Author Talks & Conversations

The Library hosts a variety of exciting and engaging events at our locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, from author talks to thought-provoking debates and more.

Schwarzman Building

  • Two writers appear on stage at LIVE from the NYPL

    LIVE from the NYPL

    Engage with notable artists, writers, and leaders through our premier cultural series.
  • Host in conversation with guest on stage

    Author Talks

    Discover new ideas and the latest releases—from fiction to journalism—at the Library.
  • Two women in conversation

    Art Talks

    Hear from leading artists, scholars, and creative experts from around the world.
  • A Cullman Center fellow

    Conversations from the Cullman Center

    Listen to current and recent fellows of the Cullman Center discuss their work.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

  • Two presenters appear on stage

    Talks at the Schomburg

    Listen to leading scholars, artists, and journalists discuss topics relevant to the global black experience.
  • Three panelists engage in conversation

    Between the Lines

    Hear authors such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Questlove, and Timbaland discuss recent and culturally relevant books.

Library for the Performing Arts

Mid-Manhattan Library

  • Library patrons interacting and enjoying conversation

    Open Book Night

    Join us on the second Friday of each month to discuss a book you love.

Various Locations

  • Woman reads a book at an event


    View spectacular performances, meet authors and illustrators, and discover new opportunities.
  • Tyra Banks addresses the audience at Teen LIVE


    Enjoy culturally and educationally enriching conversations, debates, and more.