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NYPL Programs


From lectures to films to programs for children, come to one of the many events and programs listed on the calendars below. You can also pick up a free copy of NYPL Now! at any one of our 92 locations or flip through it online.

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 ›

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 ›

Art Talks

​Hear from leading artists, scholars, and creative experts from around the world at The New York Public Library's Art Talks! This conversation series presents the latest ideas in contemporary art, preservation, design, and more. All programs are free, but registration is recommended.Read More ›

Exhibition Programs

Dive into our collections through the Library's expert-curated exhibitions. These programs will take you deeper into our exhibitions and explore related themes with notable writers, artists, and scholars.Read More ›

Author Talks

Discover new ideas and the latest releases at the Library! This series presents a wide variety of topics and genres, from fiction to journalism, through discussions and presentations by leading writers in their fields.Read More ›

The Library After Hours

A monthly happening with curated entertainment, food and drinks, and behind the scenes access to NYPL collectionsRead More ›

Summer Shorts

Relics and Forgotten Gems Curated from the Reserve Film and Video CollectionRead More ›

Periodically Speaking

Scholar Talks


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

Library for the Performing Arts

Each year, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts produces a comprehensive series of free public programs in its Bruno Walter Auditorium. Programs include lectures, panel discussions, performances, master classes, readings, and screenings.Read More ›

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 ›

Science, Industry and Business Library

The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is a premier public business library.Read More ›

Benefit Events

Show your support for The New York Public Library by attending or sponsoring one of our remarkable benefit events.Read More ›

Membership Events

Members have the unique opportunity to celebrate and explore the Library in the company of fellow supporters.Read More ›

Host Your Event at the Library

Make your event extraordinary! Learn more about space rental at The New York Public Library. Read More ›