Coming November 13-19, 2021 

Pursapalooza returns – better than ever!

Now in its sixth year, Wood Library’s popular purse party fundraiser is back and — because we can’t predict the future and like to mix things up — we are offering a virtual and in-person experience.

Pursapalooza kicks off with a virtual champagne presale on Saturday, November 13, from 4:00-6:00PM. Your $30 ticket gives you exclusive access to a collection of nearly 200 new and gently-used designer purses, totes, and wallets, as well as some excellent quality non-designer leather bags.

The 2021 collection includes purses by these and other designers: Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Gucci, Hobo, Michael Kors, Patricia Nash, Sak, and Kate Spade.

In addition to early access to the collection, Champagne ticket-holders will receive a bottle of bubbly and a few other surprises. We are only selling 50 tickets to this pre-sale event.

Purchase a Champagne Presale ticket now!

The public sale will start at 12:01AM on Sunday, November 14 and run to 11:59PM on Friday, November 19, or until the merchandise is sold out, whichever comes first. No tickets are necessary for the public sale. Look for the link to the online store on the library’s website starting November 14.

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

We also will present a pop-up jewelry store at Wood Library on Saturday, November 13, from 10:00AM-5:00PM. This in-person experience is free and open to the public and will feature beautiful and whimsical costume jewelry for every occasion. Prices start at $3.00.

All sales are final. No returns will be accepted.

Merchandise purchased from the online store will be available for pick-up at Wood Library, 134 N Main St, Canandaigua, on Sunday, November 21, from 10:00AM-2:00PM. You must show proof of purchase. Raffles will be drawn on Saturday, November 20 and winners will be contacted by phone.

Proceeds from this event support Wood Library’s life-enriching adult services and programs. 

Thank you sponsors and donors!

Adorn Jewelry & Accessories

Arby’s Restaurant

Auto Wash

Blackwood Photography

Blue Door Boutique

body by Spaid

CDGA Coffee

Century Liquor and Wines

Constellation Brands Inc

E&J Gallo Winery

Family Hair

Flavors Indian Restaurant

Friends of Wood Library

Jenny Goodemote

Deb Gregory

Alice Haskins

The Medicine Shoppe

Michelle’s Salon and Spa

Monica’s Pies

Kathi Nevin

Sandy Reed

Renaissance Goodie II Shoppe

Laurie Riedman

Rochester Air Center

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Kathy Shay

Simply Pristine Clean

Thai by Night

Tune Yoga

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Wood Library’s Digital Dash

June 1-30, 2021.  A virtual challenge event for anyone, anywhere.  Walk, run, hike, bike, swim or paddle.  Proceeds support Wood Library’s digital services.

Thank you sponsors!

Friends of Wood Library

Canandaigua Insurance Agency

Oasis Acres

Pro-Power Associates, Inc

Wegmans Food Markets


Finger Lakes Dental

John and Jessica Goodwin

Paul and Maggie Bringewatt

Five Star Bank

Pete and Deb Gregory

Mayflower Gardens Ltd

Medved Running & Walking Outfitters

Mitchell Pierson Realtors

Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake

Reliant Credit Union

Kathy Shay

Peter and Peggy Kane

Erin VanDamme