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 February 22 discussion:

From the double-issue of 2/12 & 2/19:

p. 27. Talk of the Town
p. 48 The White Darkness
p. 76 Stanville

We will continue discussing “Bronze” from 2/15.

Caption 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

February 20Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls

March 20: Breaking Night by Liz Murray

April 17Hissing Cousins by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

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

February 20    5:30-6:30

March 20    5:30-6:30

April 17    5:30-6:30

May 15    5:30-6:30

June 19    5:30-6:30

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
Tuesdays | 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

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!

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.

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. 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

Adult Valentine Craft
Wednesday, February 7 | 6:30 —8:00 PM

Join us for this unique wood burning craft! Create your own design or use one that’s provided. Payment due at class. Fee: $10

Trivia Night
Friday, February 9 | 7:00 —10:00 PM

REGISTRATION FULL! The Friends of Wood Library present a very romantic TRIVIA NIGHT by Geeks Who Drink! Grab your significant other or friend, brush up on useless trivia, and get ready for an adult night out full of wine and beer tastings, snacks, and fun! Only teams of 2 or more will be allowed. $15/pp, 21 & over

Books Sandwiched In – Claire Watson reviews Queen of the Bremen
Monday, February 12 | 12:00 —1:00 PM

Ferris Hills Resident Services Manager Claire Watson reviews Queen of the Bremen by local author Marlies Adams DiFante

What the New 2018 Tax Laws Mean to You
Monday, February 12 | 6:30 —8:00 PM
Tuesday, February 27 | 10:30 AM—12:00 PM 

H&R Block will be reviewing 2018 tax law changes and teaching patrons what to expect when the changes go into effect.

Books Sandwiched In – Stephanie Toomey reviews The Hate U Give
Monday, February 19 | 12:00 —1:00 PM

Stephanie Toomey, Library Assistant at Wood Library, reviews The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Books Sandwiched In – Tina Blackwood reviews Destiny of the Republic
Monday, February 26 | 12:00 —1:00 PM

Former elementary teacher Tina Blackwood reviews Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candace Millard

Monday Night Movie – Goodbye Christopher Robin
Monday, February 26 | 6:30 —8:30 PM

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. (107 mins) Rated PG for thematic elements, some bullying, war images and brief language.

Books Sandwiched In – Ethan Fogg reviews Duma Key
Monday, March 5 | 12:00 —1:00 PM

Ethan Fogg, executive director of the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, reviews Duma Key by Stephen King

Books Sandwiched In – Lenore Friend and Jessica Youngman review This Bold Decision: The Story of Finger Lakes Community College
Monday, March 12 | 12:00 —1:00 PM

Lenore Friend, FLCC Director of Public Relations and Community Affairs, and Jessica Youngman, FLCC Public Relations and Events Coordinator, review their book, This Bold Decision: The Story of Finger Lakes Community College.

Books Sandwiched In – Preston Pierce reviews children’s title about WWI
Monday, March 19 | 12:00 —1:00 PM

Ontario County Historical Society Educator Preston Pierce reviews a selection of children’s titles about WWI. Titles include:

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
Rags: Hero Dog of WWI: A True Story by Margo Theis Raven
The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans by Barbara Walsh
Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum
The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace by Linda Granfield.

Books Sandwiched In – Katie Ringhoff reviews works by Jane Austen
Monday, March 26 | 12:00 —1:00 PM

Cananadaigua Academy student Katie Ringhoff reviews various works by Jane Austen

Rochester Reads Author Visit: Reyna Grande
Thursday, March 29 | 10:30 —11:45 AM

This year’s Rochester Reads author Reyna Grande will be visiting Wood Library to discuss her memoir, The Distance Between Us.