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BPL is Open for Browsing
Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm,
Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm,
& Sunday 1pm-5pm

Today's hours

We're open 1:00PM to 5:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

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

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FEATURED EVENTS
Sun, Mar 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Tariq Tarey, the curator for DACO's current exhibit, From Struggle to Strength: Inspiring Journeys of Central Ohio's Refugee Community, will share stories about his work and the exhibit.

Tue, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn how to start your new garden this spring from a Master Gardener of the OSU Extension Program, Franklin County. Check out BPL's new Seed Library and take some seed packets home to plant.

Thu, Mar 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn about how two expeditions to observe the 1919 total solar eclipse spectacularly confirmed Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity and made him an "international science superstar."

Thu, Mar 07, 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.

Sun, Mar 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Meet the local artists and view displayed artworks featured in the Bexley Minority Parent Alliance Art Auction. Artwork will be on display in the library beginning on February 25.

Wed, Mar 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
From 20 years at Longwood Gardens, author Rick Darke has traveled the world as a plant explorer. Discover Rick's passion for plants & his knowledge of creating livable landscapes for any sized space.

Thu, Mar 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Learn about the measured environmental impact that Circular Thrift’s hyper-local clothing and accessory re-use model has on our community and planet from Lisa Goldsand and Ragul Senthil.

Sun, Mar 17, 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. Our first featured book is Passing by Nella Larsen, the 1920s classic novel of the Harlem Renaissance.

Mon, Mar 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - BPL Virtual Programs
Join us on Zoom for a virtual book discussion of Beloved by Toni Morrison!

Tue, Mar 19, 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, Mar 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Regular monthly meeting of Board of Trustees

Thu, Mar 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 3/1 and is required.

Sat, Mar 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Take the next step in your genealogy research. David, BPL's Local History Librarian, will share tips for using Ancestry and Family Search to find your ancestors. 

Mon, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join the Ukrainian Cultural Association of Ohio to learn how to make the intricately decorated eggs known as pysanky, traditionally created to celebrate Easter or spring. Registration required.

Wed, Mar 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom,Bexley Library Auditorium
Join Josh, BPL's Technology Librarian, for an interactive program to discover the potential of ChatGPT for problem-solving, creative inspiration, and most of all: fun! 

Thu, Mar 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
What will the future of transportation look like around Central Ohio and how will it impact our quality of life? Learn from an expert panel with MORPC, Transit Columbus, and LinkUS representatives.

Tue, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Join us for technology help in the Tech Center Classroom with Gerontologist and Bexley resident Daniel Seltzer. Bring your phone, tablet, or other device to have your technical questions answered.

Tue, Apr 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.

Wed, Apr 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
In partnership with the Capital Jazz and World Music Festival, The Columbus Youth Jazz Girls Project will be exploring jazz repertoire, style, and improvisation.

Tue, Apr 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Gerontologist and Bexley resident Daniel Seltzer will present a 3-part series on Tuesday afternoons in April on the usage of assistive technology among older adults. In-person; registration required.

Wed, Apr 10, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
In a tribute to Arbor Day, photographers Diane Cook & Len Jenshel will share stunning photographs and the extraordinary stories of the trees featured in their current book, Wise Trees.

Thu, Apr 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
We all have a BPL story, and we'd love to hear yours! Join us to hear about Bexley Public Library history, view historical photos, and share your favorite memories of your century-old library.

Fri, Apr 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Main Lobby
Join us for a special afterhours reception for a library and book-themed art show, celebrating BPL's 100 years of service. It was curated by BexArts, Bexley's arts council.

Sun, Apr 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us to celebrate 100 years of "Rhapsody in Blue" with a virtuosic piano arrangement by Tony Hagood. He will also feature other music by Gershwin to showcase his enduring musical legacy.

Tue, Apr 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.

Thu, Apr 18, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Support the Library by joining the Friends of Bexley Public Library for their annual Spring Book Sale. Find thousands of gently-used books, movies, and music at unbeatable prices.

Thu, Apr 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Regular monthly meeting of Board of Trustees

Fri, Apr 19, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Support the Library by joining the Friends of Bexley Public Library for their annual Spring Book Sale. Find thousands of gently-used books, movies, and music at unbeatable prices.

Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Support the Library by joining the Friends of Bexley Public Library for their annual Spring Book Sale. Find thousands of gently-used books, movies, and music at unbeatable prices.

Sun, Apr 21, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Support the Library by joining the Friends of Bexley Public Library for their annual Spring Book Sale. Find thousands of gently-used books, movies, and music at unbeatable prices.

Sun, Apr 21, 1:15pm - 4:45pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry marathon! Listen to readings from Mimi Chenfeld, Fred Andrle, Scott Woods, Rikki Santer, Steve Abbott, Paula J. Lambert, and more!

Tue, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Gerontologist and Bexley resident Daniel Seltzer will present a 3-part series on Tuesday afternoons in April on the usage of assistive technology among older adults. In-person; registration required.

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
It's time to celebrate! Join us to kickoff our Centennial with a birthday party at 6 pm followed by an enlightening conversation with author and professor Roosevelt Montás at 7 pm.

Sun, Apr 28, 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 Aldous Huxley's prophetic science fiction novel Brave New World, published in 1932.

Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for author Douglas Westerbeke’s epic debut novel that charts the adventures of one woman's journey as she tries to outrun a mysterious curse that will destroy her if she stops moving.

Wed, May 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for an evening of classic big band music by the Columbus Community Jazz Band, presented by JAG. Experience the golden era of jazz the way it was meant to be heard: live and spontaneous!

Thu, May 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.

Thu, May 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Despite global conservation efforts and successes, many bird species have continued to decline. Join us to learn about how you can make your yards and homes bird-friendly and support migratory birds.

Tue, May 07, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Bexley resident Todd Alexander, a world traveler, will take us on a photographic journey inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Q&A session will follow.

Wed, May 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Josh Zingg, an arborist and permaculture designer, will talk about ecological niches, and discuss how you can choose plants that will flourish in your landscape.

Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us on a captivating journey through television history with Steve McVoy, founder of the Early Television Museum. He'll explore the evolution of TV and feature vintage sets from his collection.

Fri, May 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Celebrate Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Stop by the Bexley Public Library's parking lot for food trucks, cultural celebrations, art, and more. Hosted in partnership with BMPA & Bexley DEI.

Sat, May 11, 10:30am - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Visit the dimension of imagination, an area which we call the Twilight Zone. Celebrate Twilight Zone Day with an all day marathon! Stop by the auditorium any time and transfer into another dimension.

Mon, May 13, 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 5/1 and is required.
Registration opens Wednesday, May 1 2024 at 10:00am

Tue, May 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us as Chef Avishar Barua discusses his influences and inspirations for cooking, his unlikely path to being a celebrity chef, and the role that libraries played in his culinary education.

Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us to learn more about creating bird-friendly habitats right in your own backyard by leveraging the benefits of native plants.

Thu, May 16, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for an AARP Coffee Shop Conversation that will explore gardening tips, beneficial exercises while gardening, and simple recipes with local produce. Regardless of space, you can grow something!

Thu, May 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Regular monthly meeting of Board of Trustees

Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Local architect Amy Lauerhass and BPL's David Distelhorst will share intriguing facts and stories about the architectural detail and history of the homes on the 2024 H&G Tour.

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.

Mon, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Toby Brief, Executive Director of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society, will speak about the migration of the Columbus Jewish community from the South Side to the east in Bexley and beyond.

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, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Join David, BPL’s Local History Librarian, to explore resources that help you find past and present information on your house and property.

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.

Sat, May 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Join David, BPL’s Local History Librarian, to explore resources that help you find past and present information on your house and property.