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.

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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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 conduct...read more
Lunchtime Learning at the Beatrix Farrand Garden with Staatsburg and Starr Libraries
11:30am-12:30pm
Lunchtime Learning at the Beatrix Farrand Garden with Staatsburg and Starr Libraries
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 11:30am-12:30pmLunchtime Learning a
The Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, 4097 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538
The first installment in an ongoing series! Led by horticulturist Karen Waltuch, 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 18...read more
Mysteries Around the World Book Club
1pm-2pm
Mysteries Around the World Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 1pm-2pmMysteries Around the
Community Room
Join the monthly Mysteries Around the World Book Club for our July read, The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill. Laos, 1978: Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old medical doctor, has unwillingly been appointed the national coroner of the new socialist Laos. His lab is underfunded, his b...read more
Super Lego Hour!
4-5pm
 Super Lego Hour!
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
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 fol...read more
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Scrabble Club
1pm-3pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 1pm-3pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Scrabble it up with us in the Upstairs Children's Wing every Wednesday at 1pm. This is a program for adults. 
Village Planning Subcommittee Meeting
5pm-6pm
Village Planning Subcommittee Meeting
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 5pm-6pm
Mary Frazer Room
Village Planning Subcommittee
7pm-9pm
 Village Planning Subcommittee
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 7pm-9pm
Community Room
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** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
 ** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
Thursday, Jul. 14** COMMUNITY ROOM CL
Community Room
Our community room is getting a facelift!! We apologize for the inconvenience but this space will back in service shortly and look better than ever. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Jul. 14, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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 conduct...read more
Music and Movement with Terry Watson
11-11:45am
Music and Movement with Terry Watson
Thursday, Jul. 14
(Thursday, July 28th)
Music and Movement w
Community Room
Join Terry Watson for an early afternoon of songs, chants, instruments, and movement! Best suited for ages 2-5. See you there! *******New extended time*********!!!
Mahjong
1pm-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Jul. 14, 1pm-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
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** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
 ** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
Friday, Jul. 15** COMMUNITY ROOM CL
Community Room
Our community room is getting a facelift!! We apologize for the inconvenience but this space will back in service shortly and look better than ever. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
 ** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
Friday, Jul. 15** COMMUNITY ROOM CL
Community Room
Our community room is getting a facelift!! We apologize for the inconvenience but this space will back in service shortly and look better than ever. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Brain Games
1pm-2:30pm
 Brain Games
Friday, Jul. 15, 1pm-2:30pmBrain Games
Community Room
Join the fun and stretch your mind. This is a gathering for adults.
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** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
 ** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
Saturday, Jul. 16** COMMUNITY ROOM CL
Community Room
Our community room is getting a facelift!! We apologize for the inconvenience but this space will back in service shortly and look better than ever. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Summer Stage: Benji Kaplan Performs Live Brazilian Music
3-4pm
Summer Stage: Benji Kaplan Performs Live Brazilian Music
Saturday, Jul. 16, 3-4pmSummer Stage: Benji
Outside
SUMMER STAGE EVENT: Join us for this festive, unique musical performance for the whole family! Seating will be outside.  
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** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
 ** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
Sunday, Jul. 17** COMMUNITY ROOM CL
Community Room
Our community room is getting a facelift!! We apologize for the inconvenience but this space will back in service shortly and look better than ever. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Qigong with Steven Pague
10am
 Qigong with Steven Pague
Sunday, Jul. 17, 10amQigong with Steven P
Outside
Join Steven Pague for a relaxing outdoor session of Qigong (weather permitting).  Suggested donation : $10.00 
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** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
 ** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
Monday, Jul. 18** COMMUNITY ROOM CL
Community Room
Our community room is getting a facelift!! We apologize for the inconvenience but this space will back in service shortly and look better than ever. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Starr Stitchers
10am-1pm
 Starr Stitchers
Monday, Jul. 18, 10am-1pmStarr Stitchers
Community Room
Starr Stitchers meet at the Starr Library the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month from 10 am to 1 pm.  By the way, a stitcher is anyone who does any or many types of embroidery and needlework, from beginner to advanced.  Welcome all stitchers.
Mahjong
1pm-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Monday, Jul. 18, 1pm-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
The Show Must Go Online: Virtual Play Reading
7pm-8pm
The Show Must Go Online: Virtual Play Reading
Monday, Jul. 18, 7pm-8pmThe Show Must Go Onl
Virtual
Join our amateur thespians for virtual play reading on the first and third Monday of each month. To join, email Prudence Garcia-Renart at pgarciarenart@msn.com. 
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** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
 ** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
Tuesday, Jul. 19** COMMUNITY ROOM CL
Community Room
Our community room is getting a facelift!! We apologize for the inconvenience but this space will back in service shortly and look better than ever. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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 conduct...read more
MVP Medicare Information Session
11am-12pm
MVP Medicare Information Session
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 11am-12pmMVP Medicare Informa
Starr Library
Learn more about Medicare eligibility and benefits. 
Super Lego Hour!
4-5pm
 Super Lego Hour!
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
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 fol...read more
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** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
 ** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
Wednesday, Jul. 20** COMMUNITY ROOM CL
Community Room
Our community room is getting a facelift!! We apologize for the inconvenience but this space will back in service shortly and look better than ever. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Friends of the Library Meeting
1pm-3pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 1pm-3pm
Mary Frazer Room
Scrabble Club
1pm-3pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 1pm-3pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Scrabble it up with us in the Upstairs Children's Wing every Wednesday at 1pm. This is a program for adults. 
Village Subcommittee Meeting
5pm-7pm
 Village Subcommittee Meeting
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 5pm-7pm
Mary Frazer Room
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** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
 ** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
Thursday, Jul. 21** COMMUNITY ROOM CL
Community Room
Our community room is getting a facelift!! We apologize for the inconvenience but this space will back in service shortly and look better than ever. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Jul. 21, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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 conduct...read more
Mahjong
1pm-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Jul. 21, 1pm-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
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** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
 ** COMMUNITY ROOM CLOSED **
Friday, Jul. 22** COMMUNITY ROOM CL
Community Room
Our community room is getting a facelift!! We apologize for the inconvenience but this space will back in service shortly and look better than ever. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Brain Games
1pm-2:30pm
 Brain Games
Friday, Jul. 22, 1pm-2:30pmBrain Games
Community Room
Join the fun and stretch your mind. This is a gathering for adults.
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RESCHEDULED: Summer Stage: Hudson Valley Chamber Musicians Live Concert
11am-12pm
RESCHEDULED: Summer Stage: Hudson Valley Chamber Musicians Live Concert
Saturday, Jul. 23, 11am-12pmRESCHEDULED: Summer
Outside
Come and enjoy a program of classical pieces composed specifically for this ensemble along with other beautiful woodwind quintet arrangements of different genres and styles -- from classical to contemporary. THIS EVENT IS NOW ON AUGUST 20th at 3pm. See you there!!!  
Ramapo Connect Improv for Young Adults (ages 18-30)
2:30pm-4pm
Ramapo Connect Improv for Young Adults (ages 18-30)
Saturday, Jul. 23, 2:30pm-4pmRamapo Connect Impro
Community Room
If you are a young adult, 18-30 years old, on the Autism spectrum or with a related profile and are looking to build relationships and have fun with your peers, then CONNECT! is for you.  These events are sponsored by Ramapo for Children's SAE program and are open to those in the community....read more
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Qigong with Steven Pague
10am
 Qigong with Steven Pague
Sunday, Jul. 24, 10amQigong with Steven P
Outside
Join Steven Pague for a relaxing outdoor session of Qigong (weather permitting).  Suggested donation : $10.00 
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Mahjong
1pm-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Monday, Jul. 25, 1pm-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Abandoned America: Hudson Valley Edition
6:30pm
Abandoned America: Hudson Valley Edition
Monday, Jul. 25, 6:30pmAbandoned America: H
Morton Hall, Morton Library, Rhinecliff
The Hudson Valley has a rich history, and with rich histories come abandoned historic sites. Join us for a talk featuring author, photographer, podcast host, and the brains behind Abandoned America, Matthew Christopher, who will explore some of the greatest hits of abandoned sites in the region, fro...read more

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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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 conduct...read more
Super Lego Hour!
4-5pm
 Super Lego Hour!
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
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 fol...read more
Starr Library Book Group: Our Country Friends
7-8pm
Starr Library Book Group: Our Country Friends
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 7-8pmStarr Library Book G
Starr Library
Join us for this month's discussion of Our Country Friends, the bestselling novel by Gary Shteyngart. In the rolling hills of upstate New York, a group of friends and friends-of-friends gather in a country house to wait out the pandemic. Over the next six months, new friendships a...read more
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Scrabble Club
1pm-3pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 1pm-3pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Scrabble it up with us in the Upstairs Children's Wing every Wednesday at 1pm. This is a program for adults. 
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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Jul. 28, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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 conduct...read more
CANCELLED : Music and Movement with Terry Watson
11am
CANCELLED : Music and Movement with Terry Watson
Thursday, Jul. 28, 11amCANCELLED : Music an
Storytime Room
This session has been cancelled. Join us for the next session, the 2nd Thursday in August. Thursday, Jul. 14, (Thursday, July 28th) Join Terry Watson for an early afternoon of songs, chants, instruments, and movement! Best suited for ages 2-5. See you thereat 11am!

Mahjong
1pm-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Jul. 28, 1pm-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Rhinebeck Community Garden
6-8pm
 Rhinebeck Community Garden
Thursday, Jul. 28, 6-8pm
Community Room
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Chair Yoga
10:15am-11:15am
 Chair Yoga
Friday, Jul. 29, 10:15am-11:15amChair Yoga
Community Room
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.
Brain Games
1pm-2:30pm
 Brain Games
Friday, Jul. 29, 1pm-2:30pmBrain Games
Community Room
Join the fun and stretch your mind. This is a gathering for adults.
**POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER** Miracles on Montgomery: Highlights from Upstate Films’ First 50 Years 
7:00pm
**POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER** Miracles on Montgomery: Highlights from Upstate Films’ First 50 Years 
Friday, Jul. 29, 7:00pm**POSTPONED DUE TO W
Starr Library Lawn
Since 1972, the Upstate Films team has been finding and sharing the world’s best movies, along with the occasional live event. We’ve built a program of cinematic delights, including short films, excerpts, various oddities, and a few surprises. It’s an evening sure to please movie l...read more
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Summer Stage: Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets
2-3pm
Summer Stage: Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets
Saturday, Jul. 30, 2-3pmSummer Stage: Brad S
Outside
Join us for this wonderful, interactive, live puppet show performance for the whole family by Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets.About what you will see: We’re dedicated to sharing and expanding the art of puppetry. Headquartered in Poughkeepsie, New York, we offer touring shows, works...read more
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Qigong with Steven Pague
10am
 Qigong with Steven Pague
Sunday, Jul. 31, 10amQigong with Steven P
Outside
Join Steven Pague for a relaxing outdoor session of Qigong (weather permitting).  Suggested donation : $10.00 
      
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