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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:

 Star Library will be closed:

Sunday, September 6th and Monday, September 7th


Art Exhibits: “Abandoned Hudson Valley” Photgraphs by Liz Cooke and Andy Milford. September 1st thru September 29th.


Meet the photographers of  “Abandoned Hudson Valley”  Friday, September 18th at 7pm. Liz Cooke and Andy Milford will share the stories behind their haunting and beautiful photographs. To register call 876-4030 or go to calendar to register.


Hypnosis for Stress Management and more… Thursday, September 17th at 7pm. Certified hypnotist Mike Salerno will give us aunderstanding of what hypnosis is, how and why it works, and how it can benefit you. To register call 876-4030 or go to the calendar.


Refresh with Calm Coloring Tuesday, September 22nd 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Research has shown that adult coloring can relieve stress. Join us for a relaxing hour. You’re welcome to bring supplies. We will have gel pens, paper and designs on hand. There will be some coloring kits to check-out after the program. To register call 876-4030 or go to the calendar.


Sweet Violets Screening with filmmaker Tobe Carey. Thursday, September 24th at 7pm. In the 19th century Rhinebeck was the violet capital of the world. . Enjoy this movie about our Rhinebeck history and meet the filmmaker. To register call 876-4030 or go to the calendar.


 ♦ Starr Book Club: Tuesday, September 25th 7pm. We will be reading and discussing Picture of  Dorian Gray


Coming in November: Bus Trip to The Whitney Museum of American Art. Monday, November 9th 8am to 5pm. $65 per person includes a guided tour of the new Frank Stella exhibit, museum entrance fee and round-trip coach bus fare from Starr to the museum. Payment must be made by Monday, October 18th.


Storytime: Thursdays starting September 10th. Toddlers: 10:15am  Preschoolers 11am.