Curated by Paul Holdengräber, LIVE from the NYPL is The New York Public Library's flagship ticketed event series, offering programs that embody the institution's mission to educate, inform, and inspire.
NYPL is bringing reading to the streets! Starting Tuesday, we’re opening an outdoor reading room on the plaza of the 42nd Street Library on Fifth Avenue. We welcome you to visit, enjoy reading our staff picks, and take a photo in front of a backdrop of the Rose Main Reading Room!
This isn’t the first time we’ve brought the library outside. In the summer of 1935, NYPL created an open-air reading room in Bryant Park so that patrons could enjoy their selections in the sun and fresh air! #ireadeverywhere
Take a lunch break and stroll down Chelsea’s High Line, where you are bound to encounter Ed Ruscha’s yearlong mural.
Check him out here talking about his evocative work and resistance to nostalgia: “I knew when I made this in 1962…that someday these buildings would be perceived even as nostalgic, and that troubled me greatly.”