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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:


In honor of our Veterans,

we will be closed on Saturday, November 11th


We will also be closed for Thanksgiving  

Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th



 Community Qigong with Steven Michael Pague: 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!  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.



♦   How to Stop Spinning Your Wheels  with Life Coach Donna Zulch Monday, October 16th 7pm. The focus of this discussion will be overcoming impediments to things we want to change in our lives, but somehow result in us always falling off the wagon. Free. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


♦  Starr Book Club: Tuesday, October 24th 7pm. We will be discussing the book Open Secrets by Alice Monro. Copies of the book are available at Starr. Open to all!


♦  Introduction to CinergE Animal Communication and Healing with Cindy Brody Monday, October 23rd 7pm. This is a free introduction to animal communication. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


♦  New Book Group! Mysteries Around the World. Tuesday, November 14th 11am. We will be discussing  Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong. Copies of the book are available at Starr. 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


♦  Babies, Books and Blocks  Tuesdays October 17th and 24th 10:30am. 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.


♦  Halloween Bingo! Sunday, October 29th 3pm. Come play HALLOWEEN BINGO and win some spooky & yummy prizes!  Costumes encouraged – prize for best costume!  Free. Register on the calendar or call 87604030.


♦   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!