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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:


*Don’t Forget to RSVP for our Starry Night Gala on Saturday, February 28th*



Saturday, February 28th 6pm – 9pm. Food, Wine, Art & Music. Featuring a silent auction of 20 works from Marj Wheeler’s private collection. $75 per person. Pay at the door with credit card, cash or check. RSVP call: 876-4030 or email: director@starrlibrary.org


♦ Witness to History: Surviving the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Tuesday, March 3rd at 7pm. Consolee Nishimwe is a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide against Tutsi.  Oral Historian Eileen McAdams will be interviewing Consolee about her inspiring story of courage and endurance.

Special Money Workshop: How do You Feel About Money? Thursday, March 12th 7pm. Back by popular demand! Ceil Berlin, LCSW and Carole Light, PhD. will be leading another workshop about money… how you think about spending, saving, feelings of deprivation, abundance and the possibilities of altering any discomforts we might discover relating to money.

♦ Fraud Protection. Thursday, March 19th at 1pm. Learn how to safeguard against identity theft, avoid telephone scams, avoid internet scams and plan for unexpected events. Join this free financial education workshop given by People’s United Bank. To register call 876-4030 or go to the calendar at starrlibrary.org.

10 Critical Things to Know About Supporting Your ADD/ADHD Child: Best Strategies and Habits. Sunday, March 22nd at 2pm. This informative program is presented by Catherine Pietrow, ADD/ADHD and Executive Function Coach. If you have a child who has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or struggles with behaviors associated with it, this program will be helpful. Ms. Pietrow will present a constructive game plan for your child and family. Program is free. To register go to our online calendar or call 876-4030.

♦ Starr Book Group: Blink…The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. Tuesday, March 31st at 7pm.