The New York Public Library offers thousands of free programs a year across its 92 locations, from author talks and performances to exhibitions.

Explore Upcoming Events

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    NYPL Events Calendar

    Meet your favorite author, hear a live concert, or find something new at the Library. From audio production classes and book clubs to storytime and crafts, there's something for everyone! 


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    New! Live from NYPL: Spring Season

    The Library's premier cultural series brings you free events, conversations, and performances featuring prominent writers, artists, and thinkers.

Take Classes

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    English Classes

    English classes, including conversation classes and citizenship test preparation, are available at branches across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

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    Discover a wide array of technology classes including basic computing, coding, photo editing, audio production, and more.

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    More Classes

    The Library offers thousands of classes for lifelong learners at any stage—from toddlers to seniors and everyone in between.

Visit Exhibitions

The Library offers free exhibitions and special displays featuring items from our collections at three of our research center locations and online.

Find Events Near You

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    Events at All NYPL Locations

    The Library is here to help you learn and connect with your community through our wide array of free events, programs, classes, book clubs, and more.

Explore Free Programs for Kids

From arts and crafts, trivia, and book discussions to author talks, STEAM activities, and more, there’s something for everyone at the Library!

Discover Free Events Just for Teens

All the Library's events and programs for teens are free, from book and manga discussions to arts and crafts, tech workshops, and our TeenLIVE author talks. Explore the calendar to find something for you!

Browse More Arts & Culture Events

Join us for exciting cultural programming including live performances, Q&As, screenings, and more.

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    Author Talks

    Join us for illuminating conversations with authors about their work, inspiration, and more. 

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    Film Screenings

    View classic and contemporary films at locations across NYPL. 

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    Live Music

    Discover new favorites and established musicians at select performances.

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    Watch live performances including musicals, staged readings, and everything in between.