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LIVE from the NYPL



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. ​

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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Become a Friend of the Library to receive 20% off tickets. Plus, your gift in support of LIVE will be matched dollar for dollar by the Ford Foundation! Already a Friend? Make a special contribution to LIVE and your gift will be doubled.


Due to popular demand, LIVE is now offering subscriptions! Buy tickets to three or more events and get an additional 15% off. Buy tickets to six or more events and get an additional 20% off PLUS 20% off book purchases at the events and a special NYPL gift.



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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.

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!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25–$40. Senior, Students, and Friends are eligible for discounts!


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