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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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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: 


♦  May Art Exhibit: Just Imagine: 

Artwork by Rhinebeck Central School District Students. May 1st thru 31st.

 Tuesday, May 28th at 5:30pm: Library Board of Directors Meeting. Open to all.

♦  Tuesday, May 28th at 7pm: Starr Book Group. We will be discussing City of Thieves by David Benioff. Copies available at the library. Open to all.

♦  Tuesday, June 4th at 7pm: Fact and Fiction Book Club. We will be reading two books about the same subject: one fiction and one non-fiction. You are welcome to read one or both. We’ll meet to discuss the subject and the books. This month we will be reading: Fiction: The Martian by Andy Weir and Nonfiction: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. Open to all. Join us!

Wednesday, June 5th at 2:30pm: Parkinson Support Group.

Sunday, June 9th at 4:30pm Benji and Rita Brazilian Jazz. Straight from a European tour this duo will perform from their new album. Come and enjoy the music. Open to all.

Monday, June 10th at 4:30pm: Alzheimer’s Support Group

Tuesday, June 11th at 11am: Mysteries Around the World Book Club. Let’s discuss the first of the Sicilian crime series The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri. Copies are available at the library.

Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th: Friends of Starr Library Book Sale. Friday: 10am to 5pm and Saturday: 10am to 4pm.

Wednesday, June 19th at 10am. Starr Stitchers an Embroidery group. Open to all.

♦  Date Change! Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30pm: Starr Cookbook Club. 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. Registration is required.

Saturday, June 22nd at 4pm Ancient Skies in Hudson Valley with Glen Kreisberg. On this summer solstice, Glen will share his research on landscape astronomy in our Hudson Valley. He has found many ceremonial stone structures used by the local Indigenous population to observe the skies. This will be an interesting and powerful program for all. 

Monday, June 24th at 5:30pm: Starr Library Board Meeting. Open to all.

Tuesday, June 25th at 7pm: Starr Book Group. We will be discussing There There by Tommy Orange. The book explores the themes of Native peoples living in urban spaces and the complexity related to Natives’ struggles with identity and authenticity. There There was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize.

Wednesday, June 26th at 7pm: The Legacy of Anne Frank with Author Gillian Walnes Perry. This book presents – all in one place and for the very first time – the inspirational stories of a diverse variety of people from all over the world, brought together by the words of one particularly articulate and inspiring teenage victim of the Holocaust. This program is not to be missed!

 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.


 Babies Books and Blocks: Wednesdays: May 29th and June 11th, and 26th at 10am. This is a playgroup for babies under two years and their caregivers where young and old meet new friends.

Friday June 21st at 4:30pm: School’s Out! Let’s meet for some summer fun at the Rhinebeck Rec Playground. Enjoy the playground, summer activities, a summer snack and sign up for the fun days ahead!

Sunday, June 23rd at 2pm Space Spectacular by Mad Science! Come start the summer reading program with a big bang and learn about the wonders of space!

Saturday, June 29th at 2pm: Space & Gravity- Marble Run & Domino Fun. For ages 5 & up! Learn about space, gravity & motion while building marble runs & creating domino lines! Register on the calendar.

♦  Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.

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