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Centennial Events

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.

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Magician extraordinaire Jim Kleefeld is back with a brand new "The Adventures in Reading Magic Show." This bright and fun magic show is sure to have plenty of things that kids and families will love.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thu, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Come to the library for one last summer adventure as we wrap up Summer Community Read. Turn in your trackers and have some fun around the library including a treasure hunt with magician Erica Carlson.

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 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, 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!