1. We are so excited about our LIVE from the NYPL Fall 2014 season, with speakers like Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman and George Clinton! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 4th at 10:00am, but if you become a Friend of the Library you’ll get access to today’s presale, as well as receive 40% off tickets, and pay no service fees. Hurry - before tickets sell out! 

    We are so excited about our LIVE from the NYPL Fall 2014 season, with speakers like Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman and George Clinton! 

    Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 4th at 10:00am, but if you become a Friend of the Library you’ll get access to today’s presale, as well as receive 40% off tickets, and pay no service fees. Hurry - before tickets sell out! 

  2. Tonight, July 1st, at 7pm, LIVE from the NYPL will be hosting a panel discussion on the Amazon-Hachette battle and the future of the publishing industry in the age of e-books. Authors, agents, and publishers will take to the stage to tackle these urgent questions. Make sure to tune in live! 

    Tonight, July 1st, at 7pm, LIVE from the NYPL will be hosting a panel discussion on the Amazon-Hachette battle and the future of the publishing industry in the age of e-books. Authors, agents, and publishers will take to the stage to tackle these urgent questions. Make sure to tune in live

  3. If you’re looking for something fascinating this evening, we recommend tonight’s LIVE from the NYPL program with authors Elizabeth Kolbert and Nathaniel Rich, who will be discussing Kolbert’s new book “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History,” which offers a startling look at the mass extinction currently unfolding before our eyes. 

    If you’re looking for something fascinating this evening, we recommend tonight’s LIVE from the NYPL program with authors Elizabeth Kolbert and Nathaniel Rich, who will be discussing Kolbert’s new book “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History,” which offers a startling look at the mass extinction currently unfolding before our eyes. 

  4. Tonight’s LIVE from the NYPL with artist Kara Walker and Radiolab's Jad Abumrad is sold out, but if you can’t join us in person, join us via live-stream at 7pm sharp

    PS: Want to be the first to hear about LIVE from the NYPL programs? Sign up for the LIVE newsletter.

  5. The stories all have female narrators, and all (save one) are inspired by iconic short stories written by men. Galchen’s stories are witty and delightfully intelligent, riffing on works by David Foster Wallace, James Joyce and Haruki Murakami. Each illustrates how the presence of women, as authors and narrators, might have inflected canonical stories…The project as a whole is a lot like Liz Phair’s “Exile in Guyville,” the 1993 record that was a woman’s song-by-song response to the Rolling Stones’ album “Exile on Main Street.”

    — 

    The Los Angeles Times describing Rivka Galchen’s new collection of short stories American Innovations

    Well, when you put it that way, it’s hard not to be excited about the Cullman Center alum's new book and upcoming LIVE from the NYPL event with Karen Russell

  6. explore-blog:

Anna Deavere Smith at the New York Public Library, in conversation with Sarah Lewis, author of the excellent The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.

    explore-blog:

    Anna Deavere Smith at the New York Public Library, in conversation with Sarah Lewis, author of the excellent The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.

  7. So how was The Grand Budapest Hotel “inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig”? Wes Anderson tells Paul Holdengräber in this new LIVE Short. See more of the filmmaker’s recent visit to LIVE from the NYPL here

    And speaking of Stefan Zweig…what are you doing May 6?

  8. Have you heard the news? LIVE from the NYPL is “spring’s coolest speaker series" (Time Out New York), “where everyone looks forward to the hot seat" (The Wall Street Journal). 
Picture above of LIVE’s director Paul Holdengräber was taken by Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal.

    Have you heard the news? LIVE from the NYPL is “spring’s coolest speaker series" (Time Out New York), “where everyone looks forward to the hot seat" (The Wall Street Journal). 

    Picture above of LIVE’s director Paul Holdengräber was taken by Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal.

  9. Happy 83th Birthday to Nobel prize-winning author, Toni Morrison!
In celebration, stop by one of our NYPL branches to grab any of Morrison’s books, which include Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon. 
Also, watch this LIVE from NYPL video, where Morrison discusses races and writing with author, Junot Diaz.

    Happy 83th Birthday to Nobel prize-winning author, Toni Morrison!

    In celebration, stop by one of our NYPL branches to grab any of Morrison’s books, which include Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon

    Also, watch this LIVE from NYPL video, where Morrison discusses races and writing with author, Junot Diaz.

  10. Spring 2014 Dates Announced!

    livefromthenypl:

    It’s finally here - LIVE from the NYPL’s Spring 2014 season goes on sale to the general public on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00am. Can’t wait? Become a Friend of the Library and get access to our exclusive pre-sale, going on now. 

    Our lineup includes filmmakers Wes Anderson and John Waters; Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy; magician Ricky Jay; and writers Katherine Boo, Chuck Palahniuk, Geoff Dyer, and more! View our lineup and become a Friend here.

    Hooray!