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Conversations from the Cullman Center

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is a fellowship program for creative writers, academics, and independent scholars who benefit from using NYPL’s research collections. The Center’s public programs feature past and current fellows discussing their work.

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Cullman Center Institute for Teachers

Teaching & Learning

Book Discussions

Neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island host regular book discussion groups led by trained facilitators. The groups are open to anyone who loves to read and discuss books. Locations and dates (most groups meet monthly) are listed here. Please call the individual library to verify this information. Pre-registration is required for most groups.

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Library for the Performing Arts

Schomburg Center

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents a wide range of educational and cultural programs on a year-round basis in its renowned Langston Hughes Auditorium and American Negro Theater. From seminars, forums, workshops, staged readings, film screenings, to performing arts programs, and special events. Public programs complement the Schomburg Center's exhibitions, collections and research services and interpret its collections. Please keep in mind that we do not accept unsolicited proposals for public programs. 

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Money Matters Programs and Classes

Periodically Speaking

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [clmp] and The New York Public Library present Periodically Speaking, a reading series providing a major venue for emerging writers to present their work while emphasizing the diversity of America’s literary magazines and the magazine collections of The New York Public Library.

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KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE

KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE events at The New York Public Library feature thought-provoking conversations, real debates, and exciting spectacular performances with your favorite authors, artists, filmmakers, musicians, fashionistas, and more.

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Membership Events

Books at Noon

Starting September 10, 2014, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building will provide the vibrant backdrop for Books at Noon, featuring popular and acclaimed authors.

Completely free to the public, Books at Noon will take place every Wednesday at noon, from September 10 to November 19. Books at Noon will be located under the center arch in historic Astor Hall, and will last a half-hour with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. This event is standing room only.

For more information about Books at Noon, please email

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Summer Reading


The Library is bubbling with excitement this summer! Take The New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge from June through August and EXPERIMENT with new ideas, BUILD new skills, and EARN prizes and achievements.

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