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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Saturday, Jul. 20, 11am-12pm
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents “The Caterpillar Hunter” on the Starr Summer Stage! 

Based on the beloved character of the late Steve Irwin, the Caterpillar Hunter shrinks himself and sets o to explore the terrain, pursuing elusive bugs and strange herbage in the wild recesses of a common North American vegetable garden. Crikey! Join in his exciting backyard adventure! 

This show is appropriate for families with elementary school aged children. Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children all over the country since 1985. Their mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations. They are deeply committed to providing high quality, low cost arts programming to schools and libraries.
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Tuesday, Jul. 30, 7-8pm
By popular demand (and because we all need a break this summer), our July theme will be "freestyle" which means "Choose Your Own Adventure." During our meeting, everyone will bring in a recent or all-time favorite and recommend the book to us in a "book talk" format. We'll all leave with a raft of recommendations to keep us afloat, and a list with links will be emailed afterward. 
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Saturday, Aug. 3, 11am-12pm
Join us for an adventure into the world of animals with Brian Robinson! Brian will be providing an educational wildlife presentation with live birds of prey and reptiles. His presentation will focus on the amazing adaptations these animals have as well as their importance in nature. He will also be discussing the incredible resiliency of the Hudson Valley and some of the success stories of our local wildlife.

Brian has been providing wildlife education programs to schools, libraries and museums since 1993. His animals have been featured on many national television shows such as Regis and Kelly and The Today Show. He has a Masters of Science degree in Education with a concentration in biology. He also has New York State teaching certification, and, in addition to doing wildlife lectures, he teaches biology at Saugerties High School.
Summer Reading DIY:
Saturday, Aug. 10, 11am-12:30pm
At this fun DIY event, Jef Scharf aka Wolfy aka Aro's dad will teach us the basics of silkscreening on fabric and paper. We will explore the tools and processes of silk screening, and participants will design, translate and print images onto shirts. All participants and helpers will get a shirt to take home at the end of the workshop. Wolfy has built a small mobile press with recycled materials that can print water-based inks on fabric and paper.

Meanwhile, we'll have two other stations where participants can design and make their own buttons using our button maker, and put together their very own zine using our photocopier and recycled magazines, newspapers, books, comic books, pencils, markers, stickers, stamps, and more. 

About the Instructor: 
Jef Scharf aka Wolfy Part II is a master printer, designer, drawer, musician and founding owner of Kayrock Screen Printing of Brooklyn, NY. A former resident of Cleveland & Yonkers, he is now living/working near Gallatin, NY at Rural Projects. His works are in the permanent collections of The MoMA, The Whitney, The Met, and The New York Public Library. Visit his website:
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Friday, Aug. 16, 3-5pm
Join us for our Llama Llama Pajama Party and story hour -- starring an actual llama! 

We'll read about the adventures of the beloved character Llama Llama in Anna Dewdney's series by the same name. 
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