Wood Library offers recreation, education, and information for adults of all ages and reading levels through a variety of materials, services, and programs.
The New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group
Thursdays | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Calling all culture junkies, political animals, and New Yorker devotees and newbies alike; The New Yorker discussion group meets every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Hamlin B. The “required readings” are chosen by group members weekly and posted to the library’s online calendar. The library has a subscription to The New Yorker. Advance registration is appreciated.
The reading for our April 27 discussion is as follows:
p. 19 The Talk of the Town
p. 24 Full Court Press
p. 38 The Prophet of Dystopia
p. 58 “Are You Happy?”
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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
Next Book Discussion Group Tuesday, January 17 | 2:00—3:00 PM
All are welcome, but please come ready for discussion.
January’s book: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
February’s book: The Lives They Left Behind by Darby Penney OR What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
March’s book: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
April’s book: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Tuesday, January 17th | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Topic: Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Tuesday, February 21st | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Topic: The Basics: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Explore what distinguishes Alzheimer’s disease from normal aging, how Alzheimer’s is diagnosed and what community resources are available.
Tuesday, March 21st | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Topic: Effective Communication Strategies
This program provides information on how to effectively communicate with your loved one.
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.
2016 Schedule: January 8, February 5, March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2.
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 underserved niche market of readers.
2016 Schedule: January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, September 28, October 26, November 30.
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 OCHS at 6:30pm the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) during September, October, and November followed by a January potluck. The group reads 3 books and watches one documentary on a theme. The 2015 theme is transportation. 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 [email protected] .
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.
2016 Schedule: January 27, February 24, March 30, April 27, May 25, June 29, August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30.
Wood Library Café
The café meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 10 AM 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.
2016 Schedule: January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 16.
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 [email protected]
For a complete listing of all events visit the Online Calendar.