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

  • LIVE from the NYPL

    Engage with notable artists, writers, and leaders through our premier cultural series.
  • Author Talks

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

    Hear from leading artists, scholars, and creative experts from around the world.
  • 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

  • Talks at the Schomburg

    Listen to leading scholars, artists, and journalists discuss topics relevant to the global black experience.
  • Between the Lines

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

Library for the Performing Arts

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library

  • Open Book Night

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

Various Locations

  • KidsLIVE

    View spectacular performances, meet authors and illustrators, and discover new opportunities.
  • TeenLIVE

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