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


 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 Dances by Sherman Alexi. Join us for a discussion and fellowship.Open to all.


♦ Collage: Psych-Collage Workshop with Bev Lipper. Monday, June 6th 1:30pm to 3pm. Wear your favorite scarf or tie and come to Starr for cutting and pasting. Psch-Collage is the “Poetry of scissors and glue”. Please bring any cutout images and or words that are meaningful to you. We will have a large supply of papers and glue. Pinking shears or other scissors are welcome. The program is free. Please register on the calendar or call 876-4030.


♦  Friends of  Starr Library Book Sale: Friday, June 10th 10am to 5pm and Saturday, June 11th 10am to 4pm.  


 How-tos and Tips for Selling Online. Tuesday, June 14th 7pm.  Joanne Klein has a successful online business using Etsy, eBay and other sources. She will share how to get started and give tips for being successful with your own online business. Program is free. To register go to the calendar or call 876-4030.




♦ 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.