’s activities, crafts, documentaries, earth day, Earth Week Film Festival, environment, global warming, John Muir, naturalist, nature, pollution Jeremy Walsh
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Celebrate Women's History with Us “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” –Maya Angelou This Women's History Month, we're offering plenty of opportunities to...
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Women's History Month Events Library events, history, women Mary Kearl
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Happy Birthday to Pluto, the Planet That Wasn't February 18 marks the “birthday” of Pluto, a celestial body that has given astronomers great difficulty over the past 83 years. A nameless mystery planet emerged as a theory in...
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Pluto General Library Astronomy, astrophysics, dwarf planet, Earth, Eris, gravity, history, Mickey Mouse, NASA, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, orbits, planets, Pluto, solar system, space, space exploration, United States, Uranus Jeremy Walsh
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Black History: All Aboard to Yaphank, the Great War, and Obscurity They stand looking at the camera, their faces neutral, their armbands reading “LIRR Jamaica.” These five men from Queens are draftees, waiting at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road...
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Five young men from Jamaica, Queens wait for the train to take them to boot camp History Library Black History Month, Buffalo Soldiers, infuenza, Jamaica, LIRR, Long Island Rail Road, racism, World War I, WWI, Yaphank Jeremy Walsh
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