CLOSED on September 7, for Labor Day

In order to celebrate Labor Day, here are five facts:

  1. The holiday has evolved over the years. In the late 19th century, celebrations focused on parades in urban areas. Now the holiday is a celebration that honors organized labor with fewer parades, and more activities. It also marks the perceived end of the summer season.
  2. Labor Day is the unofficial end of Hot Dog season. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says that between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans will eat 7 billion hot dogs.
  3. The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.  The Labor Day parade of about 10,000 workers took unpaid leave and marched from City Hall past Union Square uptown to 42nd street, and ended in Wendel’s Elm Park at 92nd Street and 9th Avenue for a concert, speeches, and a picnic.
  4. The year in which the 8-hour day was firmly established was 1916 with the passage of the Adamson Act.  This was the first federal law regulating hours of workers in private companies.
  5. Labor Day is viewed as the unofficial last day of vacation before the start of the new school year (and mourned by students all over).  Stated differently, it is the Back-to-School kickoff (cheered by parents all over!).

 

 

Also, don’t forget, the Aurora Public Library District will be closed on September 7, in observance of Labor Day! However, our digital collection is always open for you to use! 

National Days in September

September is the month when the air starts to turn brisk in the mornings, giving you a small taste for Fall, but by the afternoon, it’s sweltering again. Monday, September 4 is Labor Day, where most business (including the Aurora Public Library District) will be closed. But what about the other National Holidays taking place in September?

September 2: National Tailgating Day & National College Colors Day

September 4: National Wildlife Day & Labor Day

September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day

September 6: National Read a Book Day

September 8: National Stand Up to Cancer Day

September 9: National Hug Your Boss Day

September 11: Patriot Day & National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 12: National Day of Encouragement & National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13: National Peanut Butter Day

September 15: National Online Learning Day

September 16: National Step-Family Day & National Working Parents Day

September 17: National Wife Appreciation Day

September 19: National Talk Like a Pirate Day & National IT Professionals Day

September 22: First Day of Autumn

September 23: National Singles Day & National Family Health and Fitness Day

September 24: National Punctuation Day

September 25: National Comic Book Day

September 26: National Pancake Day & National Voter Registration Day

September 28: National Good Neighbor Day

September 29: National Coffee Day

September 30: National Ghost Hunting Day

Click on the underlined links to brows our collection on these different topics! Enjoy these days!