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LIVE from the NYPL

LIVE from the NYPL is The New York Public Library's flagship ticketed event series, offering programs that are as unique and engaging as the Library itself, and embody the institution's mission to educate, inform, and inspire the diverse community it serves in New York and beyond. Read More ›

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 for Books at Noon, a series of free midday conversations featuring acclaimed authors. Read More ›

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.Read More ›

Cullman Center Institute for Teachers

The Cullman Center Institute for Teachers offers two distinct programs for professional development that give teachers an opportunity to enrich their understanding of the humanities and research in one of the world's great libraries. Read More ›

Latino Americans

Latino Americans are the largest minority group in the United States, with more than 50 million people. For many decades, NYPL has collected intensively to document the Hispanic and Latino presence in the United States.Read More ›

Lincoln Center Local

Discover the magic of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in your neighborhood. The New York Public Library, in partnership with Lincoln Center, is bringing FREE screenings to a library near you. Lincoln Center Local offers offers live hour-long programs combining performance with a question and answer session in a dynamic, first-hand encounter with outstanding artists from a wide-range of disciplines.Read More ›

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 advances the knowledge of the global black experience through dynamic programs and exhibitions. Read More ›

Money Matters Programs and Classes

Science, Industry and Business Library

Summer Reading

Calling all kids and teens! Join the action and have a blast this summer as NYPL celebrates heroes and cool books, from popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series. Even adults can join the fun.Read More ›

Membership Events

Periodically Speaking

The New York Public Library and the Community Literary Magazines and Presses [clmp] present Periodically Speaking, a reading series highlighting the literary magazine collections of NYPL, while providing a venue for emerging writers to present their work.  Each evening presents editors and writers, reading and in conversation.  All events are held in the DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room. Follow up on 

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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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