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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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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: 

Mysteries Around the World Book Club will be postponed until next Tuesday, February 19th at 11am.

Starr Library will be


Monday, February 18th

in honor of President’s Day

♦  Monday, February 11th at 4pm: Alzheimer’s Support Group.

♦ POSTPONED  Tuesday, February 12th at 11am: Mysteries Around the World Book Group: Discussing The Trespasser by Tana French. Copies available at the library. Open to all.

♦  Sunday, February 17th 2pm to 4pm: Sunday Chill with Andrew Baffi playing  classical guitar. Relax at Starr for the afternoon.

 Tuesday, February 19th at 7pm: Starr Talks TED: Artificial Intelligence. We’ll listen to a couple of interesting TED Talks and then discuss our thoughts.

♦  Monday, February 25th at 5:30pm: Starr Library Board of Trustees meeting. Open to all.

♦  Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm: Starr Book Group. We will be discussing The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Copies are available at the library. Open to all.

 Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30pm. Starr Cookbook Club. Come & join a Book Club for all the foodies out there! Our theme this time around is the foods of Italy. So bring your favorite dish from anywhere in the country and buon appetito!! We’ll supply the drinks and tableware. Please register on the calendar.

 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, February 20th at 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,  February 6th, 13th and 27th at 10am. 

 Saturday, February 7th at 2:30PM: Chinese New Year Fun for Kids. Ages 5 and older. Please register on the calendar.

un for babies two and under and their caregivers – play, read & enjoy some social time! Free and open 

Tuesdays: Good To Know! This program will provide a fun activities for children 7 years of age thru 11. We’ll explore ideas that are Good To Know!

CANCELED 2/12 Jazz and Blues,

2/19 Rock Legends, 2/26 Opera. 

 Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.

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

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming 

Edited by Paul Hawken

Drawdown provides a blueprint for reversing global warming and leaving a better planet for future generations. Along with other communities in New York State, Starr Library will look at solutions that each of us can apply to our daily life to make a difference.

Programs throughout March and April will help us to see concrete ways we can help save the planet…one small solution at a time.  We plan to challenge our community with Meatless Mondays, and more. Complete our Drawdown Solutions Bingo Card and help save the planet!

Check out our calendar for events. More information will be coming soon.