Adults

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 June 21 discussion:

From the double issue 6/4&11:

p. 31 The Talk of the Town (all)

p. 38 The Teaching Moment

p. 66 Orange World

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

June 19: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
July: Off
August: Off

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

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
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.

May 29 5:30 PMLie To Me by J.T. Ellison
June 26 5:30 PM: Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

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 ewalker11@rochester.rr.com.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Libby on Mobile
Wednesday, June 13 | 10:30 AM —12:30 PM

Libby is the new app from OverDrive for reading ebooks and listening to audiobooks from your local library. In this class, patrons will learn how to download Libby to their smartphones/tablets and find titles to download. Must have accessible email address. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: Mango Languages
Wednesday, June 20 | 10:30 AM —12:30 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

Essential Oils for Beginners
Thursday, June 28 | 6:00 —8:00 PM

Millions of people are using essential oils on a daily basis to keep their health above the wellness line. Join us to learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively. You will leave feeling empowered to start using essential oils in your own life!

Computer Classes for Seniors: RBDigital
Wednesday, July 11 | 10:30 AM —12:30 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: Intro to Windows
Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, July 18 | 10:00 AM —12:00 PM

This is a 2 session course for beginners who have little or no knowledge of computers. Will cover very basic computer skills and knowledge such as hardware, software and software types, folders, files, do’s & don’ts, cut, copy, paste, and more. Prereq: None. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: Freegal Music Library
Wednesday, July 25 | 10:30 AM —12:30 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

Computer Classes for Seniors: Intro to Word
Wednesday, August 8 & Thursday, August 9 | 2:30 —4:30 PM

This is a 2 session course for learning basic functions such as page setup, cut, copy, paste, formatting, printing, and using the spell checker. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge, or Intro Course. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: Searching the Internet
Tuesday, August 14 | 10:00 AM —12:0 PM

Get connected by surfing the Internet, searching and organizing information, finding your way back to your favorite sites, and more. Learn how to avoid scams and shop online. Prerequisite: Completion of Intro to Computers or equivalent. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: Using Skype
Thursday, August 16 | 10:00 —11:00 AM

Learn how to use Skype for free, how to download the software, create your Skype name, add your Skype friends, make a Skype call, and close Skype and your web cam. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge, or Intro Course. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: Facebook
Wednesday, August 22 | 6:30 —8:30 PM

Patrons will be walked through account creation, posting a status update, uploading photos, and more. Attendees must already have an accessible email address. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Sip ‘n Paint
Thursday, August 23 | 6:00 —8:30 PM

Paint the Canandaigua shoreline while you enjoy some local wine. Taught by Denise Van Deroef of the Ontario County Arts Council. $10 material fee due before class to secure a seat. Visit the library to prepay.

Computer Classes for Seniors: iPad
Wednesday, August 29 | 6:30 —8:30 PM

Are you a new iPad owner or even a longtime owner who would like a walk-through of your device? Bring your iPad (fully charged) for this tutorial and have access to the email address associated with the iPad. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: Libby for Windows 10+
Wednesday, September 12 | 6:30 —8:30 PM

Libby is the new app from OverDrive for reading ebooks and listening to audiobooks from your local library. In this class, patrons will learn how to download Libby to their Windows 10+ computer and find titles to read. Must have accessible email address. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

Computer Classes for Seniors: Intro to Email
Wednesday, September 19 | 6:30 —8:30 PM

Learn how to write, send, and receive email; learn about the dangers of inbound attachments and how to send attachments. Prerequisite: Completion of Intro to Computers and Internet Intro or equivalent. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Register Here

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

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