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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: 

♦  Art Exhibit: “Watercolor and Words in Nature” September 4th – 26th.  This exhibit displays the works of a group of women, most with a cancer diagnosis, who gather together weekly to immerse themselves in the beauty of the natural world. It is a reflection of their spring and summer paintings and poetry.

♦  Assemblymember Kevin Cahill’s Office Comes to Starr: Monday, September 15th 2pm – 5pm. Meet representatives from the Assemblymember’s office. Hear what he’s doing for you and voice your thoughts and concerns.

♦  Back to School: Parenting Tools for the Anxious Child” Thursday, September 18th at 7pm. This is an interactive workshop for parents of children who are anxious about school. You will learn helpful techniques for you and your child dealing with these complicated emotions. Program is free. Call 876-4030 to reserve space.

♦  Multimedia lecture: “Chasing Titanic: Following the Great Ship’s Path” Friday, September 26 at 6:30pm. Starr’s Sunday staffer, Larry, will present a program on his recent expedition to discover the ‘back story’ of the iconic liner’s first – and, tragically, last – voyage. Program is free. Call 876-4030 to reserve a seat.

Seminar: “How to Pay for College Without Going Broke” Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30pm. This program is geared to anyone applying to college this year or in the future. You will learn how the financial aid system works and the best strategies for the process. This program is free. Call 876-4030 to reserve a seat.

♦  Starr Book Group: Tuesday, September 30th 7pm.We will be reading A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. This group is open to all.

♦  Teen Geek: Saturdays 10 am – 1pm Help on how to use your mobile devices for library and recreational use.

♦  Storytime:  Thursdays  Toddlers 10:15 am and Preschoolers 11am.

♦  Star At Home:~ We are excited to offer a delivery service for Rhinebeck residents who are homebound.  Call 876-4030 to speak with Nan Jackson and ask for a Starr At Home Application. Volunteers are needed for delivery. Please call the library and leave your name and phone number. if you wish to delivery to our patrons.