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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Virtual Sound Medita
Online
Monday, Sep. 26, 11:30am
Start your week off with a relaxing sound mediation from your home. Please email info@starrlibrary.org for Zoom information.
Mahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Monday, Sep. 26, 1pm-2:30pm
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Mary Frazer Room
Monday, Sep. 26, 4pm-5pm
Local History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 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
Outdoor Story Time w
Outside
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 10:30
Bring a blanket and join Miss Robbie outside on the back lawn for stories, songs and rhymes!  (Weather permitting.)
Super Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 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. 
Starr Library Book C
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 7-8pm
From the author of the nationwide best seller Dept. of Speculation—one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year—a “darkly funny and urgent” (NPR) tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis. Part of Rhinebeck Climate Week programming. A librarian answers questions for a podcast called "Hell and High Water" that come in from all sides: left-wingers worried about climate change and right-wingers worried about the decline of western civilization. 

If you'd like to join the book club, which votes on its monthly read based on suggestions from the group, email Starr Library's Program Director, Michelle, at mmontalbano@starrlibrary.org. 
Mary Frazer Room
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 9:30am to 11:30am
Tai Chi for Health a
Community Room
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 10:30am-11:30am

This course is designed for beginners and those who wish to improve and retore harmony to promote healing.  Tai Chi principles and movements have been shown to help improve posture, breathing, joint flexibility as well as strengthen muscles, and improve balance, which will decrease the risk of falls. The focus on the mind/body connection assists in the internal flow of energy and external control of your body movements.

Sponsored by MVP .
Friends of Starr Lib
Community Room
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 12pm-2pm

Donations may be dropped off on Wednesday between the hours of 12pm and 2pm, and Sundays between 10am-12pm. All donations are to be brought around to the back of the building to the lower level entrance. Learn more about donating to the Friends Book Sales on our websiteWe are accepting donations through October 12th. 

Scrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 1pm-3pm
Scrabble it up with us in the Upstairs Children's Wing every Wednesday at 1pm. This is a program for adults. 
Mary Frazer Room
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 5pm-6pm
Community Room
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Local History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Thursday, Sep. 29, 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
Village Comprehensiv
Community Room
Thursday, Sep. 29, 11am-12:30pm
Starr Library is hosting two opportunities to get involved and have your voice heard. Kitchen Table Conversations are small gatherings with friends or neighbors to share views on the Village. Space is limited, please register to attend. To sign up for the session on Monday, September 19th at 5:30pm, click here

Learn more at: https://villageofrhinebeck.org/KTC

What is the Village of Rhinebeck's Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan drives a community's direction and decision-making on key matters of land use that impact our daily and long-term lives especially with regard to our Zoning Code. The Village Plan was last updated almost 30 years ago; it is important to update the Plan to reflect changes in our community.

A Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPC) and six subcommittees have begun working in these areas: (1) Civic Engagement and Community Values: (2) Historic Preservation; (3) Population and Business Ecosystem; (4) Housing; (5) Transportation and Mobility: and (6) Land Use, Community Resources and Ecological Regeneration. 
Mahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Thursday, Sep. 29, 1pm-2:30pm
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Starr Library Board
Mary Frazer Room
Thursday, Sep. 29, 5:30pm-7pm
Library Board meetings are (usually) held on the fourth Thursday of every month in the Mary Frazer room on the lower level of the building.  All community members are invited to attend.
Community Room
Thursday, Sep. 29, 7pm-9pm
Chair Yoga
Community Room
Friday, Sep. 30, 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.
Brain Games
Community Room
Friday, Sep. 30, 1pm-2:30pm
Join the fun and stretch your mind. This is a gathering for adults.
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