Sep 122017

Trivia Night Returns to Wood Library on Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:00-9:00PM

The Friends of Wood Library and Geeks Who Drink present a Halloween-themed Trivia Night at Wood Library on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 7:00-9:00PM.  Adults 21+ are invited to form a team of 5-8 individuals and brush up on useless trivia.  Compete for bragging rights.  Costumes are encouraged.  So is laughter.

Registration is required.  A cash donation of $20 per person will be accepted at the door.  Get ready to enjoy a fun adult night out with beer and wine tastings, and snacks.

Sep 142017

Creative Imagers Exhibit at Wood Library:  Picture Perfect
Through October 21

The Creative Imagers Camera Club will display their work in the Ewing Family Community Room at Wood Library.  The Canandaigua-based photography club has met regularly for nearly two decades to share photos, learn about cameras, study photographic techniques and processing skills, and encourage one another. The members have unique styles and diverse interests.

The Club welcomes new members of all skill levels to its monthly meetings.  For information, contact Keith Egnor at [email protected].

Aug 292017

We are pleased to introduce a new program that offers discounts for admission to popular venues around the region. Starting September 12, passes to Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and the Genesee Country Village & Museum will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to anyone who has a registered Wood Library card in good standing. We expect to add other venues to the program in 2018 once we gauge the demand for the program.

The Very Important Places (VIP) program at Wood Library is made possible by a generous donation from the family of Lois Saeger. Lois volunteered at Wood Library for many years right up until the time of her death in June. She could be found nearly every week shelving books in the Bill Rayburn Children’s Library, and she was a faithful library advocate and donor. Lois taught at the Canandaigua Elementary School and was a reading teacher at St Mary’s School. She took great joy in helping children learn to read and explore topics that interested them.

The VIP pass can be checked out at the library for a period of seven (7) days. It must be presented in person for the discount to apply.

The benefit for the Memorial Art Gallery is half-price admission for up to 4 adults, and free admission for children up to the age of 18.

The benefit for the Rochester Museum and Science Center is buy one admission and get one free of equal or lesser value.

The benefit for the Genesee Country Village & Museum is valid for standard day-time admission.  Purchase one adult admission and enjoy one complimentary admission of equal value.  A discount will be applied to the cost of any membership purchased before leaving the museum on the date of the visit.

The VIP pass cannot be placed on hold or renewed. Limited passes are available and they must be returned to the library in person or late fees will be applied.

For more information, contact Cyndi Fordham, Executive Assistant, [email protected] or at 585.394.1381 ext 307.

Aug 292017

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

Aug 222017

Don’t miss out on the fun and BARGAINS!  Pursapalooza returns to Wood Library on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Tickets can be purchased at Wood Library or online.

We are now accepting new or gently used purses and costume jewelry for this special event.  The more we collect, the better the selection for you!  Drop off your treasures to Wood Library by Monday, October 16.  Thank you!


May 222017


Career Navigator – Updated Hours!

Wednesdays | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM
Mondays and Fridays | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM, by appointment only

Need help with your resume? Want advice on how to find a job? Want to practice your interview skills? Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates volunteer Joyce Merritt can help!

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 or click on the image above to access Mango.