looking for something?join the friendswe're more than just booksget involved with your libraryon-going programsdiscover history

looking for something?

Check the library catalog online, order items, renew materials and more

Read More

join the friends

The Friends of Starr Library support the library with book sales, annual art auctions and more!

Read More

we're more than just books

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

Read More

get involved with your library

Donate, volunteer, or join the Friends of Starr Library!

Read More

on-going programs

Starr library offers weekly and monthly programs for people of all ages

Read More

discover history

Trained volunteers are available to help you research your family, your house and Rhinebeck's rich history

Read More


Library Hours




Coming Up:



Friday, November 16th

Starr Library is open until 5:00


Starr will be closed

Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving




 November Art Exhibit: Hudson Valley Watercolors by Margaret Ann Moebius


 Let’s Talk TED: New Money…cryptocurrencies,  Tuesday, October 23rd at 7pm. We will be watching two videos by TEDTalks about cryptocurrencies….then we will discuss our thoughts on this new money.



Starr Book Group: Tuesday, October 30th  7pm. The Gods of Tango by Carolina De Robertis.



♦  Know Your District 19 Ballot: Cut Out the Noise and Find the Facts! Thursday, November 1st at 6:30pm. This program will tackle the New York State ballot including Dutchess County. If you are undecided we’ll help you research your candidates from Governor to Judges and any community issues that will appear on the November ballot. Starr Library is impartial and non-political but wants to help all voters, no matter their party, to make an educated vote. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030. Free and open to all.



 Artist Reception: Hudson Valley Watercolors by Margaret Ann Moebius:  Saturday, November 3rd 4pm to 6pm. Open to all. 




♦  Mysteries Around the World Book Group: Tuesday, November 13th  11am. We will be discussing a Danish mystery Boy In The Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis. Copies available at the library.



Mask Coloring for Sinterklaas: Saturday, November 17th  11am. Join us to help color our butterfly masks for the parade. We need to make 500 of them!



♦  POSTPONED Landscape Archeology of the Hudson Valley with Glenn Kreisberg  Saturday, November 17th  4pm. There are many sites surrounding us in the Hudson Valley that prove the ancient knowledge of astronomy. Glen will talk about these sites and introduce us to the principles of and concepts of Landscape Archaeology.  Register on the calendar or call 876-4030. Free.



♦  Sunday Chill: Sunday, November 18th 2pm to 4pm. Classical guitar music by Andrew Baffi at the library. Open to all who wish to listen and relax.



♦  Starr Book Group:  Tuesday, November 27th  7pm. We will be discussing Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem. Copies are available at the library. Open to all.



♦  Cookbook Club:  Wednesday, November 27th  6:30pm. Come & join a Book Club for all the foodies out there! Our theme this time around is the foods of the American South. So bring your favorite dish from anywhere in the region, and we’ll have a fine time, y’all! We’ll supply the drinks and tableware. Register on the calendar or call 876-4030.




 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.



 Starr Stitchers: Wednesday, October 17th and November 21st: 10am.  Open to all who knit, crochet or stitch. Bring your project and work with new friends and old.


Wednesdays: Scrabble 1pm


♦  Thursdays: Mahjongg  2:30pm and Brain Games  1pm.


 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







♦  Babies Books and Blocks: Wednesdays , October 31st and November 28th.  Fun for babies two and under and their caregivers – play, read & enjoy some social time! Free and open to all.


♦  Ooey Gooey Glow-in-the-Dark Monster Slime: Tuesday, October 30th  4pm.
Come join us in making some glow-in-the- dark monster slime! Children must be 4 years old and older and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration required on the calendar or call 876-4030.



 Spa Time for Kids: Bath Balls and Scrubs: Wednesday, November 14th  5:30pm. Join Stephanie Wyant from Hudson Valley Kinders Farm to make bath balls & bath scrubs for your spa at home! This program is for children 6 and above with a caretaker. Registration is required on the calendar or call 876-4030.



 Sinterklaas Mask Coloring for the Family  Saturday, November 17th  11am. Color your masks for the parade.



 Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.


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