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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MVP Health presents Cardio & Core
10:30am-11:30am
MVP Health presents Cardio & Core
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10:30am-11:30amMVP Health presents
Community Room
This is a brand new body-weight fitness class all about accessibility. For our older adults, it will be great to work on balance and building intensity, and for everyone else, it will have enough OOMPH to keep your interest! Named one of the top 10 fitness instructors in NYC in 2017, instructor Juli...read more
Scrabble Club
1-2pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1-2pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Join Starr Library's Scrabble club for classic word game fun every Wednesday! 
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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Nov. 2, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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. Our research center houses a larg...read more
Mahjong
1-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Nov. 2, 1-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
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Chair Yoga
10:15am-11:15am
 Chair Yoga
Friday, Nov. 3, 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
1-2:30pm
 Brain Games
Friday, Nov. 3, 1-2:30pmBrain Games
Mary Frazer Room
Join the fun and stretch your mind. This is a gathering for adults.
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Mary Frazer Room Reserved
10am-11:30am
 Mary Frazer Room Reserved
Saturday, Nov. 4, 10am-11:30am
Mary Frazer Room
Sensory Friendly Music & Movement with Terry Watson
2-3pm
Sensory Friendly Music & Movement with Terry Watson
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2-3pmSensory Friendly Mus
Community Room
Get ready for a special inclusive music therapy session designed for children ages 2-7 years old that combines singing, puppetry, drama, dance, and rhythmic and instrumental play, but with a sensory-friendly focus. Space is limited. Please register each child separately. Unfortunately, siblings...read more

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Starr Stitchers
10am-1pm
 Starr Stitchers
Monday, Nov. 6, 10am-1pmStarr Stitchers
Mary Frazer 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.
Connect & Play at Starr Library
10:30am-11:30am
 Connect & Play at Starr Library
Monday, Nov. 6, 10:30am-11:30amConnect & Play at St
Community Room
Join early childhood educator 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 requir...read more

Virtual Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
11:30am
Virtual Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
Monday, Nov. 6, 11:30amVirtual Sound Medita
Virtual
Start your week off with a relaxing sound meditation from your home. Please email info@starrlibrary.org for Zoom information.
Mahjong
1-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Monday, Nov. 6, 1-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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. Our research center houses a larg...read more
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
10:15am-11am
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10:15am-11amStory Time with Robb
Community Room
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.
Super Lego Hour!
4-5pm
 Super Lego Hour!
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
This self-directed group meets every Tuesday 
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MVP Health presents Cardio & Core
10:30am-11:30am
MVP Health presents Cardio & Core
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10:30am-11:30amMVP Health presents
Community Room
This is a brand new body-weight fitness class all about accessibility. For our older adults, it will be great to work on balance and building intensity, and for everyone else, it will have enough OOMPH to keep your interest! Named one of the top 10 fitness instructors in NYC in 2017, instructor Juli...read more
Scrabble Club
1-2pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1-2pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Join Starr Library's Scrabble club for classic word game fun every Wednesday! 
Culture Connect Board Meeting
6:30-8pm
 Culture Connect Board Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6:30-8pm
Mary Frazer Room
Friends of Rhinebeck Cemetery present Caring for the Dead: An Interfaith Panel
7-8:30pm
Friends of Rhinebeck Cemetery present Caring for the Dead: An Interfaith Panel
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7-8:30pmFriends of Rhinebeck
Community Room
Local faith leaders discuss a range of spiritual approaches to death and burial. Speakers include: Rabbi Yael Romer, Congregation Emmanuel of the Hudson Valley, Kingston, NY Fr. Richard McKeon, Episcopal Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck, NY Dr. Tatjana Myoko v. Prittwitz, Soto Zen Priest, Buddhist C...read more
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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Nov. 9, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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. Our research center houses a larg...read more
Music and Movement with Terry Watson: One Session for Everyone!
10:30am-11:15am
Music and Movement with Terry Watson: One Session for Everyone!
Thursday, Nov. 9, 10:30am-11:15amMusic and Movement w
Community Room
Licensed music therapist Terry Watson delights with songs, chants, puppetry, instruments, storytelling and movement/dance with a focus on child development and early literacy. Sessions are geared toward children 0-4 years old with their caregivers or parents. Parents with slightly older ch...read more

Mahjong
1-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Nov. 9, 1-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History: A Conversation
4-5:15pm
The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History: A Conversation
Thursday, Nov. 9, 4-5:15pmThe Rediscovery of A
Virtual
A conversation with award-winning scholar Dr. Ned Blackhawk (Yale University) discussing his recent book, The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History, moderated by Dr. Christian Ayne Crouch (Bard College). Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/53927pvy. Zoo...read more
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Chair Yoga
10:15am-11:15am
 Chair Yoga
Friday, Nov. 10, 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
1-2:30pm
 Brain Games
Friday, Nov. 10, 1-2:30pmBrain Games
Mary Frazer Room
Join the fun and stretch your mind. This is a gathering for adults.
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Mary Frazer Room Reserved
10am-11:30am
 Mary Frazer Room Reserved
Saturday, Nov. 11, 10am-11:30am
Mary Frazer Room
Monoprinting Workshop with Gina Palmer
11am-1pm
Monoprinting Workshop with Gina Palmer
Saturday, Nov. 11, 11am-1pmMonoprinting Worksho
Community Room
Learn the basics of the printmaking process using gelatin plates! We’ll create layered prints using cutouts, found materials, and acrylic paint for a variety of textures, shapes, and colors. Space is limited, please register to attend.

Blook Talk with Mindell Dubansky
1:30-2pm
Blook Talk with Mindell Dubansky
Saturday, Nov. 11, 1:30-2pmBlook Talk with Mind
Starr Library
Starr Library's Words + Images exhibition is fortunate to include 20+ book objects from the personal collection of The Met's Museum Librarian, Mindell Dubansky. "Blooks" is a term coined by Dubansky to describe "the art of books that aren't." From safes to spice racks...read more
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Rhinebeck Democrats Club
3-6pm
 Rhinebeck Democrats Club
Sunday, Nov. 12, 3-6pmRhinebeck Democrats
Community Room
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Connect & Play at Starr Library
10:30am-11:30am
 Connect & Play at Starr Library
Monday, Nov. 13, 10:30am-11:30amConnect & Play at St
Community Room
Join early childhood educator 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 requir...read more

Virtual Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
11:30am
Virtual Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
Monday, Nov. 13, 11:30amVirtual Sound Medita
Virtual
Start your week off with a relaxing sound meditation from your home. Please email info@starrlibrary.org for Zoom information.
Mahjong
1-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Monday, Nov. 13, 1-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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. Our research center houses a larg...read more
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
10:15am-11am
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 10:15am-11amStory Time with Robb
Community Room
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.
Knit Stitch, Purling, and More! Beginner’s Knitting
11:30am-12:30pm
Knit Stitch, Purling, and More! Beginner’s Knitting
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 11:30am-12:30pmKnit Stitch, Purling
Upstairs Children's Wing
Join knitting pro Debbie Hecht for our beginner's knitting workshop series. We'll learn the basics of casting on, casting off, knitting and purling, and work toward making a scarf. Those with more experience can choose a more challenging pattern. Check out books from Starr Library's knit...read more

All Abilities Story and Craft Program with the Anderson Center
1:15-2:15pm
All Abilities Story and Craft Program with the Anderson Center
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1:15-2:15pm
Community Room
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!
4-5pm
 Super Lego Hour!
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
This self-directed group meets every Tuesday 
Mysteries Around the World Book Club: The Drowning by Camilla Läckberg
4pm
Mysteries Around the World Book Club: The Drowning by Camilla Läckberg
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4pmMysteries Around the
Community Room
Note the time change this month! 
Memoir Writing Workshop
6:30-8pm
 Memoir Writing Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30-8pmMemoir Writing Works
Mary Frazer Room
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.
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MVP Health presents Cardio & Core
10:30am-11:30am
MVP Health presents Cardio & Core
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10:30am-11:30amMVP Health presents
Community Room
This is a brand new body-weight fitness class all about accessibility. For our older adults, it will be great to work on balance and building intensity, and for everyone else, it will have enough OOMPH to keep your interest! Named one of the top 10 fitness instructors in NYC in 2017, instructor Juli...read more
MVP Medicare Meeting
11am-12pm
 MVP Medicare Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11am-12pm
Upstairs Children's Wing
Scrabble Club
1-2pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1-2pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Join Starr Library's Scrabble club for classic word game fun every Wednesday! 
Friends of the Library Meeting
1-2pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1-2pm
Mary Frazer Room
Sinterklaas Mask Coloring Workshops
4-5pm
Sinterklaas Mask Coloring Workshops
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4-5pmSinterklaas Mask Col
Community Room
Expansion Committee Meeting
5:30 to 7:00pm
 Expansion Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30 to 7:00pm
Mary Frazer Room
Frazer Room 
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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Nov. 16, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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. Our research center houses a larg...read more
Good Vibrations: Guided Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
10:30am-11:15am
Good Vibrations: Guided Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
Thursday, Nov. 16, 10:30am-11:15amGood Vibrations: Gui
Storytime Room
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.

Mahjong
1-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Nov. 16, 1-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Historical Society Meeting
5pm - 7pm
 Historical Society Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 16, 5pm - 7pm
Community Room
Starting in Frazer Room at 5 and moving to Community Room at 5:20
Starr Library Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30-7pm
Starr Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30-7pmStarr Library Board
Mary Frazer Room
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.
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Chair Yoga
10:15am-11:15am
 Chair Yoga
Friday, Nov. 17, 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.
CANCELLED: Brain Games
1-2:30pm
 CANCELLED: Brain Games
Friday, Nov. 17, 1-2:30pmCANCELLED: Brain Gam
Mary Frazer Room
Join the fun and stretch your mind. This is a gathering for adults.
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Mary Frazer Room Reserved
10am-11:30am
 Mary Frazer Room Reserved
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10am-11:30am
Mary Frazer Room
An Afternoon of Classical Guitar and Poetry
2-3pm
An Afternoon of Classical Guitar and Poetry
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2-3pmAn Afternoon of Clas
Starr Library
Join us for An Afternoon of Classical Guitar and Poetry with classical guitarist, Terry Champlin, and actress, Prudence Garcia-Renart. Enjoy music by Franz Schubert, Heitor Villia Lobos and Terry Champlin with poems from “Spoon River Anthology” by Edgar Lee Masters along with a soliloquy...read more
Sinterklaas Mask Coloring Workshops
10:30am-12:30pm
Sinterklaas Mask Coloring Workshops
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:30am-12:30pmSinterklaas Mask Col
Community Room
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Starr Stitchers
10am-1pm
 Starr Stitchers
Monday, Nov. 20, 10am-1pmStarr Stitchers
Mary Frazer 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.
Connect & Play at Starr Library
10:30am-11:30am
 Connect & Play at Starr Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 10:30am-11:30amConnect & Play at St
Community Room
Join early childhood educator 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 requir...read more

Virtual Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
11:30am
Virtual Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
Monday, Nov. 20, 11:30amVirtual Sound Medita
Virtual
Start your week off with a relaxing sound meditation from your home. Please email info@starrlibrary.org for Zoom information.
Mahjong
1-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Monday, Nov. 20, 1-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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. Our research center houses a larg...read more
CANCELLED: Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
10:30am-11:30am
CANCELLED: Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10:30am-11:30am CANCELLED: Story Ti
Community Room
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.
Super Lego Hour!
4-5pm
 Super Lego Hour!
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
This self-directed group meets every Tuesday 
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Scrabble Club
1-2pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1-2pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Join Starr Library's Scrabble club for classic word game fun every Wednesday! 
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day
LIBRARY CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Nov. 23, LIBRARY CLOSED: Than
Starr Library
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Native American Heritage Day
LIBRARY CLOSED: Native American Heritage Day
Friday, Nov. 24, LIBRARY CLOSED: Nati
The sacred homelands of the Munsee and Muhheaconneok people
In the spirit of truth and equity, it is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that this library is on the sacred homelands of the Munsee and Muhheaconneok people, who are the original stewards of the land. Today, due to forced removal, the community resides in Northeast Wisconsin and is k...read more
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Virtual Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
11:30am
Virtual Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
Monday, Nov. 27, 11:30amVirtual Sound Medita
Virtual
Start your week off with a relaxing sound meditation from your home. Please email info@starrlibrary.org for Zoom information.
Mahjong
1-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Monday, Nov. 27, 1-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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. Our research center houses a larg...read more
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
10:15am-11am
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10:15am-11amStory Time with Robb
Community Room
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.
Knit Stitch, Purling, and More! Beginner’s Knitting
11:30am-12:30pm
Knit Stitch, Purling, and More! Beginner’s Knitting
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11:30am-12:30pmKnit Stitch, Purling
Upstairs Children's Wing
Join knitting pro Debbie Hecht for our beginner's knitting workshop series. We'll learn the basics of casting on, casting off, knitting and purling, and work toward making a scarf. Those with more experience can choose a more challenging pattern. Check out books from Starr Library's knit...read more

Super Lego Hour!
4-5pm
 Super Lego Hour!
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
This self-directed group meets every Tuesday 
Sinterklaas Mask Coloring Workshops
5-7pm
Sinterklaas Mask Coloring Workshops
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 5-7pmSinterklaas Mask Col
Community Room
Starr Library Book Club: The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen
7-8pm
Starr Library Book Club: The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7-8pm
Starr Library
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NYPRTA Training Event
10am-6pm
 NYPRTA Training Event
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10am-6pmNYPRTA Training Even
Community Room
In-person training event on psychiatric rehabilitation offered by NYAPRS. 
Scrabble Club
1-2pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1-2pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Join Starr Library's Scrabble club for classic word game fun every Wednesday! 
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Local History Hours
10am-3pm
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Nov. 30, 10am-3pmLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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. Our research center houses a larg...read more
Mahjong
1-2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Nov. 30, 1-2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
  
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