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Library Hours




Coming Up: 

September Art Exhibit:

Art From the Inside

September 1st thru 30th

♦  Sunday, September 15that 4:30pm UFO’s in the Hudson Valley: Linda Zimmermann, a research scientist turned award-winning author of over 30 books on science, history,  and the paranormal will speak about UFO sightings in our area. Linda has lectured across the country, and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows. Open to all.

♦  Tuesday, September 17that 7pm Fact and Fiction Book Club: Read one or both of these books and join the discussion about social justice. The fiction book is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones and the fact book is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Copies are available through the library system. Open to all.

♦  Wednesday, September 18that 10am Starr StitchersA friendly group meeting to stitch, share  and talk.

♦  Wednesday, September 18that 1pm Friends of Starr Library Meeting.Open to all. Come join the Friends and support Starr.

 Sunday, September 22nd 3pm to 4pm Sunday Chill: Come over for a relaxing afternoon of music with Andrew Baffi playing the classical guitar.

♦  Monday, September 23rd at 5:30pm  Starr Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Open to all.

♦  Tuesday, September 24that 7pm Starr Book Group: We will be discussing Faith by Jennifer Haigh. Copies are available at the library. Open to all.

   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 

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


*Thank you for a great Storytime Principal King!*

♦ Saturday, September 14that 2pm: Make-your-own Starr Library Tote bag! Bring your creative ideas and make a tote bag for all of your Starr Library books! Ages 5 and above.  Registration is required to ensure we have enough tote bags for everyone!

♦  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, September 17that 4pm Storytime with Maizie the Therapy Dog!  Come visit Maizie our therapy dog and listen to stories read by Barbara.  Enjoy a craft & a snack after the stories.

♦  New program! How To…Thursdays 4pm to 5pm. Starting Thursday, September 26th. A program for individuals between the ages of 10 and 13. A fun approach for preteens to learn life skills: how to cook, draw, write a poem, tell a story, meditate, and other skills they can use for the rest of their lives. 


 Mondays, starting September 23rd at 4pm Rhinebeck Preteen Writing Workshop. Join a weekly group of budding pre-teen writers. Ages 9-13 years old. Write inspire, share and work on a variety of writing pieces during the program series.  Writers will have an option to read at the Starr Library community reading event and celebration on November 15th.    Registration required.

Mondays starting  September 30th at 5pm: Rhinebeck Teen Writing Workshop. This  peer writing group will dive into writing and mentoring.  Ages 14-18 years old. Writers will have an option to read at the Starr Library community reading event and celebration on November 15th.    Registration required.

♦  Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.

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