HIGHLAND MILLS — The following is a list of adult service programs at the Woodbury Public Library during October and November:

The WPL Writer’s Club

Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.

Ignite your creative spark. Facilitated by Anita Baumann, Library Assistant, Adult Services. The theme for October is “Invisibility” – scribble a poem, short story or article – any written format. Bring it along to share at the session. If you have a suggestion for a future topic, email Baumann at wpladsvcs@rcls.org or phone her at (845) 928-6162 ext. 102 to discuss.

Registration is required

Digital Downloads: Learn how to borrow and download eBooks

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m.

The library’s digital collection is growing. Register today to learn how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks and download via the OverDrive® app on up to five of your personal devices. Downloads offer the convenience of not having to change discs while listening in the car nor having to lug around books and magazines while traveling. Patrons must bring their own wifi device, username and password for device, Library card and pin number

Registration is required.

Book Club Discussion – Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6:30-8 p.m.

“Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera’s most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening — until a band of gun-wielding terrorists takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a pan-icked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion...and cannot be stopped.” (credit: HarperCollins Publishers)

Registration is required.

“Make Mine Mediterranean” with Chef Nicolas Mouhteros

Monday, Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Woodbury Senior Center (adjacent to the Highland Mills Branch of the Library)

Bring your appetite to this demonstration and sampling of delectable delicacies from various regions of the globe. "Chef Nick" is a featured vendor at many local farmers’ markets, as well as the executive chef of Cornucopia Concept Caterers, based in Washingtonville. He has been pleasing palates for many years—and you’re sure to join his fan base after experiencing his mastery of exotic foods. Each attendee will take home recipes of the dishes prepared (as well as some bonus recipes to try out on your own). Surprise your friends and family with your epicurean skills at your next gathering...and sit back and enjoy their praise.

Pre-registration is required. Maximum of 20 adults.

Community Event:

Look for us at the Woodbury “Trunk or Treat” hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.. (Smith Clove Elementary School parking lot)

“The Burning of New York” – Samuel Harps (playwright) and cast live excerpted reading

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 6:30 p.m.

Experience the emotion of an episode from history "The Burning of New York" tells the true story of an alleged conspiracy by free blacks and sympathetic whites, which resulted in a series of fires that plagued lower Manhattan in 1741. Thirty-eight of the accused conspirators were ultimately hanged and burned at the stake on Wall Street after a brief, biased trial.

Registration is required.

Honor2Serve: Monroe-Woodbury Service Learning Expo

Sunday, Nov. 12, 1-4 p.m. at the Woodbury Senior Center (adjacent to the Highland Mills Branch of the Library)

Christopher Holshek, U.S. Army Civil Affairs (ret.) and founder of The National Service Ride Project, will speak on the importance and value of Community Service. All ages are invited to join us this Veteran’s Day weekend to honor members of our community. Local organizations will be participating in an onsite Expo to discuss volunteer service opportunities in Monroe-Woodbury. Refreshments will be served. Holshek will also be signing his book, "Travels with Harley," which will be available for purchase at the event (cash only). This event is sponsored by Towns4Troops & co-hosted by WPL. Registration is requested; but, not required.

Computer Tutor Sessions with Dawn McFarland

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Half-hour sessions for individuals or couple. McFarland also offers assistance with the Continuing Educational Courses detailed below. Use your laptop or our WPL public computers.

Registration is required.

Free Continuing Educational Courses and Online Resources to WPL Patrons

WPL offers over 500 courses and languages through our database system. Access newspapers & magazines; learn a new language; re-search your genealogy + scores of other resources. See our library website under Databases. For an overview and/or assistance in registering for classes, please contact the Library. Available to Woodbury Residents only.