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At Queens Library, a Personal Memory of Dr. King The passing of time is changing the way Americans recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at Queens Library and around the country. Each year, a larger percentage of the population was not alive...
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2 Comments Johnnie Dent, Community Library Manager at Queens Library at East Elmhurst, the Books Library civil rights, Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK Day, Selma protests Jeremy Walsh
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Made in Queens: The Worst American Fighter Plane of World War II 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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23-01-2013 01-11-2013 No jwalsh 0

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History Library aviation, battle of Midway, Brewster Buffalo, dogfights, JetBlue, Long Island City, Marine Corps, Midway, WW II Jeremy Walsh
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Elmore Leonard: His Reputation is ‘Justified’ The week of January 7 marked the start of a new season of a certain popular television series about a federal marshal and the colorful criminal underworld in the rural county he calls home. While...
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20-08-2013 01-11-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Books Library 3:10 to Yuma, crime novels, Elmore Leonard, Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, John Travolta, Justified, Mr. Majestyk, Out of Sight, Pronto, Quentin Tarantino, Raylan Givens, Riding the Rap, Timothy Olyphant jwalsh
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How the Roller Coaster Came to Queens 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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10-01-2013 01-10-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Dismantling the "Atom Smasher" at Rockaways' Playland, 1987; Queens Library, Arc General Library Adventurer's Inn, amusement parks, cinerama, Coney Island, Cyclone, Fairyland, l.a. thompson, Rockaways Playland, roller coaster Jeremy Walsh
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Happy Birthday to a Legendary Percussionist 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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08-01-2013 01-02-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Gene Krupa Birthday Music Library Benny Goodman, big band, drummers, Gene Krupa, jazz, KISS, Martin Scorsese, Neal Peart, Peter Criss, Rush, Taxi Driver, World War II jwalsh
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