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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:


Wreaths For Sale

$35 each

Starting the afternoon of

Wednesday, December 4th

Thanks to The Rhinebeck Garden Club for their time and artistic expertise in decorating wreaths donated by Williams Lumber, Tops and Wonderland Florist.

Support Starr and buy a wreath!

Tuesdays December 3rd and 17th at 6:30pm Hudson Valley Quilters. Open to all quilters.

Wednesday, December 4th at 2:30pm: Parkinson Support Group

♦  Wednesday, December 4th at 6:30pm: Cookbook Book Club. Come & join a Book Club for all the foodies out there! Our theme this time around will focus on traditional Jewish food so bring along your favorite dish — latkes, cholent, challah or matzo ball soup, perhaps? We’ll supply the drinks and tableware. Register on the calendar.

Sunday, December 8th at 3pm Screening of Hip Hop Nutcracker. Come see the holiday mash-up for the whole family. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. We’ll be screening a performance from NJPAC. This is a dynamic interpretation for all ages. Everyone will love seeing the amazing dance moves in the retelling of this classic story. Free and open to all.

Monday, December 9th at 4pm: Alzheimer’s Support Group.

Tuesday, December 10th at 11am: Mysteries Around the World Book Club. Discussing Pleasantville by Attica Locke. 

Friday, December 13th 10am to 5pm and Saturday, December 14th 10am to 4pm: Friends of Starr Book Sale. Lots of great books, DVD’s and CD’s for sale.

♦ Sunday, December 15th 2pm to 4pm Sunday Chill with classical guitarist Andrew Baffi. Come on by and relax at the library. Andrew will be playing while you read your book, browse the Sunday Times, build on our community puzzle or work.

Tuesday, December 17th at 7pm Starr Book Group Holiday Party. Join us for an evening of food, drink and good discussion. We will be sharing the favorite titles that each of us read outside the book group. Bring some ideas and join the party.

Wednesday, December 18th at 10am Embroidery Group “Starr Stitchers” Open to all.

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

Community Qigong: Saturdays 10am. NO class on December 7th and 14th. 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, December 10th at 4pm: Winter Stories with Barbara and Her Therapy Dog Maizie. Enjoy time with Maizie the Starr Library therapy dog and hear some winter & holiday stories read by Barbara. Free time with Maizie and a holiday snack to follow stories.  

♦  Thursday, December 12th at 4pm: Science Storytime with author Dorna Schroeter: How An Idea From Nature Changed Our World: The Story of Velcro. Join Dorna as she reads from her new book about nature teaching us how to make new and useful products. Some products will be on display at the reading.

Saturday, December 14th at 2pm Fa la la la la Holiday Sing-a-long with Miss Maggie! Come to Starr and join Miss Maggie as she plays guitar and leads us in festive holiday songs. Hot cocoa and snacks afterwards.  

Tuesday, December 17th at 4pm Principal King Storytime and Snack. Come hear Principal King from Chancellor Livingston Elementary School read stories and then share a snack. Stories are aimed at elementary/preschool ages but all are welcome to attend.  

♦  Family Legos: Wednesdays  at 4pm.

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