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

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Library Hours




Coming Up: 

Pick up our Starr Drawdown Challenge Card and get started doing your part to save the planet. Once you’ve completed all of our challenges, return the card to the library. We’ll have a drawing on Friday, April 26th at our

Taste It, Don’t Waste It Party.

Click to see all  Starr Library Drawdown Programs

   Saturday, March 16th at 3pm: How Eating a Plant-based Diet Heals the Planet and You. Join us for a chance to learn one way you can help save the planet. get your Starr Drawdown Challenge Card and get working.Recipes will be available.

 Sunday, March 17th 2pm to 4pm: Sunday Chill with classical guitarist Andrew Baffi.

   Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm: Starr TalksTED: Project Drawdown is based on a book by Paul Hawken that discusses ways we can each do a little to save the earth. We’ll listen to a couple of interesting TED talks about this community project to save the planet. Then maybe you’ll join some of our Starr Drawdown Challenges!

 Wednesday, March 20th at 10am: Starr Stitchers.

♦  Wednesday, March 20th at 1pm: Friends of Starr Library Annual Meeting. Join the Friends and help our library. It’s a great way to meet people and get involved.

    Friday, March 22nd at 6pm: Drawdown Chancellor Livingston Environmental Club: Movie Night. Wildlife movies directly from Jackson Hole film festival. Living Oceans. Refreshments served. Free and open to all.

    Sunday, March 24th at 2pm: Drawdown Family Sustainability Challenge: I Am Only One Person; Can I Really Make A Difference? Becoming more sustainable might seem like an impossible challenge, but there are many simple choices everyone/every family can make that will take them toward a more sustainable lifestyle. We’ll learn about how we can do that and how to participate in Starr’s Drawdown Challenge as a way of tracking your family’s impact.

 Monday, March 25th at 5:30pm: Starr Library Board of Trustees Meeting.

♦  Tuesday, March 26th at 7pm: Starr Book Group Meeting. We will be discussing Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Open to all. Copies available at the library.

♦  Thursday, March 28th at 7pm: Author Andrea Barnet will be discussing her book, Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World. Join us for a vital discussion on these important creative women of our past and their contributions to the world. Oblong Books will be on hand to sell Andrea’s book. This is part of our Women’s History Month celebration.

  Sunday, March 31st at 2pm. Rhinebeck High School Environmental Club Program. Live birds from the Sharon Audubon Center and discussion of birds and climate change.

♦  March Art exhibit: Kathy Velis Turan: Mixed Media Fiber Arts.

 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.

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, please go to http://www.field-goods.com


 Babies Books and Blocks: Wednesdays, March 13th and 27th at 10am. This is a playgroup for babies under two years and their caregivers where young and old meet new friends.

 Saturday, March 2nd at 11:30am: Spring Felt Ball Necklace Workshop for Kids. Celebrate the arrival of spring by making brightly colored felt ball necklaces. Keep one for yourself or give one to someone who brightens your life! Registration required on the calendar at starrlibrary.org or call 876-4030.

Tuesdays: Good To Know! This program will provide a fun activities and enrichment for children 7 years of age thru 11. We’ll explore ideas that are Good To Know!  March 5th: Early Art, March 12th: Religious Art. March 19th :Modernism, March 26th: Contemporary Art.

 Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.

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

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming 

Edited by Paul Hawken

Drawdown provides a blueprint for reversing global warming and leaving a better planet for future generations. Along with other communities in New York State, Starr Library will look at solutions that each of us can apply to our daily life to make a difference.

Programs throughout March and April will help us to see concrete ways we can help save the planet…one small solution at a time.  We plan to challenge our community with Meatless Mondays, and more. Complete our Drawdown Solutions Bingo Card and help save the planet!