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

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Library Hours




Coming Up: 

Patti’s works will be on display and for sale October 1st thru November 30th.

Monday, October 21st  10:30am to 12pm

Join artist Patti Gibbons for a short tour and and talk about the art in her current show at the library. She will discuss her process and materials followed by a mini workshop where you will create a small abstract painting using one of her techniques.
All materials included, and no experience needed. Just bring your curiosity and creativity! Space is limited, so please sign up in advance.

Registration required.


 Wednesday, October 23rd at 7pm Stories from Back Rooms: Voices from the Illegal Abortion Era Without religious or political bias, author Ellen Messer and Dr. Bruce Moor will share the poignant personal stories of young women and the men in their lives, along with the courageous doctors who did their best to help. Sponsored by Starr Library and Oblong Books. Free and open to all.

Sunday, October 27th at 1pm to 4pm: Sinterklaas Mask Coloring. Come by and color some fish masks for Sinterklaas. Open to all.

Sunday, October 27th at 2PM: Sunday Chill with Andrew Baffi playing classical guitar.Come by and relax with music by Andrew. Enjoy coloring Sinterklaas masks, working on our jigsaw puzzle or reading. Free and open to all.

Monday, October 28th at 5:30pm Starr Library Board Meeting. Open to all.

Tuesday, October 29th at 7pm Starr Book Group: We will be discussing the classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Books available at  Starr Library and through the Mid-Hudson Library system.

♦ Wednesday, November 6th at 2:30pm: Parkinson’s Support Group.

♦  Friday, November 8th at 11am Holiday Gift Making Workshop: Family Photo Collage. Beverly Lipper will help participants make a special personal gift for the holidays. Bring photocopies of the pictures (some people like to save the originals), bring any materials you like..lace, ribbons, old newspaper articles, copies of birth certificates. Bring scissors. We will provide the rest. Choose one of 2 options: A small photo-collage card or larger photo.collage to be used as a gift. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on the calendar or call 876-4030.

Saturday, November 9th at 11:30am to 12:30pm. Sinterklaas Mask Coloring. Join us to color masks for the Sinterklaas festivities on December 7th.

Sunday, November 10th 1pm to 3pm Tech Buddies Help Seniors. Dutchess County Youth Services announces a free inter-generational program. Youth Council members will assist senior citizens with making the most use of electronic communication. Bring your laptops, smart phones, tablets & eReaders to learn how to safely use them! *They will NOT create/use any personal information or passwords. Registration required on the calendar or call 876-4030.

Tuesday, November 12th at 11am Mysteries Around the World Book Club: We will be reading and discussing the Norwegian book I’m Traveling Alone by Samuel Bjork. Copies are available at the library.

Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30pm Sinterklaas Mask Coloring. Come by for a relaxing time to color and meet people.

Wednesday, November 13th at 10:30am. Hidden Corners of the Hudson Valley: 10 Unusual Day Trips to Visit this Winter. Joanne Michaels, author of many books about the Hudson Valley, will give you tips on interesting hidden places to take your holiday guests and family during the winter months. Coffee and refreshments served.

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  1pm Mahjongg  2:30pm 

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


Tuesday, November 5th at 4pm: Storytime with Principal King. Come hear stories read by Principal King of Chancellor Livingston Elementary School. A snack & time to chat afterwards provided.  

♦  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, November 12th at 4pm Thanksgiving 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.

 Mondays 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 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