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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:

 Starr Library will be CLOSED

for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28th & Friday, November 29th

Patti Gibbons’ Abstract Art  works will be on display and for sale

October 1st thru November 30th.

♦  Friday, November 15th at 7pm: Rhinebeck Teen Writers Reception and Reading. Celebrate the writing done by our Pre-Teen writers and enjoy a live reading and reception. Refreshments served.  

 WAITLIST ONLY Saturday, November 16th at 1pm Sustainable Japanese Furoshiki Gift Wrapping for the Holidays. Members of the Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association (MHJCA) will host a 2-hour class on “Furoshiki” (traditional Japanese wrapping cloths) and how to use them to beautifully wrap gifts and hold other objects. Furoshiki can be used to wrap everything from gifts (a more sustainable and beautiful method than wrapping paper) to everyday items such as bento boxes and wine bottles. They can even be folded and tied into simple handbags. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

Sunday, November 17th at 2pm Sunday Chill with Andrew Baffi. Come by and relax to classical guitar music. We have a community puzzle to work on and masks to be colored for Sinterklaas.

Sunday, November 17th at 1pm: Sinterklaas Mask Coloring.

Monday, November 18th at 4pm Alzheimer’s Support Group.

Wednesday, November 20th at 10am Starr Stitchers. Join this stitching group and enjoy company while working on your projects. Open to all.

Wednesday, November 20th at 1pm Friends of Starr Library Meeting. Join the group and help support Starr. 

Monday, November 25th at 5:30pm Starr Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Open to all.

Tuesday, November 26th at 7pm Starr Book Group. We will be reading and discussing A Place For Us by Fatima Fareen Mirza. 

Tuesdays December 3rd and 17th at 6:30pm Hudson Valley Quilters. Open to all quilters.

Wednesday, December 4th at 2:30pm: Parkinson Support Group

♦  Wednesday, December 4th at 6:30pm: Cookbook Book Club. Come & join a Book Club for all the foodies out there! Our theme this time around will focus on traditional Jewish food so bring along your favorite dish — latkes, cholent, challah or matzo ball soup, perhaps? We’ll supply the drinks and tableware. Register on the calendar.

Monday, December 9th at 4pm: Alzheimer’s Support Group.

Tuesday, December 11th at 11am: Mysteries Around the World Book Club. Discussing Pleasantville by Attica Locke. 

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  1pm Mahjongg  2:30pm 

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


♦  Good To Know! Tuesdays 4:00pm Starting Tuesday, September 24th. A program for kids between the ages of 6 and 10 where they are introduced to subjects that are Good to Know. In this interactive program, children will learn new subjects while being encouraged to share their thoughts and engage in group discussions and activities…a true confidence booster!

Tuesday, December 11th at 4pm: Winter Stories with Barbara and Her Therapy Dog Maizie. Enjoy time with Maizie the Starr Library therapy dog and hear some winter & holiday stories read by Barbara. Free time with Maizie and a holiday snack to follow stories.  

♦  Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.

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