1. We’re all mad here … about cats. Which is why we’re celebrating Caturday by sharing this rare (and somewhat strange) 1982 Martha Swope photo of actress Kate Burton holding an adorable little cat while promoting the Broadway revival of “Alice in Wonderland”! The image is held at our Library for the Performing Arts, and is part of an interesting series of promotional photos for the play (a series that includes more of Alice with the cat, Alice by herself, Alice with a pig, etc). So check them out! And while you’re at it, check out Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and get reading! PS - we’re closed this weekend for the holiday, so if you can’t wait until Tuesday, check out an eBook version right now!

    We’re all mad here … about cats. Which is why we’re celebrating Caturday by sharing this rare (and somewhat strange) 1982 Martha Swope photo of actress Kate Burton holding an adorable little cat while promoting the Broadway revival of “Alice in Wonderland”! The image is held at our Library for the Performing Arts, and is part of an interesting series of promotional photos for the play (a series that includes more of Alice with the cat, Alice by herself, Alice with a pig, etc). So check them out! And while you’re at it, check out Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and get reading! PS - we’re closed this weekend for the holiday, so if you can’t wait until Tuesday, check out an eBook version right now!

  2. Happy birthday, Lewis Carroll!

    Today marks the 182nd birthday of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, more famously known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll. Born in Cheshire, England in 1832, Carroll is perhaps best known as the author of the children’s classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, first published in 1865. The book, about a curious girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world of strange creatures, is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre and is enjoyed by both adults and children all over the world. 

    Stop by the NYPL’s amazing exhibit on children’s literature, The ABC of It All to learn more about Alice in Wonderland (we’ve included an image from the exhibit above!), and many other timeless children’s books today!

  3. Halloween is totally not just for kids! Check out this photo of Katie, dressed as Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She worked hard on this costume and is quite proud of it - and we don’t blame her! 
We’re collecting images of kids and adults dressed as story book characters all day, so keep sending them in! Just send your child’s name and age along with the photos. Snap a shot while the kids are trick or treating! Or take a shot of yourself - adults are welcome! We’ll keep posting tomorrow, as well, so don’t be shy!
Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy. 

    Halloween is totally not just for kids! Check out this photo of Katie, dressed as Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She worked hard on this costume and is quite proud of it - and we don’t blame her! 

    We’re collecting images of kids and adults dressed as story book characters all day, so keep sending them in! Just send your child’s name and age along with the photos. Snap a shot while the kids are trick or treating! Or take a shot of yourself - adults are welcome! We’ll keep posting tomorrow, as well, so don’t be shy!

    Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy

  4. One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

    — Lewis Carroll

    With all the birthdays this week, today’s Tumblr is getting “curiouser and curiouser!” Happy 180th Mr. Carroll!