Our Services

Wood Library offers educational and social programs for adults of all ages and reading levels through a variety of materials, services, and programs. Programs offered include book discussion groups, author visits, film screenings, crafts, clubs and workshops, lectures on current events, and much more.

Wood Library is also active within the Canandaigua community and is always happy to make new connections. If you would like to suggest a new idea or partnership, send us an email or call us today!

The New Yorker Discussion Group
Thursdays | 3:00 PM—4:00 PM

Readers of this popular magazine meet every week. “Required readings” are chosen by group members weekly.

For the September 27 discussion:

For next week from the 9/10/18 issue:

From the 9/17/18 issue:

p. 26 Busy Bodies

p. 32 Ghost in the Machine

p. 54 The financial crisis and its aftershocks

Capture the Cartoon!

Adult Book Discussion Group with Carol Cimino

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM unless otherwise noted. Note: This group does not meet during the months of December, July, and August

July: Off
August: Off
September: The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
October: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
November: The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
December: Off

Alzheimer’s Association
Registration required. To register for a class please call 800-272-3900.

July 17    6:00-7:00     Topic: “The Basics”

August 21    6:00-7:00     Topic: “Effective Communication Strategies”

The Canandaigua Writers Group

The Canandaigua Writers Group meets on the first Friday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 PM (unless otherwise noted). Share your original stories, poems, memoirs, and more in a supportive, learning community of fellow writers.

2018 Schedule: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 13, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7

Career Navigator
By Appointment

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 Nancy Fedick can help! Call 394-1381 to request an appointment.

Finger Lakes Writers for Literacy

Finger Lakes Writers for Literacy meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. FLWFL works to improve the skills of adults who are learning to read. They welcome all writers who want to try their hand at penning prose for this often ignored and under-served niche market of readers.

Kingston Thriller Book Club

The Kingston Thriller Book Club is a book club for lovers of Thriller, Suspense and Mysteries novels.

September 25, 5:30 PMThe Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
October 30, 5:30 PM: The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Open Tech Hours
Fridays | 2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Stymied by technology?  Bring devices and questions! First come, first served.

Parkinson’s Support Group

The Parkinson’s Support Group of the Finger Lakes meets at Wood Library on the last Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM All persons with Parkinson’s disease and all care partners of Parkinson’s disease patients are invited to attend.

Wood Library Café

The café meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 10 AM to noon, unless otherwise noted. It serves as a community meeting place where adults can socialize, play board and card games, read newspapers and magazines, and enjoy coffee, tea and items from a mid-morning menu. Conversation Table open to all.

Wood Walkers

The Wood Walkers, a walking club for seniors, meets in the library parking lot every Monday morning at 9:00 during the warmer seasons. For more information, contact Elaine Walker at

Computer Classes for Seniors: Mango Languages
Wednesday, September 26 | 6:30 —8:30 PM

Mango Languages is an online language learning resource; join us to learn how to get started learning a new language! Must have an accessible email address. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Acrylic Paint Pouring
Thursday, September 27 | 6:30 —8:30 PM

Register at the library to learn how to create beautiful works of art using the paint pouring method. Materials are provided. Cost is $10.00 per person. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: Computer Security
Wednesday, October 3 | 10:00 AM —12:00 PM

Learn what to watch for when on the Internet: passwords, Updates vs. Upgrades, and viruses. What and where and how to protect and backup your data. Keep your computer, tablets and cell phones secure, too. Prerequisite: None. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: Organizing Digital Photos
Thursday, October 11 & Friday, October 12 | 10:00 AM —12:00 PM

This is a 2 session course. Learn to move photos from a digital camera to a computer so that you can view, display, print, or share them. Bring a flash drive to class. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: RBDigital
Wednesday, October 17 | 6:30 —8:30 PM

Did you know that Pioneer Library System offers digital magazines to its library patrons? Join us for this class to learn the basics of RBDigital! Must have an accessible email address. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: Freegal Music Library
Wednesday, October 24 | 6:30 —8:30 PM

Freegal is a free music service for your library. All you need is your library card number and a PIN. Learn how to use this service on your tablet or smart phone. Must already have a Pioneer Library System card. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here