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

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Library Hours




Coming Up:

Starr will be closed 

Monday, February 17th

February Art Exhibit

Illustrations by Daniel Baxter

February 1 thru 29th

Daniel Baxter Artist Reception: 

Saturday, February 15th  5pm to 7pm.

Free open to all

Daniel Baxter Artist Reception: Saturday, February 15th 5pm to 7pm. Free open to all.

Sunday, February 16th 2pm to 4pm: Sunday Chill with Classical Guitar Music. Come by for a relaxing afternoon of music. Work on our community puzzle or read while Andrew Baffi plays.

♦  Monday, February 17th: CLOSED for Presidents’ Day.

♦  Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30pm: Advice for Tax Season… Tax Planning in the Four Stages of Retirement.  Jean Riordan CFP and VP at TEG Credit Union will present this workshop. In retirement your tax rate may vary widely based on the timing and order in which you use different sources of money to pay for living expenses. You want to apply the tax code in an organized and efficient way. Attend this workshop to learn what you should do and what you should avoid when it comes to taxes. Open to all. Register on the calendar.

Wednesday, February 19th  at 10am: “Starr Stitchers” An embroidery group. Open to all.

Mondays, February 24th, March 2nd and 16th at 11:30am: Sound Guided Meditation. Anna Kaselis, a guided Imagery and Hypnosis Practioner in Rhinebeck, will lead the group. Sound bath meditation uses bowls, gongs, and other instruments. The sound vibrations help shift your brain into a more relaxed state, to make it easier to experience a deeper meditation. Open to all.

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

Tuesday, February 25th at 7pm: Starr Library Book Group. We’ll be discussing Old Filth by Jane Gardam.

Tuesdays, March 3rd and 17th at 6:30pm: Hudson River Handiwork. 

♦  Wednesday, March 4th at 2;30pm: Parkinson’s Support Group. Open to all.

♦ NEW PROGRAM! Sunday, March 8th at 1pm: Adult Legos. Come by and relax as we get creative with Legos. Ages 18 and up. 

Monday, March 9th at 4pm: Alzheimer’s Support Group. Open to all.

♦  NEW PROGRAM! Mondays, March 9th and 30th at 6pm: Investment Circle. Ready for an informative and fun experience at Starr Library? We’re forming a group to learn investment strategies. Open to newbies and seasoned investors, Bruce Mazo, CFP®, Owner & CEO/Registered Representative of Secure Retirement Advisors LLC, will lead the group. Starting Monday, March 9th, the Circle will meet bi-monthly the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:oopm. Members will examine their personal investment goals, and then each participant will be given $100,000 in faux money to invest alone or with a group. Participants will share their successes, failures, ideas, and strategies. Register on the calendar.

Tuesday, March 10th at 11am: Mysteries Around the World Book Club. We will be discussing Ghost Month by Ed Lin which takes place in Taiwan. Open to all.

Sunday, March 15th 2pm to 4pm: Sunday Chill. Come by and relax while Andrew Baffi plays classical guitar music.

Wednesday, March 18th at 10am. Starr Stitchers. Join the group of needle crafters. Open to all.

Wednesday, March 18th at 1pm: Friends of the Library Annual Meeting. Join our Friends group and help the library. Open to all.

♦ Wednesday, March 18th at 7pm: Women’s History Month: How the Women’s Movement of the 70’s Changed Our Lives. Carole De Saram, an activist in the 1970’s Women’s Movement, will discuss how lives changed as a result of the hard work of many female and male activists. This is Carole’s Witness to History. Free and open to all.

Monday, March 23rd at 5:30pm: Starr Board Meeting. Open to all.

Friday, March 27th at 1:30pm: Yoga For Neck and Shoulder Pain with Medical Yoga Therapist Terry Roth Schaff. Learn how yoga can help you protect and take care of your neck and shoulders. Medical yoga therapist Terry Roth Schaff offer an educational and experiential program that teaches safe yoga exercises to practice on your own. If you suspect you have arthritis of the neck, have trouble reaching overhead, experience frequent headaches, or have ever had a rotator cuff injury, come investigate. Free and open to all.

History. Open to all.

Tuesday, March 31st at 7pm: Starr Library Book Group. We’ll be discussing Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips. 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: Brain Games  starting again February 6th 1pm.  

Thursdays: Mahjongg  2:30pm 

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


Special Black History Month Reading:

Saturday, February 29th at 2pm

Leaving Lymon

with author Lesa Cline-Ransome


illustrator James Ransome 

This book is for preteens and up. “Cline-Ransome’s masterful storytelling will keep readers enthralled while teaching them about historical racial biases in the penal system, the plight of children during the Great Migration, the discrimination faced by Northern blacks, and more. A captivating novel about a boy whose story will leave readers wanting more” -Kirkus review

Wednesdays starting February 5th thru Wednesday, March 11th at 4pm: Rhinebeck Teen Writers Workshop. Come and join a group of aspiring teen writers (ages 14-18 years old) every week to practice your craft. The program is being run by Grace Ellis, a senior at Rhinebeck High School. Write, inspire, share and work on a variety of writing pieces during the program series. register on the calendar.

Saturday, March 21st at 11am: Word Garden Collage with Bev. Bev Lipper will be working with families to make an illustration and word garden collage. This is a great way for kids to learn and share family time. Registration required on the calendar. 

♦  Tuesdays  at 4pm: Good To Know. Join this curious group of kids 6 to 10 years old who learn about things that are important to know. Open to all.

♦  Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.

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