Finish off October at the Starr

Civil War Talk Wed. Oct. 24 at 7pm Step into history with reenactors from The Dutchess County Regiment, 150th New York Infantry, Co. I. Today’s 150th New York is an educational organization formed to promote, educate and preserve the Civil War heritage of our county, state and nation. The group authentically represents a Union Infantry Regiment that was recruited in Dutchess County in 1862. Members Peter Bedrossian and Michael Peets will come to Starr Library to speak about some of our local heroes, tell tales of “life on the road,” sing songs, and bring their Civil War stories to life! Visit http://www.150thnewyork.org for more info about the Dutchess County Regiment.

DOUBLE FEATURE! Last Discussion Group for “March” Sat. Oct. 27 at 2pm Downstairs, Mary Frazer Room Poet and author Natalie Safir will be hosting a book discussion group for our featured book of the month, “March” by Geraldine Brooks. Please join us to talk about some of the many interesting themes in March: the Civil War, the Abolitionist movement, veganism, idealism, communication with family, PTSD and war, the novel’s relation to Little Women and Louisa May Alcott’s father (on whom the book is loosely based), and more.

Screening of “Little Women” Also Sat. Oct. 27 at 2pm Downstairs, Community Room Going along with our explorations of Louisa May Alcott’s life and works, we will be screening the 1994 film version of “Little Women” (starring Susan Sarandon and Winona Ryder). What a wonderful way to introduce Alcott’s classic story to a new generation! Best for children over 8 years old: see a review at http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/little-womem

Medicare Orientation Mon. Oct. 29, 6-8pm This two-hour seminar is a basic overview of Medicare and what it covers for people approaching the age of 65 and their caregivers. Also Covered: Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, EPIC, and Medicare Advantage Plans. Presenter: Nina Lynch, Volunteer with the Dutchess County Division of Aging Services’ Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP). For more information about the Dutchess County Division of Aging Services, visit www.dutchessny.go