LIVE from the NYPL: The spring's coolest speaker series

Trailblazing writers, directors and thinkers unfold the contents of their brains at this standout reading series

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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Photograph: ShutterstockWes Anderson speaks at LIVE from the NYPL Thursday February 27.
 (Photograph: Annie Leibovitz)
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Photograph: Annie LeibovitzSarah Lewis speaks at LIVE from the NYPL March 26.
 (Photograph: Bill Wadman)
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Photograph: Bill WadmanMalcolm Gladwell speaks at LIVE from the NYPL April 1.
 (Photograph: Heleen Welvaart)
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Photograph: Heleen WelvaartKatherine Boo and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc speak at LIVE from the NYPL April 9.
 (Photograph: Thomas Dozol)
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Photograph: Thomas DozolDouglas Coupland and Chuck Palahniuk speak at LIVE from the NYPL April 11.
 (Photograph: Brett Casper)
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Photograph: Brett CasperSteve Hindy speaks at LIVE from the NYPL April 25.
 (Photograph: Sari Goodfriend)
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Photograph: Sari GoodfriendKara Walker speaks at LIVE from the NYPL May 20.
 (Photograph: Michael Lionstar)
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Photograph: Michael LionstarRivka Galchen and Karen Russell speak at LIVE from the NYPL June 3.
 (Photograph: Greg Gorman)
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Photograph: Greg GormanJohn Waters speaks at LIVE from the NYPL June 4.
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Photograph: Chris Steele-Perkins/MAGNUMGeoff Dyer speaks at LIVE from the NYPL June 10.
If you like books, films and interesting conversations—so yes, that's all of us—you'll want in on LIVE from the NYPL. The semiannual reading series returns to the iconic New York Public Library this spring with a lineup that includes maverick movie director Wes Anderson, cultural commentator and hair icon Malcolm Gladwell, and Generation X author Douglas Coupland. Who said libraries are for squares?

The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave at 42nd St (917-275-6975, nypl.org/live). All events at 7pm. $25; members, seniors and students $15.

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