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.


Bexley's animal control officer, Amy Jennings, will explain how to raise chickens and stay legal at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3.


The library will celebrate International Tabletop Day by featuring board games from noon to 4 p.m. April 5 in youth services. Board games for all ages will be available, or bring a favorite.


Several programs are planned as part of Money Smart Week, April 5-12. Topics and dates are:

* College Readiness -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 7, for parents and students. Beth Probst from "At the Core" will discuss changes in the college application process, what colleges look for in applicants and strategies for choosing a career path.

* Cleverly Simple Grocery Savings Workshop -- 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 8, for adults. Lynette Rice of CleverlySimple.com discusses realistic couponing, strategic grocery shopping and meal planning. Participants will receive a workbook.

* First Time Home-Buying and Fraud Protection -- 6 to 8 p.m. April 9, for adults. Fifth Third Bank representatives will give an overview of the home buying process, credit guidelines, refinancing, home equity and fraud protection.

* Elmo's "S" is for Savings -- 4 to 5 p.m. April 10, for preschoolers. Elmo and PNC Bank will help children learn about saving, spending and sharing.

* Small Business Bookkeeping -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 10, for adults. Suzanne Shively will discuss starting a business and bookkeeping.


Create a book-related treat and bring it to the library to be entered in the contest, photographed and consumed from 2 to 4 p.m. April 6. All entries must be edible and relate to a book, be inspired by a title, a pun on the title, or be in the shape of a book. Individual, family, teen and professional entries are welcome.


Youth in grades K-2 can explore and connect with nature through stories, play, and a science or art activity from 4 to 5 p.m. April 7.


The library's board of trustees will meet at 5 p.m. April 17 in the library board room.