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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.


KidsLIVE  takes children and their families on an enriching cultural and educational journey—including musical performances, live theatre, opportunities to meet authors and illustrators, and much more. KidsLIVE programs feature presenters who reflect the rich diversity of New York City and help young audiences develop their creativity, talents, and love for learning.

TeenLIVE reaches teens culturally, artistically, inspirationally, technologically, and more with the biggest, best, and the brightest stars. TeenLIVE programs spotlight current cultural trends and important mainstays that inform the lives of today’s teens.

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All KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE programs are sponsored by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

Upcoming Programs

90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3 - 5 p.m.
The 90-Second Newbery returns for its fourth year! In this annual video contest, young filmmakers create movies that creatively compress the stories of Newbery Award-winning books into 90 seconds or less. Hosted by James Kennedy and Amy Dyckman.Read More ›

TeenLIVE presents: NYC Teen Author Festival: Writing as a Many-Booked Thing: Looking at Series

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6 - 8 p.m.
A number of authors of books in series (or duologies) join us to talk about the pluses and minuses of writing this way. Besides the usual questions – how much do you plot out ahead of time? how much advance world-building do you do? how do you keep track of things as you go along? – they’ll also discuss how reader reaction plays a part (or not) in the creation, and also what the appeal and drawbacks of writing a series are.Read More ›

TeenLIVE presents The Moth High School GrandSLAM

Friday, June 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
The Moth's Education Program brings the art and craft of personal storytelling to high school students across New York City. This semester, in twelve schools and four boroughs, more than 95 students will share their stories. On June 5th, we invite you to join as ten of these all-star storytellers take the stage at the city-wide High School GrandSLAM in the Celeste Bartos Forum.Read More ›