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Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm,
Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm,
& Sunday 1pm-5pm

Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Reference & Accounts(614) 231-2793
Kids & Teens(614) 231-2878

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FEATURED EVENTS
Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Memory Lab
Bring a handful of your favorite family pictures to transfer them just in time for holiday gatherings!

Mon, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join us to discuss Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, the 2022 Man Booker Prize shortlisted book.

Tue, Dec 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Co-curator Dr. George Johnson presents on the current Decorative Arts Center of Ohio exhibit, "A Storybook Christmas Featuring a Very Brady Holiday." Reminisce about classic holiday storybooks & toys.

Wed, Dec 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Listen to the best and brightest musicians Capital University has to offer!

Thu, Dec 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Elizabeth Petuchowski shares her story of growing up as a young Jewish girl in Germany amidst the rise of Nazism, fleeing to England where she experienced the WWII outbreak, and immigrating to the US.

Tue, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Enjoy a holiday baking demo with Geri Peacock, owner of Cherbourg Bakery. Geri will share wonderful seasonal recipes and baking tips for gluten- and nut-free treats. Bring a holiday recipe to swap.

Thu, Dec 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Bexley Public Library's Board of Trustees typically meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 pm. Public participation is welcomed.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Be the lifeline patients need. Give blood. Please schedule your appointment at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: Bexley.

Sat, Dec 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Bring the whole family and join us for Saturday morning cartoons. Watch some classics and enjoy some light snacks.

Sun, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Do you enjoy the fantasy genre, or are you looking to expand your reading world? Join us for a monthly discussion focused on fantasy literature. Check BPL's website for the monthly featured titles.

Mon, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
NBC4 meteorologist Ben Gelber returns with his group, Friday Night Live, to perform klezmer and traditional Jewish music, sharing stories to foster appreciation of these beautiful melodies.

Thu, Dec 29, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Celebrate the New Year early and way before bedtime! We will count down to noon with our very own ball drop and tons of other activities! Dressing up is encouraged.

Thu, Jan 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - BPL Virtual Programs
Calm your soul with Gail Spirit Sky, a Laughter Yoga instructor since 2009. Join us for this virtual session of laughter and yoga that will melt away stress and leave you feeling refreshed.

Mon, Jan 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Start the year off right with a lively book club! Our first book of the year is Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez.

Tue, Jan 10, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join us in celebrating National Houseplant Day with a plant swap! Plant experts will be on hand to answer questions. Bring in your cuttings or unwanted plants and go home with some new plants!

Tue, Jan 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn how to care for your own indoor green space over the winter with the experts at Yelo Aple, a plant nursery in Olde Towne East.

Wed, Jan 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Called the Horseshoe since it opened in 1922, Ohio Stadium has been home to football games, graduations, concerts, and more. Tamar Chute explores the history and stories of Ohio Stadium at 100 years.

Sat, Jan 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Creation Station,Memory Lab
Learn how to convert old family photos and videos into digital files and explore your creative side through audio, photo, and video production tools, and the Cricut Maker. Sessions led by BPL staff.

Sun, Jan 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room,Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn French through interactive games, experiences, and conversations. Faculty & students from OSU's Dept. of French will use fun experiential exercises to practice and learn the French language.

Sun, Jan 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Do you enjoy the fantasy genre, or are you looking to expand your reading world? Join us for a monthly discussion focused on fantasy literature. Check BPL's website for the monthly featured titles.

Mon, Jan 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us, along with the Bexley Anti-Racism Project (BARP), for read-alouds and activities celebrating the lives of civil rights activists, Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King.

Tue, Jan 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join Jenny Lobb of the OSU Ext. to learn how to safely and easily prepare healthy food fast using an electric pressure cooker (e.g., Instant Pot). This class will include a cooking demo and tasting.

Tue, Jan 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Drexel Theatre
Flex your trivia muscles. Bring your friends and family for a night full of fun competition, laughter, and prizes at the historic Drexel. Topics range from history, to sports, and special themes.

Wed, Jan 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Talk with a certified Speech-Language Pathologist to get reliable information on developmental milestones for speech and language. Also discuss general strategies for building communication skills.

Wed, Jan 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join Kit Yoon, The Holistic Acupuncturist, to tap into your own healing power with simple mind body medicine tools. Treat yourself this winter with new mind-body-medicine tools for your wellbeing.

Thu, Jan 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Let David, BPL's Local History Librarian, help you get started with family history research and learn tips for keeping your discoveries organized!

Thu, Jan 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Follow along with an episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. Come ready to paint happy trees in a fun and relaxed environment. Supplies will be provided. Registration opens 1/1 and is required.
Registration opens Sunday, January 1 2023 at 12:00am

Sun, Jan 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room,Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn French through interactive games, experiences, and conversations. Faculty & students from OSU's Dept. of French will use fun experiential exercises to practice and learn the French language.

Tue, Jan 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Was your home previously owned by a famous family? How has your property changed over time? Join us to explore online databases that help you find past and present info on your house and property.

Wed, Jan 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Do you feel overwhelmed by your email inbox? Join our Technology Librarian, Josh, for basic tips on how to take back control of your email inbox.

Thu, Jan 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Sarah-Grace Heller, Chair of the OSU Dept. of French and Italian, will take us back in history as she discusses the cultural significance, usefulness, and trends of fashion during the Middle Ages.

Fri, Jan 27, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Be the lifeline patients need. Give blood. Please schedule your appointment at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: Bexley.

Sat, Jan 28, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Looking for some inspiration to pick up the pen? Join us for a day of writing led by the beloved literary and all-around creative artist, Mimi Chenfeld. Space is limited and registration is required.

Sun, Jan 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room,Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn French through interactive games, experiences, and conversations. Faculty & students from OSU's Dept. of French will use fun experiential exercises to practice and learn the French language.

Mon, Jan 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Betty Weibel will share sites of literary significance in Ohio that are on the Ohioana Library Association's digital Ohio Literary Trail, and featured in her book The Ohio Literary Trail: A Guide.

Thu, Feb 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Remember Paul's Food Shoppe or The Glass Bowl? Join us to share memories and learn more about the history of past and present Bexley businesses.

Thu, Feb 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - BPL Virtual Programs
Calm your soul with Gail Spirit Sky, a Laughter Yoga instructor since 2009. Join us for this virtual session of laughter and yoga that will melt away stress and leave you feeling refreshed.

Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Families are invited to stop in to read the best children's books of 2022, displayed for your enjoyment in the auditorium. PLUS: Crafts for the kids!

Sat, Feb 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Families are invited to stop in to read the best children's books of 2022, displayed for your enjoyment in the auditorium. PLUS: Crafts for the kids!

Sun, Feb 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Learn French through interactive games, experiences, and conversations. Faculty & students from OSU's Dept. of French will use fun experiential exercises to practice and learn the French language.

Sun, Feb 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for Tea at Three with The Zakk Jones Trio. They are a dynamic group that fluidly blends styles as varied as modern jazz, Americana/country and fusion, often even in the same songs!

Mon, Feb 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Learn about Thomas Payton, the first African American man to own land in Bexley, and his family.

Tue, Feb 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Learn about safe medication practices and how to save money on prescriptions. Loretta Sweeney from OSU Ext. will show you how to safely use, store & dispose of unused medication, plus lower costs.

Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Creation Station
Forgot a Valentine? We have you covered with a Valentine's Day craft using our Cricut in the revamped Creation Station!

Wed, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Creation Station
Forgot a Valentine? We have you covered with a Valentine's Day craft using our Cricut in the revamped Creation Station!

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Learn French through interactive games, experiences, and conversations. Faculty & students from OSU's Dept. of French will use fun experiential exercises to practice and learn the French language.

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Show your valentine some serious love with an artistic, fabric valentine! Join us for one of these two creative workshops with local artist Abby Feinknopf.

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Show your valentine some serious love with an artistic, fabric valentine! Join us for one of these two creative workshops with local artist Abby Feinknopf.

Thu, Feb 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Two of Ohio's most revered and beloved poets & authors, Hanif Abdurraqib and Dionne Custer Edwards will be in conversation celebrating Toni Morrison's legacy & discussing her influence on their work.

Fri, Feb 17, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Be the lifeline patients need. Give blood. Please schedule your appointment at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: Bexley.

Sat, Feb 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Was your home previously owned by a famous family? How has your property changed over time? Join us to explore online databases that help you find past and present info on your house and property.

Sat, Feb 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Bring the whole family and join us for Saturday morning cartoons. Watch some classics and enjoy some light snacks.

Sun, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room,Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn French through interactive games, experiences, and conversations. Faculty & students from OSU's Dept. of French will use fun experiential exercises to practice and learn the French language.

Sun, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Do you enjoy the fantasy genre, or are you looking to expand your reading world? Join us for a monthly discussion focused on fantasy literature. Check BPL's website for the monthly featured titles.

Mon, Feb 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
This month the BPL Book Club will be discussing Hell of a Book by Jason Mott, the moving 2022 National Book Award Winner. Join us for a lively book chat!

Tue, Feb 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Drexel Theatre
Flex your trivia muscles. Bring your friends and family for a night full of fun competition, laughter, and prizes at the historic Drexel. Topics range from history, to sports, and special themes.

Thu, Feb 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Columbus writer, producer, and photographer Damon Mosley discusses his book SMILE FOR WE, a project aimed at destigmatizing the stereotypes placed on Black men and seeing them in a different light.

Sun, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Experience the joy and beauty of poetry with an afternoon of readings from Mimi Chenfeld and friends.

Tue, Feb 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Join us for a discussion on different housing options for older adults and their families to consider. Speaker Paula Taliaferro of the COAAA will explain the housing continuum and provide resources.

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