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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
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.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Explore the wonders of our universe with The OSU Astronomy Department. This presentation will dive into supernovas, exploring the endstages of stars and what comes after the explosion.

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.

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."

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.

Sat, Jul 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Was your home previously owned by a famous family? How have your property boundaries changed over time? When was your house addition constructed?

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, 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. This presentation will dive into supernovas, exploring the endstages of stars and what comes after the explosion.

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, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join Therese Dyer and Ernestine Jackson from AARP Ohio as they discuss accessory dwelling units (ADUs), middle housing, and what is missing from senior housing around Columbus.

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.

Tue, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Senior Center
Loretta Sweeney of the OSU Extension, Franklin County, will discuss techniques for shopping and preparing healthy meals for one or two people.

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.

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Senior Center
Join Loretta Sweeney of the OSU Extension, Franklin County, to learn about how long food remains safe to eat and how to cook dishes in a microwave safely.

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!

Tue, Aug 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Senior Center
Gerontologist and Bexley resident Daniel Seltzer will discuss the Blue Zones, the places in the world with the healthiest, longest-living populations, and their habits that help with longevity.

Tue, Aug 20, 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, Aug 21, 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. This month we're screening his experimental 1940s film, Rope.

Thu, Aug 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Sean McKay of Franklin Park Conservatory will show you how to harvest and save seeds. Saving your own seeds is less expensive than purchasing new seed packets or grown transplants from the store.

Fri, Aug 23, 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, Aug 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Was your home previously owned by a famous family? How have your property boundaries changed over time? When was your house addition constructed?

Tue, Aug 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Senior Center
Join Jenny Lobb, Registered Dietitian and OSU Extension Educator, to learn how you can build a “better” (healthier) recipe this summer. A cooking demonstration and tasting will be included.

Thu, Aug 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this engaging conversation between two of Ohio's celebrated authors and poets, Prince Shakur and Quartez Harris, in honor of the 100th anniversary of James Baldwin's birth.

Sat, Aug 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for this local author festival featuring more than 40 authors from Ohio and beyond. Discover new books, meet authors, and have books signed. Gramercy will be on hand to sell books. 

Fri, Sep 06, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Join us for our birthday bash and 3rd annual National Road Car Show. Enjoy food trucks, cake, and ice cream all while perusing an array of amazing cars!

Wed, Sep 18, 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. This month, we're screening the 1930s classic, The Man Who Knew Too Much.

Thu, Sep 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Regular monthly meeting of Board of Trustees