Upcoming programs and events at the Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., are listed below.

Upcoming programs and events at the Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., are listed below.

The library is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 614-231-2793 or visit bexleylibrary.org.


The Friends of Bexley Public Library's next book sale will be Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, in the library's auditorium. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 and June 1 and 1 to 4 p.m. June 2. The last day of the sale is half-price day.

Membership information is available at www.friendsofbexleypubliclibrary.org.


Children are invited to bring a stuffed animal to the Critter Cowboy Camp from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Participants will hear stories and music, then leave the animal to spend the night. The friend can be picked up, along with a full report on the fun they had, in the morning.


Adults can learn the basics of Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website that has taken the creative world by storm, from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Creators post their projects on Kickstarter, and fans contribute to the creation of the project. Topics include how Kickstarter works and how it can be used to make ideas a reality. Registration is required by calling 614-231-2793.


The American Red Cross will host a babysitting course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 and 9 a.m. to noon June 14 at the library.

This course will prepare youth ages 11-17 with skills necessary to watch young infants. Attendees will learn leadership skills, basic childcare and first aid, as well as how to run a successful babysitting business. Participants must register in advance to attend both sessions. Cost is $85 per person. Register at redcross.org and click Take a Class.


Teens and adults can learn how to create their own music from 2 to 3 p.m. June 8. Explore free software like Garage Band and Audacity, cheap recording methods, how and where to book gigs, and hosting on Bandcamp and SoundCloud. Registration is required by calling 614-231-2793.


Youth in grades 1-6 can learn about life as a cartoonist from professional illustrator and author Steve Harpster from 2 to 3 p.m. June 10 at the library. Students will create cartoons during this hands-on program.


Children in grades K-3 are invited to the Star Reader Book Club from 3 to 4 p.m. June 10. Read picture books, Stuck and This Moose Belongs To Me, by Oliver Jeffers, then make a picture book using his style.