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join the friends

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:




Starr will be closed on Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day



 October Art Exhibit: Other Worlds by Patti Gibbons.  October 1st thru 30th



♦  Life After 5o, 60, 70: Life Transitions Book Discussion Part Two: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande:  Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30pm. Starr Library and Rhinebeck At Home will be offering this two part discussion of the book. Being Mortal is a valuable contribution to the growing literature on aging, death and dying. Register for both on the calendar.



♦  Waitlist Paper Cutting Workshop with Sine Hjort: Saturday, October 6th 1pm to 3pm. Sine Hjort will demonstrate how to cut the basic patterns, connect the lines and introduce the different types of paper. Participants will learn how to handle and fold paper, cut basic patterns and connect lines so that the paper cutting will hold together as one piece when it is done and un-folded. Free. Registration required on the calendar.



♦  Mysteries Around the World Book Club: Tuesday, October 8th 11am. This month we’ll visit Russia to discuss Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith. Copies are available at the library.



 Friends of Starr Library Book and Art Sale: Friday, October 12th 10am to 5pm and Saturday, October 13th 10am to 4pm.



♦  Artist Reception: Patti Gibbons Other Worlds. Saturday October 13th 4pm to 6pm. Open to all. Free.



♦  Concert: Guitarist Benji Kaplan and Vent Nouveau Wind Ensemble Sunday, October 14th. 4:15pm Free and open to all.



 Community Scarecrow Contest Saturday, October 20th 2pm.
We will be decorating Starr for Halloween… Bring clothes and any other decorative items you wish to use for your scarecrow. We will furnish all supplies for making one on our lawn.
 Registration required. Please register one person per scarecrow. You are welcome to have as many helpers as you want. Registration required. One per family.



 Let’s Talk TED: New Money…cryptocurrencies,  Tuesday, October 23rd at 7pm. We will be watching two videos by TEDTalks about cryptocurrencies….then we will discuss our thoughts on this new money.



Starr Book Group: Tuesday, October 30th  7pm. The Gods of Tango by Carolina De Robertis.



 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, October 17th 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 starting again September 13th 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 , October 13th and October 31st..Fun for babies two and under and their caregivers – play, read & enjoy some social time! Free and open to all.


♦  Story and Walk with Maizie: Tuesday, October 16th  4pm. Join Maizie, our sweet therapy dog, and her person Barbara for an autumn story and walk.


♦  Ooey Gooey Glow-in-the-Dark Monster Slime: Tuesday, October 30th  4pm.
Come join us in making some glow-in-the- dark monster slime! Children must be 4 years old and older and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration required on the calendar or call 876-4030.



 Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.


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