Wood Library offers recreation, education, and information for adults of all ages and reading levels through a variety of materials, services, and programs.
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Upcoming Programs:

Film Series: Hitchcock on a Train
The first Tuesday in March, April, May and June | 5:00 p.m.
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.


May 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)



June 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.

Back by Popular Demand! Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 Screening and Q&A
Thursday, May 7th | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CrisisHotlineJoin us for an encore screening of the Academy Award Winning HBO documentary short Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1. Julianne Mullane, Veterans’ Crisis Line Program Manager from the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, and responder Maureen McHenry will be available to take your questions. Registration for this event is appreciated. 



Author Visit: Marci Diehl | What You Don’t Know Now
Thursday, May 21st | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us in welcoming local author Marci Diehl to Wood Library. The author will discuss her novel, What You Don’t Know Now (Merge Publishing), and take questions from the audience. Books will be available for purchase ($15.99). Registration for this event is appreciated. 

WhatYouDontKnowNowMarciDiehlAbout the Book: An 18-year-old American girl travels in Europe on a 7-country, 21-day bus tour during the tumultuous summer of 1967, to find fate has a surprising, unusual itinerary in store for her in family, love and womanhood. In the summer before college, it’s the education of a lifetime.
MarciDiehlHeadshotAbout the Author: While Marci Diehl is best known as an essayist, writer and editor for national, regional and local magazines, Diehl has written fiction since she was a child, and kept a “log” of her experiences as an 18-year-old on an ill-fated bus tour of Europe. That log developed into her debut novel, What You Don’t Know Now. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Genealogy Series | Dating Photographs: Follow the Clues
Thursday, May 28th | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn to date vintage photos by type of photo, fashion, and hair style. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs. Presented by Louise Furber, librarian and genealogist. Registration for this event is appreciated. 

Ongoing Programs:

Adult Book Discussion Group with Carol Cimino
The Adult Book Discussion Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm.  All are welcome, but please come ready to discuss. Note: this group does not meet during the months of December, July, and August.


May 19: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.



June 16: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
The dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics.



Computer Classes

Every month Wood Library offers several computer classes that are free and open to the public. All skill levels are welcome. Registration required for many of the programs. See for more information.  

History Book Club

The History Book Club is a partnership between Wood Library and the Ontario County Historical Society and Museum. The History Book Club meets at 6:30pm the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) during September, October, and November followed by a January potluck. Meeting place alternates between library and museum. The group reads 3 books and watches one documentary on a theme. The 2014 theme is the Prohibition Era.  The club began in Fall 2007 with a grant from the New York State Council on the Humanities. Note: this is NOT a drop-in book discussion. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Preston Pierce, OCHS Educator, at 394-4975 or by July 31st.

Wood Library Café

The café meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 10am to noon. 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.

For a complete listing of all events visit the Online Calendar.