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
Wednesdays | 9:00 AM—12:00 PM & 6:00-8:00 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.

Repair Café
Saturday, October 1 | 10:00am—3:00 PM

We are hosting our first-ever Repair Cafe!!!

We can help you with computer technology questions, and of course our general repair “wizards” are always available to help repair general appliances, electronics, other electrical items, bicycle adjustments and minor clothing repairs not alterations.

Our volunteer Repair Café specialists usually have the know-how to determine whether your item can be repaired, and if possible, make the repair. People wishing to bring their beloved but broken items from home are welcome. (limit 1 items please, no gas-powered items)

Mural Art Reception
Tuesday, October 4| 5:30—7:00 PM
A reception for our artist to show off their hard  work. This Mural art reception was sponsored by Finger Lakes Community Art Grant. 

AARP Safe Driving (Class is currently Full)
Saturday, October 8| 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. 

Medicare 101: The A,B,C, and D’s of Medicare
Thursday, October 13| 12:00—2:00 PM
Thursday, October 20| 3:00—5:00 PM
Thursday, October 27| 3:00—5:00 PM
Thursday, November 10| 12:00—2:00 PM
A reception for our artist to show off their hard  work. This Mural art reception was sponsored by Finger Lakes Community Art Grant.

Adult Crafting: Make your own Salve
Wednesday, October 19| 6:00—7:30 PM
Join us and learn how to turn herbs growing in your backyard (or nearby) into a useful at home remedy! In this class we’ll discuss methods of harvesting, drying, and preparing herbs for infusing into oil. You’ll then see a demonstration on how exactly to turn herbal oils into salves! You will get to take home your own completed salve as well an oil infusion (that you’ll prepare!) that you can turn into a salve at home.

The cost is $15 per person and includes everything you need to make completed salve, DIY booklet, and beeswax to take home. Space is limited; please register. Payment due prior to class.

Rochester Reads Companion Program: Movie Screening for Teens and Adults followed by Discussion
Thursday, October 20 | 7:00—9:00 PM
Teens and adults are encouraged to join us at the Wood Library to watch a compelling movie.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  Following the movie, community member and educator,  will share information systemic racism and police brutality.

The Haunting of Wood Library
Saturday, October 22 | 12:00—9:00 PM
All ages are are encouraged to join us at the Wood Library for our first ever haunted house. Come experience The Haunting of wood Library with the lights on and the scary stuff off! We’ll have kids activities and fun HALLOWEEN MUSIC! from 12-3pm . Lights out from 4pm-9:00 pm. Walk thru the dark hallways of all our themed areas with nothing more than a glow stick.



Stamping Class w/Sally
Monday, October 24 | 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.

Financial Literacy Series: Small Business Development
Monday, October 24 | 10:15—10:45 AM

This workshop will cover effective and strategic utilization of pricing, promotion, product planning, distribution, and marketing on the internet to give you a competitive edge. Space is limited; please register. 

Financial Literacy Series: Budgeting/Online Banking
Tuesday, October 24 | 11:00—11:30 AM

In this workshop, participants will understand the value of creating a budget, and learn strategies to build a simple budget and pay off debt. They will also learn some core habits to practice and maintain financial health. Participants will also explore various ways to use mobile banking services and how to use mobile banking in a safe and secure manner. They will also be able to identify the pros and cons of performing different services using mobile banking vs branch banking.

Financial Literacy Series: Auto/Home Insurance
Tuesday, October 25 | 6:00—7:00 PM
Learn the basics of what you should know and what’s covered. Space is limited; please register. 

Financial Literacy Series: Buying a house/What to know
Wednesday, October 26 | 7:00—8:30 PM

Understand the process of buying a home step by step.

Financial Literacy Series: Money Management and Credit Guidance
Thursday, October 27 | 1:15—1:45 PM

Learn the importance of creating and using a budget to accomplish your financial goals. Learn about the importance of credit scores, what impacts your score and what actions you can take to raise it.

Cooking Club: Cooking at Gleaners

Thursday, Oct 27 | 5:00—7:30 PM

Join Chef John Squires from Gleaner’s Kitchen as he teaches patrons how to make an autumn themed meal :such as sage rubbed pork roast with Rosemary potatoes and Apple-Cider Gravy,  a side of Honey-Ginger tossed Carrots, and a baked autumn themed Dessert. 

Office For Aging Computer Classes

Iphone for Beginners
Wednesday, Oct 12| 2:00—4:00 PM
This beginners class will review basic smartphone hardware, software, and apps, and how to change settings. Bring your fully-charged phone to follow along and ask questions.

Google Apps
Monday, Oct 24&31| 2:00—4:00 PM
Learn how to access, use, and move files within Google Drive, a place where you can store, convert, and download all your files. Learn how to scan documents right from your cell phone. We’ll even explore Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets (similar to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). *Must attend Both Classes*

New to Smartphones: Androids
Tuesday, Nov 1| 10:00—12:00 PM
This beginner class will review basic smartphone hardware, software and apps. Can I use WIFI to download apps? How do I delete an app? How do I transfer my pictures from my phone? Learn how to take, send, and delete photos with your smartphone. Bring your fully-charged phones to follow along and ask questions.

Zoom Basics
Wednesday, Nov 2| 2:00—4:00 PM
We will practice using essential Zoom functions such as muting/unmuting your audio, turning video on/off, using the chat box , raising your hand and using other reaction buttons, changing your display name, and other basic troubleshooting techniques.

Social Media Basics
Wednesday, Nov 16 | 2:00—4:00 PM
We will be reviewing the most popular social media platforms, learning how to create accounts for Facebook and Instagram, how to post updates, upload photos, and more. Attendees must have an accessible email address.

Computer 101
Monday, Dec 5 | 2:00—4:00 PM
A one session course for beginners who have little to no knowledge of computers. Course will cover where to find basic computer parts, e.g. mouse, USB port, earphone jack and camera, basic internet browsing, how to bookmark items, and basic email usage. Please feel free to bring your own laptops to this class.

Intro to Icloud
Monday, Dec 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.

Smart Speakers
Wednesday, Dec 14 | 2:00—4:00 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.

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 8/8/22 issue:
p. 24  Sound of EVs  by Seabrook
p. 52  “A Duet”  by McEwan
Fiction Author Interview:
p. 67  How Toxic is Male Masculinity?  by Heller
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 .

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.

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, October 17 | 5:30—7:00 PM

We will be reading “An Easy Death” by Charline Harris. 

Monday, November 21 | 5:30—7:00 PM

We will be reading “The Guncle” by Steven Rowley. 

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, 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 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, 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