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2411 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

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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!

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UPCOMING ADULT SERVICES EVENTS
Sun, Mar 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Ned Foley will discuss his book Presidential Elections and Majority Rule, which reviews the American Electoral College system & proposes a method to restore the Jeffersonian majority-rule objectives.

Wed, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Dr. Miller discusses orchid mania, the centuries-old and sometimes scandalous hunt for orchids. Read The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean (visit on April 21) & see the Orchid Show at FPC through March 8.

Sun, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Dr. Abigail Norris Turner, an infectious diseases epidemiologist and Associate Professor at Ohio State University, will give a short presentation on the current coronavirus epidemic.

Tue, Mar 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us as Judge Jodi Thomas of Franklin County Municipal Court discusses how CATCH is helping human trafficking victims reclaim their lives. Survivors share personal stories of hope and healing.

Tue, Mar 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
A fantasy book meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month's Tome: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Wed, Mar 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join Gestalt Columbus again this March to learn why letting your child struggle is important and how to do so in a mindful way that both gives them life-skills & strengthens your relationship.

Sun, Mar 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Mar 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Listen to the best and brightest musicians Capital University has to offer in the ongoing Capital Jazz Series.

Wed, Mar 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Dr. Treva Lindsey will examine the often under heralded role Black women played in the fight for women's suffrage in America, and will discuss the impact of racism on the broader suffrage movement.

Thu, Mar 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Join us for a 2020 Census Open House from 2-4 pm in the Tech Center Classroom for information and assistance on completing the 2020 Census online.

Sun, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Mar 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Dr. Tim Berra will answer the question "What is Bourbon?" in a style both beginners and aficionados will appreciate, distilling the basics of bourbon into refined sips that are easily consumed.

Tue, Mar 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Across our planet, humans are facing a series of water crises. Dr. Nick Breyfogle of The Ohio State University will explore what we can learn from history as we confront the challenges before us.

Sun, Mar 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Mar 30, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
The Cookbook Club will host a special bread making demo with bakery owner and member Brandi Muhammad. Open to both club members and the community. Take home your own ready-to-bake bread for dinner.

Tue, Mar 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Follow along with a soothing episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross and paint your own happy little trees. This will be a "new to BPL" painting. Supplies will be provided. Registration Required.
Registration opens Monday, March 2 2020 at 9:00am

Wed, Apr 01, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Join us for a 2020 Census Open House from 2-4 pm in the Tech Center Classroom for information and assistance on completing the 2020 Census online. Laptops will be available for use. 

Wed, Apr 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Historian Sara Butler explores challenges women faced in the Middle Ages and how they stirred "feminist" rumblings of discontent, challenging rhetoric of the day and finding ways to subvert it.

Thu, Apr 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Don't miss Dave Buker & The Historians. They'll present their unique blend of melody & Americana in a special stripped-down format on the BPL stage.

Sun, Apr 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Apr 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Do you understand your credit score? Would you like to manage your debt more effectively? Come to this Money Smart Week 2020 workshop provided by KeyBank representatives for new financial strategies.

Tue, Apr 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Are you confused about your retirement options, Social Security, and Medicare? Have your questions answered by representatives from the Social Security Administration and OSHIIP. In the QRR.

Fri, Apr 10, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Be the lifeline patients need. Give blood.

Mon, Apr 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Listen to the best and brightest musicians Capital University has to offer in the ongoing Capital Jazz Series.

Tue, Apr 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
A fantasy book meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month's tome - Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Tue, Apr 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
“in Just-spring…” join in the fun and explore the poetry and the humanity of E.E. Cummings. We will look at the life and the infinitely creative way he used words to tackle everything under the sun.

Wed, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Professor of Art History at CCAD, Ann Shifflet, will take us beyond Frida and Georgia and introduce a number of women artists, who may be unfamiliar but have very much shaped our visual history.

Sun, Apr 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Tue, Apr 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Untethered Library
Join us for an evening with bestselling author, Susan Orlean, the 2020 featured author of the Bexley Community Author Series. Event will be held at Mees Auditorium at Capital University. Register

Wed, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Updated from last year's session! Learn how to use vacation rental websites like AirBnb, airline booking website Kayak, and TripAdvisor, among other online tools to help plan your next trip.
Registration opens Sunday, March 1 2020 at 9:00am

Sun, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Tue, Apr 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Calling all travelers! Learn about the new Ohio Drivers License-ID needed by October 1, 2020 for any air travel or access to federal sites. Elina Teed, of the Ohio BMV, will discuss the requirements.

Wed, Apr 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Discover creative ways to balance beauty and resilience in your gardens and landscape using native plants and other sustainable gardening techniques, with Franklin County Master Gardener George Peach.

Sun, May 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, May 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join Professor Michael Flamm as he explores the emergence and impact of the antiwar movement as well as the events and legacies of May 4, 1970.

Tue, May 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for an informative job help event as part of In-Demand Jobs Week. Ryan Thompson, of ODJFS, will discuss their websites OhioMeansJobs.com & TopJobs.Ohio. gov, plus apprenticeship programs.

Sun, May 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, May 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Updated from last year's session! Learn how to use vacation rental websites like AirBnb, airline booking website Kayak, and TripAdvisor, among other online tools to help plan your next trip.
Registration opens Sunday, March 1 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, May 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join BPL's Cookbook Club at its annual May Tea Party in the Quiet Reading Room. Club members will bring snacks and their recipes to share. Tea and other beverages will be served. Guests are welcome.

Tue, May 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join WCBE's film critic, Johnny DiLoretto, for a look at cinema history's most powerful women - onscreen and behind the camera. From Mae West to Greta Gerwig, discover real-life female super heroes!

Tue, May 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
A fantasy book meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month's tome - The Once and Future King by T.H. White.

Wed, May 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Join Columbus Zoo’s Beth Armstrong as she shares her memoir, Voices from the Ape House, a look at western lowland gorillas through the eyes of a zookeeper. In partnership with Gramercy Books.

Sun, May 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Sun, May 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
UCelli is a quartet of virtuoso cellists with an individual artistry and combined chemistry that results in an exciting, unique, and vibrant concert experience.

Mon, May 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join us to hear some of the wonderful stories and fascinating local history of the Jewish community from the Columbus Jewish Historical Society!

Tue, May 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Kaytlyn Schooley of Bickford Senior Living of Bexley will help you research senior living options so you can make the best choices for your loved one. Light refreshments will be served.

Wed, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Enjoy an evening of adventure with local Road Scholar travelers. Learn about these educational travel programs for older adults offered by Elderhostel since 1975, plus the local alumni group CORSAG.

Wed, May 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Follow along with an episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. Supplies will be provided. We will be painting the same painting as in March. Registration required.

Thu, May 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
This introductory class will begin the foundation necessary to communicate effectively with Deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
Registration opens Monday, March 2 2020 at 9:00am