Feb 202015

Wood Library and the IB film classes of Canandaigua Academy present “Hitchcock on a Train,” a film series taking place on the first Tuesday in March, April, May and June at 5:00 p.m.  Each installment will include a screening of a different Hitchcock film, followed by a brief discussion led by a film student from Canandaigua Academy.

March 3, 2015: The Lady Vanishes
Synopsis: While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 minutes)


April 7, 2015: Shadow of a Doubt
Synopsis: A young woman discovers her visiting “Uncle Charlie” may not be the man he seems to be. (108 minutes)


StrangersOnATrainMay 5, 2015: Strangers on a Train
Synopsis: A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder…a theory that he plans to implement. (101 minutes)


NorthByNorthwestJune 2, 2015: North by Northwest
Synopsis: A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 minutes)


This film series has been programmed by Deborah Sutherland, who teaches a number of film classes at Canandaigua Academy, including The Films of Alfred Hitchcock. Deborah wrote her Master’s Thesis on the thematic significance of Hitchcock’s cameos, and is dedicated to making sure that the “Master of Suspense” continues to be introduced to new audiences.

Feb 122015

Wood Library seeks a logo design that will inspire people to participate in our first-ever 5K Race/Walk/Kid’s Fun Run planned for July 11, 2015.

Submit your most creative ideas by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 27, 2015.   Your image should be attached to an email message in a jpeg format.

The winning entry will be used on all race promotions, the official race T-shirt, social media platforms, and the library’s website.

The winning designer will receive:  a T-shirt featuring your exclusive design, a FREE race entry, acknowledgement at the race, and fine-free borrowing for one full year at Wood Library!

Please send your entry and questions to BLainhart@pls-net.org, Wood Library 5K Race Committee.

Feb 012015

Six Mondays at Noon

Book reviews by Guest Speakers, Feb. 16 – Mar. 23, 2015

downloadFebruary 16, 2015
OCHS Educator Preston Pierce will discuss The Makers of American Wine: A Record of 200 Years by Thomas Pinney. The Makers of American Wine is an engaging approach to the history of American wine told through the stories of 13 people who played significant roles in building an industry that now extends to every state.

download (1)February 23, 2015
Wood Library’s Board of Trustees President Paul Bringewatt will discuss War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers, a book which argues that our society has continued to overemphasize the troubles of girls while our boys suffer from the same self-esteem and academic problems.

download (2)March 2, 2015
FLCC Librarian Jenny Burnett will discuss Sandman: Dream Hunters by Eisner-award winning author Neil Gaiman. This book is the graphic retelling of the Japanese folk tale “The Fox, the Monk, and the Mikado of All Night’s Dreaming.”


download (3)March 9, 2015
Deb Gregory will discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, a book which argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so.

downloadMarch 16, 2015

Jim Irwin will discuss A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, an American comic masterpiece bursting with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans’ lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures


download (4)March 23, 2015
Canandaigua Academy student Sarah Werth will discuss The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver, an unforgettable novel about one family’s journey through the second half of the twentieth century.


Jan 312015

There are quite a few sayings that could be applied to a mother/daughter relationship. Such as:

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

“She’s a chip off the old block.”

“Like mother, like daughter.”

“What the daughter does, the mother did.”

But none relates as well to the mother Elizabeth (Betty)Ann Penner and daughter Kathy Ann (Penner) Morris pair as the saying,”What goes around, comes around.”

Minding Harry's GunWhen Kathy was a little girl, whenever she wanted to bake cookies or anything for that matter, Betty, who adores a clean kitchen, would suggest, “Let’s color,” or “Let’s paint.” And totally distracted from flour and eggs, little Kathy would eagerly get out her crayons or watercolors and climb up on the kitchen chair and do just that with her mom. Jealous of her mother’s quick ability to make a wax crayons appear to be velvet across the paper, or her painting of a house on a snowy hill actually look like a house on a snowy hill, little Kathy persevered and kept trying to emulate Mom. (Never really being satisfied with her results, by the way.)

Fast forward some fifty-plus years, and the much older Kathy suggests to Betty that maybe they ought to take lessons in oil painting together just for fun. They attended classes and supported one another, through all the grumblings and challenges that painting to get it “right” presents. (Still there are no cookies or baked goods to be had, mind you. Just ask Kathy’s daughter about how she had to learn how to bake on her own!)

Now, after a few years of lessons and much practice, they are excited to invite others to view some of these endeavors in the realm of art. At The Wood Library, in M.M. Ewing’s Community Room, 3rd floor, from February 3rd thru March 13th.

A reception is planned on Thursday, February 5th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. featuring wine tasting from Three Brother’s winery. The artists would be so honored if you would join them for a nosh and some fun!

Mountain Splendor