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:
Mary Frazer Room
Saturday, Apr. 13, 10:30am-12pm
Teen Tech Support
Saturday, Apr. 13, 1-3pm
Come meet with 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!
National Poetry Mont
Saturday, Apr. 13, 1-2:30pm
Sponsored by Starr Library.
Library Open
Sunday, Apr. 14, 1-4pm
Environmental, Zonin
Parish Hall, Church of the Messiah
Sunday, Apr. 14, 4pm
Communities around the country are rethinking entrenched  practices that keep them from resolving acute housing shortages. Solving the challenges that hamper affordable housing starts with a question: What if…? In this conversation, we’ll shed light on local zoning laws and market assumptions that hamstring our community’s ability to create a wider range of housing options. We’ll also discuss valid concerns that new housing—whether accessory dwellings or new developments—could harm the environment. Speakers: Steve Rosenberg, Deirdre Burns, and Jonathan Mensch. Conversation moderated by Fr. Richard McKeon.

Part of the Affordable Housing conversation series How Do We House Rhinebeck? The Past, Present, and Future of Our Community Sponsored by the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, in collaboration with Starr Library and other members of the community. Funded through a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of New York.
Starr Stitchers
Mary Frazer Room
Monday, Apr. 15, 10am-1pm
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.
Connect & Play at St
Community Room
Monday, Apr. 15, 10:30am-11:30am
Join Jane Korn and other parents, caregivers, and children (ages 3 mo-4 yrs) for a child play group at the library! This is an opportunity for parents to connect and share ideas while their young ones interact, play and grow. Space is limited. Registration is required each week through our online calendar.

If you can no longer attend, please call the library at 845-876-4030 or email to let us know so we can admit someone from the waitlist. If you are on the waitlist, you may check in upstairs to see if space opens up. 
Virtual Sound Medita
Monday, Apr. 15, 11:30am
Start your week off with a relaxing sound meditation from your home. Please email for Zoom information. Sponsored by Starr Library.
Upstairs Children's Wing
Monday, Apr. 15, 1-2:30pm
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
The Nitty Gritty: Or
Community Room
Monday, Apr. 15, 2-3pm
Learn how to get your life in order from the pros! Regardless of your age or circumstance, having your important life documents in order and accessible to a loved one or trusted advisor helps to relieve stress in times of change. Johanna Bard and Erika Murphy focus on digital and paper organization skills and strategies, beginning with important life documents so that they're easily accessible to you and your family in times of need. 

Part of the Rhinebeck @ Home at Starr series
Story Time with Robb
Community Room
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 10:15am-11am
Robbie's beloved story time brings together an animated, fun, and engaging reading style with literacy-focused activities, including fingerplays and crafts. Great for ages 2-6.
All Abilities Story
Community Room
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 1:15-2:15pm
This program is open to all teens & adults with intellectual, cognitive, and/or developmental disabilities, but space is limited, so please register to attend.
Super Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 4-5pm
This self-directed group meets every Tuesday 
Cookbook Club: Salt,
Community Room
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 5-6:30pm
Please join us in reading, cooking from and gathering around Samin Nosrat's Salt, Fat, Acid Heat : Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking.

Copies are available to order or come into the library and we will place the hold for you. Registrants will be emailed a week ahead of our meeting so that we may coordinate what dishes everyone would like to bring and so that we may avoid duplication. Please bring whatever serving utensils your dish requires.  All dishware, cutlery, cups and beverages will be supplied by Starr. Hope to see you there! Cheers!
Memoir Writing Works
Mary Frazer Room
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 6-8:30pm
Join us for our ongoing memoir writing workshop series. Bring a notebook and a pen and be prepared to dig in to writing exercises, share your work, and receive feedback. Space is limited, please RSVP.
Good Vibrations: Gui
Community Room
Thursday, Apr. 18, 10:30am-11:15am
Sound meditation uses bowls, gongs and other instruments to help shift the brain into a deeply relaxed state. An in-person version of the popular virtual sound meditation sessions held every Monday! Clear your mind with us at the library every third Thursday of the month. Sponsored by Starr Library.
Upstairs Children's Wing
Thursday, Apr. 18, 1-2:30pm
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Mary Frazer Room
Thursday, Apr. 18, 3-5 PM
Sponsored by Starr Library.
Starr Library Board
Mary Frazer Room
Thursday, Apr. 18, 5:30-7pm
The Starr Library Board of Trustees usually meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30pm, downstairs in the Mary Frazer Room.
Chair Yoga
Community Room
Friday, Apr. 19, 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.
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