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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

Engage with the brightest at The New York Public Library's premier cultural series! LIVE from the NYPL offers conversations with notable writers, artists, and leaders, hosted by Paul Holdengräber.Read More ›

Author Talks

From fiction to journalism, discover the latest releases and new ideas at the Library.Read More ›

Thinking Out Loud

Public intellectuals and Library scholars engage in debates and deliver lectures about today's most pressing issues in politics, education, the arts, and humanities. Read More ›

Art Talks

Learn about the latest in contemporary art, preservation, design, and moreRead More ›

Conversations from the Cullman Center

Hear past and current Cullman Center fellows—creative writers, academics, and independent scholars—discuss their work.Read More ›

16mm Film Nights

Guest curators screen films from the Library's archives.Read More ›

The Library After Hours

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