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!

 
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 (Cancelled for Summer)
1st, 3rd, 4th Wednesdays | 3:00—5:00 PM
Bring your devices and your questions! First come, first served! Ask for the location at circulation.

If you have any tech needs please feel free to email alawrence@pls-net.org and we can identify a time to address your tech issues until open tech hours resume in September.


Author Event
Thursday, June 9 | 10:00am—12:00 PM
Join Author Pearl Whitfield for this free reading of her second novel *Apsara* set in 12th-century Cambodia, where a young girl in a remote village is chosen to train as a court dancer (apsara) for King Jayavarman VII.   This is an in-person event. 


AARP Safe Driving (Class is currently Full)
Saturday, June 11| 10:00—5:00 PM
Learn proven driving techniques to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Plan to arrive a half hour before class starts. Pack a snack for lunchtime break period. Cost: $25.00 for AARP members | $30.00 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. 


Senior Gaming at the Library
Tuesday, June 14| 11:00—1:00 PM
Games are back at the library! Join us Tuesdays at 11:00 for card games like euchre, hearts, bridge, etc. or board games like Scrabble, Chess, Boggle, Pictionary, Checkers, Hearts, Monopoly, Connect 4…and more!. Please be prepared to follow Wood Library’s Covid-19 policy. 


Oscar Movies at Noon
Friday, June 17 | 12:00—2:00 PM
Join us for a Oscar movie on the Third 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, June 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.


Office For Aging Computer Classes

Intro to Icloud
Monday, June 6| 2:00—4:00 PM
Curious about what Apple iCloud is and what it can do for you? Take this immersive course to discover all of the cloud benefits and uses.


Explore Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace
Wednesday, June 8| 2:00—4:00 PM
Learn how to use the popular website Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. Learn how to search and post items for local sale–just like the newspaper classifieds, but with a broader and faster reach, ease of use and no cost! A Facebook account is required to attend. 


Streaming Services
Wednesday, June 15| 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.


Intro to Ancestry
Friday, August 5| 10:00—12:00 PM
This beginner class will go over 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.


Intro to Windows
Monday, August 8 | 2:00—4:00 PM
A one session course for beginners who have little to no knowledge of computers. Course will cover very basic computer skills and knowledge such as hardware, software and software types, folders, files, do’s & don’ts, cut, copy, paste, and more.


Smart Speakers
Thursday, August 18 | 10:00—12:00 PM
Using a new device can be overwhelming. This beginner class will review different types of smart speakers, how the different smart speakers work, and help you determine the best one to suit your needs.

Origami Star Pride Jars 
Wednesdays , June 22| 6:00-8:00 PM
Reserve your spot and learn how to make origami stars then place them in jars to make your own mini pride jar! Registration required.


Summer Reading Kick-off Event 
Friday, June 24| 5:00-7:30 PM
Dress up in classic 1980s inspired outfits for a in-person Murder mystery game. We will also talk about summer reading and how to win great prizes this summer. Food will be provided. Registration required.


Senior Social Hour
Thursday, June 30-August 4 | 9:00-11:00 AM
Cards, Coffee, cookies, and more! This program is sponsored by Canandaigua Park and Recreation.


Jackbox Saturday 
Saturday, July 9 | 1:00-6:00 PM
Join us for this Jackbox challenge, How many games can you successfully complete in one Saturday afternoon?  Registration required.


Graphic Novel Workshop RR
Wednesday, July 13-Monday, July 18 | 6:00-8:00 PM
High School-College
Work with graphic artist Jackie Davis of Underpants and Overbites to learn how to create your own comics. Then, meet with 
Graphic Novel Reception
Friday, July 22 | 4:00-5:30 PM
A reception for our artists to show off their hard work.


Dali Java Game night RR
Tuesday, July 19| 6:00-8:00 PM
Join us for an evening of cards and games at Dali java. Food and drinks can be purchased at Dali Java upon arrival.  This event takes place at Dali Java


Adult Craft Programs RR
Registration is required for all individual craft programs.
Wednesday, July 20 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Participants will get to make a handcrafted journal and decorate with sea flags or other materials. This is an In-Person Craft. 
Monday, August 1 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Create upcycled bracelets or keychains with plastic bottles. This is an In-Person Craft. 
Monday, August 8 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Take and Make Sea Creature Baking Challenge:  Make your own sea creature out of cookies (Send in Picture to alawrence@pls-net.org so we can vote on winner)


A Day in the life of a Marine Conservationist
Thursday, July 28| 1:00-2:00 PM
Join Conservation Educator Ali Esposito as she discusses the daily operations that take place at the hatchery, and her knowledge of different water dependent species. Registration required.


Percy Jackson Film Fest
Saturday, July 30 | 4:00-8:00 PM
Dress up as your favorite Percy Jackson character as we critic the movie. Food provided.


Oceans of Possibility: Mural Art
August 2 | 4:00-5:30 PM
Our Blue Library will capture the spirit of New York’s summer reading theme while presenting participants with an opportunity to create a beautiful community art mural at Wood Library. The project is intended to look at how mural art can transform public space into beautiful works of art. Through guided discussion and instruction by Rochester, NY-based artist Sarah C Rutherford, participants will talk about mural presentation, brainstorm, and sketch ideas to create a cohesive design using a palette of blues. Registration required.
August 3-5 | 4:00-7:00 PM
Create your own Mural panel for display with instruction by Rochester, NY-based artist Sarah C Rutherford


Oceans of Possibility: Mural Art
August 2 | 4:00-5:30 PM
Our Blue Library will capture the spirit of New York’s summer reading theme while presenting participants with an opportunity to create a beautiful community art mural at Wood Library. The project is intended to look at how mural art can transform public space into beautiful works of art. Through guided discussion and instruction by Rochester, NY-based artist Sarah C Rutherford, participants will talk about mural presentation, brainstorm, and sketch ideas to create a cohesive design using a palette of blues. Registration required.
August 3-5 | 4:00-7:00 PM
Create your own Mural panel for display with instruction by Rochester, NY-based artist Sarah C Rutherford


60 Sec Stories 
Friday, August 6 | 5:00-7:30 PM
Bring a cellphone and record videos at the library after hours! First, we’ll plan, then we’ll record at 6 once the library closes.

The New Yorker Discussion Group
Thursdays | 3:30 PM—4:00 PM
Readers of this popular magazine meet every week at Wood Library. “Required readings” are chosen by group members weekly. Digital copies of The New Yorker Magazine may be accessed with a OWWL Library Card for NY state residents and the Libby app. Contact Alexis Lawrence, alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.

From the 5/30/22 issue:
p.  18  Larping Goes To Disney World  by Jahromi
A Choice:
p.  32  Kai Lenny Surfs the UnSurfable  by Finnegan or
p.  44  Flight Attendants Fight Back  by Gonnerman
p.  54  “Invisible Bird”  by Bennett
Caption the Back Page Cartoon !

Alzheimer’s Association

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

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 www.alz.org/crf .


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 alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.

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, June 27 | 5:30—7:00 PM

We will be reading “Apple Never Falls” by Liane Moriarty. 


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, alawrence@pls-net.org 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 alawrence@pls-net.org to receive Zoom code.

2022 Schedule:  Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 30, 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, alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.

2022 Schedule: May 25, June 29, Aug 31, Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 30 

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