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The Friends of Starr Library support the library with book sales, annual art auctions and more!

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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

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Library Hours




Coming Up



Art Exhibit: Rhinebeck Community Art Exhibit  September 1st thru 29th.


♦  A Discussion of race relations and the book  “Between The World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates with Alex Benson, Assistant Professor of Literature and Chairman of the American Studies Program  at Bard College. We will also  listen to Chapter 3.   Thursday, September 27th at 7pm.  Open to the public free. Please register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


  How the Kingston Daily Freeman Brought about the Ruin of the Democratic Party and Division in the Town 1876-1880. Presented by Bob Donaldson. Tuesday, October 4th at 7pm. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


 What’s Going On With Our Kid? Gender & Sexuality 101 for Parents and Grandparents with Therapist Elijah Nella, LMFT.  Sunday, October 16th at 2pm. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


Witness to History: The Gorbachev Years: Two Person Views from Carol Urban and Richard Gilbert, Foreign Service Officers 1986-1989. Tuesday, October 18th at 7pm. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society’s Pre-concert Talk with Chuck Mishaan: Wednesday, October 19th at 7pm. This is a lecture on the composers and music that will be played at the Sunday recital held at The Church of the Messiah.


♦  Friends of Starr Library Book Sale: Friday, October 21st 10am – 5pm and Saturday, October 22nd 10am – 4pm.


  Starr Book Group: Tuesday, October 25th at 7pm. This month we will be reading Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. This group is open to all. Join us.


♦  Teen Queer and Company Meeting: Fourth Tuesdays of each month starting Tuesday, October 25th at 5:30pm to 6:45pm.  This group, facilitated by the Northern Dutchess Rainbow Coalition in conjunction with Red Hook Library, will be a safe place for LGBTQIA teens aged 13 – 18 to meet. There will be two facilitators at each meeting to plan discussions, activities and help the group determine its goals. The group will be meeting at the Red Hook Library on the second Tuesday of every month.


Starr Library is now a pick-up delivery location for Field – Goods. To order and read about their fresh foods delivered from local farms, please go to http://www.field-goods.com



 Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


Brain Games every Thursday 1pm – 2pm.


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


♦ Rainbow Families: Saturday, October 22nd at 1pm. A time for families to gather and play.





Healthy Teeth & Snacks. A visit with Dentist Dr. Grover! Saturday, October 15th at 2pm.


Halloween Bash and Mad Science! Saturday, October 29th at 2:30pm.


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


Lego Club and Duplos: Wednesdays at 4:30pm.