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Curated by director Paul Holdengräber, LIVE is cognitive theater with a mission to provoke, engage, enlighten, instigate, and agitate the mind. LIVE is: provocative conversations, real debates, irresistible performances, original ideas.
Events take place inside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, unless otherwise noted.
What are the hours of The New York Public Library?
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I have a research / reference question, can you help?
Please direct all research questions here.
I am interested in one the programs being offered by the NYPL but am not sure at what NYPL location it is being held?
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LOCATION / MAILING ADDRESS / CONTACT INFORMATION
What is the address of the NYPL?
The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is located on Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10018-2788
Where is the best place to send hard copy proposal materials, a letter or package?
LIVE from the NYPL
11 West 40th Street
New York, NY, 10018
What is the general information e-mail address for LIVE from the NYPL?
What is the contact phone number/fax number for LIVE from the NYPL?
Phone: 212 930 0855
Fax: 212 930 0914
E-MAIL LIST / MAILING LIST
How do I subscribe to the LIVE from the NYPL e-mail list?
You can subscribe here.
How do I unsubscribe from the LIVE from the NYPL e-mail list?
Please send message to email@example.com and ask to removed from the LIVE e-mail list.
Can you put me on the snail mail list so I can receive schedules in the mail?
Yes. Please send a message that includes your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to our mailing list, or call 212 930 0855.
I would like to be taken off the snail mail list.
Please send a message that includes your mailing address to email@example.com and ask to be taken off our mailing list, or call 212 930 0855.
FEEDBACK / PROPOSALS
I have a question / comment / complaint for LIVE, where should it be directed?
Please sent feedback via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to 11 West 40th Street, Room SC-1, New York, NY 10018
How can I submit a program proposal to LIVE from the NYPL?
Please send your proposal to Meg Stemmler at email@example.com and send any related materials or review copies of books to LIVE from the NYPL, 11 West 40th Street, Room, SC-1, New York, NY 10018. You will be contacted if LIVE would like more information.
I would like to reach one of your participants, how can I do so?
We do not provide information for any of LIVE from the NYPL participants. If you have something you would like to send to a LIVE from the NYPL participant, please send it to the LIVE office with a detailed note. If possible, we may be able to forward it on for you.
TICKETING AND MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
How do I purchase tickets for LIVE from the NYPL?
All LIVE from the NYPL tickets are purchased through SHOWCLIX. You can buy tickets online at www.SHOWCLIX.com (24 hours a day)
Or, on the phone at 1-888-71-TICKETS (Mon-Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm) You have the option of printing your tickets at home, or picking them up at will-call the evening of the program in front of the designated venue.
How much are tickets for LIVE from the NYPL programs?
General Admission tickets are $25, Students, Seniors, Staff and FRIENDS are $15.
FRIENDS do not pay a service fee for their tickets, FRIENDS need to enter their FRIENDS code when purchasing tickets through Showclix.
I don’t want to purchase my tickets online or by phone.
The box office opens at 5:00pm on the day of the event. If the show is not sold out you will be able to buy tickets for that event only. If the show is sold out, and you do not have tickets in advance, you can sign up on the stand-by line at the box office as early as 5:00PM.
I don’t want to pay a service fee.
All tickets purchased through SHOWCLIX have a service fee. If you become a FRIEND of the NYPL for just $40, the service fee is waved and you can purchase tickets to all LIVE programs for just $15.
How do I become a FRIEND of the Library. What are the benefits?
You can sign up here or call 212-930-0653 to become FRIEND of the Library. FRIENDS receive $10 off every ticket purchased for LIVE from the NYPL and pay no service fees. In addition, FRIENDS receive advanced presales for LIVE events, invitations to FRIENDS only previews and receptions. Once you become a FRIEND, you will receive the FRIENDS code to be used to purchase discounted tickets through SHOWCLIX.
It says sold out on your website. Will there be any tickets at the door the night of the event?
For sold out shows, patrons can sign up on our standby list as early as 5:00PM at the Box Office in front of the designated venue. Once patrons sign up on the standby line, they are asked to then leave come back at 7:00PM. If there are seats available after 7:00PM, we will open up the standby line at about 7:10PM on a first-come, first-serve basis (according to the standby sign-up sheet).
I have tickets but cannot attend the program, can I have a refund?
We do not provide refunds for tickets. Thank you for your donation to the New York Public Library. If you would like to pass your tickets on to someone else, please do so.
Do you have Group / Class rates?
Yes. Please contact us at 212 930 0855 or firstname.lastname@example.org with detailed information about your request including the size of your group and the affiliated organization and someone will help you make arrangements.
I would like Press Pass for the program.
For Press Inquiries, please contact Angela Montefinise in the Press Office at 212 592 7506 or AngelaMontefinise@nypl.org.
PROGRAM FORMAT AND LOGISTICAL INFORMATION
What time do your programs begin and how long do they normally last?
LIVE from the NYPL programs (unless otherwise noted) begin at 7:00pm. The general format is a conversation that lasts for about 60 minutes, followed by twenty minutes of Q&A.
What time should I arrive for my tickets?
The LIVE from the NYPL Box Office opens at 5:00pm. Doors will open 6:30pm. Seats are General Admission. We recommend that patrons arrive by 6:15pm to pick up their tickets.
Where should I enter the building for an event?
If the event is in Celeste Bartos Forum, The Berger Forum or The Reading Room, enter at the side entrance on 42nd Street near 5th Avenue. The box office is located right directly inside.
If the event is located in South Court or the Trustees Room, enter on 5th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street (between the lions).
Is the NYPL wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The 42nd Street side entrance (between 5th and 6th, but closer to 5th Avenue) is wheelchair accessible and there are also elevators in the building.
Will there be a Q&A?
In general, yes. Q&A takes place after the conversation and is facilitated by a passed microphone, a standing microphone, or by hand written questions, collected and then selected.
Will there be a booksigning?
Yes (unless otherwise noted). The booksigning will take place directly after the program.
Will there be books for sale?
Yes. Independent bookseller, 192 Books will have books available for sale the evening of the program.
LIVE from the NYPL CONTENT INFORMATION
Will the program be taped?
Yes. The program is taped and put on the LIVE website. Both video and audio will be available online. LIVE from the NYPL programs will also be telecast in real time online through FORA.tv.
Will the video of the event be online?
Yes. You can find the video of the program on the NYPL website within the week of the program. Full length videos, excerpts and highlight clips can also be found on Youtube and vimeo.
Will there be a transcript of the program?
Yes, the transcript will be available online within a week on the program.