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looking for something?

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:





 Community Qigong: Saturdays 10am. This  is a class for ALL levels of participants…even chair Qigong. This will be held  in the Community Room. Free.



  How to Keep Your New Year’s resolution: Eat Healthy/No Fad Diets  Friday, January 5th at 12 Noon. Roufia Payman, Supervisor of Outpatient  Community Nutrition at Northern Dutchess Hospital, will discuss how to lose weight the healthy way and keep it off. Free. Register on the calendar.



♦  How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolution: Stop Smoking  Monday, January 8th at 7pm. Members of the Rhinebeck and New Paltz Nicotine Anonymous will be here to answer questions, give support and share information.  Free. Register on the calendar.



 Teen Tech is back every Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Bring your gadgets, ask questions and learn how to best use your device.



♦  Mysteries Around The World Book Club:  Tuesday, January 9th  11am. This month we are in Australia reading The Broken Shore by Peter Temple. Open to all.



 Olympic Movie Night: Downhill Racer  Friday, January 19th at 7pm. Join us for this 1969 movie starring Robert Redford and Gene Hackman. Free. Open to all.



♦  Starr Book Group: Tuesday, January 30th at 7pm.  We will be discussing Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Open to all.



♦  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




♦  Coding Program: Create a Chatbot for Good  Saturday, January 13th at 1pm. A chatbot listens to your question and gives you an answer- think Siri or Google Home. In this workshop. you’ll learn how to create your own chatbot using some simple and free online tools. Registration required. Register on the calendar.




♦  Sit, Stay and Read with Maizie: Monday, January 8th at 4pm. Meet Maizie our new therapy dog. Pick out your favorite book and read to her. Space is limited. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.



♦  Family Yoga:  Saturday, January 6th at 11:30am. Reset in the new year! Please bring a mat if you have one. Register on the calendar.



♦  Babies, Books and Blocks:  Wednesdays January 17th and 31st at 10:15am. A fun space for caregivers to meet/talk and for babies under 2 to play/socialize with others. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.



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



 ♦  Family Movie: Cars 3  Saturday, January 20th at 2pm. Vroom into the library for a movie and treats.



♦  Family Lego Club and Duplos: Wednesdays 4pm to 5pm. Open to families of all ages!





Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


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


♦  Brain Games is taking a break in January. They’ll return soon.