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Angela Davis & Toni Morrison, Antonia Fraser, Keith Richards, Jay-Z, W.S. Merwin, Zadie Smith, Slavoj Žižek, and many more at the NYPL this Fall!


 LIVE from the NYPL Fall Season Line-Up Announced

The New York Public Library is one happening place this fall! LIVE from the NYPL’s public programs for the upcoming season features an array of incredible personalities. Below is the full schedule. Program details are forthcoming on

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and Jeffrey Rosen
Making Our Democracy Work
in conversation with Jeffrey Rosen and Paul Holdengräber
Monday, September 20 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

Jonathan Lethem
Chronic City
Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

David Chang, René Redzepi and Ruth Reichl
NOMA: Time & Place in Nordic Cuisine
Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

David Grossman and Nicole Krauss
To the End of the Land and Great House
Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum
co-presented with the NYPL’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers

Steven Johnson and Kevin Kelly
Where Good Ideas Come From and What Technology Wants
Monday, October 18 at 8:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

The Moth
OMG: Stories of the Sacred

Thursday, October 21 at 8:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

W.S. Merwin
Friday, October 22 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

Angela Davis and Toni Morrison
Frederick Douglass: Literacy, Libraries and Liberation
Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

Keith Richards
Friday, October 29 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

Susan McKeown and guests
Singing in the Dark
Saturday, October 30 at 7:00PM
Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, Manhattan)

Lady Antonia Fraser

Must You Go?
Thursday, November 4 at 7:00PM
South Court Auditorium

Slavoj Žižek
Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

Edwidge Danticat
Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work
Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

Antonio Damasio and Marina Abramović
Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain
Friday, November 12 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

Monday, November 15 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Emperor of all Maladies
Thursday, November 18 at 7:00PM
South Court Auditorium

Zadie Smith
in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
Changing my Mind: Occasional Essays
Monday, November 22 at 7:00PM
South Court Auditorium

Derek Walcott
The Robert B. Silvers Lecture
Friday, December 3 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

National Lampoon Revisited
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made The National Lampoon Insanely Great
Saturday, December 4 at 7:00PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

Tickets are on sale beginning September 13, with a pre-sale for Friends of the NYPL on September 10-12. 
Tickets for Keith Richards and Jay-Z will be announced via email. Sign up at for these announcements.

Tickets are
$25 general admission and $15 Library donors, seniors, and students with valid identification, and are available through by calling 1.888.71.TICKETS (1.888.718.4253) or on the ShowClix website Please note all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Unless otherwise indicated, all programs begin at 7:00PM in the Celeste Bartos Forum or South Court Auditorium, both located inside the Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd street.

About LIVE from the NYPL
LIVE from the NYPL is a series of vigorous and provocative conversations, debates, and performances at The New York Public Library curated by Paul Holdengräber, Director of LIVE from the NYPL.

Recent participants have included William Kentridge, Patti Smith, John Waters, The Velvet Underground, Wes Anderson, Werner Herzog, Christopher Hitchens debating Al Sharpton, an opera based on The Elements of Style by Maira Kalman and Nico Muhly, Gunter Grass in conversation with Norman Mailer, Miranda July with David Byrne and Becky Stark, Aline and R. Crumb, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain, Harold Bloom, Nicholas Kristof, and Orhan Pamuk. For more information, please visit or email


Contact:  Jennifer_Lam(at)nypl(dot)org

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