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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:



♦   Special Evening with Award-winning Childrens Author and Novie Screening: Thursday, October 5th 6:30pm Come and enjoy a free screening of The Great Gilly Hopkins, the film adaptation of the popular children’s book title by Katherine Paterson.  The two-time Newbery Medal and National Book Award winner and author of more than 40 books, will be joining us and will participate in a Q and A after the movie. Screening begins at 6:30.  Seating is limited. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


 Community Qigong with Steven Michael Prague: Saturdays 10am. This  is a class for ALL levels of participants…even chair Qigong. This will be held outside in the back of the library. In case of  inclement weather the class will be in the Community Room. Free.


 Sinterklaas Mask Coloring!  Wednesday, September 27th, 10am to noon, Monday, October 9th, 6;30pm and Saturday, October 28th 10am to 1pm. It’s not too early to start prepping for Sinterklaas. Once again, Starr is kicking off the season with mask coloring. Free.


♦  “Catharsis” Book Discussion with Author Luis Perez: Friday, September 22nd 7pm. This book and discussion will help those coping with the pain created by grief and loss. Luis Perez is the author of the novel, Catharsis: Maldonado’s Journey through Grief, and the pastor of the Rhinebeck Reformed Church. Free.  To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


♦   Art Exhibit: Maggie Salamone Photography: September 1st thru September 28th.


♦  Starr Book Club: Tuesday, September 26th 7pm. We will be discussing the book Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. Open to all!


 Cookbook Club: Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30pm. Bring a Latin dish that you like, the recipe and join us for a lovely evening of food and discussion. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


♦  Art Exhibit:  Patti Gibbons’ works. September 29th thru October 29th. Reception: Saturday, September 30th 5pm to 7pm. 


♦  New Book Group! Mysteries Around the World. Tuesday, October  3rd at 7pm. We will be reading Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris. 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


♦   Family Yoga and Breathing: Saturday, October 7th 10:30am.  Come learn and practice yoga and breathing!  For beginners and experts alike – a good intro for kids!  


♦   Friends of Starr Library Book Sale: October 20th and 21st during library hours. Please note that we will not be accepting book donations from 10/6 thru 10/22.


Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


Brain Games every Thursday 1pm – 2pm. 


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


 Storytime with Miss Robbie starts Thursday September 7th. Toddlers: 10:15 and Pre-schoolers 11am.


 Family Lego Club and Duplos:  Wednesdays starting  September 6th: 4pm to 5pm. Open to families of all ages!