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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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My First Album: The B-52’s The topic of “my first album” seems so quaint and odd in this modern age of immediate downloading of virtually any song you could imagine, streaming audio, and file-sharing. ...
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1 Comment First record Music Library albums, B52s, dance this mess around, Music, records, rock, songs rschnell
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Banned Books Week Trivia Challenge In honor of the 30th year of Banned Books Week—a time to celebrate the freedom to read and speak out against censorship—a Queens Librarian has put together this banned-book trivia...
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02-10-2012 09-28-2012 No 6

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6 Comments Banned Books Week Books Library banned books, banned books week, Books, censorship, reading Bob S.
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