Our Services

Wood Library’s Teen Scene is designed for teens. Read, study, relax and browse. Hang out with friends.  Get help with a project.  We also offer fun things to do that get teens excited about learning in a stress-free environment.  Contact the Teen Services Librarian for more information and let us know how we can serve you better.

Things to find in the Teen Scene:

  • YA Fiction
  • YA Non-fiction
  • College Resources
  • Graphic Novels
  • Manga
  • Videogames
  • DVDs
  • Playaways: devices with pre-loaded audiobooks on them! Just pop in your headphones and enjoy!
  • Audiobook CDs

All programs that appear blue will direct you to the registration link on the calendar, if the program is in grey writing it does not require registration to attend!

Movie Nights

Watch a movie with friends!

Thursday, June 8 | 6:00-8:15 PM
Dungeons and Dragons (PG-13, CC, runtime 1 hr 14 min)

Thursday, July 13 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Mamma Mia (PG-13, CC, runtime 1 hr 48 min)

Thursday, August 10 | 5:00-8:00 PM
The Batman (2022, PG-13, CC, runtime 2 hr 56 min)

Teen Advisory Board Meeting 

Fridays, June 9 & 23, July 7 & 21, August 18 | 3:30-4:30 PM

Grades 9-12

Plan library programs and be an advocate for Wood Library. New members welcome!

International Snackers 

Tastes from around the world!

Monday, June 19 | 5:30-7:00 PM
Snack from Turkey.

Monday, July 10 | 5:30-7:00 PM
Snack from Indonesia.

Monday, August 21 | 5:30-7:00 PM
Snacks from Greece.

Read with Pride Book Club 

Read and discuss the book and do an activity!

Wednesday, June 21 | 6:00-7:30 PM
Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli and Coven by Jennifer Dugan (Read both or just 1)

Wednesday, July 19 | 6:00-7:30 PM
Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

Wednesday, August 23 | 6:00-7:30 PM
Kiss and Tell by Adib Khorram

Girls Who Code

Wednesdays, June 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23 3:30-5:00 PM

Interested in learning how to code? Love coding already and want to grow your knowledge? Join Wood Library’s summer session of Girls Who Code club! or participate in our monthly themes.

Game Night

Play games in the library after hours!

Friday, June 30 | 6:30-8:00 PM

Friday, July 28 | 6:30-8:00 PM
Murder Mystery Game Night

Friday, August 25 | 6:30-8:00 PM

Teen Theater 2023
Perform in an original play written by teens!

Actors Meeting Thursday, July 6 | 12:00-1:00 PM
For anyone interested in performing in this year’s performance.

Teen Theater Rehearsals Monday, July 10-Friday, July 21 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Rehearsals for this year’s production!

Teen Theater Performances Friday, July 21 | 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 22 | 12:00 PM
Support our teen actors and writers by watching this free performance of their original play.

Project Eats Presents: O2 Experiments 
Thursday, July 6 | 2:30-3:30 PM
Treat some fruit with natural preservatives like sugar and lemon and observe the browning of foods not treated. Registration required.

Crafting Afternoons
Tuesday, July 11 | 2:00-3:30 PM
Topographic maps of Canandaigua Lake
Tuesday, August 1 | 2:00-3:30 PM
Altoid tin mini bookshelf
Tuesday, August 15 | 2:00-3:30 PM
Pokeball Terrariums

Author Visit with Becky Albertalli and Jennifer Dugan
Tuesday, July 11 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Visit with New York Times Best Selling author Becky Albertalli (Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, What if It’s Us, Yes, No, Maybe So, Leah on the Offbeat, What If It’s Us, Imogen, Obviously) and Jennifer Dugan (Hot Dog Girl, Verona Comics, Some Girls Do, Melt With You, Coven) and talk with them about writing, publishing, and more! There will be raffles and time for autographs.

Project Eats Presents: Search for Starch 
Thursday, July 13 | 2:30-3:30 PM
Test different foods with iodine and see if they have a reaction!

Project Eats Presents: Cookie Decorating
Tuesday, July 18 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Join Amanda Mann from Flour City Custom Cookies to learn different decorating techniques and learn how to decorate a summer-themed cookie!

Babysitters Training
Tuesday, July 25 | 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
Ages 11-18
Taught through classroom discussion, instructor led lecture and supplemented by an interactive video presentation; this 4.5-hour class teaches participants the roles and responsibilities of a babysitter including skills in accident prevention, first aid, and abdominal thrusts for choking victims. The class is $35 which can be paid by cash, check, or card at Wood Library.

Anime Club
Watch different anime and work on a craft!
Tuesday, July 25 | 2:30-4:00 PM
Diamond art stickers
Tuesday, August 8 | 2:30-4:00 PM
Make candy sushi
Tuesday, August 22 | 2:30-4:00 PM
Make beeswax sushi candles

Christmas in July 
Tuesday, July 25 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Think cold thoughts! Wear your ugly sweaters (or t-shirts) and play games, drink hot chocolate, and leave with a present!

Intro to Role-Playing Games
Thursday, July 27 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Thursday, August 3 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Interested in learning how to play role-playing games (RPG) like Dungeons and Dragons? Join us for this two-week series for a crash course on how to play!

Knot my Problem Craft Club
Thursdays, July 27 & August 17 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Bring your current craft project and work on it at the library with friends! Use the library’s sewing machines, Cricut, heat press, yarn, and other supplies to finish your project.

Project Eats Presents: Waffle Workshop
Monday, July 31 | 11:30-1:30 PM
Make waffles and watch Shrek with friends!
(PG, CC, runtime 90 min)

Comic Workshop
Monday, July 31-Friday, August 4 | 4:00-6:00 PM
Work with Rochester-based graphic artist, Jackie Davis of Underpants and Overbites, to learn how to create your own comics.
Comic Reception
Friday, August 11 | 4:00-5:30 PM
A reception for the artists to show off their hard work.

Paint Night 
Wednesday, August 2 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Follow along with a video and create a masterpiece!

60 Sec Stories
Friday, August 4 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Grades 9 and above.
Bring a cellphone and record videos at the library after hours! First we’ll plan, then we’ll record when the library closes.

Who Stole the Canandaigua Treaty Breakout Box
Saturday, August 5 | 12:00-2:30 PM
Grades 8-12
Who stole the Canandaigua Treaty? Follow the clues in the Ontario County Historical Society’s Traveling Trunk to figure out where the thief has stashed the document!

Creative Writing Workshop 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, August 7-18 | 5:30-7:00 PM

Grades 9-College.
Young writers, work with Canandaigua Academy teacher, Mike Sisson, and recent Northeastern graduate, Teagan Acoff, to work on your creative writing skills for this 6 session workshop.

Project Eats Presents: Make Mozzarella
Thursday, August 10 | 2:30-3:30 PM
Learn to make mozzarella with Emma Wilson from the Cornell Cooperative Extenstion!

RPG Open Play
Thursdays, August 10, 17, 24, & 31 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Teens, tweens & adults. Play in a campaign for four weeks!

Advanced Mythology Trivia 
Wednesday, August 16 | 1:00-3:00 PM
Test your mythology knowledge with this advanced trivia! Participants will be split into even groups and see which group will reign supreme.

Nature Walk at Cumming Nature Center
Saturday, August 19 | 1:00-3:30 PM
Learn to collect responsibly and of reciprocity with the natural world. Topics will include what to harvest when, edible plants, and plant materials. Make wild tea, do some tasting, make cordage bracelets, and some wild paints