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Happy Holidays from 108 Years Ago 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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23-01-2013 12-11-2012 No jwalsh 0

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1904 photograph of the children of J.A. Homeyer. Courtesy of the Queens Library, General Library Archives at Queens Library, Christmas, Christmas tree, family life, holidays, Jamaica jwalsh
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Queens Library Ring Quest: Will You Accept Our Hobbit Challenge? (Quest Is Now Closed) 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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06-02-2013 12-11-2012 No MKearl 57

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57 Comments Queens Library Ring Quest Movies Library movies, the Hobbit, Tolkien Mary Kearl
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4th Annual Authors and Publishers Fair 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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27-11-2012 11-27-2012 No MKearl 0

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Books Library authors, Books, free events, New York, NYC, publishers, publishing, Queens, reading, writers Mary Kearl
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Black Fridays of Yore and Lore 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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17-01-2013 11-27-2012 No jking 0

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Puck magazine, 1918 (via Library of Congress) History Library Alex Kava, Ashley and JaQuavis, Black Friday, economy, gilded age, James Patterson, Patricia Ryan, shopping, terrorists, urban fiction, Wall Street Jeremy Walsh
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The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again: Celebrating the 75 Anniversary and the New Film Coming to Theaters 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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21-11-2012 11-21-2012 No MKearl 0

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The Hobbit Books Library Books, Lord of the Rings, reviews, the Hobbit, Tolkien Bob Schnell
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