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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:



♦   July Art Exhibit: Works by Linda Stanley June 29th thru July 30th. Artist Reception: Saturday, July 15th 5pm to 7pm. Open to all.  


♦  Starr Book Group Tuesday, July 25th at 7pm: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Open to all. Join us for a discussion.


♦   The Sky’s Most Amazing Spectacles with Bob Berman: Friday, July 21st 7pm. On this evening, one month before the solar eclipse, noted Astronomer Bob Berman will discuss the Northern Lights, the total solar eclipse, and the arrival of a great comet that are nature’s three greatest sky-spectacles in the Hudson Valley. Free. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


♦   FULL MEET AT THE VASSAR COLLEGE OBSERVATORY for Night Sky Viewing:  Friday, August 11th 8pm to 10pm. We will be meeting at the Vassar College Observatory at 8pm for a viewing of the night sky with David Webster, Supervisor of the Observatory and Adjunct Instructor at Vassar College.  Free. This program is now full but keep checking for  openings.


  Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Monday, August 21st 1pm to 3:30pmWe will be set up on the green opposite the library for great viewing of the solar eclipse. The eclipse starts at 1pm with the height of the partial moon covering the sun at 2:44pm. We will have  a limited amount of special eclipse glasses but please bring your own if you have them. We’ll supply some sun iced tea and other snacks. Feel free to bring a picnic. Free. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


 We are a drop-off point for Field-Goods delivery. Learn  about their fresh foods delivered from local farms, please go to http://www.field-goods.com


  Starr Community Day Celebration! Saturday, August 19th Noon to 3pm. Join us for free food and fun! Roast pork and savory sides; Music, bouncy house, games; Ice cream truck; Solar eclipse facts & viewing glasses giveaway (limited supply)!


♦  Touch-a Truck: Saturday, July 22nd  11:30am. Come see construction and emergency vehicles and have a treat from the ice cream truck! Open to all.


♦  Eclipse Mural Painting! Monday, July 24th 11am. Come and learn about the August solar eclipse and help paint a mural of the amazing solar system and night sky. To be displayed at our Eclipse Viewing on Monday August 21st. Space is limited to 20. Please register on the calendar.


 Ribbons at Starr Saturday: Saturday, July 29th 11am. Help decorate the entrance to our favorite library with colorful knotted ropes, ribbons and bells. Space is limited. Please register on the calendar.



Full  Listing of Summer Reading Programs for Children

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Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


Brain Games every Thursday 1pm – 2pm. 


Mahjongg every Thursday 2:30pm – 4:30pm.


 Storytime with Miss Robbie: Thursdays  in July 10:15am Toddlers & 11am Pre-schoolers


 Lego Club and Duplos: Wednesdays July 12 & 26 at 4:00pm.