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!

Hobart William Smith Speaker Series
Wednesday Feb 23 | 6:30—7:30 PM
Nick Metz, Associate Professor of Geoscience will present ” Rivers in the Sky: An Investigation of Atmospheric Rivers in the Northeastern United States”

Wednesday Mar 30 | 6:30—7:30 PM
Craig Talmage, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies will present “Lifelong Learning and Well-Being:  Lessons from Older Adults Before and During COVID-19”

Wednesday Apr 27 | 6:30—7:30 PM
Beth Kinne, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, and her senior capstone students will present “Enhancing Urban Ecosystem Services through Green Infrastructure”

Tai Chi
Wednesdays | 10:00—10:45 AM
Join local group of seniors as they learn to reduce stress and work on movement and balance in this Tai Chi class conducted every Wednesday. This group is taught be a non-certified Tai Chi instructor.

Open Tech Hours
Wednesdays | 3:00—5:00 PM
Bring your devices and your questions! First come, first served! Ask for the location at circulation.

This event will be held at the Ontario County Historical Society, Light refreshments will be served.

Foreign Film Sandwiched In
Friday, January 14| 12:00—2:00 PM

Friday, February 11| 12:00—2:00 PM

Friday, March 11| 12:00—2:00 PM
Join us for a foreign film on the second Friday of the month at Noon. Spend some time enjoying some of the most innovative Oscar worthy films of 2021. Participants must follow Wood Library’s current COVID-19 policy.

Stamping Class w/Sally
Monday, December 27 | 6:00—7:45 PM

Craft your own greeting cards with instructor Sally. The cost is $15 per person and includes everything you need to make four cards with envelopes. Space is limited; please register. Payment due at time of class.

Preparing for Financial Emergency
Tuesday, January 18 | 12:00—1:00 PM
In this workshop, participants will learn how to understand what a financial emergency is, how to prepare for it, and the importance of having an emergency savings plan. Participants will also learn about tools and resources to develop and implement an emergency savings strategy. Lastly participants will develop skills to protect themselves during times of financial emergency or uncertainty.

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, for more information.

From the 10/25/21 issue:
p. 22  Writing Eleanor Rigby  by McCartney
p. 32  Watch and Learn  by Friend
p. 52  “The Umbrella”  by Ditlevsen
p. 70  Skirting Controversy at MOMA PS1  by Schjeldahl
Caption the Back Page Cartoon !

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

November 3      10:00 am-11:00 am      Topic: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

November 22       6:00 pm-7:00 pm      Topic: Dementia Conversations

Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Caregiver Support Group
4th Wednesday Every Month | 11:00—12:00 PM & 2:00—3:00 PM
Build a support system with people who understand. Alzheimer’s Association support  groups, conducted by trained facilitators are a safe place for caregivers to develop a support system, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, learn about community resources. For more information and to register call 800.272.3900 or visit .

The Canandaigua Writers Group

The Canandaigua Writers Group meets on the first Friday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 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! Email for more information.

There is an optional social period from 11:15 to 11:30.

2022 Schedule: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, June 6 (offsite), May 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4 , December 2

Book Discussion Club

Monday, January 24| 5:30—7:00 PM

We will be reading “Normal People” by Sally Rooney. This discussion group takes place at Wood Library. 

Monday, February 28 | 5:30—7:00 PM

We will be reading “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V.E Schwab. This discussion group takes place at Wood Library. 

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 . Please Contact Alexis Lawrence, for more information.

2022 Schedule: January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5

Wood Library Young Adult Advisory Board
All Young adults 19-30 are welcome to this social exchange, 
meets 3th Saturday of the month, unless otherwise noted. It serves as a community meeting place where Young adults can plan library programs and become an advocate for your library by joining YAAB today.  Visit Calendar to Register or email to receive Zoom code.

2022 Schedule:  Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21

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, for more information.

2022 Schedule: TBD

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