1. NYPL closed this weekend

    Don’t forget: NYPL will be closed September 1-3 in observance of Labor Day. While you can’t visit a branch in person, you can still check out e-books, peruse the digital gallery, download the free Biblion app, or check out one of our awesome online projects, like What’s on the Menu?.

    Have a great long weekend, everyone.

  2. All Work And No Play … NYPL Closed For Labor Day

    NYPL is closed today in honor of Labor Day (although you can still download eBooks from us). To mark the occasion, we thought we’d share this image of one of the first ever Labor Day parades in New York City, held in Union Square. This one happened in 1887. The first one happened only five years before, and is considered the first Labor Day parade in US history. The image above - found in our Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs - is a stereoscope, which uses two identical offset images to create the illusion of 3-D.  Meanwhile, NYPL is always honoring Labor by offering people tons of job search resources. So if you’re looking for a job, check us out. And happy Labor Day!

  3. One of theez things iz not like da others.
In honor of Labor Day weekend (which is sweet because it’s a long weekend, but also sour because it’s the end of summer), we thought we’d share this sweet but sour photo from our 1940 World’s Fair Collection of three really cute cats … with a dead mouse. It’s a bit unclear why this photo exists - apparently, this weird display was part of a “cat show.” But whatever it is, it fits the theme. Also, catching mice could be considered a “job” of sorts for cats, so … happy Labor Day and happy Caturday (OK, that’s a stretch, but we try).

    One of theez things iz not like da others.

    In honor of Labor Day weekend (which is sweet because it’s a long weekend, but also sour because it’s the end of summer), we thought we’d share this sweet but sour photo from our 1940 World’s Fair Collection of three really cute cats … with a dead mouse. It’s a bit unclear why this photo exists - apparently, this weird display was part of a “cat show.” But whatever it is, it fits the theme. Also, catching mice could be considered a “job” of sorts for cats, so … happy Labor Day and happy Caturday (OK, that’s a stretch, but we try).