queenslibrary Thank you for taking a selfie at #Flushing! #IamQueensLibrary #GivingTuesday 3w

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queenslibrary Thank you for taking a selfie at #Flushing! #IamQueensLibrary #GivingTuesday 3w

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queenslibrary Thank you for taking a selfie at #Broadway! #IamQueensLibrary #GivingTuesday 3w

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queenslibrary Thank you for taking a selfie at #Broadway! #IamQueensLibrary #GivingTuesday 3w

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queenslibrary Thank you for taking a selfie at #Broadway! #IamQueensLibrary #GivingTuesday 3w

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queenslibrary Thank you for taking a selfie at #Broadway! #IamQueensLibrary #GivingTuesday 3w

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queenslibrary Thank you for taking a selfie at #Broadway! #IamQueensLibrary #GivingTuesday 3w

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queenslibrary Join us at Queens Library at #Broadway! #IamQueensLibrary #GivingTuesday 3w

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queenslibrary Thank you for taking a selfie at #Broadway! #IamQueensLibrary #GivingTuesday 3w

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queenslibrary "Playing basketball against two younger kids, they fall to the kids' easy cool. We were like hotrock blackbelly tenorman mad of American back-alley go-music trying to play basketball against Stan Goetz and Cool Charlie. They thought we were crazy." Jack Kerouac writes about a game played at Smokey Park on 125th Street in Richmond Hill, Queens in the novel "On the Road" #QueenscapesReads 2mon

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queenslibrary "Forty thousand dollars a year income before taxes; a seventy-five-thousand-dollar home in the most elegant part of St. Albans, Queens, free of mortgage, with wall-to-wall carpeting plus indirect lighting in every room; three cars, including a Cadillac Fleetwood with all accessories, and a thirty-two-foot Chris-Craft sleeps six in comfort." Excerpt from "Sophie's Choice" a novel from William Styron. #QueenscapesReads 2mon

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queenslibrary "The bridge was the last hurdle for the Long Islanders before they reached their beloved Manhattan, driving their fancy cars at top speed toward the parties and festivities ahead. Crossing it was a significant, empowering moment." F. Scott Fitzgerald's description of Court Square, Long Island City Queens in the novel, "The Great Gatsby" #QueenscapesReads 2mon

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queenslibrary "My feet when they walk touch the sidewalks of Queens, they don't float above. My beliefs don't deliver me from a responsibility to the poor degraded human souls in front of my face." Jonathan Lethem's description of Sunnyside, Queens in the novel "Dissident Gardens" #QueenscapesReads 2mon

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queenslibrary "Tommy, at seventeen a tough Irish kid out of Woodside's coldwater Mathews Flats, not only knew the game but kept his rowdy teammates in line. He was slick, too." An excerpt from Robert Timberg's "State of Grace: A Memoir of Twilight Time"
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queenslibrary "I liked this Colonial house, before which stood an immense weeping cherry tree that attracted birds and gave a bucolic impression, though it was already early summer and the blossoming season had passed. In spite of its peaceful aura, the house was close to downtown Flushing, and you could hear the burr of traffic on Main Street. It was also near where I worked, convenient for everything." Excerpt from "The Good Fall" a collection of short stories set in Flushing, Queens written by Ha Jin. 2mon

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@Mr.Queenscapes here taking over the Queens Library page for the week with #QueenscapesReads "The people who lived in this building had figured out something important about life, and she stumbled upon their secret. There were places, she now saw, that contained more happiness than ordinary places did." Lead character Eileen describing Jackson Heights neighborhood in the novel "We Are Not Ourselves" by Matthew Thomas.
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queenslibrary Senator James Sanders officiating the swearing in ceremony for the new #Friends of Arverne #Library! 2mon

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queenslibrary Be a friend, make a friend... Join the Friends of Queens Library! Meet Linda, Khadijah, Gloria & Denise members of our newest Friends group, Friends of the Arverne Library! #FriendsofLibrariesWeek 2mon

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