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Engage with the brightest at The New York Public Library’s premier cultural series! Now celebrating 10 years, LIVE from the NYPL offers conversations with notable writers, artists, and leaders, hosted by Paul Holdengräber. Learn more about LIVE.

 

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Discover this fall's exciting lineup! All tickets for LIVE from the NYPL events are sold online or by phone. Click the button below to purchase or call 1.888.718.4253. ​

Pre-sale for Friends begins September 8-10. General sale begins September 11. Tickets range from $25–40. Seating is general admission. All events take place at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Arrive early for the best seat selection. More details.

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LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund. The 10th Anniversary of LIVE from the NYPL is sponsored by the Ford Foundation.
 

Pre-Season Special Event: LIVE at Brooklyn Book Festival

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 5 - 8 p.m.
First come, first serve
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Rosanne Cash | Paul Holdengräber

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Shaquille O'Neal | Paul Holdengräber

Monday, October 5, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Patti Smith

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Elvis Costello | Paul Holdengräber

Friday, October 16, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Orhan Pamuk

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Gloria Steinem | Roberta Kaplan

Monday, October 26, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Simon Winchester | Paul Holdengräber

Friday, October 30, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Nancy Updike | Dan Ephron | Ira Glass: Why the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin Still Divides Israelis 20 Years Later

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Mary-Louise Parker | Mary Karr

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Edmund de Waal | Paul Holdengräber

Monday, November 16, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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Robert B. Silvers Lecture: Helen Vendler

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts! - PRESALE: SEPTEMBER 8. GENERAL SALE: SEPTEMBER 11.
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