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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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2013 Award-Winning Books at Queens Library Caldecott Winner and Honors Queens Library proudly carries all of the Caldecott Winner and Honor titles: 2013 Caldecott Medal winner: This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon...
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Hand in Hand, award winner Books Library awards, Books, Caldecott Award, Coretta Scott King Award, Newbery Award, Printz Award Mary Kearl
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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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Happy 100th Birthday, Grand Central Terminal! Grand Central Terminal will be celebrating its centennial all year long, and though the train station is located in Manhattan, there's a reason Queens buffs can share in the pride and...
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Grand Central Terminal Statues in Long Island City Queens History Library archives, Grand Central, Grand Central Terminal, history, Long Island City, mythology, photographs, Queens, sculptures, trains Mary Kearl
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A Ride Down Country Music’s Backroads As of last month, New York City has a country music station again. That’s great, but the country genre has a vast and rewarding back catalog that may be more appealing than some of the...
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1 Comment Music Library Beatles, Country, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Gram Parsons, Jack White, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Nashville, Patsy Cline, Ringo Starr, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson Jeremy Walsh
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