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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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.
How Rhinebeck Has Hi
Parish Hall, Church of the Messiah
Sunday, Apr. 21, 4pm
In order to talk about Rhinebeck’s housing future, we need to talk about our past. How have residential options changed since the postwar 1940s? How is this affecting local businesses in their search for employees? And what does “affordable” really mean, anyway? Speakers: Bill Jeffway, Dutchess County Historical Society and Nancy Sheehan, Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce. 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 CommunitySponsored 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.
Moving Away from Us
Parish Hall, Church of the Messiah
Sunday, Apr. 28, 4pm
Building a community based on the perception of exclusivity can significantly change us—and not for the better. Keeping our focus on housing, this session will present inclusive housing solutions for discussion and engage everyone in a transformational conversation on the benefits of a community that draws together people from all backgrounds. Speakers: Ken Kearney, Founder and President, The Kearney Realty & Development Group and Christa Hines, Executive Director, Hudson River Housing. 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 CommunitySponsored 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.
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