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. Digital copies of The New Yorker Magazine may be accessed with a New York Public Library card for NY state residents and the Flipster app.

For the July 26 discussion:

From the July 8 & 15 Double Issue:

p. 20 The Deadline

p. 34 Father and Son

p. 64 Books: Women’s Suffrage turns 100

Try to 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

July: Off

August: Off

September 17Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen

October 1597 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman

November 19The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

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

July 23             6:00-7:00     Topic: Effective Communication Strategies

August 27        6:00-7:00     Topic: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The Canandaigua Writers Group

The Canandaigua Writers Group meets on the first Friday of the month from 10:30 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.

There is an optional social period from 10:00 to 10:30.

2019 Schedule: January 11, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

June 7 and November 1 meetings are at Empire State College, address:

Corporate Square Office Park
25 North St
Canandaigua, NY 14424

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.

Kingston Thriller Book Club

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

July 30, 5:30 PMBig Little Lies by Laine Moriarty

August 27, 5:30 PMThe Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves

Knitting Connection

A social gathering of fiber crafters. All skill levels welcome! The first Monday of the month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

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.

2019 Schedule: January 30, February 27, March 27 (at the County Safety Building), April 24, May 29 (not at Wood Library), June 26, July 31 (picnic, at the County Safety Building), August 28, September 25, October 30 (at the County Safety Building), November 20

Offsite meeting address:
County Safety Building
2914 County Road 48
Canandaigua, NY 14424

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.

  • November’s Cafe will take place on Wednesday, November 13.

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.

Monday Night Movie – “Bohemian Rhapsody” (CC)
Monday, July 22 | 6:30—8:45 PM

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language. (134 mins)

Kingston Thriller Book Club
Tuesday, July 30 | 5:30—7:30 PM

We will discuss Big Little Lies by Laine Moriarty.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Macbooks for Beginners (r)
Wednesday, July 31 | 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Instructor: Kristy Bauman

Learn what you need to know about your new Mac. Get help with basic tips, keyboard shortcuts, and more. Must be 60+ & and Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Verdis Robinson: “Study War No More!?”
Saturday, August 3 | 2:00—4:00 PM

In narrative and song, Robinson will share his journey as an African-American gay man of faith, including discovering and embracing his family history, and how that informs how he sees himself in the world today. Co-sponsored by the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse.

Author Visit: Richard L. Hermann
Monday, August 19 | 7:00—8:30 PM

Mother’s Century: A Survivor, Her People and Her Times is the “bio­history” of Margarete Sobel Hermann, the author’s mother and role model, who lived 101 tumultuous and productive years. Her life spanned 95 percent of the twentieth century, during which she and her family experienced much of the good, the bad and the exceptionally ugly that marked that most violent of eras.

Computer Classes for Seniors: iPads for Beginners (r)
Wednesday, August 21 | 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Instructor: Kristy Bauman

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. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Monday Movie Night – “The Favourite” (CC)
Monday, August 26 | 6:30—8:30 PM

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language. (119 mins)

Kingston Thriller Book Club
Tuesday, August 27 | 5:30—7:30 PM

We will discuss The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves.

Sip ‘n Paint – The Universe and Me (r) ($)
Wednesday, August 28 | 6:30—8:30 PM

Paint a starry, nighttime picture to celebrate this year’s summer reading theme, A Universe of Stories, while you enjoy some wine. Taught by Lesley Shakespeare Brogan of Hope In Art Studio. $15 material fee due before class to secure a seat. Visit the library to prepay. For ages 21+ only.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Searching the Library Catalog (r)
Thursday, August 29 | 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Instructor: Kristy Bauman

The library catalog can be used to locate virtually any item in the library’s collection be it a book, ebook, magazine, CD, DVD, or other material type. In this class, you will learn how to search the library catalog to find what you need and make new discoveries. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Android for Beginners (r)
Friday, September 6 | 11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Instructor: Alyssa Trox

Are you a new Android owner or even a longtime owner who would like a walk-through of your device? Bring your Anrdoid (fully charged) for this tutorial. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Intro to Windows (r)
Thursday, September 12 | 2:00—4:00 PM &
Thursday, September 19 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Instructor: Jack Kellogg

This is a 2 session course for beginners who have little to no knowledge of computers. Course 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. Prerequisite: None. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Searching the Library Catalog (r)
Monday, September 16 | 6:30—8:30 PM

Instructor: Kristy Bauman

The library catalog can be used to locate virtually any item in the library’s collection be it a book, ebook, magazine, CD, DVD, or other material type. In this class, you will learn how to search the library catalog to find what you need and make new discoveries. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: What to Do with All Those Photos (r)
Thursday, September 18 | 11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Instructor: Peter Blackwood

You have pictures on your camera and your phone. Learn how to find them, use them, save them, have them printed, and put them on your computer. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Searching the Internet (r)
Friday, September 27 | 11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Instructor: Alyssa Trox

Get connected by surfing the Internet, searching and organizing information, finding your way back to your favorite sites, and more. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: iPads for Beginners (r)
Monday, October 7 | 6:30—8:30 PM

Instructor: Kristy Bauman

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. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Intro to Excel for Seniors, Taught by a Senior (r)
Tuesday, October 8 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM &
Tuesday, October 15 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Instructor: Jack Kellogg

Learn to create and edit spreadsheets. Course will cover writing functions and quick formulas with an introduction to basic charts. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge and some experience. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Intro to Word (r)
Thursday, October 10 | 2:00—4:00 PM &
Thursday, October 17 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Instructor: Jack Kellogg

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. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Facebook for Beginners (r)
Monday, October 14 | 6:30—8:30 PM

Instructor: Eli Bowen

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. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Intro to Skype (r)
Thursday, October 17 | 10:00—11:00 AM

Instructor: Jack Kellogg

Learn how to download Skype, create your Skype name, add your Skype friends, make a call, and more. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge, or Intro Course. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Android for Beginners (r)
Friday, October 18 | 11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Instructor: Alyssa Trox

Are you a new Android owner or even a longtime owner who would like a walk-through of your device? Bring your Anrdoid (fully charged) for this tutorial. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Basic Computer Security (r)
Monday, October 21 | 6:30—8:30 PM

Instructor: Eli Bowen

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. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.

Computer Classes for Seniors: Intro to Email (r)
Thursday, November 7 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Instructor: Jack Kellogg

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. Call the Ontario County Office for the Aging at 396-4047 to register.