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2411 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

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LIBRARY CALENDARS
FEATURED EVENTS
Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Celebrate the BPL's centennial by reading some of the best books from the past 100 years. Join us to discuss Shirley Jackson's unsettling 1940s short story collection, The Lottery and Other Stories.
Registration is now closed

Tue, May 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Drexel Theatre
Trivia at the historic Drexel Theatre, what could be better? Join us for a night of fun competition, laughter, popcorn, and prizes. Topics range from history and movies to sports and special themes.

Wed, May 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for a showing of Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr. 100 years after its premiere. Archivist Tim Lanza will talk about the restoration process that breathed new life into this timeless masterpiece.

Tue, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Thu, Jun 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with two beloved and celebrated poets and authors, Hanif Abdurraqib and Franny Choi, as they discuss life, libraries, and what drives their work.

Tue, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us to celebrate Alfred Hitchcock’s 125th birthday with a film series spanning 5 decades of his career! We're kicking off the series with Hitchcock's iconic film, Psycho.

Sat, Jun 15, 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.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join local artist Malik Carrington for an exciting art workshop at the Bexley Public Library! This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to unleash their creativity and learn new art techniques.

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Drexel Theatre
Trivia at the historic Drexel Theatre, what could be better? Join us for a night of fun competition, laughter, popcorn, and prizes. Topics range from history and movies to sports and special themes.

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
How did ancient people make furniture, clothes, buildings, and monuments? Learn how with STEM presenter Jack Brown as he shows you how people lived in ancient times.

Thu, Jun 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Regular monthly meeting of Board of Trustees

Fri, Jun 21, 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, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn how to play in the realms of fantasy using the "world's greatest roleplaying game." BPL staff will be on hand to teach and guide campaigns. Open to grades 6-12 and all D&D experience levels.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join local artist Malik Carrington for an exciting art workshop at the Bexley Public Library! This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to unleash their creativity and learn new art techniques.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Explore the wonders of our universe with The OSU Astronomy Department. The presentation will be followed by stargazing with telescopes outside of the library, depending on the weather.

Sun, Jun 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Celebrate BPL's centennial by reading some of the best books from the past 100 years. Join us to discuss the 1957 "Beat" classic, On the Road by Jack Kerouac.

Tue, Jul 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Fri, Jul 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Jared Margulies, author of "The Cactus Hunters," visits BPL to discuss his book which has been described as a "blend of international intrigue, social theory, botanical lore, and ecological study."

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
How do we find trustworthy news in the age of AI-generated misinformation, social media, and partisan news sources? Learn how to navigate modern news consumption with Dr. Melissa Foster from OSU.

Thu, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Oyez! Oyez! Join us for a community conversation around the Supreme Court's major rulings during the '23-'24 term, facilitated by Marc Spindelman, the Isadore & Ida Topper Professor of Law at OSU.

Sun, Jul 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Celebrate Earl Scruggs’ 100th birthday with acclaimed bluegrass band, Appalachian Swing. Scruggs’ groundbreaking banjo playing style left an indelible mark on bluegrass music.

Mon, Jul 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Is there a long distance hike in your future, but you're not sure where to start? Join presenter Andy Niekamp for a program that will give you the confidence and skills to begin planning your hike!

Tue, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
The Plant Swap returns! Bring in your cuttings or plants and pick up some new plants. A Master Gardener will be available to answer questions about plants and gardening.

Tue, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We invite children entering kindergarten to join us for a 7-week session of super stories and activities designed to help build school and reading readiness.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Tue, Jul 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Drexel Theatre
Trivia at the historic Drexel Theatre, what could be better? Join us for a night of fun competition, laughter, popcorn, and prizes. Topics range from history and movies to sports and special themes.

Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us to celebrate Alfred Hitchcock’s 125th birthday with a film series spanning five decades of his career. This month we're screening his critically acclaimed 1950s movie, Rear Window.

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Untethered Library
Do you have a favorite flavor, favorite memory, or story to tell about Bexley's oldest ice cream shop?

Thu, Jul 18, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Explore the wonders of our universe with The OSU Astronomy Department. The presentation will be followed by stargazing with telescopes outside of the library, depending on the weather.

Sun, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Celebrate BPL's centennial by reading some of the best books from the past 100 years. Join us to discuss 1969 dark satire, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

Mon, Jul 22, 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 7/1 and is required.
Registration opens Monday, July 1 2024 at 10:00am

Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for an inspiring conversation with author and Gramercy Books founder & owner Linda Kass. Linda will be in conversation with CML CEO, Patrick Losinski, discussing her latest novel Bessie.

Fri, Jul 26, 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, Jul 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Curator Margaret Wunderlich will share insights into the conflicts and creative spirit during the 1960s that inspired her exhibition, Mod: Visual, Social, Cultural Renaissance of the 1960s at DACO.

Sat, Aug 03, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for a screening of the documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO followed by a community conversation facilitated by Cynthia Young, Chair of the Dept. of African American and African Studies at OSU.

Sun, Aug 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
David Steigerwald will explore how Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1968 embodied and refracted many of the deep tensions streaming through American life in the Sixties. In partnership with DACO.

Thu, Aug 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
We're celebrating the founding of Bexley by learning more about Main Street! Larry Helman will take us on a historical tour of Main Street and describe how it developed and changed over time.

Sun, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Celebrate BPL's centennial by reading some of the best books from the past 100 years. This month we're exploring the 1970s with James Baldwin's powerful novel, If Beale Street Could Talk.

Thu, Aug 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Regular monthly meeting of Board of Trustees

Thu, Aug 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Enjoy a decade of music from the 1920s as American jazz trumpeter and Vice President of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Todd Stoll, and his band play the music of the Jazz Age!