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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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Calendar

Library Hours

Mon:
10am-5pm
Tues:
10am-7pm
Wed:
10am-7pm
Thur:
10am-7pm
Fri:
10am-5pm
Sat:
10am-4pm
Sun:
1pm-4pm

Phone

845.876.4030

Coming Up: 

STARR WILL BE CLOSED

THURSDAY, JULY 4TH

July Art Exhibit: Works by Karen Mars Serge

Sunday, July 21st at 2pm to 4pm: Sunday Chill with Guitarist Andrew Baffi Playing Background. Come over to Starr for an afternoon of music and relaxation. Work on a puzzle, read a book, or get cool listening to Andrew. Free and open to all.

♦ Monday, July 22nd at 5:30pm: Starr Library Board Meeting. Open to all.

 Tuesday, July 23rd at 7pm: Rhinebeck Legion Band Concert. Bring a chair or blanket and join us. This is always a great evening of music. Free outside concert.

♦ Tuesday, July 30that 7pm Starr Book Group: This month we will be discussing Transit by Rachel Cusk. Copies available at the library. Open to all.

♦  Wednesday, August 7th at 6:30pm Starr Cookbook Club: Come & join a Book Club for all the foodies out there! Our theme this time around will focus on the foods of the United Kingdom. So bring along your favorite dish from the region: currant scones, curry, colconnon, Irish Soda Bread, haggis, or shortbread, perhaps? We’ll supply the drinks and tableware.  Cheers!

 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: 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.


FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS:

♦ Mondays in July and August 5that 4pm: Rhinebeck Young Writers’ Workshop. If  you are interested in creative writing here’s a free creative writers’ workshop for local & visiting students ages 14 to 18. Welcoming all genres of writing – from personal essays to poetry – this workshop provides an opportunity for young writers to read analytically and write creatively in an inclusive, open-minded setting. There will be six workshops throughout the summer on the following dates: July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and August 5th. The workshops will culminate in a reading event on August 8 from 7:30-8:30pm, in which students will have the opportunity to share their original work. Registration on the calendar.

Mondays in July at 3pm: Starr Summer Reading Buddy Time! Starr Summer Reading Buddy Time is a program where kids will be paired with a high school reader or a friend. When you register we can fix you up with a buddy. To register email: mlarson@starrlibrary.org.

♦  Wednesday, July, 17th at 4pm: Lego Movie 2

♦  Summer Storytime with Barbara and Maizie our Therapy Dog at 2pm. Ages 6 and up.

♦ Saturday, July 27that 1pm: Obstacle Course and Water Fun! Wear your bathing suit and go through the Starr Library obstacle course and then get wet!  Water play and fun exercise makes for a great summer day!  Free and open to all kids.  Canceled if raining or threatening weather. 

♦  Saturday, August 8th at 2pm: Starr Touch-a-Truck and Starr Reading Program Celebration 

♦  Friday, August 16th at 5:30pm to Saturday, August 17th at 8am: Starr’s 12th Annual Sleepover. Bring your sleeping bag, pillow and PJs for an evening of fun! Enjoy books, crafts, pizza, a treasure hunt, a movie and more! (For children 6-11.) Pickup is at 8 am on Saturday morning.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ON THE CALENDAR AT starrlibrray.org

♦  Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.

 Storytime with Miss Robbie: Mondays in July. Storytime will be taking a break in August…the fun returns in September.Toddlers 10:15am and Preschoolers 11am.