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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 8:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

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

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Adult Services

Bexley Public Library aspires to inspire, teach and move people of all ages.
Come see what we are doing!

Community Focused Amazing Music Engaging Talks Great Guests
UPCOMING ADULT SERVICES EVENTS
Wed, Sep 28, 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 9/1 and is required.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Common Cause Ohio will lead a discussion on how to be a more active and informed citizen beyond your vote. Join us for a community conversation on how to get involved with the issues you care about.

Sat, Oct 01, 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, Oct 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for Tea at Three with the classically-trained Bryden String Quartet.

Mon, Oct 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for a night of horror stories, poetry and discussion with members of the Ohio chapter of the Horror Writers Association

Thu, Oct 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Pull up a seat to BPL's "The Big Table" community conversation. BPL's Big Table conversation is intended to inspire ideas and discussion around creating a kind and connected Bexley community.

Thu, Oct 06, 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, Oct 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Welcome the dynamic mother-daughter duo behind S.R.D. Harris Books. Join us for read-alouds, interactive fun and a DIY craft.

Mon, Oct 10, All day
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,Creation Station,Group Study Room,Memory Lab,Tech Center Classroom,Virtual Meeting Room
Library Closed

Tue, Oct 11, 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, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Astronomy with ales! Cosmos over cocktails! Grab a beverage from one of our DORA partners and join us in the BPL lot as the OSU Astronomy Department explore the wonders of our Universe outside!

Thu, Oct 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
BHS alum Ellen Fishel ('09) will share her journey from editor at The Torch to member of the Pulitzer Prize- winning team at The Baltimore Sun. She will be in conversation with Amy Vick (BHS '91).

Fri, Oct 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for an interactive workshop on how to make music using a Digital Audio Workstation. DJ Torin Jacobs will show how to use Bandlab to create loops and rhythmic patterns found in popular music.

Sat, Oct 15, 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, Oct 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board 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, Oct 17, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Enjoy the day off from school with a family movie. We'll have The Bad Guys up on the big screen as well as popcorn and light refreshments.

Mon, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Discover your roots! We'll share tips on getting started with your family history research and how historic newspapers can help you discover your family's past.

Mon, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Take a walk on the dark side this October with our BPL Book Club selection - My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

Wed, Oct 19, 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.

Thu, Oct 20, 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.

Thu, Oct 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
The decisions made in Ohio's courts have a critical impact on how justice is served in our community. Ohio Fair Courts Alliance will lead a conversation to help better understand Ohio's court system.

Mon, Oct 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for a chilling lecture on the history of vampires from the earliest folk legends to now. Come if you dare!

Tue, Oct 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Every home has a history... discover yours! Join us to explore online databases that help you find past and present information on your house and property.

Tue, Oct 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New venue Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Yee's memoir follows her journey from Hong Kong to mainstream 1960s midwestern America, navigating between dual cultures. Yee's grandfather started the Far East restaurant, which became Wing's.

Wed, Oct 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Are you confused about Medicare? Get your questions answered during this discussion of Medicare/My Care benefits and options, by OSHIIP representative Rebecca Hayward. Includes a Q&A.

Thu, Oct 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Christine French Culley, Editor In Chief of Highlights, will discuss the why, what, and how of Hidden Pictures-a visual puzzle made famous by the iconic children's publisher located here in Columbus.

Fri, Oct 28, 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.

Fri, Oct 28, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the classic horror film Nosferatu with a ghoulish celebration! Frighteningly fun festivities begin at 6:30 with a costume contest, trivia, film screening & more!

Tue, Nov 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Join Mitch Adel of Cooper, Adel, Vu and Assocs. for an Estate Planning Workshop. Topics: avoiding probate; 3 vital legal documents; inheritance protection; tax planning; and long-term care planning.

Wed, Nov 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Astronomy with ales! Cosmos over cocktails! Grab a beverage from one of our DORA partners and join us in the BPL lot as the OSU Astronomy Department explore the wonders of our Universe outside!

Thu, Nov 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Have you wanted to try your hand at writing but aren't sure where to start? Dive in with NaNoWriMo Writing Hours! Designated writing hours and pop-up activities on Thursdays from 6-8 in the QRR.

Thu, Nov 03, 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.

Fri, Nov 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Your family has read the book, now meet the author! Bring your questions for Erik Slangerup and learn about his writing process for kids just like you! Book signing to follow.

Sat, Nov 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Every home has a history... discover yours! Join us to explore online databases that help you find past and present information on your house and property.

Mon, Nov 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Grab your umbrella and get ready to discuss "Weather" by Jenny Offill at the November BPL Book Club!

Wed, Nov 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Memory Lab,Creation Station
Learn how to restore older photographs, negatives, and slides using equipment and software available in the Memory Lab and Creation Station.

Thu, Nov 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join David, BPL's Local History Librarian, and members of the Bexley Historical Society, as we share memories and discuss topics related to the history of Bexley.

Thu, Nov 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Support the Library by joining the Friends of Bexley Public Library for their annual fall Book Sale. Find thousands of gently-used books, movies, and music at unbeatable prices.

Thu, Nov 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Have you wanted to try your hand at writing but aren't sure where to start? Dive in with NaNoWriMo Writing Hours! Designated writing hours and pop-up activities on Thursdays from 6-8 in the QRR.

Fri, Nov 11, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Support the Library by joining the Friends of Bexley Public Library for their annual fall Book Sale. Find thousands of gently-used books, movies, and music at unbeatable prices.

Sat, Nov 12, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Support the Library by joining the Friends of Bexley Public Library for their annual fall Book Sale. Find thousands of gently-used books, movies, and music at unbeatable prices.

Sat, Nov 12, 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, Nov 13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Support the Library by joining the Friends of Bexley Public Library for their annual fall Book Sale. Find thousands of gently-used books, movies, and music at unbeatable prices.

Mon, Nov 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Learn how to create art from well-loved books in a wonderful Altered Book Art class with local artist Deb La Tonzea.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
You're cordially invited to afternoon tea with dinosaurs! Create your own tea party with light refreshments while also enjoying dinosaur crafts, games, and activities. It's sure to be Dino-Mite!

Tue, Nov 15, 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, Nov 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
There are currently more than 100 million displaced people worldwide. Join us for a discussion on how today's refugee crisis compares to those of the past as we examine global and local developments.

Thu, Nov 17, 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.

Thu, Nov 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Have you wanted to try your hand at writing but aren't sure where to start? Dive in with NaNoWriMo Writing Hours! Designated writing hours and pop-up activities on Thursdays from 6-8 in the QRR.

Thu, Nov 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn about different types of plant-based diets and how to get started with plant-based eating. Enjoy a cooking demo by Jenny Lobb of OSU Extension. Bring your favorite meatless or holiday recipes.

Sun, Nov 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board 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, Nov 21, 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 11/1 and is required.
Registration opens Tuesday, November 1 2022 at 12:00am

Fri, Nov 25, 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, Nov 26, 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.

Tue, Nov 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Award-winning poet and Bexley alum, Elizabeth (Beth) Tornes will be reading from her most recent poetry collection, Northern Skies, which was published in June 2022.

Thu, Dec 01, 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.

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.

Sun, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board 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.