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To gain access to the best resources in the area, pick up your library card today.

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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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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:

Starr Library is Closed

Monday, January 20th

in honor of

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 Art Exhibit and Sale:

Hudson Valley Watercolors by Staats Fasoldt

Thru January 30th

Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30pm Hudson Valley Quilters. Open to all quilters beginners or advanced.

Thursday, Jan 9, 7:00pm. Help the Village Get Ready for the Changing Climate. Join the Village’s Climate Smart Community Task Force for an interactive workshop where we map our community stakeholders, brainstorm climate vulnerabilities and suggest ways to adapt to climate change.
For example: how might more frequent and intense heat waves affect seniors in our village? What can we do to be prepared?
This workshop will have us break out into groups to brainstorm scenarios and solutions. Yes, climate change is daunting, but this workshop will prompt us to consider each other’s strengths and needs—and plan for empowering solutions.
Open to any village resident (or you could be an individual who resides nearby but spends a lot of time in the village or owns a business here).

Monday, January 13th at 11:30am New Year Resolution: Relax with Sound Guided Mediation. Sound bath meditation uses bowls, gongs, and other instruments. The sound vibrations help shift your brain into a more relaxed state, to make it easier to experience a deeper meditation.

Tuesday, January 13th at 4pm Alzheimer’s Support Group.

Tuesday, January 14th at 11am: Mysteries Around the World Book Club. The group will be discussing Pleasantville by Attica Locke. Copies available at the library.

Saturday, January 18th at 1pm: New Year Resolution: Stay Heathy Learn about Breast and Prostate Cancer. The Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Program provides education to men and women ages 50 to 74 about breast and prostate cancer. Learn more about the risks of both cancers, when and where to get screenings

Sunday, January 19th 2pm to 4pm: Sunday Chill with Andrew Baffi playing Classical Guitar Music. Come by and get cozy with great music. You can enjoy Andrew’s music while you read, work on our community puzzle or just get warm and relaxed.

♦ Monday, January 20th Starr Closed in honor of Martin Luther King.

♦ Postponed to Saturday, February 8th at 2pm. Sunday, January 26th at 2pm New Year Resolution: Learn Something New with Rachel Pollack Discussing Tarot. Rachel Pollack will be talking about the Tarot. Pollack is also a popular lecturer at Tarot seminars and symposiums.

Tuesday, January 28th at 7pm Starr Book Group. We’ll be discussing. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. 

Friday, January 31st at 1:30pm New Year Resolution: Solve Your Back Pain With Yoga Therapy. Registered Yoga Therapist Terri Schaff will show us yoga to help back pain.

plus more.

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

♦  Mondays: Mahjong 1:30pm

Wednesdays: Scrabble 1pm

♦  Thursdays: Brain Games  starting again February 6th 1pm.  

Thursdays: Mahjongg  2:30pm 

 We are a drop-off point for Field-Goods delivery. Learn  about their fresh foods delivered from local farms.


♦  Saturday, January 18th at 11:30am Collage Class with Bev.

♦  Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.

 Storytime with Miss Robbie: Thursdays. Toddlers 10:15am and Preschoolers 11am