Jun 052017

Here is a listing of all our programs taking place in the months of June, July, and August. A paper copy can be found at the library or you can sign up for our weekly eNewsletter using the button to your right.

Jul 192017


Show dates: August 3 – September 7
Opening reception: August 3, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Philip Probst is a local artist working in acrylics, oils and watercolors. His exhibit will showcase past work with several new paintings not previously displayed, focusing on the usage of mixed mediums and dynamic expression of color.

In his own words: “My paintings seek to convey meaning and balance, but at times push beyond the norms of formal art. I employ various mediums, working with brushes, various tools or random found object to execute the meaning in each work, which is figurative, abstract or a mix of both genres. My work reflects on my formal education and history of dedicated work with mentors and others who encouraged and shared skills. Art is an empathetic connection, passion and refuge for me.”

Jun 192017

Sign up for the Teens & Tweens Summer Reading club starting Thursday, June 22! Click the image below to register!

Jun 122017

Build a Better World Magic Show
Tues, Jun 27, 7:00-7:45PM

Family program.  Kick off summer with magician Foreman Dave!   A deadline is looming and Foreman Dave is under a lot of pressure to complete a project for the library.  Oh no!  His blueprints are missing.  Help him find the blueprints and complete the project on schedule.  Featuring David Moreland, a Wood Library favorite, this high-energy show is packed with magic, comedy, mystery, puppetry, and requires audience participation.  No signups necessary.

Hypnosis is Real!
Thurs, Jun 22, 6:00-7:00PM

Grades 6-12.  Magician and hypnotist Cris Johnson will appear at Wood Library and present a shockingly funny hypnotic act for teens.  No signups necessary.

Wood Library’s summer reading kick-off parties are made possible with support from these sponsors–

Friends of Wood Library
Finger Lakes Dental Care
Oasis Acres
The Eye Care Center
Brian Rheude Orthodontics
CIG Insurance Agency
Reliant Community Credit Union
Five Star Bank
LNB Banking
Nothnagle Realtors
Paul and Maggie Bringewatt
John and Christina Casey
Robert and Caroline Gray
Gary and Christine Henehan
Peter and Peggy Kane
Scott and Noraleen LeClaire
Dan and Lindsay Pennise

Jun 082017


Ontario County Historian Preston Pierce stopped by last night to present the documentary One Woman, One Vote and discuss the history of women’s suffrage in New York. If you’d like to learn more, Preston has compiled a list of book suggestions! Stop by Wood Library and we will do our best to locate a copy for you!

Jun 062017

Book lovers will find many discounted treasures at Wood Library’s semi-annual book sale held at Wood Library, 134 N Main St, Canandaigua, from Saturday, June 3 through Saturday, June 10, 2017.  The sale will feature books from all genres, audio-books, movies in all formats, music, and more.

The book sale is open to the public.  There is no entry fee.

Sat, Jun 3, Opening Day 10AM – 5PM

Sun, Jun 4 Noon – 4PM

Mon – Thur, Jun 5 – 8 10AM – 9PM

Fri, Jun 9 10AM – 5PM, 3 – 5PM $2/bag

Sat, Jun 10 10AM – 5PM $1/bag

Friends of Wood Library members are invited to a private preview of the sale on Friday, June 2, from 6:00-8:00PM, at Wood Library.

We are no longer accepting books for this event, but will start doing so again on June 13.  Thanks for supporting the semi-annual book sales!

For more information, call 585-394-1381.

May 222017


Looking for work?  Need help with your resume?  Want to practice your interview skills?

Visit Wood Library and get some advice and assistance from LVOY volunteer Joyce Merritt.

No appointment necessary.  First come, first served!

May 172017

Canandaigua, NY (May 16, 2017)—By an unofficial count of 1,250 to 588, a funding proposition to secure an additional $18,000 in public funds for Wood Library has passed.  Community-based funding for the library will now stand at $648,000, an increase of 2.8%.

“Community support for the library’s mission is strong,” said Library Director Jenny Goodemote after learning of the results.  “Modest increases in community-based funding help us continue to offer the library services and programs that people in the community need and value.  The approved tax levy increase provides stability in annual funding for the library, but we will also continue to raise private donations to fully fund next year’s operating budget which is projected to be $900,000 in 2018.”

“We are grateful to those in the community who cast a vote today,” expressed Library Board President Kathi Nevin in a prepared statement.  “We do not take community support for granted and will leverage public funds with private donations to continue to offer services and learning programs that enrich lives.”

The voter-approved library proposition authorizes the Canandaigua City School District to collect taxes on behalf of Wood Library in the amount of $648,000, starting with the October 2017 tax bill.  This will add $1.19 for the year on a property assessed at $150,000. The library tax will appear on school district property bills as a separate line item.


May 052017


May 2 thru Jun 13

The exhibition ‘Family Affair’ is a dual artist show presenting the nature photography of Peter Blackwood and the imaginative needle felting of Tina Blackwood. The Ewing Family Community Room will be alive with the nature and whimsy of the Blackwood couple who together are creating art in their retirement.
Tina has been an avid needle felter and knitter since her retirement from teaching, and presents her original designs in a whimsical manner, sure to put a smile on your face!
Peter has been an avid nature and landscape photographer for many years, and has presented his work at various venues including Wegmans, the Christkindl Market, Springtime in Canandaigua, CNB, (just to name a few) and here at the Wood Library. All of the pieces presented in this exhibit are new since his last library exhibit of four years ago.

Please join the artists for an opening reception with refreshments the evening of May 18th.

May 012017

Here’s a listing of all our programs taking place in May. A paper copy can be found at the library or sign up for our weekly eNewsletter using the button to your right.

May 17 Newsletter