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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:


Starr will be closed Monday, January 16th

in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King


   Free Drop-in Mini Hypnosis Session with Michael Salerno: Wednesday, January 4th 3pm – 5pm.  In celebration of World Hypnosis Day, Michael Salerno will be offering free stress reduction hypnosis sessions. First-come, first served.



Celebrate New Changes to the Children’s Wing at Starr. Saturday, January 7th 2pm. We’ll be unveiling our new Electronic Learning Center with a family friendly party. There will be cake, a magic show and snacks. Rain date is Sunday, January 8th 2pm. 



 How Hypnosis Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Goals! Thursday, January 12th 7pm. We all make new year resolutions. Michael Salerno will hold a workshop to help you keep them. His  hypnosis session will help you with weight management, smoking or any other resolution. Please sign-up on the calendar or call 876-4030.



 World of Animals with Bill Robinson. Saturday, January 21st 2pm. This family show will feature raptors and reptiles providing fun and awe for all. Please register on the calendar or call 876-4030.



 Starr Cookbook Club: International Cuisine. Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30pm. This month we will be cooking French food. When you register on the calendar or by calling, please let us know your dish. We will gather for foodie conversation and a yummy meal. We will supply flatware and drinks. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.



  Postponed Meet the Author and Discussion: Suddenly Single After Fifty: The Girlfriends Guide to Navigating Loss, Restoring Hope and Rebuilding Your Life by Barbara Ballinger. Saturday, January 28th 2pm. Please register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


  Starr Book Group: Tuesday, January 31st at 7pm. This month we will be reading The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal.  This group is open to all. Join us.



Starr Library is now a pick-up delivery location for Field – Goods. To order and read about their fresh foods delivered from local farms, please go to http://www.field-goods.com



 Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


Brain Games every Thursday 1pm – 2pm.


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


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


 Lego Club and Duplos: Wednesday, December 7th and 14th at 4:30pm.