Feb 022016

Books Sandwiched In

Eight Mondays at Noon




Book reviews by Guest Speakers, February 1 – March 21, 2016


ForeverTenFebruary 1
Larry Dickens will discuss FOREVER TEN, a self-published book that tells the story of 10 year old Tyshaun who, after witnessing the death of his best friend, stows aboard a merchant freighter bound for the Ivory Coast and is forced into child slavery.



RememberMeLikeThisFebruary 8
Jeanie Grimm will present REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS by Bret Anthony Johnston, a gripping novel that portrays a struggling family dealing with the return of their 16 year-old son who was kidnapped.



FablesLegendsIntoExileFebruary 15
Katie Smith will talk about the graphic novel FABLES: LEGENDS INTO EXILE by Bill Willingham, a fictional story about the exile of the infamous inhabitants of folklore after their defeat by a savage creature called the Adversary.



ThomasJeffersonTripoliPiratesFebruary 22
Preston Pierce will discuss THOMAS JEFFERSON & THE TRIPOLI PIRATES: THE FORGOTTEN WAR THAT CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger, a nonfiction book detailing the problems encountered by three presidents (Washington, Adams, Jefferson) in their dealings with the Barbary Pirates.


DevilsChessboardFebruary 29
Jim Irwin will review THE DEVIL’S CHESSBOARD by David Talbot, a nonfiction account that portrays a riveting but unflattering picture of longtime CIA chief Allen Dulles (and of his Secretary of State brother, John Foster Dulles), covering decades of espionage, questionable tactics, and conspiracy.


QueenOfTheFallMarch 7
Lisa Scott and Curt Nerling Bliss will talk about the Rochester Reads book, THE QUEEN OF THE FALL, by Sonja Livingston, a memoir that explores becoming a woman in late 1980s and early 1990s America.  The author will visit Wood Library on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:30am as part of the Writers & Books Rochester Reads program.


DeathAndMrPickwickMarch 14
Joe Nacca will present DEATH & MR. PICKWICK by Stephen Jarvis, a vast, richly imagined, Dickensian work about the rough-and-tumble world that produced an author who defined an age.



the-golden-notebook-3March 21
CA Student Erika Skinner will review the works of Doris Lessing including THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK.




Books Sandwiched In is an annual program series sponsored by Wood Library.
It is free and open to the public. Bring a lunch if you wish.
Coffee, tea, and cookies will be available at the library.


Jan 192016



Mango Languages’ conversation and film-based digital resources help you learn over 70 languages (including English!) from anywhere with an internet connection. And the best part? It’s free through your library.

Visit http://owwl.org/resources/mango-languages or click on the image above to access Mango.

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Mark Stash, a Rushville-based fine artist, announces his first solo show which runs from January 7 through February 16, 2016 in the Ewing Family Community Room at Wood Library, 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY.

A public Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, January 7, from 6-8:30 p.m. Guests can view over 30 nature-themed watercolor and acrylic works, meet the artist, enjoy light refreshments and taste local wines and sparkling hard apple cider produced and poured by the popular Finger Lakes winery, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards.

Stash, an avid hiking, camping and outdoor enthusiast in the Finger Lakes and the Adirondacks regions, captures natural scenes such as waterfalls, woods, lakes, farms and wildlife on canvas and board. His style has been evolving from representational and realistic watercolors to acrylics bordering on impressionism.

“I am fascinated by how dramatic light and colors can make every day scenes spectacular,” he says.

Most of the artist’s paintings are created using his own photos brought back to his home studio and gallery, Stash Art Works. He occasionally paints plein air (outdoors).

Stash balances his art career with his position as editor of Life in the Finger Lakes (LIFL) magazine, a publication that he launched with a business partner in 2001. The magazine covers various subjects of interest to Finger Lakes residents and visitors, such as nature, cuisine, wine, art, history and travel.  “Off the Easel,” written by columnist Nancy E. McCarthy of Canandaigua, is a regular magazine feature that profiles local artists.

“Mark has been reporting on the Finger Lakes arts scene for the past fifteen years and never considered using the magazine as a platform to showcase his own outstanding art,” says McCarthy who recently persuaded Stash to allow her to profile him in the January/February 2016 issue of Life in the Finger Lakes.

Museum quality art prints (including custom-sized prints of most original pieces) plus an extensive series of note cards including a new line of Christmas cards can be viewed and ordered on Stash’s website.  His work is also carried at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, Artizanns in Naples and other local outlets.

Visit stashartworks.com or call Mark Stash at 585-478-6540 for more information.

Sep 132015

You can now take a tour of the inside of Wood Library from your computer!

Use your mouse to follow the arrows around the building. You can change floors with the numbers on the right side.

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Effective Monday, September 14, 2015, Canandaigua’s Wood Library will introduce SPACES, a room reservation software that allows community members to reserve library meeting space from any electronic device with an internet connection.

The library’s meeting spaces are available to the public when they are not in use for library purposes. They range from more intimate spaces for private consultations or small gatherings to larger spaces perfect for lectures and training sessions. The rooms are available for use by educational, cultural, civic or non-profit groups/organizations free-of-charge. Birthday parties, baby showers, and other social receptions not pertaining to the library are not permitted.

To reserve a meeting space, community members will need to establish a SPACES account via the library’s website at woodlibrary.org. To learn more about the new room reservation software, Wood Library’s meeting room policy, or how to use SPACES, contact Wood Library’s Assistant Director Ben Lainhart, at 585.394.1381 ext 307 or at [email protected] Or, download our Spaces FAQ brochure here.