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!

Summer Gardening Series

Seven Easy Seeds to Succession Sow
Friday, July 10 | 3:00—4:00 PM
Join us for this unique class on learning ways to harvest fresh salad through Thanksgiving, fresh pesto all the way to frost. Here are the seeds & simple strategies to surround yourself with impressive abundance all season long.  Registration required. 

Sowing Autumn – Abundance in Autumn
Friday, August 14 | 3:00—4:00 PM
Learn the trick to planting in late summer so that you can enjoy the sweetest fall peas & to have enough spinach to enjoy through the spring! Here are the easiest seeds to sow to surround yourself with abundance for seasons to come, plus common mistakes people make so you sow with confidence.  Registration required. 

Bee and Wasp Seminar
Tuesday, July 14  | 6:30—7:30 PM
Join us for this fascinating webinar to learn about the unique types of bees and wasps ! Registration required.

Family Bingo
Friday, July 17 | 6:00—7:00 PM
Join us for some family fun via zoom. One registration per family, but please note how many are in your group. Registration required.

Monday Night Movie
Monday, July 20 | 6:30—8:30 PM
Join us on MyCircleTV and virtually watch ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ (2016) with friends! Based on the international best selling book. The true feel-good story of how James Bowen, a busker, and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. 

Monday Night Movie
Monday, July 20 | 6:30—8:30 PM
Join us on MyCircleTV and virtually watch ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ (2016) with friends! Based on the international best selling book. The true feel-good story of how James Bowen, a busker, and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. 

Computer and Cyberspace Security
Tuesday, July 21  | 3:00—5:00 PM
Join  us via Zoom to learn how to keep your computer secure and out of trouble. Learn what to watch for on the internet, passwords, updates vs. upgrades, about viruses, and how to protect and backup your data. Registration required.

Adult Funday Craft Online
Monday, July 6 & 20 | 5:30 PM—6:00 PM
Monday, August 3 & 17 | 5:30 PM—6:00 PM
Join Adult Librarian for another DIY at home summer craft project on Facebook. The materials needed for the craft project will be posted on our website. No registration required.

Wood Library Young Adult Café
Friday, June 13 & 27 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
Friday, July 11 & 25 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
All Young adults 19-30 are welcome to this social exchange. Register to receive Zoom code.

2020 Schedule:  August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28

Virtual-The New Yorker Discussion Group
Thursdays | 3:00 PM—4:00 PM
Readers of this popular magazine meet every week via Zoom. “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. Contact Alexis Lawrence, alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.

From the 5/25/20 issue:
p.  22  California ghosts by Petrusich
p. 40 The Rogue Experimenters by Talbots
p.  50 “Demolition” by Mcfarlane
Caption the Back Page Cartoon !

Netflix Rap Session
Thursdays | 6:00—7:00 PM
 Join us for the adult discussion group on Facebook live as we discuss one episode each week of a Netflix series that is chosen each month.  The series for the month will be posted on the library website.   

Virtual-The New Yorker Discussion Group
Thursdays | 3:00 PM—4:00 PM
Readers of this popular magazine meet every week via Zoom. “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. Contact Alexis Lawrence, alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.

From the  double issue 6/8/20 and 6/15/20 :
p.  25 Independent People by Kolbert
p. 40 “Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey” by Murakami
p.  45  You Miss it When it’s Gone by Washington
p.  48  “White Noise” by Cline
Caption the Back Page Cartoon !

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

June 15       3:00 pm-4:00 pm         Topic: Understanding Alzheimer Disease  and Dementia

June 22       1:00 pm-2:00 pm          Topic: Understanding and  responding to Dementia-related Behavior

June 29       1:00 pm-2:00 pm          Topic: Dementia Conversations

Alzheimer’s Telephone Caregiver Support Group
Telephone support group provides emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. These groups help participants develop coping methods and encourage them to maintain their personal, physical, and emotional health.  To make an appointment call 1-800-272-3900.

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.  Check out their writer’s blog to view their work!

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

2020 Schedule: January 17, February 7, March 6, April 3, June 5 (offsite), May 1, July 10, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6 (offsite), December 4

Virtual 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 via Zoom. Please Contact Alexis Lawrence, alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.

2020 Schedule: June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7

Wood Library Café
The café meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month via zoom, 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.

2020 Schedule: January 22, February 26, March 25, April 22, May 20, June 24, August 26, September 23, October 14, November 11

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. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Please contact Alexis Lawrence, alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.

2020 Schedule: January 29, February 26, April 29, June 24, August 26, September 30, November 18

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

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. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Please contact Alexis Lawrence, alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.

2020 Schedule: January 29, February 26, April 29, June 24, August 26, September 30, November 18

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