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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 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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