Wood Library offers recreation, education, and information for adults of all ages and reading levels through a variety of materials, services, and programs.
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Upcoming Programs:

DIY Drop-In: Paper Flowers
Thursday, February 26th / 6:00 PM
PaperFlowersLooking for a creative outlet? Let the library be your muse. Drop in and learn to make flowers out of decorative paper. Use them as gift toppers, wear them as accessories, or attach them to floral wire and make a bouquet. Materials and snacks will be provided, so registration is appreciated. Open to all levels of craft enthusiasts ages 13 and up.

Film Series: Hitchcock on a Train
The first Tuesday in March, April, May and June / 5:00 PM
Wood Library and the IB film classes of Canandaigua Academy present “Hitchcock on a Train,” a film series taking place on the first Tuesday in March, April, May and June at 5:00 p.m.  Each installment will include a screening of a different Hitchcock film, followed by a brief discussion led by a film student from Canandaigua Academy.


March 3, 2015: The Lady Vanishes
Synopsis: While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 minutes)



April 7, 2015: Shadow of a Doubt
Synopsis: A young woman discovers her visiting “Uncle Charlie” may not be the man he seems to be. (108 minutes)



May 5, 2015: Strangers on a Train
Synopsis: A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder…a theory that he plans to implement. (101 minutes)



June 2, 2015: North by Northwest
Synopsis: A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 minutes)


This film series has been programmed by Deborah Sutherland, who teaches a number of film classes at Canandaigua Academy, including The Films of Alfred Hitchcock. Deborah wrote her Master’s Thesis on the thematic significance of Hitchcock’s cameos, and is dedicated to making sure that the “Master of Suspense” continues to be introduced to new audiences.

Lecture: The Natural Science Camp of Tichenor Point
Presented by Ray Henry, Canandaigua Town Historian
Thursday, March 26th / 7:00 -9:00 PM
NaturalScienceCamp1Learn the history of a little known co-ed summer camp that existed on Canandaigua Lake from 1890 to 1904. Ray Henry, Canandaigua Town Historian, shares this story with the use of photographs from the time period.



Ongoing Programs:

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.


 March 17: The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob
Spanning India in the 70s to New Mexico in the 80s to Seattle in the 90s, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing is a winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past.


MyBelovedWorldApril 21: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir.



May 19: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.



June 16: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
The dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics.



Computer Classes

Every month Wood Library offers several computer classes that are free and open to the public. All skill levels are welcome. Registration required for many of the programs. See for more information.  

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 6:30pm the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) during September, October, and November followed by a January potluck. Meeting place alternates between library and museum. The group reads 3 books and watches one documentary on a theme. The 2014 theme is the Prohibition Era.  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 by July 31st.

Wood Library Café

The café meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 10am 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.

For a complete listing of all events visit the Online Calendar.