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!

Designer Purse Bingo
Friday, November  6 | 7:00—8:00 PM
Join us for an online game of Designer Purse Bingo via Zoom. Once you register we will be sending out a link with your personalized Bingo Card the morning of the event via email, so keep an eye out for it!   Registration Required. 

Fashion Makeover Challenge
Saturday, November  7 | 7:00—7:30 PM
Ever think that you can dress your Mom better than she can? Well join us for this Fashion Makeover Challenge! Submit your before pictures and the pictures of you after your daughter has worked her magic to the library’s Facebook inbox by 11/3. Turn into Facebook on Saturday 11/7 when our Library Director Jenny and her daughter Avery will decide who was our winner of the Makeover Challenge.

Make and Take Button Dress Silhouette Picture Frames
Monday, November 9 | 7:00—7:30 PM
Join us on Facebook to create an awesome Button Dress silhouette picture frame at home! For Adults 17+ registration is necessary and requested to reserve a material bag. Bags will be available for pickup the week before the program.   Registration Required.

Fashion: Literary Journey 20th Century- Early 21st Century Graphic Novels (Lecture)
Thursday, November  12 | 7:00—8:00 PM
Join Professor Creadick of Hobart William Smith College as we travel through this literary journey of fashion from 20th Century American Fiction up to Early 21st Century Graphic Novels. Discuss how fashion views have evolved through the years through literature and engage in a Q&A session.  Registration Required.

Computer Classes for Seniors

Buying a New Computer
Friday, November 6  | 2:00—4:00 PM
Join us via Zoom to learn about buying a new computer or tablet which can be overwhelming. This class will guide you through the purchase process with the goal of determining which type of computer will best fit your needs and where to look for one. Learn the pros and cons of buying new vs. refurbished vs. used, as well as some tips on how to transfer data an old computer to a new one.   Registration required.

Computer and Cyberspace Security
Tuesday, November 10  | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
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.

Searching the Internet
Friday, November 13  | 2:00—4:00 PM
Get Connected surfing the Internet. Learn to search and organize information, find favorite sites, avoid scams, and shop online. Prerequisite: Completion of Intro to computers or equivalent. Registration required.

Excel Intro For Seniors
Friday, November 16 & 23  | 2:00—4:00 PM
Excel is one of the most dynamic and popular software applications. Learn how to create and edit spreadsheets, use functions and quick formulas, and an introduction to basic charts. Practice linking sheets of a workbook, quick formatting keys, printing, templates, trouble shooting and more. *Must attend both sessions, held via Zoom. Registration required.

Zoom Basics
Wednesday, December 2 | 11:00—1:00 PM
Join this mini session to explore Zoom ! We will practice using essential Zoom functions such as: Muting/unmuting your audio Turning video on/off Using the chat box Raising your hand and using other reaction buttons Changing your display name Basic troubleshooting techniques Who Should Register: These sessions are designed for individuals with little to no experience using Zoom; however, a basic understanding of how to operate your computer and use the internet is important. Registration Required! Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information. 

Mango Languages
Wednesday, December 9 | 2:00 PM—4:00 PM
Mango Languages is an online Language learning resource. Learn how to get started learning a new language! Must have an accessible email address.  Registration Required! Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.

Searching the Catalog
Friday, December 11 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
The Library Catalog can be used to locate virtually any item in the library’s collection be it a book, ebook, magazine, CD, DVD, or other materials. Learn how to search the library catalog to find what you need and make new discoveries. Registration Required! Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.  

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 11/09/20 :
p.24      Immune Disorder    by Somers
p.32      Gaming the Endgame  by Mayer
p.50      “Ghoul”  by Saunders
Caption the Back Page Cartoon !

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

Sept 25       10:00 am-11:00 pm      Topic: Effective Communication Strategies

Sept 28       1:00 pm-2:00 pm      Topic: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

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 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 PM (unless otherwise noted) via zoom. 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 alawrence@pls-net.org for Zoom information.

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

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

Book Discussion Club

Wednesday, October 28 | 5:30—7:00 PM

We will be reading “The Falls” by Joyce Carol Oates. This new discussion group will take place virtually via Zoom. Limited copies of the book will be provided at the Library. 

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. Visit Wood library calendar to register or email alawrence@pls-net.org for zoom information.

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

Wood Library Young Adult Advisory Board
All Young adults 19-30 are welcome to this social exchange, 
meets 4th 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 alawrence@pls-net.org to receive Zoom code.

2020 Schedule:  August 29, September 26, October 17, November 28

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