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 October 25 discussion:
From the 10/15/18 issue:
p. 30 The Great Awakening
p. 48 School Colors
p. 70 The Coast of Leitrim
p. 76 The Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass
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
July: Off August: Off September: The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw October: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles November: The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne December: Off
Alzheimer’s Association Registration required. To register for a class please call 800-272-3900.
October 16 6:00-7:00 Topic: Dementia Conversations
November 20 6:00-7:00 Topic: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
December 18 6:00-7:00 Topic: Effective Communication Strategies
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
Finger Lakes Writers for Literacy meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. 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.October 30, 5:30 PM: The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer Classes for Seniors: RBDigital Wednesday, October 17 | 6:30 —8:30 PM
Did you know that Pioneer Library System offers digital magazines to its library patrons? Join us for this class to learn the basics of RBDigital! Must have an accessible email address.Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident.Register Here
AARP Safe Driver Course Thursday, October 18 & Friday, October 19 | 10:30 AM—1:30 PM
Cost: $20.00 for AARP members | $25.00 for non-members
Please bring a check or money order to the first class.
You must attend both sessions to receive credit. 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! Call Wood Library at 394-1381 to register.
Computer Classes for Seniors: Freegal Music Library Wednesday, October 24 | 6:30 —8:30 PM
Freegal is a free music service for your library. All you need is your library card number and a PIN. Learn how to use this service on your tablet or smart phone. Must already have a Pioneer Library System card. Must be 60+ & an Ontario County resident.Register Here
7 Easy Steps to Growing Microgreens at Home Thursday, October 25 | 6:30 —8:30 PM
If you love eating fresh greens and our winters seem long, microgreens are easy to grow while the world is white! Come learn the basics and get set up for this winter with Petra Page-Mann, founder of Fruition Seeds, who has grown microgreens for over a decade.
Free to attend, or pay $10 and get a seedling tray, organic soil and three packets of organic seeds.
Kingston Book Club Tuesday, October 30 | 5:30 —7:30 PM
We will be discussing The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz. New members are always welcome. Snacks provided.
Reflections on Martin Luther King’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination
Sunday, November 4 | 2:00 —4:00 PM
Rev. William Wilkinson, civil rights leaders, Kit Miller, director, Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence, and Arun Gandhi; grandson of Mahatma. Co-sponsors: 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse and Wood Library. This program is made possible by a grant from Humanities New York.
Computer Classes for Seniors: Intro to Windows
Wednesday, November 7 & Wednesday, November 14 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
This is a 2 session course for beginners who have little or no knowledge of computers. 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. Prereq: None Must be 60+ & an Ontario Co resident.
Monday Night Movie: Christopher Robin
Monday, November 12 | 6:30 —8:30 PM
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. Rated PG. (104 mins)
Book Discussion Club
Tuesday, November 13 | 2:00 —3:30 PM
Reading: The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
HWS Speaker Series: Is There (Was There?) Life on Mars?
Thursday, November 15 | 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 more information. There’s no water on the surface, but what about below? HWS’s Dr. Arens will review what we know and where else in the solar system exobiologists are looking to see if we are not alone.