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Check the library catalog online, order items, renew materials and more

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join the friends

The Friends of Starr Library support the library with book sales, annual art auctions and more!

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we're more than just books

To gain access to the best resources in the area, pick up your library card today.

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get involved with your library

Donate, volunteer, or join the Friends of Starr Library!

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on-going programs

Starr library offers weekly and monthly programs for people of all ages

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discover history

Trained volunteers are available to help you research your family, your house and Rhinebeck's rich history

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Library Hours




Coming up: 


We will be CLOSED Veterans Day:  Tuesday, November 11th


Poetry Reading: Thursday, November 6th at 7pm. Readings from the book A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley. Join us as the poets share their works from a compilation of impressive poems published by SUNY Press. Program is free. Call 876-4030 to reserve a seat.

Children’s Program: 2 Children’s Authors, 2 Great Books & 1 Craft. Saturday, November 8th at 2pm. Readings by Arlene Borromeo author of Phoebe Bee and Liz Mazzaurella author of The Little Russian Princess. After the readings each child will make their own book. Ages 5 – 8. Program is free. Please call 876-4030 to reserve space.

Witness To History: Tokyo 1947. Tuesday, November 18th 7pm. This month, Addie Segerman will be discussing her early trips to Japan just after World War II. She was a witness to the changes of an isolated, war torn country during a time of monumental upheaval. Eileen McAdams from Sound & Story Project will interview Mrs. Segerman. Program is free. Please call 876-4030 to reserve a seat.

Art Exhibit: November 3 – 28th.  Vera Kaplan: New Day, New Dream – Retrospective.

 Artist Reception: Saturday, November 15th at 6pm. Please join us for a viewing and reception of Vera Kaplan’s exhibit  New Day, New Dream – Retrospective.

Starr Book Group: Tuesday, November 25th at 7pm. This month we are reading Tenth of December by George Saunders. Join us for our monthly discussion of interesting books.

♦♦  FULL Monday, November 17th: Bus trip to Museum of Modern Art in NYC to see the Matisse Exhibit: The Cut-Outs.

♦  Teen Geek: Saturdays 10 am – 1pm Help on how to use your mobile devices for library and recreational use.

♦  Storytime:  Thursdays  Toddlers 10:15 am and Preschoolers 11am.

♦  Star At Home:~ We are excited to offer a delivery service for Rhinebeck residents who are homebound.  Call 876-4030 to speak with Larry Miller  and ask for a Starr At Home Application. Volunteers are needed for delivery. Please call the library and leave your name and phone number. if you wish to delivery to our patrons.