Events

Pursapalooza!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

4:00-5:30 PM Champagne Presale   $30 in advance/$35 at the door

5:30-7:00PM  General Admission   $15 in advance/$20 at the door

Purchase tickets

Our 4th annual purse party returns November 23!  Bargains galore.  Designer bags and sparkly baubles just in time for the holiday.  Enjoy champagne and wine paired with savory and sweet treats from Bon Ami French Bistro, Rio Tomatlan, Sinful Confections, and Wegmans

Please support our event sponsors:  Bon Ami French Bistro, Canandaigua Air Center, Canandaigua Auto Wash, Canandaigua BID, Canandaigua The Medicine Shoppe, Crown Jewelry, Friends of Wood Library, Heron Hill Winery, Lake Country Physical Therapy & Sportscare, Light and Life Yoga by Dianne, Michele Kisly Photography, Monica’s Pies, Nolan’s on the Lake, Quail Summit, Sandy Reed, Rio Tomatlan, Sinful Confections by Kathryn Casella, Skorich Designs, Rochester Air Center, Rochester Home Builders Association, UR Medicine Thompson Health, Vineyards Wine and Spirits, Wolfe Insurance Agency.

Spring 2020 Book Sale

May 29 (Friends) – June 7
During regular library hours. Open to the public, no entry fee.

Friends Night 
May 29 I 6:00-8:00 PM

Opening Day
Saturday, May 30

$2.00/bag Day
Saturday, June 6

$1.00/bag Day
Sunday, June 7

For more information on book sale guidelines, check our Book Sale page.

WOOD LIBRARY 5K, FUN RUN & STORY WALK GENERATES FUNDS AND ENTHUSIASM FOR SUMMER READING

July 18, 2019 (Canandaigua, NY)—Wood Library’s fifth annual 5K, Fun Run and Story Walk generated almost $7,000 for the library’s summer youth programs.  153 runners from as far away as Ohio, Kansas, and Florida, and from Rochester and the Finger Lakes region participated in the event which was held at Canandaigua’s community library on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

For the first time in the history of this event, a woman was the top 5K runner and a girl was the top Fun Runner.  Melissa Johnson-White (Fairport, NY) won the 5K race with a time of 18:53.  John Kohl (Camillus, NY) was the top 5K male finisher with a time of 19:52.  Elizabeth Couillard (Canandaigua, NY) and Quinn Deutschlander (Canandaigua, NY) were the top female and male finishers in the 1-mile Fun Run.

Medals and prizes were presented to the top 5K finishers in each age group.  Several people completed their very first 5K race.  Library Director Jenny Goodemote of Canandaigua placed first among library employees.

“We are fortunate to have the support of many generous sponsors,” reported Library Director Jenny Goodemote, “Their financial contributions make this a profitable fundraiser for the library and help us offer dozens of fun and enriching programs for youth during the summer months.”

The 2019 race sponsors were:  BR Orthodontics, Paul and Maggie Bringewatt, Canandaigua Orthopaedic Associates, Canandaigua Rotary Club, Canandaigua Sealcoating, Finger Lakes Dental Care, Five Star Bank, Friends of Wood Library, Geoff Hallstead, Gary and Chris Henehan, Peter and Peggy Kane, Lantek Companies, LOLA Transport, Lyons National Bank, Moore Printing Company, Oasis Acres, Procutters Landscape, Reliant Community Federal Credit Union, Riedman Communications, Sarkis Financial Corporation, Tall Trainer Fitness Systems, Walmart Store #1673, Wegmans Food Markets.

A race-day raffle, music by PADJ, activities for children, and a special Story Walk rounded out the day’s events.

Proceeds from Wood Library’s 5K and Fun Run fund the library’s summer youth programs.  Reading clubs, teen game and movie nights, crafting programs, author visits, STEM Labs and Lego programs, Pajama storytimes, waffle workshops, and a traveling planetarium are just a few of the dozens of activities planned for youth at Wood Library through the month of August following the theme “a universe of stories.”