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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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The Nameless Maelstrom that Topped Hurricane Sandy 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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27-06-2013 11-16-2012 No jking 0

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1938 photo of Flushing Airport showing widespread flooding History Library 1938, beavers, Everett Allen, flooding, hurricane sandy, Hurricanes, New York City, R.A. Scotti, sandy, storm damage, Superstorm Sandy Jeremy Walsh
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Questions from the Edge Just a couple of days after a hurricane devastated Queens’ waterfront communities and left many others without power or heat, Queens Library’s Book Bus rolled up and parked in front of...
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07-11-2012 11-07-2012 No jking 0

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Library book bus, crisis, disaster, hurricane, hurricane sandy, peninsula, queens library, reference, rockaways, sandy, social service Joanne King
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Halloween Reads: A Bone-Chilling Bibliography Few things are as scarily satisfying as a good ghost story or a gothic horror tale involving the discovery of some vast, dark secret in a forgotten nook. Most of us know the famous practitioners of...
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26-10-2012 10-26-2012 No jking 0

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Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Library Cthulu, Edgar Allen Poe, Famous Ghost Storie, genre fiction, Ghost Ship, ghosts, Guillermo Del Toro, H.P. Lovecraft, Halloween, Hellboy, horror, Richard Middleton, Rudyard Kipling, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, The Haunting of Hill House, The Jungle Book Jeremy Walsh
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The Art of the Heist (of Art) 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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08-01-2013 10-24-2012 No jking 1

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1 Comment Cornelis Claeszoon Anslo, Preacher, an etching by Rembrandt. General Library Anthony Amore, Art, Dr. No, Goya, heist, history, Isabella Stewart Gardner, James Bond, King of Hei, masterpieces, Matisse, Monet, museums, Picasso, Rembrandt, robbery, security, Stealing Rembrandts, supervillains, theft, Tom Mashberg, Topkapi, true crime jking
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