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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 10:00AM to 6:00PM


Address
2411 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Reference & Accounts(614) 231-2793
Kids & Teens(614) 231-2878

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FEATURED EVENTS
Sat, May 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Join David, BPL’s Local History Librarian, to explore resources that help you find past and present information on your house and property.

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.

Wed, Jun 12, 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! We're kicking off the series with Hitchcock's iconic film, Psycho.

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Discover Ohio’s rich literary heritage with Ohioana Library Association's David Weaver and Todd Kleismit presenting the library's recent book, The Ohio Literary Trail.

Fri, Jun 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
BPL Parking Lot
Stop by the BPL parking lot for some delicious food and live music from Home Alone! Home Alone will perform from 5:30-7 PM and the food trucks will be available from 5-7 PM.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Looking for some inspiration to pick up the pen? Join us for a day of writing led by the beloved literary and all-around creative artist, Mimi Chenfeld. Space is limited and registration is required.

Mon, Jun 17, 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.

Tue, Jun 18, 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.

Thu, Jun 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Regular monthly meeting of Board of Trustees

Fri, Jun 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.

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library
Take the next step in your genealogy research. David, BPL's Local History Librarian, will share tips for using Ancestry and Family Search to find your ancestors.

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.

Thu, Jun 27, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Explore the wonders of our universe with The OSU Astronomy Department. The presentation will be followed by stargazing with telescopes outside of the library, depending on the weather.

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. The presentation will be followed by stargazing with telescopes outside of the library, depending on the weather.

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, 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.