Starr Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Starr Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Mahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Monday, Aug. 8, 1pm-2:30pm
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Local History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10am-3pm
The Starr Library has assisted The Consortium of Rhinebeck History in the creation of a space for researchers of genealogies and general local history. We are thrilled to be a part of offering these services to the community and to interested parties at large. Learn more about conducting genealogical and local history research at Starr Library here
Outside
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 11am ( Tuesdays, August 9 & 23 11 a.m.)
Join Nancy Sorgen, an educator and former kindergarten teacher at Margaretville Central School and Delhi in Delaware County for STORYTIME!!! Nancy will read 2-3 books to young children. We will start the program outside, and it will come inside when it rains and/or starts to get cold. This program will meet 2x per month, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 11:00am. 
Lunchtime Learning a
The Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, 4097 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 11:30am-12:30pm
Led by spoken word and voiceover artist Grace Angela Henry, the program will begin with a tour of the Beatrix Farrand Garden, located on the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historic Site in Hyde Park. Beatrix Farrand was the first professional woman landscape gardener in America, and in 1899, one of the founding members of the Society for Landscape Architects. During the tour, we’ll discuss this legendary landscape gardener's career, the plantings, and the history of Bellefield–her oldest surviving residential work, completed in 1912–and then enjoy some time to respond artistically to the space. Materials and snacks provided. Bring your own bag lunch and enjoy it al fresco in the garden!
  Sponsored by Staatsburg Library and the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield.
Community Room
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1-2pm
Join the monthly Mysteries Around the World Book Club!
Our read for this month (August) is Ruth Rendell's The Vault.

 
Super Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4-5pm
Lego Hour is geared towards elementary aged youth, but welcomes any aged youth who wants to build using lego's! We love Lego Hour because we see children not only utilizing their creatve skills, but also making new friends. Lego Hour is a free form club, there is no instruction, children can follow their own creative ideas in a supportive environment. 
Community Room
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 10am (Wednesday, August 10th and Thursday, August 11th)
Scrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1pm-3pm
Scrabble it up with us in the Upstairs Children's Wing every Wednesday at 1pm. This is a program for adults. 
Hands On Handwriting
Community Room
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 4:30
June 1st through August 3rd (August 3rd was postponed- last class AUGUST 10th) (10 sessions total) 

Join Pediatric Occupational Therapist Abbey Kennedy for a multisensory handwriting club for 5-8 year olds. Designed to help prevent the "summer slide", this group will incorporate sensory play, fine and gross motor skills, and much more to help make handwriting fun for kids! Kids will travel through a full school year over their summer break to make sure their skills continue to grow. 
Mary Frazer Room
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7pm
Community Room
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10am (Wednesday, August 10th and Thursday, August 11th)
Local History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10am-3pm
The Starr Library has assisted The Consortium of Rhinebeck History in the creation of a space for researchers of genealogies and general local history. We are thrilled to be a part of offering these services to the community and to interested parties at large. Learn more about conducting genealogical and local history research at Starr Library here
Music and Movement w
Storytime Room
Thursday, Aug. 11, 11am
Join Terry Watson, a licenced music therapist and accomplished chamber musician, for a session of musical expression with your young children! This workshop meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month and is great for children 2-5. Feel free to send me an email if you child doesnt fit into that age bracket and we will fit you in, if there is room. The time for the workshops are 11-11:45am. We hope to see you here! 
Mahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Thursday, Aug. 11, 1pm-2:30pm
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Mary Frazer Room
Thursday, Aug. 11, 6pm
Friends of the Libra
Community Room
Friday, Aug. 12, 10am-5pm
The Friends of Starr Library host several book sales each year, generally during library hours on a consecutive Friday and Saturday. To learn more about book sale donations and items the Friends do and do not accept, please visit the Friends Book Sales page on our website.
Chair Yoga
Community Room
Friday, Aug. 12, 10:15am-11:15am
Join yoga teacher Barbara Eichin for this gentle and relaxing program designed for seniors and those who are recovering from injury or have restricted movement. Suggested donation : $10.00.
Friends of the Libra
Community Room
Saturday, Aug. 13, 10am-4pm
The Friends of Starr Library host several book sales each year, generally during library hours on a consecutive Friday and Saturday. To learn more about book sale donations and items the Friends do and do not accept, please visit the Friends Book Sales page on our website.
Teen Tech Support
Saturday, Aug. 13, 10am-12pm

Come meet with Finn and Bodhi, our in-house, tech-savvy teens for personal one-on-one technology instruction.
They can help you:
- learn how to use FaceTime, Zoom, Instagram, FaceBook
- sign-up for your booster shots and Excelsior Pass
- access on-line content like magazines, books, podcasts, and audiobooks
- set-up streaming services like Netflix, HBO on your phone or tablet
- manage your email, get rid of spam and junk mail
- set-up online grocery shopping for curbside pickup or delivery at Tops, Adams, Target, etc.
- access your favorite music or newscasts with Spotify, Pandora
 
Bring your portable devices. First come, first served!
  
 
Summer Stage: Magic
Outside
Saturday, Aug. 13, 11-12pm
Join us for an amazing opportunity to see a nationally recognized, award-winning family and kids magician who specializes in comedy magic, illusion, and mind reading. This event is fun for the whole family! Not to be missed. This event will be the culminating event to finish up all of our Super Summer Saturday Events.

A Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Station and donuts will be provided thanks to a generous donation from Stewart's Shops. We hope you had a lovely summer with us at the library! 
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