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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



Art Exhibit: Billow Talk works by Rowan Willigan. May 1st thru May 30th.


   Missing Mothers: A Program for Motherless Daughters with Judith Garten, M.A. and Alexandra Geiger, LCSW-R. Wednesday, May 4th at 7pm. Many women lose a mother for many reasons. This program is for woman who have lost their mothers through death,illness, suicide, neglect, abuse, addiction and/or divorce. Program is free. to register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


 Ukraine NOW: An Insiders View of the US Embassy in Kyiv with recent Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Ukraine, Carol Urban. Tuesday, May 10th at 7pm. Carol recently returned from a four month assignment in the embassy. She will discuss the current international crisis in the area as well as her own personal observations. Program is free. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


 Inside, Outside and All Around the House: 2016 Trends with Barbara Ballinger. Tuesday, May 24th at 7pm. Visuals and a discussion of  new trends like natural swimming pools, seamless indoor-outdoor spaces, multi-generational living and super spas. Program is free. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.


 Starr Book Group: Tuesday, May 31st at 7pm: For May we will be reading War Dancers by Sherman Alexi. Join us for a discussion and fellowship.Open to all.



♦ Mah-jongg is coming to Starr. Every Thursday  2:30pm to 4:30pm.



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Starting April 30th, any “blind date” book that you buy at Oblong books, $1.oo will be donated to Starr Library. Please shop at Oblong and find a great “date” while you donate to Starr.