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.


Support the Friends of Bexley Public Library and find thousands of gently used books at low prices. Regular sale will be 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 15-16; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, which will be a half-price day. Proceeds benefit Bexley Public Library.

The Friends will also hold a silent auction featuring a rare, calfskin-bound book, The History of the American Revolution, Vol. 2, written by David Ramsay and published in 1815. For more information, visit friendsofbexleypubliclibrary.org.


Genealogy: The Next Step will help participants learn how to use vital records, military records, and other resources to piece together their ancestors' lives. The class is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14.


Philip J. Hickman, artistic director of Actors' Theatre of Columbus, will speak on the life of William Shakespeare from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21.

The event will feature a discussion of Shakespeare's life and times; his work as a writer, producer and actor; and his major works.



Teens are invited to re-live their younger years with Throwback Thursday, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21.

Attendees will play schoolyard games, do some crafting and coloring and read a classic storybook. Instagram #tbt tags optional.



Enjoy a matinee showing of the newest film from Pixar animation, The Good Dinosaur, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 22. Popcorn and drinks provided.


In honor of National Poetry Month -- and in celebration of Ohio poets -- local poets Maggie Smith and Marcus Jackson will read from their own books and share favorite poems by other Ohio writers from 2 to 3 p.m. April 24.

This is offered in partnership with The Book Loft of German Village; copies will be available for purchase and signing.


Children and families are invited to stop by for activities that will help them become "money smart" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23 or 3 to 6 p.m. April 25. Complete them all and receive a Money Smart button.

Participating scouting troops can also meet requirements for a scout badge. Scout leaders can contact Sue Shipe-Giles at sshipe-giles@bexleylibrary.org to register their troop.


Learn to organize at home to save time and money from 7 to 8 p.m. April 25 with Cindy Doyle, owner of Simply Organized by Cindy and president of National Association of Professional Organizers Ohio, in the Quiet Reading Room.

Doyle will share her tips on how to create a well-organized space and discuss ideas on how to begin the organizing process and suggest solutions to your clutter problems.


Learn to be wise donors and supporters from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 26 with Beth Short of the Ohio Attorney General's Charitable Law Section.

Short will review charity do's and don't's to keep businesses from falling victim to sham charities at the expense of good ones as part of this program in the Quiet Reading Room.


This PNC Bank workshop will help attendees prepare a personal spending plan to achieve financial goals from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 27 in the Quiet Reading Room. Participants will learn to identify ways to decrease spending and increase income.



Have questions on retirement options, Social Security or Medicare answered by Darren Lutz of the Social Security Administration and Rebecca Hayward of the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program from 3 to 4 p.m. April 28 in the Quiet Reading Room. Learn about eligibility requirements, how to determine a retirement date and online resources for benefit filing, plus Medicare options and benefits.