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1904 photograph of the children of J.A. Homeyer. Courtesy of the Queens Library,
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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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Queens Library Ring Quest
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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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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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Puck magazine, 1918 (via Library of Congress)
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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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The Hobbit
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This year not only marks 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, but 2012 will also bring today's generation closer to the beloved storyline with the...

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