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!

 
Literacy Volunteers-Computer Help
2nd Wednesdays | 9:00 AM—12:00 PM 
1st Tuesday | 1:00 PM—4:00 PM 
3rd Tuesday | 1:00 PM—2:00 PM 
Free computer help through Digital Literacy of Literacy Rochester. Volunteers will assist patrons with desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone help. If you need assistance uploading documents to a USB drive, connecting to a wireless network, navigating the internet, creating or using email accounts, finding an applying for jobs, using software like Microsoft word or google docs for resume and cover letters help feel free to stop in. No appointment required.


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
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.


The Textile in Haudenosaunee History
Thursday, December 5 | 4:00pm—5:00 PM
Michael Galban: “The Textile in Haudenosaunee History. A historical and material focused talk about textiles both indigenous north American and imported as they appear in the historic Haudenosaunee record.”
This event is made possible by Ontario Co Historical Society as part of a series. If you would like to learn more about the series or how to watch the program at home visit https://www.ticketsignup.io/TicketEvent/WinterSpeakerSeries. 
We will be live streaming this program at Wood Library thanks to Ontario co. Historical Society. 


First Aid
Saturday, January 7 | 10:00pm—1:00 PM
Learn to identify and care for bleeding, sudden illness such as: Stroke, Burns and Broken Bones and preventing disease transmission. This course meets the latest 2010 CPR and ECC Guidelines.  Successful student will receive a 2 year certification card. Classes are recommended for students ages 15+. Registration Required.
Cost: $35.00 per person which can be paid by cash, check, or card at Wood Library. (Checks should be made out to Wood Library)

 


Self Defense
Thursday, December 12 |5:00pm—6:00 PM
Learn how to be more successful and reliable in self-defense. USA Master Academy specialist will teach you moves on how to stay safe and most of every situations.


AARP
Saturday, January 14 |10:00Am—4:00 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.


Wood Library Cafe
Monday, January 16| 10:00—12:00 PM
All are welcome to this social exchange. Breakfast snacks and coffee are on us.


Beginner Yoga for Seniors

Tuesdays Starting January 17| 12:00—1:00 PM

Join us for this six-week series of beginner yoga classes for women ages 55+. The classes will be taught by a certified yoga instructor and be offered free of charge to participants. Participants will learn about how the regular practice of yoga can improve physical, mental, and emotional health.   They will become more self-aware, gain confidence through the practice, and connect with others for support.


Yoga for Beginners

Tuesdays Starting March 1| 4:15—5:15 PM

Join us for this six-week series of beginner yoga classes for women and girls ages 16-54. The classes will be taught by a certified yoga instructor and be offered free of charge to participants. Participants will learn about how the regular practice of yoga can improve physical, mental, and emotional health.   They will become more self-aware, gain confidence through the practice, and connect with others for support.


Songs of the Earth
Thursday, January 19| 6:00—7:00 PM

Join Gary Baldwin as he presents a seminar on Mahler’s “Song of the Earth”


Handbell Concert
Saturday, January 21| 2:00—3:00 PM
A free, lively 60 minute musical show for the whole family, with delightful performances by musical artists of the Finger Lakes Bronze, A community handbell choir.


Wood Library Cooking Club W/ Chef Squires 
Tuesday, January 24| 5:00—6:30 PM
Join Chef John Squires from Gleaner’s Kitchen as he teaches patrons how to cook meals on a budget, and learn basic knife and kitchen safety skills.


Alzheimer’s Association: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Wednesday, January 25| 11:00 AM—12:00 PM
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Registration Required


Parkinson Support Group
Wednesday, January 25| 1:00 —3:00 PM
All persons with Parkinson’s disease and all care partners of Parkinson’s disease patients are invited to attend this in person program. Please email alawrence@owwl.org for more information.


Stamping Class w/Sally
Monday, January 30 | 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.


Quilting Group
Tuesday, January 31| 6:00—7:00 PM

A social gathering of fabric crafters. All skill levels welcome!


Black History Presentation
Tuesday, January 31 | 7:00—8:00 PM

Join Jim and Connie Malone as they present their personal collection of African American portraits ranging from late 1900s to present day.


 

Office For Aging Computer Classes

Genealogy & Lunch Club
Saturday, Feb 11 | 11:00—1:00 PM
Are you just starting your family tree, or have you run into a brick wall tracing a distant ancestor? In this Genealogy group you will learn how to conduct a basic search and use other helpful search tools to find relatives. All levels of experience are welcome! Don’t forget to bring a lunch and your own basic search questions.


 

Intro to iCloud
Monday, Feb 13 | 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.


Computer 101
Monday, Mar 6 | 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 of computer parts, e.g. mouse, USB port, earphone jack and camera, basic internet browsing, basic email usage i.e. sign in, receiving and replying.


3D Printing 101
Saturday, Mar 11 | 10:00—12:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3D printing using Tinkercad a free online 3D design program. In this class you will learn how to find free designs to make your own 3D print, free of charge.


Buying a New Computer
Monday, Mar 13 | 2:00—4:00 PM
Buying a new computer or tablet 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 from an old computer to a new one.


YouTube
Thursday, Mar 16 | 10:00—12:00 PM
In this class you will learn how to watch, create, and upload videos to YouTube, as well as start a channel of your own. You will learn the importance behind saving, sharing, commenting, and rating videos on YouTube.


Intro to Computer Security
Tuesday, Mar 21 | 2:00—4:00 PM
Keep your computer secure and out of trouble. Learn what to watch for on the Internet, including passwords, updates and viruses, and how to protect and backup your data.


Learning How To Use Your Chromebook
Monday, Mar 27 | 2:00—4:00 PM
Learn how to use your Chromebook efficiently and effectively with keyboard shortcuts, touchpad tips, and general navigation help.

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 1/23/23 issue:
p. 24  Build Better by Monroe
p. 30  Trust Issues by Osno 
p. 50 “Wednesday‘s Child” by Li
p. 58  Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare.” by Mead
Caption the Back Page Cartoon !

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group
1st Tuesday Every Month |2:00—3:00 PM
Alzheimer’s Association offer peer-or professionally led groups for caregivers, individuals living with Alzheimer’s and others dealing with the disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. This group is held the first Tuesday of every month from 2-3pm.


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.

2023 Schedule: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3 , December 1


Book Discussion Club
Monday, Feb 20 | 2:00—3:00 PM

We will be reading “Black Cake” by Charmaine Wilkerson. 

Monday, Mar 20 | 2:00—3:00 PM

We will be reading “House of Earth and Blood” by Sarah J Mass (Fantasy)


Knitting Konnection
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.

2023 Schedule: January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 11, October 9, November 6, December 4


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.

2023 Schedule:  Jan 14, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12, Set 8, Oct 27-29 (Haunted House), Nov 10, Dec 8


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.

2023 Schedule: Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 29, Apr 26, May 31, June 28, Aug 30, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29

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


 Wood Library Café

3rd Monday of Every Month| 10:00—Noon

All are welcome to this social exchange. Breakfast snacks and coffee are on us