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!

The New Yorker Discussion Group
Thursdays | 3:00 PM—4:00 PM

Readers of this popular magazine meet every week. “Required readings” are chosen by group members weekly.

For the December 6 discussion:

From the 11/19/18 issue:

p. 22 After Trump

p. 30 Technicolor Vincent

p. 55 Show Recent Some Love

Caption the cartoon

Adult Book Discussion Group with Carol Cimino

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM unless otherwise noted. Note: This group does not meet during the months of December, July, and August

January: The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester

February: Rochester Reads selection, American War by Omar El Akkad

March: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

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

January 22       6:00-7:00     Topic: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

February 26     6:00-7:00     Topic: Effective Communication Strategies

March 26          6:00-7:00     Topic: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

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.

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

2018 Schedule: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 13, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7

Career Navigator
By Appointment

Need help with your resume? Want advice on how to find a job? Want to practice your interview skills? Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates volunteer Nancy Fedick can help! Call 394-1381 to request an appointment.

Finger Lakes Writers for Literacy

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 under-served niche market of readers.

Kingston Thriller Book Club

The Kingston Thriller Book Club is a book club for lovers of Thriller, Suspense and Mysteries novels.

December: off

January 29, 5:30 PM: The Dry by Jane Harper

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.

Open Tech Hours
Fridays | 2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Stymied by technology?  Bring devices and questions! First come, first served.

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.

Wood Library Café

The café meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 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.

Wood Walkers

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

Murder at the Opera!
Thursday, January 3 | 6:30—8:30 PM

Join us to figure out who killed Cliff Cadaver, meet and talk with the cast of the opera and try to figure out whodunnit!

Beginner Knitting
Mondays, January 7—February 18 | 6:00—7:30 PM

Register to learn how to knit a scarf. Yarn and needles are provided; you may keep the needles when you are finished. There is a $10 fee, to be paid the first day of class.

HWS Speaker Series: Is There (Was There?) Life on Mars?
RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, January 9 | 7:00 —8:30 PM

Astronomer Percival Lowell thought there were irrigation canals on Mars. Mariner missions, Viking missions, and the Mars Exploration Rover missions have changed and expanded our knowledge. The Mars Rover Curiosity is still sending information and now the Mars InSight Mission has landed. There is no water There’s no water on the surface, but what about below? Professor Nan Crystal Arens will review what we know and where else in the solar system exobiologists are looking to see if we are not alone.

Book Discussion Club
Tuesday, January 15 | 2:00—3:30 PM
Thursday, January 17 | 7:00—8:30 PM

Reading: The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester. Join in for either session.