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We're open 9:00AM to 9:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

Reference & Info(614) 231-2793
Accounts & Renewals(614) 231-8741
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!

Community FocusedAmazing MusicEngaging TalksGreat Guests
UPCOMING ADULT SERVICES EVENTS
Wed, Feb 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
The battle of Iwo Jima began on February 19, 1945. Join Dr. Peter Mansoor, OSU Military History professor, as he talks about this battle and the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Wed, Feb 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join Kathryn Sullivan, the first female astronaut to do a space walk, as she discusses her debut memoir, Handprints on Hubble, with scientist and scholar Dr. Frederic Bertley, CEO of COSI.

Sun, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Wed, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Follow along with a soothing episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross and paint your own happy little trees. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, opens Mon. Dec. 2. This will be the same painting as January.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us for Richard Cordray, first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as he shares his new book, WATCHDOG, which focuses on the importance of protecting consumers.

Sun, Mar 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Ned Foley will discuss his book Presidential Elections and Majority Rule, which reviews the American Electoral College system & proposes a method to restore the Jeffersonian majority-rule objectives.

Wed, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Dr. Miller discusses orchid mania, the centuries-old and sometimes scandalous hunt for orchids. Read The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean (visit on April 21) & see the Orchid Show at FPC through March 8.

Sun, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Dr. Abigail Norris Turner, an infectious diseases epidemiologist and Associate Professor at Ohio State University, will give a short presentation on the current coronavirus epidemic.

Tue, Mar 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join us as Judge Jodi Thomas of Franklin County Municipal Court discusses how CATCH is helping human trafficking victims reclaim their lives. Survivors share personal stories of hope and healing.

Tue, Mar 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
A fantasy book meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month's Tome: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Wed, Mar 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join Gestalt Columbus again this March to learn why letting your child struggle is important and how to do so in a mindful way that both gives them life-skills & strengthens your relationship.

Sun, Mar 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Mar 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Listen to the best and brightest musicians Capital University has to offer in the ongoing Capital Jazz Series.

Wed, Mar 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Dr. Treva Lindsey will examine the often under heralded role Black women played in the fight for women's suffrage in America, and will discuss the impact of racism on the broader suffrage movement.

Sun, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Mar 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Dr. Tim Berra will answer the question "What is Bourbon?" in a style both beginners and aficionados will appreciate, distilling the basics of bourbon into refined sips that are easily consumed.

Tue, Mar 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Across our planet, humans are facing a series of water crises. Dr. Nick Breyfogle of The Ohio State University will explore what we can learn from history as we confront the challenges before us.

Sun, Mar 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Sun, Apr 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, Apr 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Do you understand your credit score? Would you like to manage your debt more effectively? Come to this Money Smart Week 2020 workshop provided by KeyBank representatives for new financial strategies.

Fri, Apr 10, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Be the lifeline patients need. Give blood.

Mon, Apr 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Listen to the best and brightest musicians Capital University has to offer in the ongoing Capital Jazz Series.

Tue, Apr 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
A fantasy book meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month's tome - Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Sun, Apr 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Tue, Apr 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Untethered Library
Join us for an evening with bestselling author, Susan Orlean, the 2020 featured author of the Bexley Community Author Series. Event will be held at Mees Auditorium at Capital University.

Wed, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Updated from last year's session! Learn how to use vacation rental websites like AirBnb, airline booking website Kayak, and TripAdvisor, among other online tools to help plan your next trip.
Registration opens Sunday, March 1 2020 at 9:00am

Sun, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Wed, Apr 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Discover creative ways to balance beauty and resilience in your gardens and landscape using native plants and other sustainable gardening techniques, with Franklin County Master Gardener George Peach.

Sun, May 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, May 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join Professor Michael Flamm as he explores the emergence and impact of the antiwar movement as well as the events and legacies of May 4, 1970.

Sun, May 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, May 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Updated from last year's session! Learn how to use vacation rental websites like AirBnb, airline booking website Kayak, and TripAdvisor, among other online tools to help plan your next trip.
Registration opens Sunday, March 1 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, May 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Join WCBE's film critic, Johnny DiLoretto, for a look at cinema history's most powerful women - onscreen and behind the camera. From Mae West to Greta Gerwig, discover real-life female super heroes!

Tue, May 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
A fantasy book meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month's tome - The Once and Future King by T.H. White.

Sun, May 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Group Study Room
Partnership with the City of Bexley and Jewish Family Services to help connect our 55+ community members and/or their support networks with resources to keep them active and engaged in our community.

Mon, May 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Join us to hear some of the wonderful stories and fascinating local history of the Jewish community from the Columbus Jewish Historical Society!