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

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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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FEATURED EVENTS
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.
This event is full

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, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Monthly meeting of BPL Board of Trustees.

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 - 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, 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.

Thu, Mar 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.

Sun, Mar 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,Main Lobby
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 the week prior to the open house.

Mon, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Listen to the best and brightest musicians Capital University has to offer!

Wed, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Qigong is a main branch of Chinese Medicine. It is the practice of cultivating the body’s energy. Join us for simple, self-empowering exercises for bringing the emotions and body into balance.

Thu, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Kelly Muir, founder of Excel Karate Systems, shares her new memoir, Lessons from Nowhere. She will be in conversation with Bryan Drewry, Executive Director of the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce.

Sat, Mar 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Join David, BPL’s Local History Librarian, to explore online databases that help you find past and present information on your house and property.

Sat, Mar 11, 11:00am - 11:45am
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, Mar 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Join us to learn about floral design in fashion with Gayle Stege, the curator of DACO's current exhibit, Flower Power. It features artifacts from OSU's Historic Costume and Textiles Collection.

Mon, Mar 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join Beth and Debbie this March for a discussion of the marvelous mystery novel The Maid by Nita Prose!

Thu, Mar 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Monthly meeting of BPL Board of Trustees.

Thu, Mar 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month with professor Marilyn Greenwald. She will share stories of women in journalism, including Bexley's own Charlotte Curtis, a New York Times editor.

Sun, Mar 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for Tea at Three with Grammy-nominated artist Dan Wilson! jazz guitarist from Akron who has been endorsed by Jazz greats Pat Metheny, Christian McBride, and Joey DeFrancesco.

Mon, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
In this workshop we will mix the art of storytelling and mixed media to create a beautiful, unique accordion book.

Thu, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
It's the "Year of the Parks" in Bexley and our city's parks are rich with history. Join us to enjoy vintage photos of sports, camps and events with Bexley Recreation. Bring your memories to share too!

Fri, Mar 24, 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.

Mon, Mar 27, 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.
Registration opens Wednesday, March 1 2023 at 10:00am

Tue, Mar 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
In partnership with the Capital Jazz and World Music Festival, FIVE PLAY, the sister group of the world-renowned DIVA Jazz Orchestra, will be performing their brand of modern jazz!

Sat, Apr 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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! Registration is required for this in-person program.

Sat, Apr 01, 11:00am - 11:45am
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.

Mon, Apr 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Listen to the best and brightest musicians Capital University has to offer!

Tue, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Join us for a special evening with Joan Maloof, Ph.D., author and spokesperson for our nation’s forests. We will celebrate Maloof’s new book and learn more about the Old-Growth Forest Network.

Thu, Apr 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.

Fri, Apr 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Enjoy the day off from school with a family movie. We'll have Lightyear up on the big screen as well as popcorn and light refreshments.

Sun, Apr 09, All day
Bexley Public Library - Main Lobby
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR OBSERVANCE OF EASTER HOLIDAY

Mon, Apr 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Celebrate Spring and growing things by attending a lively discussion of the nonfiction book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren!

Sat, Apr 15, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
South Bexley Community Gardens - Fairy Village
Join us at the Fairy Village in the South Bexley Community Gardens for a fun, spring themed storytime. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy music, activities, and stories about springtime.

Sun, Apr 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with The Jasmine Spitzer Quintet! The group will feature modern compositions that pay tribute to the rich history of jazz.

Mon, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Join us and get your questions answered about FinTech! Let's raise your level of awareness in this new and innovative approach to improve services in finance.

Tue, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Celebrate the release of Karin Cecile Davidson's new collection, The Geography of First Kisses. Karin will read passages from her book and discuss the influences behind these stories of love & place.

Thu, Apr 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Monthly meeting of BPL Board of Trustees.

Thu, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - BPL Virtual Programs,Bexley Library Auditorium
Lisa Goldsand will explore the effects of the apparel industry on climate change and show how we can make eco-friendly fashion choices that have both a local and global impact.

Fri, Apr 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.

Fri, Apr 21, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Stop by the BPL parking lot for some delicious food and live music from Capital University students! Music will be from 5:30-7 PM and the food trucks will be available from 5-7 PM.

Mon, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
In this workshop we take collage to the next level! Ultimately all participants will take home a bold and unique work of art.

Sat, Apr 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Memory Lab,Creation Station
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.

Mon, May 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Register for 1-on-1 resume help with our HR Specialist. In your 20-minute time slot, you will develop a top-notch resume. Click on the event or call 614-231-2793 to reserve your spot.

Tue, May 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Local artist Abby Feinknopf will teach a variety of different art techniques that we'll use to start designing an art journal. Discover how art journaling can lead to mental & emotional wellness!

Tue, May 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Learn how to address the challenges of starting a new business from attorney Kevin Rouch of Bexley's Chamber of Commerce. Kevin will share insights into best practices for small business start-ups.

Wed, May 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Register for 1-on-1 resume help with our HR Specialist. In your 20-minute time slot, you will develop a top-notch resume. Click on the event or call 614-231-2793 to reserve your spot.

Wed, May 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Having a hard time finding your favorite pictures on your phone or computer? Join our Technology Librarian, Josh, for basic tips on how to take back control of your photos.