Aug 062015

Every Thursday | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


NewYorkerAug 24

Calling all culture junkies, political animals, and New Yorker magazine devotees and newbies alike; the library’s (new!) New Yorker discussion group meets every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Ewing Room. The “required readings” are chosen by group members weekly and posted to the library’s online calendar. Wood Library has a subscription to The New Yorker and electronic access through OverDrive. For more information email [email protected] Advance registration is appreciated.

On Thursday, September 3 we will be discussing the following selections from the AUGUST 24 issue: “Starting Over” by Malcolm Gladwell (pg. 32); “These Short, Dark Days” by Alice McDermott (pg. 58); and the poems “The Small Country” (pg. 36) and “Dissolution” (pg. 60).  We will also be revisiting one story from the AUGUST 10 & 17 double issue: “Learning to Speak Lingerie” (pg. 56).

Jul 282015
Presented by Wood Library’s Charles A. Loomis Legacy Society


Are you interested in learning more about estate planning?  Have you already begun the process?

Our “Ask the Expert” series offers an opportunity to talk with an experienced attorney about estate planning and planned giving.

Q & A sessions will be held at Wood Library, 134 N Main St., Canandaigua, from 7:00-8:30pm in the Ewing Family Community Room on the following evenings:

Thursday, August 6: Attorney Audrey Peartree, Harris Beach

Thursday, September 17:  Attorneys Sarah Brownlow and Stephanie Seiffert, Nixon Peabody

Tuesday, October 6: Attorney Ralph “Buz” Code, Boylan Code

There is no fee for this service. The sessions are for information only and should not be considered legal consultations.

Jun 172015

flraWood Library and the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County are offering a new FREE program at Wood Library. The Family Law Remote Assistance Project connects unrepresented litigants with VLSP volunteer attorneys who are ready to assist in completing Family Court petitions. Meetings between volunteer attorneys and clients will take place during scheduled confidential appointments via webcam at Wood Library.xxxrape

Interested persons should go to to see if they qualify for this FREE program.  If a person does not have internet access at home, they can visit Wood Library to access this website. If you have family law questions click here to chat with a staff member at Volunteer Legal Services Project.

For more information about participating in this program or to become a VLSP volunteer, contact Scott R. MacPherson​, Staff Attorney for Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, at (585)295­5712​ or [email protected].

For more information about this service at Wood Library, contact Assistant Director Ben Lainhart at (585) 394-1381 or [email protected].


Apr 292015

We are excited to provide free access for all Wood Library patrons to Library Edition. is world’s largest online resource for family history delivering billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Library Access: Library Edition can be used in-house by any patron visiting Wood Library by clicking on the image above. Please see a library staff member if you have questions.