Apr 142016




PeterAndTheStarcatcherPeter and the Starcatcher
Monday, May 2 | 12:00 PM – 2:00PM

Karin Bowersock, Artistic Director of Bristol Valley Theatre, will be giving audiences a sneak peek of the upcoming play, Peter and the Starcatcher, which will be playing at BVT July 14-24. It’s the Neverland you never knew! This spectacular grown up’s prequel to Peter Pan will win the hearts of adults and children alike. A swash-buckling, rollicking musical imagining of how Peter became the boy who wouldn’t grow up!


TheCookieFightThe Cookie Fight
Monday, May 9 | 12:00 PM – 2:00PM

David Shane, Associate Artistic Director of Bristol Valley Theatre, will be giving audiences a sneak peek of the upcoming play, The Cookie Fight, a world premiere comedy playing at BVT August 11-21. Learn about Joy and her brothers who return home to divide their mother’s estate…including the last ball of frozen dough for a final batch of Mom’s Christmas cookies. Mix in family secrets , sibling rivalry, and old flames rekindled, and this world premiere comedy is a recipe for dysfunctional family fun.

Feb 182016

“Scenic Splendor – The Beauty of Nature”

Acrylic, Oil , Watercolor and Pastel paintings of the Finger Lakes Region
by Denise Van Deroef – Artist/ Art Educator

Summer Boating


Wood Library will host an art exhibit by Denise Van Deroef titled ‘Scenic Splendor – The Beauty of Nature’ which will run from April 13 through May 31 in the Ewing Family Community Room. A public opening reception with light refreshments will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 1:00-3:30 PM.

From the artist…

Living in Ontario County is an easy way to be inspired artistically. We are surrounded by beautiful scenery at every turn and in every season. It is one of the reasons my husband and I decided to move here to the Finger Lakes when we retired. 

I was inspired to get busy painting and involved in the local arts activities. I soon joined the Ontario County Arts Council and now serve on the Board of Directors, participate and coordinate the OCAC Rotating Art Exhibits in the county. My work has been exhibited in Juried shows including “Woman Artists of the Finger Lakes” in Canandaigua and Small Works at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, and exhibit at other local galleries.

I received my art education and teaching certificate from Kean University of NJ and began teaching in 1972. I did graduate work in Art Ed. and Fine Arts at Montclair University (NJ), School of Visual Arts in NYC, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. I retired from teaching in 2009, from Morris Hills Regional High School in NJ.

I now enjoy painting more intensely in my own studio in oils, acrylics and watercolors and pastels. My current paintings reflect the scenic beauty of our region of New York, done in a realistic manner.  

I currently teach art lessons for adults and children at the Bristol Library, where I am a Trustee. Recently, I started a new series of art instruction classes for adults and teens at the Bloomfield 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.

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.

Sep 032015

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.