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

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

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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


Art Exhibit: Living In Color by Susan Roth June 1st thru June 30th


  Music on the Bridge in Poughkeepsie with Composer Joseph Bertolozzi. Saturday, June 25th at 2pm.  Join us on the pedestrian sidewalk of the Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge to meet the composer who makes architecture come alive with music. We will listen to his works at the two stations and hear him talk about this “crazy” idea he made happen here and at the Eiffel Tower. Parking is available near the bridge’s ramp at 40 Gerald Drive in Poughkeepsie. Registration is required as there is limited room on the bridge sidewalk. To register call 876-4030 or go to the calendar


♦  Short Story Walk & Talk: Monday, June 27th, 9am. Each Monday morning, we will meet at the Rhinebeck High School track. As we walk we’ll discuss a short story we’ve all read. Bring some water to hydrate and some thoughts on the story to exercise your body and mind. This month 6/25: we will be reading Nirvana by Adam Johnson. Copies are available at the front desk. Other dates will be 7/11: The Arrangers of Marriage by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, 7/18: The Neighbors by Raymond Carver,  7/25: TBD. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


♦  Starr Book Group: Tuesday, June 28th at 7pm. We will be reading Plainsong  by Kent Haruf.


♦  Children’s Summer Reading Kick-off Carnival: Saturday, July 9th 2pm to 4pm. Join us for a family fun carnival with painting, games, tattoos, raffle,and ice cream donated by Stewart’s Stores. To register call 876-4030 or go to the calendar.


Mah-jongg: Every Thursday  2:30pm to 4:30pm.