Wood Library offers recreation, education, and information for adults of all ages and reading levels through a variety of materials, services, and programs.
The New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group
Thursdays | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Calling all culture junkies, political animals, and New Yorker devotees and newbies alike; The New Yorker discussion group meets every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Hamlin B. The “required readings” are chosen by group members weekly and posted to the library’s online calendar. The library has a subscription to The New Yorker and electronic access through OverDrive. For more information email [email protected] registration is appreciated.
The reading for our August 4 discussion is as follows:
July 25th Issue:
The Talk of the Town (pg. 15)
Purifying the Goddess (pg. 46)
Stuff (pg. 54)
Is Whiteness a Privilege (pg. 66)
Make Your Own Air Plant Terrarium with Sigriet Ferrer
Saturday, July 30 | 10:30—11:30 AM
Introduce a charming botanical element of décor into your home or office. Air Plants or Tillandsia, are lovely and almost self-sufficient plants, which make for fun and easy-to-maintain indoor gardens. Air plants, as their name implies, thrive on air, and occasionally require some water. In this class, you will make and personalize your very own air plant terrarium. Make and personalize an air plant terrarium. These living and breathing works of art add character to your spaces; and make great gifts! Feel free to bring your own miniature decorative accents. Presented by Sigriet Ferrer of Prismatic Gardens. Advanced registration and payment required. Sign up, here!
Cost: $10.00 per registrant. All materials will be provided.
Author Visit and Book Signing: Ford Easton
Thursday, August 4 | 7:00—8:00 PM
Noted author and racing historian, Ford Easton will present an overview for his book Stock Car Racing in the ’50s (with pictures and memories from Western New York, including Canandaigua Speedway). Easton, a native of Friendship, NY grew up during this exciting period of stock car racing. His book covers 48 tracks in 230 pages that operated in the 1950’s in New York and Pennsylvania.The author will have books available for purchase.
Introduction to Watercolors with Barb Rauscher
Thursday, August 18 | 6:30—8:30 PM
Explore watercolor painting! Participants will learn a series of techniques and complete an informal painting. Advanced registration and payment required. Sign up, here!
Cost: $10.00 per registrant. All materials will be provided.
Documentary Screening: Not My Life
Thursday, August 25 | 7:00 PM
Not My Life is a 2011 American independent documentary film about human trafficking and contemporary slavery. It was written, produced, and directed by Robert Bilheimer. The film took four years to complete, and documented human trafficking in 13 countries. It addresses many forms of slavery, including the military use of children in Uganda, involuntary servitude in the United States, forced begging and garbage picking in India, sex trafficking in Europe and Southeast Asia, and other kinds of child abuse.
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
Tuesday, June 21st | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
My Notorious Life: A Novel by Kate Manning
Tuesday, June 21st | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Topic: End of Life
Discuss late stage signs, levels of medical care, and the importance of honoring individual wishes.
Tuesday, September 20th | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Topic: The Basics: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Explore what distinguishes Alzheimer’s disease from normal aging, how Alzheimer’s is diagnosed and what community resources are available.
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.
2016 Schedule: January 8, February 5, March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2.
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 underserved niche market of readers.
2016 Schedule: January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, September 28, October 26, November 30.
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 OCHS at 6:30pm the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) during September, October, and November followed by a January potluck. The group reads 3 books and watches one documentary on a theme. The 2015 theme is transportation. 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 [email protected] .
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.
2016 Schedule: January 27, February 24, March 30, April 27, May 25, June 29, August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30.
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.
2016 Schedule: January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 16.
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 [email protected]
For a complete listing of all events visit the Online Calendar.