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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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Library Hours




Coming Up:



Sunday, February 25th our Teen Tech will not be available.




 Community Qigong: Saturdays 10am. This  is a class for ALL levels of participants…even chair Qigong. This will be held  in the Community Room. Free.



  Share the LOVE! Valentine Workshop. Saturday, February 10th 11:30am. For children and adults…Make a Valentine for your loved one and make another for a resident of Thompson House at Northern Dutchess Hospital. We will deliver the Valentines . Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.



♦  Art Exhibit Reception and Book Discussion: “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now” with photographer Liz Cooke and Author/Dartmouth Professor Annilese Orlech. Saturday, February 10th 5pm. In 2015, historian Annelise Orleck and photographer Liz Cooke traveled the world interviewing and photographing low-wage workers and activists, documenting their fight for respect, safety and a living wage. Hear their stories and see their astounding photographs. Free. 



 Teen Tech is back every Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Bring your gadgets, ask questions and learn how to best use your device.



♦  Mysteries Around The World Book Club:  Tuesday, February 13th  11am. This month we are in Laos. We’re be discussing The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill Open to all.



 Olympic Movie Afternoon: Cool Runnings with John Candy. Friday, February 16th 2pm. No school? Join us for an afternoon of Olympic fun. Free. Open to all.



  Olympic Gold Medal Winner Betsey Armstrong: Witness to History Saturday, February 17th 4pm. Meet Betsey Armstrong, two time Olympic medal winner. She’ll share her Olympic stories. For Middle schoolers and up.  Free. 



♦  FULL. Korean Culture and Lotus Lantern Making Sunday, February 18th 2pm. Learn Korean culture and make a beautiful lotus lantern. Registration Required. 



♦  Starr Book Group: Tuesday, February 27th at 7pm.  We will be discussing The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith. Open to all.



♦  Cookbook Club Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30pm. This time around we will be exploring the flavors of the Middle East.  So bring your favorite Turkish, Israeli, Persian, or Lebanese dish (or from anywhere else in this region!)  We’ll gather together, share our food, recipes and thoughts. Registration Required. 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





♦  Sit, Stay and Read with Maizie: Monday, February 5th at 4pm. Meet Maizie our new therapy dog. Pick out your favorite book and read to her. Space is limited. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.



♦  Babies, Books and Blocks:  Wednesdays February 7th and 21st  at 10:15am. A fun space for caregivers to meet/talk and for babies under 2 to play/socialize with others. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.



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




♦  Family Lego Club and Duplos: Wednesdays  February 7th, 21st and 28th 4pm to 5pm. Open to families of all ages!





Scrabble every Wednesday at 1pm.


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


♦  Brain Games  Thursdays at 1pm.


♦   Embroidery Group: “Starr Stitchers” Wednesday, February 21st 10am.