Library patrons enjoy a performance


The New York Public Library offers 93,000 free programs a year across its 92 locations, from author talks and performances to exhibitions. Meet your favorite author, hear a live concert, or find something new at the Library.

Upcoming Events


Author Talks & Conversations

  • Two writers appear on stage at LIVE from the NYPL

    LIVE from the NYPL

    Engage with the brightest at the Library's flagship ticketed event series featuring conversations with authors, scholars, musicians, and more.
  • Three panelists engage in conversation

    Between the Lines

    Listen to authors discuss current topics and events at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Performing Arts & Films

  • Dancers perform a piece

    Music, Film & More

    Enjoy live performances of music, dance, and theater at our many locations, or find a free film screening near you.