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Library Hours




Coming Up: 

Sunday, September 1stand Monday, September 2nd

Starr Library will be closed in observance of

Labor Day.

August Art Exhibit: 

Brainwaves by Nansi Lent

♦  Sunday, August 25th 2pm to 4pm: Sunday Chill with Classical Guitar Music by Andrew Baffi. Open to all. Come on over, keep cool and listen to some relaxing music.

♦  Tuesday, August 27th at 7pm Starr Book Group. We will be discussing Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson. Open to all. Copies available at the library.

♦ Wednesday, September 4that 2:30pm Parkinson’s Support group.

Thursday, September 5that 6:30pm Medicare 101:  Are you reaching an age to think about Medicare? Do you know what the “donut hole” or Medigap is? Or do you want to know for a loved one? Join this informational session by Gerri Ann Brenner, who has worked in the insurance industry since 1985. Her 34-year career covers several areas including Medicare. Registration is requested.

♦ Monday, September 9that 4pm Alzheimer Support Group

♦ Tuesday, September 10that 11am Mysteries Around the World Book Club. Traveling to Venice this month, we’ll discuss Death at La Feniceby Donna Leon. This group is open to all. Copies are available at the library.

Tuesday, September 10that 6:30pm College Planning: Admissions and Financial Aid: Stephanie Mauro from College Planning 101 will return to help students and families with their financial planning for college. Registration is suggested.

♦  Friday, September 13that 7pm: Art From the Inside Reception and Reading. Starr’s September Art Exhibit will be a compilation of art and writing by inmates at the Dutchess County Jail.  Book artist Pam Wright, who taught writing in prison, has organized some of her former students to share their works with the public. It will be an impressive evening. Refreshments served. Open to all.

♦  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.


*Tuesday, August 27th at 2pm!*

♦  Friday, August 16th at 5:30pm to Saturday, August 17th at 8am: Starr’s 12th Annual Sleepover. Bring your sleeping bag, pillow and PJs for an evening of fun! Enjoy books, crafts, pizza, a treasure hunt, a movie and more! (For children 6-11.) Pickup is at 8 am on Saturday morning.

♦  Wednesday, September 11that 10am: Babies Books and Blocks. Come join other caregivers for a social playgroup for children 2 years and under.  Enjoy a snack and playtime with other little ones.

♦ 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!


♦  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.   

♦  Tuesday September 24that 4pm Rhinebeck Young Writers Workshop – fall 2019.  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 December 10, 2019 at 7:30pm.   Ages 14 to 18. Registration required.

♦  Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.

 Storytime with Miss Robbie: Storytime will be taking a break this summer …the fun returns in September.

♦  Good To Know Program Tuesdays at 4pm starting September 10th. A weekly program for kids ages 7 to 11. Let’s learn and explore ideas and  subjects that are new to us!