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.
  • Host and author in conversation on stage

    Author Talks

    Discover new ideas and the latest releases—from fiction to journalism—at the Library.

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.