Mar 262015

Thursday, April 9th | 7:00 pm



A screening of “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” the Academy Award Winning HBO documentary short which has garnered public interest both locally and nationally, will be held at Wood Library on Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 pm. The documentary profiles several of the VCL counselors who work the phones of this 24/7 service, providing guidance and support to veterans dealing with emotional, physical and financial distress. Julianne Mullane, acting Program Manager of the Veterans’ Crisis Line will be available to take questions.

Mar 232015

Thursday, April 16 / 7:00 PM

While tens of thousands of Christians risked their lives to save Jews, many more – including some members of the church hierarchy – aided Hitler’s campaign with their silence or their participation in the Holocaust. Anthony Sciolino’s book, The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences, analyzes Christian doctrine and church’s role during this turbulent period in history.


Anthony J. Sciolino is a retired Family Court Judge and a graduate of Columbia University and Cornell Law School. He has a Master’s degree in Theology and is an ordained Roman Catholic deacon. He looks at evidence and writes his book from a judge’s point of view. His book won the 2013 Silver Medal for World History from the Independent Publishers Book Awards.

Mar 152015

Our Annual Book Sale will take place June 12 – 20, 2015 at the Canandaigua Civic Center.

Dates and times:

Friday, June 12: 6-9pm (Friends Night)
Saturday, June 13: 10am-8pm
Sunday, June 14: 12-5pm
Monday-Friday, June 15-19: 10am-8pm (Friday $3/bag from 5-8pm)
Saturday, June 20: 9am-1pm ($2/bag all day)

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.