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
Mondays | 10:00—10:45 AM
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 World of the Thompsons of Sonnenberg
Thursday, Sept 7 |6:00 Pm—7:30 PM
Former Sonnenberg Employee and Librarian Kory Yerkes has spent the last year pouring over thousands of newspaper articles, documents, books, and letters as well as contacting researchers around the United States to get a more complete picture of the Thompsons, especially Frederick and his family.  Learn little known facts and coincidences, see photos, and a video about the couple who touched so many lives.

Community Introduction to Breastfeeding Class
Tuesday, Sept 19 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Thursday, Sept 21 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Introduction to Breastfeeding class is taught by Christy Richards CLC, Crissy Lotyczewski CLC, & Rachael Jagger CLC. Our class is intended for expecting parents who are looking for the basic skills to get their breastfeeding journey started off with confidence. We encourage your support partner/s to come to the class with you. We offer a fun, interactive class that is supported with up to date, researched backed lactation information. Please fill out the registration link included here

It’s Time we talked about Pollinators!
Wednesday, Sept 20 | 6:00-7:00 PM
Join Alaina Robarge The Conservation District Educator of Ontario county Soil & Water Conservation as she discusses the importance of wildlife and pollinator species, native trees and shrubs that promote wild birds and pollinators. She will also share healthy lawn tips to protect our pollinators and water quality. 

Moderate Yoga
Starting Tuesday Sept 12| 4:00—5:00 PM
Join us for moderate yoga taught by a certified yoga instructor. 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. No registration is required. All are welcome to attend. 

Job Fair
Thursday, Sept 21 | 1:00-3:00 PM
Looking for Employment? Wood Library in partnership with NYS Department of Labor is hosting a Job Fair. Ontario County Businesses will be present to provide job opportunities for patrons, full-time and part-time employment options available.

Adult International Snackers 
Thursday, Sept 21| 5:00pm—6:00 PM
Adults 18+ Interested in trying snacks from other countries? Join the International Snackers and try tasty treats, listen to music from that country, and take a virtual tour using Wood Library’s VR headset! Registration is required.

Sola Wood Floral Arrangement Class
Thursday, Sept 21 | 6:00-7:00 PM
Join us as Pibbons Cottage In this fun beginner class, participants will paint a mason jar with chalk paint, distress and seal it, hand paint three sola wood flowers in any color of their choice and then we will make an arrangement in the jar. All supplies are provided. 

The cost is $15 per person. Space is limited; please register. Payment due prior to class.  


Alzheimer’s Association: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Wednesday, Aug 23| 11:00 AM—12:00 PM
Learn about the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors and more. Registration Required

Alzheimer’s Association: Effective Communication Strategies
Wednesday, Sept 27| 11:00 AM—12:00 PM
Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Registration Required

Stamping Class w/Sally
Monday, Aug 28 | 6:00—7:45 PM

Monday, Sept 25 | 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, Aug 29 | 6:00—7:45 PM
Tuesday, Sept 26  | 6:00—7:45 PM

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

Parkinson Support Group
Wednesday, Aug 30| 1:00 —3:00 PM

Wednesday, Sept 27| 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 for more information.

Line Dancing
Starting Wednesday, Sept 27 | 5:30-6:30 PM
Come learn to line dance and see what all the fun is about! Start learning the basics or pick up something new. The cost is $7 per person. Space is limited; class will cap at the first 25 people in attendance. Payment due at time of class

Office For Aging Computer Classes

Iphones for Beginners
Thursday, October 12 | 2:00—4:00 PM
This beginner class will review basic smartphone hardware, software and apps, and how to change settings. Bring your fully charged phones to follow along and ask questions. 

Doing More with Your Google Account
Monday,Oct 9 & 16| 2:00—4:00 PM
Learn how to access, use, and move files within Google Drive and scan documents right from your cell phone. We’ll even explore Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets (similar to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Learn more about Google Photos in this two part class. *Must Attend Both Classes*

Wood Library Podcasts

Wood Library is offering you some amazing content from some of your favorite staff! We have everything from books, movies, TV, and more on these current and upcoming podcast shows. Listen in to some quirky banter with Jenny and Carrie, check out your favorite library pharmacist Drinda for upcoming book recommendations, and don’t forget Carrie and Cyndi as they bring  you shows and movies from the 80s.

You just might hear suggestions that you can find at Wood Library. With links in the source page.


Generally Speaking…About Crime
True Crime Podcast
Jenny and Carrie hail from Wood Library in Canandaigua, NY and are eager to share their love for TRUE CRIME and cookies in Generally Speaking…About Crime! Visit  our  YouTube for full video of each episode or visit their website  to listen to each episode.  Episodes released the first Thursday of each month at 7pm. 

Don’t forget to subscribe to stay up to date on the latest episodes. 

The Honest Book Reviewer

Book Podcast 

Join Drinda Wood Library’s favorite clerk in The Honest Book Reviewer a podcast in which she candidly discusses books. Ms. Drinda provides her honest opinion on the good, the bad, the overhyped, and the underrated of different genres of books. Visit The Honest Book Reviewer Website to listen to each episode here Episodes released Biweekly at 5pm. 

Don’t forget to subscribe to stay up to date on the latest episodes. 

We Love the 80s podcast
TV/Entertainment Podcast (coming Soon)

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, for more information.

From the 8/7/23 issue:
p. 19  I’m a Hack, by ChatGPT  by Proft
p. 20  Hidden Depths  by Monroe
p. 28  The Making of a Mutiny  by Yaffa
p. 52  “Yogurt Days”  by Quatro
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 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

2024 Schedule: January 5, February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1 , December 6

Book Discussion Club
Monday, Sept 18 | 2:00—3:00 PM

We will be reading  “Suffrage : women’s long battle for the vote” by DuBois, Ellen Carol.

Monday, Oct 16| 2:00—3:00 PM

We will be reading “Mad Honey” by Jodi Picoult

Monday, Nov 20| 2:00—3:00 PM

We will be reading “Be Mine” by Richard Ford

Monday, Dec 18 | 2:00—3:00 PM

We will be reading “How high we go in the dark” by Nagamatsu, Sequoia

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, 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

2024 Schedule: January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2

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 to receive Zoom code.

2023 Schedule:  Jan 14, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12, Set 8, Oct 21-23 (Haunted House), Nov 10, Dec 8

2024 Schedule:  Jan 20, Feb 16, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, Set 20, Oct  (Haunted House), Nov 15, Dec 20

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, 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

2024 Schedule: Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 29, June 26, Aug 28, Sept 25, Oct 30, Nov 27

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

3D Printing 101

Thursday,June 1| 4:30—6:30 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.

Exploring Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace

Thursday, June 8 | 2:00—3:30 PM

Learn how to use the popular website Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.  Look for items and post items for local sale just like putting an ad in Saturday’s newspaper classifieds, but with a broader and faster reach, ease of use and no cost!  You do not need a Craigslist account to explore or to create most posts.

Intro to iCloud

Monday,June 12| 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.

Intro to Computer Security

Monday, July 10 | 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.

Streaming Services

Thursday, July 13 | 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.