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!

Take and Make Truffle Making kit
Monday, February 8 | 5:30—6:30 PM
Join us on Facebook to create Truffle at home for Valentine’s Day. For Adults 17+ Supplies limited, First come basis.

Virtual Open Tech Help
Wednesday, February 17| 4:00—6:00 PM
Please have your device handy and any questions you may have for this virtual tech assistance. Limited spots are available. Registration required for Zoom Code

Presidential Visits in Canandaigua
Monday, February 15 | 7:00—8:00 PM
Did you know some of our most famous Presidents have visited our very own Canandaigua, NY? Join Ontario County Historical Society Local Historian Preston Pierce as he shares his knowledge of the President from John Q. Adams to George W. Bush who made it to Ontario County and the Region.  Registration required for Zoom Code

 

Beginners Spanish
Tuesdays, Starting February 16 | 6:00—7:00 PM
This is a 6 week course beginning February 16. Registration required for Zoom Code. Space Limited. The course is taught by an LVOY student learner. 

Intermediate Spanish
Thursday, Starting February 18 | 6:00—7:00 PM
This is a 6 week course beginningFebruary 17. Must have a basic knowledge of Spanish.. Registration required for Zoom Code. Space Limited. The course is taught by an LVOY student learner. 

Trivia Night
Saturday, February 20| 7:00—8:00 PM
Ages 17+, Join Wood Library on Discord server for Fun partners Trivia Night of your Favorite Nickelodeon Show of the 2000s. Registration required for Discord information. 

Hobart William Smith Speaker Series
Wednesday, February 24 | 7:00—8:00 PM
Wood Library’s Hobart Williams Smith Speaker series kicks off Wednesday February 24th with “Internet Memes: The good, the bad, and the ugly”  presented by Leah R. Shafer, Associate Professor of Media and Society 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 2/8/21 issue:
p. 26  The Color of Money  by Sanneh
p. 32  The Damage by Stillman
p. 52  “A Wrinkle in the Realm”  by Okri
Caption the Back Page Cartoon !

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

Sept 25       10:00 am-11:00 pm      Topic: Effective Communication Strategies

Sept 28       1:00 pm-2:00 pm      Topic: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

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, January 25 | 5:30—7:00 PM

We will be reading “Whisper Network” by Chandler Baker. 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

February 1……..…….…………………….…. John Goodwin, Canandaigua City Manager

John will discuss Dan Heath’s Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen, an updated, timely, and visionary book about changing the perspective of the way we think. To avoid looking at symptoms of problems but at fixing a problem before it happens. .

 

February 8………..…………………………….….Sally Crosiar, Local Canandaigua Author

Sally will present her newest book, Home Place. A powerful story about what happens when you fight to save your family’s home against all odds, even someone who you have a long ago connection with. 

 


February 15……………..……………………………………..Mike Murphy. Assistant Editor Messenger Post Newspapers

Mike will be reviewing The Great American Baseball Card, Flipping, Trading, and Bubble Gum Book  which examines baseball characters and observations on baseball cards along with The Wax Pack which takes a more in-depth look at baseball cards and the men found on the back of the pack – exploring their personal stories and what made them great.  


February 22….…………………………..……………………………….. Marci Diehl, Director Ontario County Historical Society Museum

Marci will discuss The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of An American in Britain by Bill Bryson, a loving and hilarious valentine to Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain, discussing the best and the worst that Britain has to offer.  

 

March 1…………………………………………………Maria Bucci, Development Specialist Wood Library

Maria will present Pelosi  by Molly Ball, an in-depth look at the life of Nancy Pelosi, from her rise to power to an intimate portrait of this barrier-breaking woman who became the first woman speaker of the house.

 

March 8…………………………………………………….…Curt Hill, Former Library Trustee

Curt will review This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women by Jay Allison. A book that is a compelling idea for readers to rethink how they have arrived at their own personal belief system but also the extent they share these beliefs with others.

 

March 15…………….……….……..……………………Janice Flood Nichols, Local Author

Janice will discuss her personal memoir, Twin Voices. Narrated with candor and detail that brings her memoirs to life, Janice shares the tragic yet inspiring story of how she endured the Polio epidemic. 


March 22……………………………………………………………………….…Kai Goodemote, Young Adult Advisory Board

Kai will review If it Bleeds by Stephen King, who introduces four compelling short fiction novellas that pulls you into intriguing and frightening places. 

 

March 29…………………………………………Joyce Kowba, Ontario County Art Council

Join the Ontario County Art Council for a glimpse into the world of fibers and the wonderful fabrics that changed that world. Through Kassia St. Clair’s The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History, we will journey from 30,000 year old threads found in a cave to outer space!