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Dismantling the "Atom Smasher" at Rockaways' Playland, 1987; Queens Library, Arc
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...
The Wright brothers achieve flight for the first time, December 17, 1903
December 17 is a big day for aviation history. In 1903, Ohio bicycle makers Orville and Wilbur Wright took their homemade craft down to Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina and became the first to...
Lovers of musical cinema, rejoice! A new adaptation of Les Miserables hit movie theaters December 7, starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried. It’s just the...
2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the classic 1942 film Casablanca. We hope you made it out to one of Queens Library’s free screenings of the movie. You may know that recently, Sotheby...
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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