Here is a listing of all our programs taking place in the months of June, July, and August. A paper copy can be found at the library or you can sign up for our weekly eNewsletter using the button to your right.
Build a Better World Magic Show
Tues, Jun 27, 7:00-7:45PM
Family program. Kick off summer with magician Foreman Dave! A deadline is looming and Foreman Dave is under a lot of pressure to complete a project for the library. Oh no! His blueprints are missing. Help him find the blueprints and complete the project on schedule. Featuring David Moreland, a Wood Library favorite, this high-energy show is packed with magic, comedy, mystery, puppetry, and requires audience participation. No signups necessary.
Hypnosis is Real!
Thurs, Jun 22, 6:00-7:00PM
Grades 6-12. Magician and hypnotist Cris Johnson will appear at Wood Library and present a shockingly funny hypnotic act for teens. No signups necessary.
Wood Library’s summer reading kick-off parties are made possible with support from these sponsors–
Friends of Wood Library
Finger Lakes Dental Care
The Eye Care Center
Brian Rheude Orthodontics
CIG Insurance Agency
Reliant Community Credit Union
Five Star Bank
Paul and Maggie Bringewatt
John and Christina Casey
Robert and Caroline Gray
Gary and Christine Henehan
Peter and Peggy Kane
Scott and Noraleen LeClaire
Dan and Lindsay Pennise
Ontario County Historian Preston Pierce stopped by last night to present the documentary One Woman, One Vote and discuss the history of women’s suffrage in New York. If you’d like to learn more, Preston has compiled a list of book suggestions! Stop by Wood Library and we will do our best to locate a copy for you!
Book lovers will find many discounted treasures at Wood Library’s semi-annual book sale held at Wood Library, 134 N Main St, Canandaigua, from Saturday, June 3 through Saturday, June 10, 2017. The sale will feature books from all genres, audio-books, movies in all formats, music, and more.
The book sale is open to the public. There is no entry fee.
Sat, Jun 3, Opening Day 10AM – 5PM
Sun, Jun 4 Noon – 4PM
Mon – Thur, Jun 5 – 8 10AM – 9PM
Fri, Jun 9 10AM – 5PM, 3 – 5PM $2/bag
Sat, Jun 10 10AM – 5PM $1/bag
Friends of Wood Library members are invited to a private preview of the sale on Friday, June 2, from 6:00-8:00PM, at Wood Library.
We are no longer accepting books for this event, but will start doing so again on June 13. Thanks for supporting the semi-annual book sales!
For more information, call 585-394-1381.
Canandaigua, NY (May 16, 2017)—By an unofficial count of 1,250 to 588, a funding proposition to secure an additional $18,000 in public funds for Wood Library has passed. Community-based funding for the library will now stand at $648,000, an increase of 2.8%.
“Community support for the library’s mission is strong,” said Library Director Jenny Goodemote after learning of the results. “Modest increases in community-based funding help us continue to offer the library services and programs that people in the community need and value. The approved tax levy increase provides stability in annual funding for the library, but we will also continue to raise private donations to fully fund next year’s operating budget which is projected to be $900,000 in 2018.”
“We are grateful to those in the community who cast a vote today,” expressed Library Board President Kathi Nevin in a prepared statement. “We do not take community support for granted and will leverage public funds with private donations to continue to offer services and learning programs that enrich lives.”
The voter-approved library proposition authorizes the Canandaigua City School District to collect taxes on behalf of Wood Library in the amount of $648,000, starting with the October 2017 tax bill. This will add $1.19 for the year on a property assessed at $150,000. The library tax will appear on school district property bills as a separate line item.
May 2 thru Jun 13
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY MAY 18th 6-8:30PM
The exhibition ‘Family Affair’ is a dual artist show presenting the nature photography of Peter Blackwood and the imaginative needle felting of Tina Blackwood. The Ewing Family Community Room will be alive with the nature and whimsy of the Blackwood couple who together are creating art in their retirement.
Tina has been an avid needle felter and knitter since her retirement from teaching, and presents her original designs in a whimsical manner, sure to put a smile on your face!
Peter has been an avid nature and landscape photographer for many years, and has presented his work at various venues including Wegmans, the Christkindl Market, Springtime in Canandaigua, CNB, (just to name a few) and here at the Wood Library. All of the pieces presented in this exhibit are new since his last library exhibit of four years ago.
Please join the artists for an opening reception with refreshments the evening of May 18th.
Here’s a listing of all our programs taking place in May. A paper copy can be found at the library or sign up for our weekly eNewsletter using the button to your right.
Proposition #4 asks voters to authorize an increase of $18,000 in the levy for library operations
On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Canandaigua City School District voters will be asked to consider a proposition to increase community-based funding for Wood Library by $18,000. This is an increase of 2.8% over the base amount of $630,000 which was approved by voters in 2016. If approved, the increase will add $1.19 to the tax bill of a property assessed at $150,000, and is projected to be within the library’s state-mandated tax cap.
“As an essential community resource and learning center, Wood Library offers hundreds of programs annually that contribute to dialogue on important issues, improve literacy, enrich lives, and expand cultural awareness,” asserts Library Board President Katherine Nevin. “The library is a place where everyone is welcomed, connections are made, doors are opened, and information is shared. It adds tremendous value to our quality of life and the documented return on taxpayer investment is in the millions of dollars.”
Wood Library’s 2018 projected budget is $900,000, which reflects an increase of $24,656 driven by cost-of-living adjustments to salaries and benefits, including mandated minimum wage increases. In response to public requests, the library will increase the number of hours the library is open (9AM on weekdays starting in 2018). Library resources and fundraising will need to increase proportionately to $252,000, or 28% of the projected budget, to fully fund operations.
The library proposition will appear on the same ballot as the Canandaigua City School District budget. Proposition #4 will ask voters to authorize the School District to levy and collect an annual tax for Wood Library in the amount of $648,000. Putting this proposal before the voters is the only way Wood Library can ask for an increase in community-based funding.
Two information sessions will be offered at Wood Library: Tuesday, May 9, at 7:00 PM and Wednesday, May 10, at 12:00 PM. Additional information can be found at woodlibrary.org/vote.
Please direct questions about the May 16 vote and Proposition #4 to Board President Katherine Nevin or Library Director Jenny Goodemote.