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Langston Hughes Library
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Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center will be nationally recognized on Saturday, February 9, 2013, as a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries. It is the...

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January 29 marks the birthday of an animator, illustrator and author whose imagination and style helped define children’s entertainment in the 20th Century. His name may not ring bells for...

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The New York Times reported that recently — just off the island of Midway, where the pivotal naval battle of the Pacific War was fought 71 years ago — archaeological divers discovered...

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Dismantling the "Atom Smasher" at Rockaways' Playland, 1987; Queens Library, Arc
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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...

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Gene Krupa Birthday
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January 15 marks the birthday of one of the greatest drummers of all time: Gene Krupa. Born in Chicago in 1909, Krupa had been groomed for the priesthood by his parents, but decided to go his...

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