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 April 26 discussion:

From the 4/16/19 issue:

p. 34 The Silence

p. 50 Made in Italy

p. 58 How Did We Come to Know You?

p. 70 Ross Douthat’s “To Change the Church.”

Caption the last page 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

May 15: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
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
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.

Kingston Thriller Book Club

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

April 24 5:30 PMThe Snowman by Jo Nesbo
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. 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

Lord of the Rings Location Tour
Friday, April 20 | 10:30 AM —12:00 PM

Janet Tenreiro will present her photos and findings from her recent trip to New Zealand, where she visited various filming locations for The Lord of the Rings film series. Come and see Janet’s beautiful photography, hear about her adventures, and ask questions

Computer Classes for Seniors: Searching the Internet
Tuesday, April 24 | 10:00 AM —12:00 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

Monday Night Movie
Monday, April 30 | 6:30 —8:30 PM

The Greatest Showman (2017) – Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. (105 mins) Rated PG for thematic elements including a brawl.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Using Skype
Tuesday, May 1 | 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