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The New York Public Library offers more than 80,000 programs annually, serving everyone from toddlers to teens to seniors. Use any or all of the filters below to find an event that interests you. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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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 ›

Cullman Center Institute for Teachers

The Cullman Center Institute for Teachers offers two distinct programs for professional development that give teachers an opportunity to enrich their understanding of the humanities and research in one of the world's great libraries. Read More ›

Latino Americans

Latino Americans are the largest minority group in the United States, with more than 50 million people. For many decades, NYPL has collected intensively to document the Hispanic and Latino presence in the United States.Read More ›

Teaching & Learning

The Library hosts many special events, workshops, seminars and insitutes for school-based librarians, teachers and school administrators. Read More ›

Book Discussions

Neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island host regular book discussion groups led by trained facilitators. The groups are open to anyone who loves to read and discuss books. Locations and dates (most groups meet monthly) are listed here. Please call the individual library to verify this information. Pre-registration is required for most groups.  

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For the Public

FOR THE PUBLIC is a new, collaborative art series from The New York Public Library hosted by Miles Hodges. The series features live performance poetry, discussion, and pop-up installations from the city's most prominent young creatives as they explore the power of storytelling and share personal narratives.Read More ›

Lincoln Center Local @ NYPL

Discover the magic of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in your neighborhood. The New York Public Library, in partnership with Lincoln Center, is bringing FREE screenings to a library near you. Lincoln Center Local offers offers live hour-long programs combining performance with a question and answer session in a dynamic, first-hand encounter with outstanding artists from a wide-range of disciplines.Read More ›

Summer Reading

Team up with the Library this summer for Summer Reading Challenge 2016 to learn new skills and ideas while having fun with great books. We also offer an array of free programs and activities for all ages—from story times to workshops and more. Visit your local branch today! Read More ›

KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE

KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE events at The New York Public Library feature thought-provoking conversations, real debates, and exciting spectacular performances with your favorite authors, artists, filmmakers, musicians, fashionistas, and more.

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Periodically Speaking

Periodically Speaking is a reading series highlighting the literary magazine collections of NYPL, while providing a venue for emerging writers to present their work. 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 ›

Money Matters Programs and Classes

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 ›

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