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Today's hours

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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Adult Services

Bexley Public Library aspires to inspire, teach and move people of all ages.
Come see what we are doing!

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UPCOMING ADULT SERVICES EVENTS
Mon, Aug 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Beat the Summer heat and join us for the BPL Book Club! This month we will be reading the ultimate sun and surf family saga - Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Celebrate Bexley Day by learning how the Village of Bexley emerged from the wilderness.

Thu, Aug 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - 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.

Sat, Aug 13, 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.

Mon, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join artist Dana Grubbe to learn about acrylic pour painting. You'll walk away with your own masterpiece, plus the creative energy to try more!
This event is full

Tue, Aug 16, 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.

Wed, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Every home has a history... discover yours!

Thu, Aug 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Bexley Public Library's Board of Trustees typically meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 pm. Public participation is welcomed.

Thu, Aug 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Marty Ross-Dolen leads this reading and writing workshop where you will learn to use the tools of creative nonfiction to transform your personal stories into meaningful pieces of memoir.
This event is full

Sat, Aug 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - 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.

Sun, Aug 21, 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.

Thu, Aug 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join David, BPL's Local History Librarian, and members of the Bexley Historical Society, as we share memories and discuss topics related to the rich history of Bexley.

Fri, Aug 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.

Fri, Aug 26, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Stop by the BPL parking lot to enjoy live music from Cedric Easton and delicious food from various food trucks! Music from 5:30-7 PM and food trucks from 5-7 PM.

Thu, Sep 01, 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, Sep 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for a special Town Hall with Kristin Boggs, the State Representative of Ohio's 18th District. Bring your questions about the issues in our state government. Event organized by the SBNA.

Wed, Sep 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Creation Station,Memory Lab
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.

Thu, Sep 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Join historian, author, and media personality, Rita Fuller-Yates, for a presentation of her recent book Columbus Black History: Images From Our Past, Vol. 1.

Sun, Sep 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join Adam Schlenker as he showcases different eras and sounds of American Roots and string band music through performing Appalachian swing music.

Mon, Sep 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join us at the September BPL Book Club to discuss the captivating novel - My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.

Mon, Sep 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Join us to learn about how you and family members can get health insurance coverage from the Health Insurance Marketplace or Ohio Medicaid.

Tue, Sep 13, 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.

Wed, Sep 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Are you curious about the efficiency, affordability, and practicality of solar energy? Join us for an informational session on the Columbus Area Solar Co-Op with Solar United Neighbors.

Thu, Sep 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Bexley Public Library's Board of Trustees typically meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 pm. Public participation is welcomed.

Thu, Sep 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Creation Station,Memory Lab
Learn how to restore older photographs, negatives, and slides using equipment and software available in the Memory Lab and Creation Station.

Sat, Sep 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
South Community Garden
Join us at the Fairy Village in the South Bexley Community Gardens for a fun fall themed storytime. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy stories about fall, music and a special fall treat.

Sun, Sep 18, 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.

Sun, Sep 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join the Bel Aurora Quintet for a fun family concert as they present David McPhail's “Mole Music.” Light refreshments provided. Afterwards, stay for an instrument petting zoo.

Mon, Sep 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Bexley Public Library - Youth Services Space
Talk with a certified Speech-Language Pathologist to get reliable information on developmental milestones for speech and language. Also discuss general strategies for building communication skills.

Tue, Sep 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Main Lobby
Make your vote count on Nov. 8! Stop by BPL to join in the fun on NVRD 2022. LWV will be here from 5-7 pm to help you register to vote, update your voter information, and answer ballot questions.

Tue, Sep 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Questions about the November General Election? Join the LWV to talk about the how, why, where and when of voting, as well as information about candidates and state-wide ballot issues.

Wed, Sep 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Astronomy with ales! Cosmos over cocktails! Grab a beverage from one of our DORA partners and join us in the BPL lot as the OSU Astronomy Department explore the wonders of our Universe outside!

Thu, Sep 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Curator Daniel Chudzinski from the Mazza Museum will talk about OHIO: The Start of It All, which pairs original works of art from beloved picture books with facts about Ohio history and innovations.

Fri, Sep 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.

Fri, Sep 23, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Stop by the BPL parking lot for some delicious food, live music from James Gaiters SOUL REVIVAL, and a car show! Music will be from 5:30-7 PM and the food trucks will be available from 5-7 PM.

Sat, Sep 24, 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.

Mon, Sep 26, 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 9/1 and is required.
Registration opens Thursday, September 1 2022 at 12:00am

Thu, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Common Cause Ohio will lead a discussion on how to be a more active and informed citizen beyond your vote. Join us for a community conversation on how to get involved with the issues you care about.

Sat, Oct 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Creation Station,Memory Lab
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.

Sun, Oct 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for Tea at Three with the classically-trained Bryden String Quartet.

Thu, Oct 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.

Sat, Oct 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Welcome the dynamic mother-daughter duo behind S.R.D. Harris Books. Join us for read-alouds, interactive fun and a DIY craft.

Mon, Oct 10, All day
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,Creation Station,Group Study Room,Memory Lab,Tech Center Classroom,Virtual Meeting Room
Library Closed

Tue, Oct 11, 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.

Wed, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Astronomy with ales! Cosmos over cocktails! Grab a beverage from one of our DORA partners and join us in the BPL lot as the OSU Astronomy Department explore the wonders of our Universe outside!

Thu, Oct 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
BHS alum Ellen Fishel ('09) will share her journey from editor at The Torch to member of the Pulitzer Prize- winning team at The Baltimore Sun. Also learn more about BPL's new Torch digital archive.

Sat, Oct 15, 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, Oct 16, 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, Oct 17, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Enjoy the day off from school with a family movie. We'll have The Bad Guys up on the big screen as well as popcorn and light refreshments.

Mon, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Discover your roots! We'll share tips on getting started with your family history research and how historic newspapers can help you discover your family's past.

Mon, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Take a walk on the dark side this October with our BPL Book Club selection - My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

Wed, Oct 19, 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, Oct 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Bexley Public Library's Board of Trustees typically meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 pm. Public participation is welcomed.

Thu, Oct 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
The decisions made in Ohio's courts have a critical impact on how justice is served in our community. Ohio Fair Courts Alliance will lead a conversation to help better understand Ohio's court system.

Tue, Oct 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Every home has a history... discover yours! Join us to explore online databases that help you find past and present information on your house and property.

Tue, Oct 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Yee's memoir follows her journey from Hong Kong to mainstream 1960s midwestern America, navigating between dual cultures. Yee's grandfather started the Far East restaurant, which became Wing's.

Wed, Oct 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Are you confused about Medicare? Get your questions answered during this discussion of Medicare/My Care benefits and options, by OSHIIP representative Rebecca Hayward. Includes a Q&A.

Thu, Oct 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Christine French Culley, Editor In Chief of Highlights, will discuss the why, what, and how of Hidden Pictures-a visual puzzle made famous by the iconic children's publisher located here in Columbus.

Fri, Oct 28, 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.

Tue, Nov 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium,BPL Virtual Programs
Join Mitch Adel of Cooper, Adel, Vu and Assocs. for an Estate Planning Workshop. Topics: avoiding probate; 3 vital legal documents; inheritance protection; tax planning; and long-term care planning.

Wed, Nov 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Astronomy with ales! Cosmos over cocktails! Grab a beverage from one of our DORA partners and join us in the BPL lot as the OSU Astronomy Department explore the wonders of our Universe outside!

Thu, Nov 03, 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, Nov 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Your family has read the book, now meet the author! Bring your questions for Erik Slangerup and learn about his writing process for kids just like you! Book signing to follow.

Sat, Nov 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Every home has a history... discover yours! Join us to explore online databases that help you find past and present information on your house and property.