Events

Celebrating its fifth year, Wood Library’s Pursapalooza will feature a curated collection of high-end designer purses and totes that will be available for sale in an online store from November 14-21, 2020.

As in past years, donations of new and gently used purses and totes will be made by community members.  The 2020 collection will include these brands:  Coach, Michael Kors, Tori Burch, Dooney and Bourke, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, among others.

A Champagne Presale ticket will be offered for $30.00.  In addition to getting early access to the merchandise from 4:00-6:00PM on Saturday, November 14, Champagne ticket-holders will get a bottle of champagne and other surprises delivered to their door.

The public sale will start at 6:00PM on Saturday, November 14 and run to 5:00PM on Saturday, November 21, or until the merchandise is sold out, whichever comes first.  No tickets are necessary for the public sale.

In addition to the spectacular collection of designer purses and totes, you can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of several new designer purses paired with gift certificates from area businesses.  Raffle tickets will cost $5.00 and can be purchased in the online store.

Patrons will be able to choose from a menagerie of jewelry pairings featuring earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.  These will be offered for $10.00 each.

All sales are final.  No returns will be accepted.

Purchased merchandise will be available for pick-up at Wood Library, 134 N Main St, Canandaigua, on Sunday, November 22, from 1:00-4:00PM.  You must show proof of purchase.

We have planned an exciting array of free virtual programs that will be offered in the lead up to this special event in October and November:

  • An exploration of the history of fashion
  • Mother-daughter makeover party
  • Make and take jewelry craft
  • Purse Bingo

We are accepting donations of new and gently-used purses and totes by these designers:  Brahmin, Tori Burch, Chanel, Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Mary Frances, Gucci, Michael Kors, Patricia Nash, Kate Spade, and Louis Vuitton.  Donated purses and totes must be clean, empty, and have no broken or missing parts.

Donations will be accepted by appointment only on these dates:

Saturday, October 3 10am to 12pm

Monday, October 5 2pm to 4pm

Wednesday, October 7 6pm to 8pm

Thursday, October 8 2pm to 4pm

Thursday, October 15 6pm to 8pm

Sunday, October 18 1pm to 3pm

Contact Wood Library during regular business hours to schedule your appointment:  585.394.1381.

We cannot accept jewelry or off-brand purses this year.