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!

Discussion on Race/Racism in Media
Thursday, Sept 17 | 7:00—9:00 PM
Join us for part three of our panel discussion in collaboration with The City of Canandaigua and Project R.E.A.L of the City of Rochester to discuss race/ racism. Guest speakers will have an open discussion on race/racism in Media and the impact it has on society so that we can begin to look at ways in which we can begin to promote change. Registration Required or Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information.

Drive In Movie: Sleepless in Seattle
Saturday, October  10 | 7:30—9:30 PM
A recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. Registration required.

Virtual Murder Mystery: Salem Witch Trials
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, October 13-31 | 5:30 PM
Tune in each night for mystery, fun, and intrigue, all without leaving your home! Relax and have fun trying to figure out who killed Ann Putnam Sr?

Travelogues with Lisa & Terry: Life in the Past Lanes
Wednesday, October 14| 6:30—7:30 PM
Life in the Past Lane: History Along the Highways of NYS When you’re on a road trip, history is always around the bend. Step into the 1800s to explore the engineering marvels of the Erie Canal and its influence on the development of cities and the women’s rights movement. Tour fascinating homes, presidential sites, and even carousels visited by Lisa Wemett and Terry Mulee in their travels. Registration Required! or Email alawrence@pls-net.org for zoom information.

 

Drive In Movie: Knives Out
Saturday, October  24 | 7:30—9:30 PM
A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Registration required.

Computer Classes for Seniors

Searching the Internet
Friday, Sept 18  | 2:00—4:00 PM
Get Connected surfing the Internet. Learn to search and organize information, find favorite sites, avoid scams, and shop online. Prerequisite: Completion of Intro to computers or equivalent. Registration required.

Using Canva
Monday, Sept 21  | 2:00—4:00 PM
Join us via Zoom to learn Canva. Canva is a free online creation tool. Make flyers, brochures, resumes, social media graphics, wedding invitations, infographics, postcards, certificates, and more.  Learn the basics, walk through a guided design, and then work on your own! Bring an idea of what you want to create!  Registration required.

Downloading Ebooks and Audiobooks
Tuesday, Sept 22  | 6:00—8:00 PM
Join us via Zoom to learn Libby the new app from OverDrive for reading ebooks and listening to audiobooks from your local library. Patrons will learn how to download Libby to a Windows 10+ computer and find titles to read. Must have an accessible email address.  Bring smartphones and tablets to class to learn how to download the Libby app.  Registration required.

Buying a New Computer
Friday, Sept 25  | 2:00—4:00 PM
Join us via Zoom to learn about buying a new computer or tablet which 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 an old computer to a new one.   Registration required.

Streaming Services 
Friday October  2 | 10:00 AM—12:00 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. Registration Required! Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information. 

Computer Intro for Windows
Tuesday, October  6 & 13 | 11:00 AM—1:00 PM
A 2 session course for beginners who have little to no knowledge of computers. Course 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. *Must attend both classes.Registration Required! Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information. 
Facebook for Beginners
Friday, October  9| 2:00—4:00 PM
Learn how to create an account, post a status update, upload photos, and more. Attendees must have an accessible email address. Registration Required! Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information. 
Zoom Basics
Wednesday, October  14 | 2:00—4:00 PM
Join this mini session to explore Zoom ! 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 Basic troubleshooting techniques Who Should Register: These sessions are designed for individuals with little to no experience using Zoom; however, a basic understanding of how to operate your computer and use the internet is important. Registration Required! Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information. 
Google Apps
Monay, October 19 | 2:00—4:00 PM
Learn how to access Google Drive, a place where you can store all your files. Learn how to scan documents right from your cell phone. And photos, too! We’ll even explore Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets (similar to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Registration Required! Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information. 
Mango Languages
Wednesday, October  21 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
Mango Languages is an online Language learning resource. Learn how to get started learning a new language! Must have an accessible email address.  Registration Required! Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information. 
Searching the Catalog
Friday, October 23 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
The Library Catalog can be used to locate virtually any item in the library’s collection be it a book, ebook, magazine, CD, DVD, or other materials. Learn how to search the library catalog to find what you need and make new discoveries. Registration Required! Email Alawrence@pls-net.org for more information. 

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 8/31/20 :
p.18  How Wagner Shaped Hollywood by Ross
p.26  Did Pangolin Trafficking Cause the Coronavirus Pandemic? by Quammen
p.32 Can Biden’s Center Hold? by Osnos
p.71  The Sand Banks, 1861 Falade
Caption the Back Page Cartoon !

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

Aug 27       11:00 am-12:00 pm      Topic: Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body and Fall Prevention

Aug 28       10:00 am-11:00 am      Topic: Understanding Alzheimers and Dementia

Aug 31        1:00 pm-2:00 pm         Topic: Effective Communication Strategies

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 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 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 17, February 7, March 6, April 3, June 5 (offsite), May 1, July 10, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6 (offsite), December 4

Book Discussion Club

Wednesday, October 28 | 5:30—7:00 PM

We will be reading “The Falls” by Joyce Carol Oates. This new discussion group will take 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.

2020 Schedule: June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7

Wood Library Café
The café meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month via zoom, 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. Visit Wood library calendar to register or email alawrence@pls-net.org for zoom information.

2020 Schedule: January 22, February 26, March 25, April 22, May 20, June 24, August 26, September 23, October 14, November 11

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.

2020 Schedule:  August 29, September 26, October 17, November 28

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.

2020 Schedule: January 29, February 26, April 29, June 24, August 26, September 30, November 18

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