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. 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.

From the 2/17/20 & 2/24/20 Double issue:
p.  40  The Fugitive Cure
p.  60  Living Proof
From the 3/2/20 Issue:
p.  18  Burden of Proof
Caption the BackPage 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 21: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

February 18: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

March 17:  Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

April 21: Educated by Tara Westover

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

March 9      11:00 am-12:00 pm     Topic: Living With Alzheimer’s For Caregivers: Part 1

March 16    11:00 am-12:00 pm     Topic: Living With Alzheimer’s For Caregivers: Part 2

March 23    11:00 am-12:00 pm    Topic: Living With Alzheimer’s For Caregivers: Part 3

April 1         6:00pm-7:00pm        Topic: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

April 29       6:00pm-7:00pm      Topic: Understanding And Responding To Dementia-Related Behaviors

Alzheimer’s Association Office Hours
Confidential appointments for information, referral, and care consultation.  By appointment or walk-in.  To make an appointment call 1-800-272-3900.

2020 Schedule: January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22

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

Kingston Thriller Book Club

The Kingston Thriller Book Club is a book club for lovers of Thriller, Suspense and Mysteries novels.  Meets the last Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm.

March 31:  The Quiche of Death by M.C Beaton

April 28: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

May 26: A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie

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.

2020 Schedule: February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4

Open Tech Hours
Wednesdays | 3:00 PM—5:00 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.

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

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.

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

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

Books Sandwiched In
Mondays | 12:00 PM

Book reviews by community members.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a riveting discussion on various topics.  Refreshments provided by the Centerfield Homemakers.

March 9

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Reviewed by Mara Ahmed, multimedia artist and filmmaker

March 16

The Barrytown Trilogy by Roddy Doyle

Reviewed by Mike Murphy, Assistant Editor of the Messenger Post Newspaper

March 23* – 7:00PM (special time)

Queen of the Bremen written and reviewed by Marlies Adams Difante

March 30

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William McRaven

Reviewed by Chief Stephen Hedworth, Canandaigua Police Department

AARP Safe Driver Course ($) (r)
Saturday, March 21 | 11:00—6:00 PM

Saturday, April 18 | 11:00—6:00 PM

Cost: $20.00 for AARP members | $25.00 for non-members. Payment due at first class. Please bring a check or money order, no cash. Registration is required. Bring your driver’s license and AARP membership card if you’re a member. Plan to arrive at least half an hour before the class starts. Pack snacks for lunchtime break period.  Choose one session to attend.

Computer Classes for Seniors 
2020 Course Listing

Intro To Windows
Tuesday, March 10 & March 17 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM (Must Attend Both Classes)
Tuesday, October 6 & October 13 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM (Must Attend Both Classes)

Downloading Ebooks & Audiobooks
Thursday, April 16 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Tuesday, September 15 | 6:00—8:00 PM

Using Canva
Monday, April 20 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Monday, September 21 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Buying a New Computer
Friday, April 24 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Friday, September 11 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Andriod for Beginners
Tuesday, April 28 | 11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Tuesday, August 18 | 2:00—4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 13 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Ipad for Beginners
Friday, May 1 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Friday, September 25 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Excel Intro Taught by a Senior
Tuesday, May 5 & May 12| 10:00 AM—1:00 PM (Must Attend Both Classes)

Monday, November  16 & November 23 | 10:00 AM—1:00 PM (Must Attend Both Classes)

Computer & Cyberspace Security
Tuesday, May 5 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Tuesday,November 10 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Streaming Services
Friday, May 8 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Friday, October 2 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Digital Photography & Photo Editing
Tuesday, May 12 | 2:00—5:00 PM

Thursday, October 22 | 10:00 AM—1:00 PM

Facebook for Beginners
Friday, May 15 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Friday, October 9 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Google Apps
Monday, May 18 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Monday, October 19 | 2:00—4:00 PM

Overdrive For Kindles (participants should come in with kindle, and amazon log-in information)
Friday, May 22 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Friday, October 23 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM

For Persons ages 60+ and Ontario County Residents. This program is funded by a grant from the Ontario County office for the Aging. . Registration is required. Call Wood Library at (585-394-1381 to register)