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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:



Starr will be closed for Memorial Day 

Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th




♦   May Art Exhibit: Black & White and Color Photographic Images from the 60’s and 70’s by Harvey L. Silver May 1st thru May 31st. 



♦   Four Week Class​: Self-Hypnosis for Stress Management and More…with Michael Salerno 6:30pm Tuesdays: May 23, May 30, June 6 and June 13.​ This is a four week class that will build each week to help you achieve the ability to self hypnotize. Free. To register go to calendar or call 876-4030.



♦   POSTPONED TO: Wednesday, June 28th Cook Book Club Italy Wednesday, May 31st 6:30pm: Come and join our Cook Book Club for all the foodies out there! This year’s theme is international foods, and Italy is where we are headed next.  Please bring the recipe/cookbook with you to the event.  We’ll gather together, share our food, recipes and thoughts. Free. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.



♦  Starr Book Group Tuesday, May 30th 7pm: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid.



 Women in Politics: Asia vs US  Wednesday, June 7th at 7pm: Joyce Gelb, Professor Emerita of Political Science at City College,  will be discuss discrimination in the workplace, the “bamboo ceiling” and give a comparative perspective of women in politics. Free. To register, go to the calendar or call 876-4030.




♦  Witness to History: The Ambivalent Refugee, From Displaced Persons Camp to America with Judith Garten. Wednesday, June 14th 7pm: Judith will bring her dramatic story to life with wisdom, humor and a great desire to shed light on the lives of those who lived through those dark days. Free. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.



 Belly Dance For Everyone! Friday, June 23rd 6pm. Sarah Bell is  giving us a lesson that all can appreciate. Join us for fun and exercise. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.



 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 Night: Movie and Pizza. Friday, June 2nd 5pm. Join us for pizza and a viewing of the movie Sing. Free. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.



 Friends Book Sale Friday, June 9th 10am to 5pm and Saturday, May 10th 10am to 4pm.



 Open Hours with Kevin Cahill’s Office Thursday, June 8th 4pm to 6pm.



 Babies, Books and Blocks Friday, June 9th 10:15am. This is a program for children newborn to two years old. We welcome caregivers and new parents to participate. Free. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.




 Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


Brain Games every Thursday 1pm – 2pm. 


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


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


 Lego Club and Duplos: Wednesdays at 4:00pm.