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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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1938 photo of Flushing Airport showing widespread flooding
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Sandy – it weakened from hurricane strength before it made landfall – is far from the only major storm to hit the New York City and Long Island region over the last half-century. But...

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Cornelis Claeszoon Anslo, Preacher, an etching by Rembrandt.
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Art lovers had a lot to fret about recently: The Associated Press reported that on Tuesday, October 16, thieves broke into a Dutch museum and stole seven paintings by legendary artists such as...

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First record
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The topic of “my first album” seems so quaint and odd in this modern age of immediate downloading of virtually any song you could imagine, streaming audio, and file-sharing. ...

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Banned Books Week
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In honor of the 30th year of Banned Books Week—a time to celebrate the freedom to read and speak out against censorship—a Queens Librarian has put together this banned-book trivia...

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