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!

Young Adult Game Night
Saturday, May 15| 7:00—8:00 PM
Adults  18-30. Join Wood Library’s Adult Discord Server to play games with friends. Register on the library calendar. 
Book Discussion Club
Monday, May 24 | 5:30—7:00 PM
Read and discuss Silent Patient  by Alex Micheaelides. This discussion group will take place virtually via Zoom. Limited copies of the book will be provided at the Library. 
Cancer Screening Awareness Webinar 
Thursday, May 27 | 1:00—2:00 PM
Learn about symptoms, risk factors, screening recommendations and how to lower your risk for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer.  Registration required for Zoom Code. 
OFA Computer Classes 
Intro to Ancestry
Saturday, May 1 | 10:00—12:00 PM
This beginner class will review the basics of the Ancestry home edition. Learn how to conduct a basic search and use other helpful search tools to find relatives. Bring your own basic search questions. Ancestry library edition is free with your library card! This class will take place via Zoom. Registration required for Zoom Code. 
Streaming Services
Friday, May 7| 2:00—4:00 PM
Find out what streaming is, how it works, and what technology you will need to “cut the cable cord.” We will also look at some of the most popular streaming services on the market right now (Roku, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, etc.), and their costs. This class will take place via Zoom. Registration required for Zoom Code
Intro to Mac Pages
Monday, May 10 | 2:00—4:00 PM
Get acquainted with Apple’s powerful word processor application that gives you everything you need to create stunning looking documents and excellent readability. This class is designed for Mac computer users! This class will take place via Zoom. Registration required for Zoom Code. 
Intro to hoopla
Wednesday, May 12 | 10:00AM—12:00 PM
Learn how to create an account, search the catalog, download movies, comics, audiobooks, and more. Course will cover basic knowledge of this digital media platform.  Attendees must have an accessible email address and library card information. This class takes place via Zoom.  Registration required for Zoom Code. 
Google Apps
Monday, May 17 | 2:00—4:00 PM
Learn how to access Google Drive, a place where you can store all your files. Learn how to scan documents right from your cell phone. And photos, too! We’ll even explore Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets (similar to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). This class takes place via Zoom.  Registration required for Zoom Code. 

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 4/12/21 issue:
p. 30  Ghost Walls by Khatchadourian
p. 52  “Separation” by Sestanovich
Caption the Back Page Cartoon !

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

April 6       11:00 am-12:00 pm      Topic: Effective Communication Strategies

April 9       10:00 am-11:00 am      Topic: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

April 16     10:00 am-11:00 am      Topic: Dementia Conversations

April 22     11:00 am-12:00 pm      Topic: Covid-19 & Caregiving

April 26     12:00 am-1:00 pm        Topic: Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

April 29     9:00 am-10:00 am       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 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 8, February 5, March 5, April 9, June 5 (offsite), May 4, July 9, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5 , December 3

Book Discussion Club

Monday, March 22 | 5:30—7:00 PM

We will be reading “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid. This discussion group takes 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.

2021 Schedule: February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

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.

2021 Schedule:  March 20, May 22, June 19, July 17

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.

2021 Schedule: January 27, February 24, April 28, June 23, August 25, September 22, November 17

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