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The New York Public Library will be closed from May 23 through May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Books at Noon


Make the most of your lunch hour and come to The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Wednesdays this spring for Books at Noon, a series of free midday conversations hosted by Jessica Strand and featuring acclaimed authors. Books at Noon events are standing room only and take place under the center arch in historic Astor Hall, right upon entrance at 5th Ave. An audience Q&A and book-signing will follow each half-hour program. 

Buy a copy of the featured book at the Library's Shop right after the event, and get your book signed! No registration needed. 

For more information about Books at Noon, please email

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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