The Bexley Public Library, located at 2411 E. Main St., has scheduled many events for all ages in October and November that are free to attend.
Here is a list of a few:
From 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, Karen Winstead will be speaking on the importance of monsters during her presentation, “Why We Need Monsters.” Winstead is a professor of English at The Ohio State University. The talk will discuss monsters like Frankenstein and Dracula and the important roles they play in literature, as well as our traditions.
Need to learn about Microsoft 2010? The event, “Microsoft Word 101,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, will teach the basics of the program. Sue Shipe-Giles and Debbie Brannigan will be presenting. This program requires registration on Bexley Public Library’s website.
November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Bexley Fiction Writers are collaborating with the library to host a write-in from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in order to help writers move past writer’s block. This event will be in the quiet room and offers a multitude of prompts, challenges and discussion questions to motivate novelists.
The annual Fall Book Sale is coming soon, and there will be thousands of gently-used books to choose from. Pre-sale for members is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9. Those interested can become a member on-site.
Regular hours for the sale are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11; and all books will be half-price from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. All proceeds from the sale will support programs like Summer Community Read.
Capital University students and the Bexley Public Library are working together to host the Capital Jazz Series from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13. Some of Capital’s best musicians will be performing.
From 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, Geri Peacock of Cherbourg Bakery will be at the library to discuss her favorite recipes, as well as gluten-free baking tips.
Sarah Menkedick, author of “Homing Instincts,” will be hosting a discussion about her life and her writing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in collaboration with Gramercy Books and the Bexley Public Library. The event will cover Menkedick’s life in her twenties, when she trekked through South America and taught English, and her thirties, when she moved back to her family’s farm and started her journey into motherhood. Her novel, “Homing Instincts,” follows a similar path.
From 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Bexley Public Library will be at The Table by Market District, at 2250 E. Main St., with librarians Bryan and Leann. The Table will have all-genre trivia and prizes for the winning team. Those interested are welcome to bring friends and family for a fun night!
A full list of events can be found on the Bexley Library’s website, https://www.bexleylibrary.org/eventcalendar