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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Local History Hours
10AM-3PM
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Aug. 1, 10AM-3PMLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Mahjong
1:00 - 2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Aug. 1, 1:00 - 2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Rhinebeck’s Movies Under the Starrs: GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE
8pm
Rhinebeck’s Movies Under the Starrs: GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE
Thursday, Aug. 1, 8pmRhinebeck’s Mo
Rhinebeck Town Pool, Starr Park
Rhinebeck's outdoor family movie series is back for another season of outdoor family fun! Start times will vary depending on sunset time. Check Facebook for updates. 
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Chair Yoga
10:15am-11:15am
 Chair Yoga
Friday, Aug. 2, 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.
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Starr Summer Stage presents World of Animals with Brian Robinson
11am-12pm
Starr Summer Stage presents World of Animals with Brian Robinson
Saturday, Aug. 3, 11am-12pmStarr Summer Stage p
Outside
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 als...read more
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Library Open
1-4pm
 Library Open
Sunday, Aug. 4, 1-4pmLibrary Open
Starr Library
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Mahjong
1:00 - 2:30pm
 Mahjong
Monday, Aug. 5, 1:00 - 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, Aug. 6, 10AM-3PMLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
10:15-11:15am
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10:15-11:15amStory Time with Robb
Storytime 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, Aug. 6, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
This self-directed group meets every Tuesday 
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Scrabble Club
1pm - 2pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1pm - 2pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Join Starr Library's Scrabble club for classic word game fun every Wednesday!
Nerds at Nite Game Nite
7-9pm
 Nerds at Nite Game Nite
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7-9pmNerds at Nite Game N
Mary Frazer Room
Nerds at Nite is an adult (17+) gaming group that meets twice a month to play board games of all types, including Chronology, Tsuro, Point City, Splendor, and many other tabletop games (that can be played in under 2 hours). Attendees are welcome to bring games to share, but it's not required for...read more
Rhinebeck’s Movies Under the Starrs: WONKA
8pm
Rhinebeck’s Movies Under the Starrs: WONKA
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 8pmRhinebeck’s Mo
Rhinebeck Town Pool, Starr Park
Rhinebeck's outdoor family movie series is back for another season of outdoor family fun! Start times will vary depending on sunset time. Check Facebook for updates. 
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Local History Hours
10AM-3PM
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Aug. 8, 10AM-3PMLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
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, Aug. 8, 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
1:00 - 2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Aug. 8, 1:00 - 2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Fiction Workshop with Lilliana Kahan
6:30-8pm
Fiction Workshop with Lilliana Kahan
Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30-8pmFiction Workshop wit
Mary Frazer Room
For all styles and levels, the fiction workshop provides a safe space to write! Bring paper and a pen and get ready to dive into writing exercises and share your work!  

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Chair Yoga
10:15am-11:15am
 Chair Yoga
Friday, Aug. 9, 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.
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Summer Reading DIY: Silkscreening, Zines, and Button Making
11am-12:30pm
Summer Reading DIY: Silkscreening, Zines, and Button Making
Saturday, Aug. 10, 11am-12:30pmSummer Reading DIY:
Starr Library
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 ...read more
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Library Open
1-4pm
 Library Open
Sunday, Aug. 11, 1-4pmLibrary Open
Starr Library
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Mahjong
1:00 - 2:30pm
 Mahjong
Monday, Aug. 12, 1:00 - 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, Aug. 13, 10AM-3PMLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
10:15-11:15am
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10:15-11:15amStory Time with Robb
Storytime 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.
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, Aug. 13, 1:15-2:15pmAll Abilities Story
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, Aug. 13, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
This self-directed group meets every Tuesday 
Cookbook Club
5PM-6:30-PM
 Cookbook Club
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 5PM-6:30-PM
Mary Frazer Room
Please join us in exploring the cookbooks (and/or blog) of Deb Perleman of Smitten Kitchen fame.Copies of any of her three cookbooks are available to order or come into the library and we will place a hold for you. Or check out her online journal here. Registrants will be emailed a week ahead of our...read more

Rhinebeck Legion Band Performance
6:45-8pm
Rhinebeck Legion Band Performance
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:45-8pmRhinebeck Legion Ban
Outside
This outdoor concert by the beloved local legion band is free and open to the public! Bring your own seating. The concert is canceled if it's raining at the time of the concert. 
Rhinebeck’s Movies Under the Starrs: ARTHUR THE KING
8pm
Rhinebeck’s Movies Under the Starrs: ARTHUR THE KING
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 8pmRhinebeck’s Mo
Rhinebeck Town Pool, Starr Park
Rhinebeck's outdoor family movie series is back for another season of outdoor family fun! Start times will vary depending on sunset time. Check Facebook for updates. 
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Scrabble Club
1pm - 2pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1pm - 2pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Join Starr Library's Scrabble club for classic word game fun every Wednesday!
Culture Connect Board Meeting
6:30-8:30pm
 Culture Connect Board Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Mary Frazer Room
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Local History Hours
10AM-3PM
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Aug. 15, 10AM-3PMLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Good Vibrations: Guided Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
10:30am-11:15am
Good Vibrations: Guided Sound Meditation with Anna Kaselis
Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:30am-11:15amGood Vibrations: Gui
Community Room
Sound meditation uses bowls, gongs and other instruments to help shift the brain into a deeply relaxed state. Clear your mind with us at the library every third Thursday of the month.

Mahjong
1:00 - 2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Aug. 15, 1:00 - 2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
RHS Board Meeting
3:00-5:15PM
 RHS Board Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 15, 3:00-5:15PM
Mary Frazer Room
Rhinebeck Democrats Club Event: Michelle Hinchey & Sarahana Shrestha
5:30-7pm
Rhinebeck Democrats Club Event: Michelle Hinchey & Sarahana Shrestha
Thursday, Aug. 15, 5:30-7pmRhinebeck Democrats
Community Room
The Rhinebeck Democrats Club is pleased to welcome New York State Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblymember Sarahana Shrestha as our guest speakers in August. New York State Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblymember Sarahana Shrestha will be discussing the bill they...read more
Rhinebeck’s Movies Under the Starrs: IF
8pm
Rhinebeck’s Movies Under the Starrs: IF
Thursday, Aug. 15, 8pmRhinebeck’s Mo
Rhinebeck Town Pool, Starr Park
Rhinebeck's outdoor family movie series is back for another season of outdoor family fun! Start times will vary depending on sunset time. Check Facebook for updates. 
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Chair Yoga
10:15am-11:15am
 Chair Yoga
Friday, Aug. 16, 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.
Starr Summer Stage presents Llama Llama Pajama Party & Story Hour
3-5pm
Starr Summer Stage presents Llama Llama Pajama Party & Story Hour
Friday, Aug. 16, 3-5pmStarr Summer Stage p
Outside
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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Hudson Valley Brazilian and Jazz with Benji & Rita
4:30-5:30pm
Hudson Valley Brazilian and Jazz with Benji & Rita
Saturday, Aug. 17, 4:30-5:30pmHudson Valley Brazil
Outside
Drawing on everything from samba and baiao, to waltzes and pop catchiness, Benji & Rita channel the scents and sounds of Brazil! 
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Library Open
1-4pm
 Library Open
Sunday, Aug. 18, 1-4pmLibrary Open
Starr Library
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Mahjong
1:00 - 2:30pm
 Mahjong
Monday, Aug. 19, 1:00 - 2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Rhinebeck @ Home at Starr presents FAIR Health
2-3pm
Rhinebeck @ Home at Starr presents FAIR Health
Monday, Aug. 19, 2-3pm
Community Room
Comparing medical systems between the US, Europe, and Canada. 
Gentrification in New York: Round Table Discussion at Old Dutch Church
6:30pm
Gentrification in New York: Round Table Discussion at Old Dutch Church
Monday, Aug. 19, 6:30pmGentrification in Ne
Old Dutch Church, Kingston
Gentrification in places like Kingston, Newburgh, Albany, and elsewhere in the country follow a legible pattern: deindustrialized cities that fall into disinvestment until the "creative class" moves in and begins to make it over in their own image--and make it unaffordable for everyon...read more
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Local History Hours
10AM-3PM
 Local History Hours
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10AM-3PMLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
10:15-11:15am
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10:15-11:15amStory Time with Robb
Storytime 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.
Learn & Play at the Beatrix Farrand Garden: Pollinator Patrol with Candace Gallager
11:30am-12:30pm
Learn & Play at the Beatrix Farrand Garden: Pollinator Patrol with Candace Gallager
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 11:30am-12:30pmLearn & Play at the
Beatrix Farrand Garden, 4079 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY
Super Lego Hour!
4-5pm
 Super Lego Hour!
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
This self-directed group meets every Tuesday 
Memoir Writing Workshop with Michelle Montalbano
6:30-8pm
Memoir Writing Workshop with Michelle Montalbano
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 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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Scrabble Club
1pm - 2pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1pm - 2pmScrabble Club
Upstairs Children's Wing
Join Starr Library's Scrabble club for classic word game fun every Wednesday!
Nerds at Nite Game Nite
7-9pm
 Nerds at Nite Game Nite
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7-9pmNerds at Nite Game N
Mary Frazer Room
Nerds at Nite is an adult (17+) gaming group that meets twice a month to play board games of all types, including Chronology, Tsuro, Point City, Splendor, and many other tabletop games (that can be played in under 2 hours). Attendees are welcome to bring games to share, but it's not required for...read more
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Local History Hours
10AM-3PM
 Local History Hours
Thursday, Aug. 22, 10AM-3PMLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
La Leche League of Northern Dutchess County Monthly Meeting
10:15am-11:15am
La Leche League of Northern Dutchess County Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 22, 10:15am-11:15amLa Leche League of N
Storytime Room
The LLC welcomes people who would like to know more about breastfeeding and people who are already breastfeeding. Babies and toddlers welcomed to attend with parents! We also have a free lending library with books on breastfeeding, early childhood development and nutrition. Please join us ...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, Aug. 22, 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
1:00 - 2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Aug. 22, 1:00 - 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, Aug. 23, 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.
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Rhinebeck Soccer Club meeting
10AM-1PM
 Rhinebeck Soccer Club meeting
Saturday, Aug. 24, 10AM-1PM
Community Room
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Mahjong
1:00 - 2:30pm
 Mahjong
Monday, Aug. 26, 1:00 - 2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Navigating Medicare
4-5pm
 Navigating Medicare
Monday, Aug. 26, 4-5pmNavigating Medicare
Mary Frazer Room
Your best resource for information about the health insurance exchange and the health plans that are available to people who are eligible for Medicare.
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Local History Hours
10AM-3PM
 Local History Hours
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10AM-3PMLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
10:15-11:15am
Story Time with Robbie: One Session for Everyone!
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10:15-11:15amStory Time with Robb
Storytime 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, Aug. 27, 4-5pmSuper Lego Hour!
Upstairs Children's Wing
This self-directed group meets every Tuesday 
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Scrabble Club
1pm - 2pm
 Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1pm - 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, Aug. 29, 10AM-3PMLocal History Hours
Mary Frazer Room
Mahjong
1:00 - 2:30pm
 Mahjong
Thursday, Aug. 29, 1:00 - 2:30pmMahjong
Upstairs Children's Wing
Come by and play with a group of friendly gamers. This is an adult group.
Starr Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting
5:30-7pm
Starr Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 29, 5:30-7pmStarr Library Board
Mary Frazer Room
The Starr Library Board of Trustees usually meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30pm, downstairs in the Mary Frazer Room.
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Chair Yoga
10:15am-11:15am
 Chair Yoga
Friday, Aug. 30, 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.
Houseplant Swap
11am-1pm
 Houseplant Swap
Friday, Aug. 30, 11am-1pmHouseplant Swap
Outside
Calling all plant lovers! Do you have a cutting of a snake plant or a pothos, a jade plant, angel wing begonia, or anything in between you'd like to share with fellow plant enthusiasts? Come with a cutting or two, and leave with something new to add to your collection!Please label your plants an...read more
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