Thursday, December 13, 2007

Teen Bake-Off
Saturday, January 19
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Think you're THE best baker in town? Proving it won't be a piece of cake! Put your baking skills to the test and showcase your culinary talents as Wood Library's Teen Bake-Off returns for a second year in a row! Choose your recipe, register at Wood Library, and bring your cake along with the recipe on Saturday, January 19. Please arrive at 11:45 AM. Judging begins at 12 noon. Judges from Buttercups Bakery, Wegmans Bakery, and the New York State Wine and Culinary Center will be on hand to sample the cakes and decide who should be crowned Canandaigua's Best Teen Baker for 2008. The winning cakes will be based on best flavor, texture, taste, and presentation. Winners will receive great prizes to sweeten the deal - 1st Place Winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to Williams Sonoma, 2nd Place will receive a $25 Gift Card to Wegmans, and 3rd Place will receive a $10 Gift Certificate Buttercups Bakery. Recipes will be shared to help raise money for Wood Library. Family and friends encouraged to attend to sample the delectable entries. A special thanks to Buttercups Bakery and Wegmans for graciously donating the prizes. For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or email
Teen Nite is Cancelled!

Due to the bad weather, Teen Nite is cancelled for tonight, December 13. Because of Anime Club and the holidays, the next Teen Nite will be Thursday, January 10 from 7-8 PM. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I hope to see you next year!

Monday, December 10, 2007

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Anime Club
Thursday, December 20
6-8 PM
It's that time again for your monthly fix of Anime! On Thursday, December 20 from 6-8 PM at Wood Library, watch s-CRY-ed Vol. 1. Find out what happens when the aftermath of an environmental catastrophe has caused some humans to undergo genetic mutations with special powers. Kazuma spent his entire life in the wastelands relying on his powers to survive but an organization called 'Holy' threatens to take away his freedom. Now his truth behind the 'Holy' will rage and consume humanity throughout the land. And don't forget about the snacks and free prizes too! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.
Books & Bites
Monday, December 17
6 PM
Panera Bread
Another way to warm up this winter is to curl up with a good book and then discuss it with other teens over a cup of your favorite hot drink! Read Ann M. Martin's book, A Corner of the Universe, and meet up with Wood Library's Books & Bites at Panera Bread in Canandaigua on Monday, December 17 at 6 PM. Help choose the next 6 books for the group! Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.
Teen Nite
Thursday, December 13
7-8 PM
Had enough of the cold? Escape winter and look forward to hot drinks, snacks, videogames like Guitar Hero III and DDR Supernova 2, WI-FI laptops, board games like Twister and cards, and just hanging out with friends - all at Teen Nite on Thursday, December 13 from 7-8 PM at Wood Library. Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Big Read is coming to Canandaigua!
Look for it May 2008-June 2008

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that Wood Library is one of 127 libraries, municipalities, and arts, culture, higher education, and science organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read celebration of one of 16 classic novels from January to June of 2008. In partnership with South Bristol Cultural Center and in collaboration with other nonprofit organizations and schools within Canandaigua, Wood Library is planning a month-long series of events beginning in May 2008 to promote community wide reading and to stimulate and revive interest in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic work, The Great Gatsby. Events will include the "Great Gatsby Gala" at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, 1920s walking tours of homes in downtown Canandaigua, a 1920s fashion exhibit, a film series, jazz concerts, a one-woman performance about the life of Zelda Fitzgerald, a car show, Charleston dance classes, and book discussions. A sunset cruise aboard the Canandaigua Lady will conclude Canandaigua's Big Read. Watch for more information. Any questions can be emailed to Jenny Goodemote at

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Music Club
Thursday, November 15
5-6 PM
Before you settle in to watch some Anime, be sure to catch a glimpse of the hottest bands breaking out in the music scene. Watch behind-the-scenes footage of Taking Back Sunday on Thursday, November 15 from 5-6 PM at Wood Library. Anime Club immediately follows. For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Books & Bites
Monday, November 19
6 PM
Starbucks Coffee
There's nothing like a book and a soothing hot drink to melt your winter blues away. Join Wood Library's new teen book discussion group - Books & Bites - as they discuss a book and visit a local establishment for drinks and desserts. This month's discussion will take place on Monday, November 19 at Starbucks Coffee which is located at 10 Muar Street in Canandaigua. Read Nancy Farmer's The Eye, The Ear, and The Arm before the meeting then, just sit back and relax with other book lovers! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information.
Anime Club
Thursday, November 15
6-8 PM
You gotta be hungry for Anime since last month's meeting was cancelled. On Thursday, November 15 from 6-8 PM at Wood Library, watch Generator Gawl Vol. 1. Not only that, but win cool prizes and enjoy drinks and snacks. For more information, Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or
Teen Nite
Thursday, November 8
7-8 PM
Time to get out of the cold and warm up at Wood Library! Cuddle up next to a wireless laptop, get the chill out of your bones by dancing to DDR or strumming to Guitar Hero III, stretch your body by playing Twister, sip hot chocolate and other hot drinks, and warm those stomachs by filling them up with snacks. This all happens at Teen Nite on Thursday, November 8 from 7-8 PM. Stay a minute or an hour! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information.

Friday, October 12, 2007

New Teen Reading Survey!
Once again, Wood Library is asking you what YOU want to see on the shelves! Help us figure that out by filling out a Teen Reading Survey located in the Teen Lounge between the two computers. After you complete it, just place it in the provided drop box. Wood Library wants to be your number 1 stop for the latest bestsellers and favorite titles. Be Heard!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Spooky Stories of Canandaigua
Tuesday, October 30
7-8:45 PM
Canandaigua Middle School Library
Just in time for Halloween! Have you ever felt a chill in the air when you visited certain places in Canandaigua? Or, better yet, like someone was watching you only to discover no one was there? That's because Canandaigua is haunted! Maureen Senska, Reading Specialist with Canandaigua Middle School, will spook you with the untold stories about the ghosts that haunt familiar places in the community - including the real stories about the phantoms of Casa de Pasta, Lincoln Hill, and many more local establishments - on Tuesday, October 30 from 7:00-8:45 PM at the Canandaigua Middle School Library! Enjoy fall treats like donut holes and apple cider, then prepare to be scared in the dark! Limited to teens from 6th-8th grades. Be warned: some stories may be too spooky for certain children. Parents please use your own discretion. You'll never think the same way about local places ever again! Come and share your own spooky stories of Canandaigua! Limited to 20 participants! To register, call Wood Library at 394-1381 or email Jenny Goodemote at

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Books & Bites
Monday, October 15
6-7 PM
Move over Pizza & Pages, a new teen book discussion group is in town! Books & Bites meets every third Monday (with some exceptions) at various eateries in and around the community. This month's read is Esperanza Rising, a story about a young girl and her mother who are forced to leave their life of wealth and privelege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California after a sudden tragedy. Here, they must learn how to adapt to the harsh lifestyle that now faces them. Treat yourself after reading the book to a dinner or dessert at Panera Bread and discuss it with others. The group will be meeting at Panera Bread located at 4221 Recreation Drive in Canandaigua, NY on Monday, October 15 at 6 PM. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information.
Anime Club
Cancelled for October!

Anime Club will not be meeting in October. The next meeting date is Thursday, November 15. Stay tuned to find out what we will be showing!
Teen Nite
Thursday, October 11
7-8 PM
Play or dance your school blues away at the next Teen Nite at Wood Library on Thursday, October 11 from 7-8 PM. Rock out playing Guitar Hero: Rock the 80s, burn some calories by dancing to DDR, share some laughs with friends playing Twister and other board games, or learn something new surfing the web. And don't forget about the food! Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Nintendo DS Lite Winner!
Congratulations to Kasey Semmler, the winner of the Nintendo DS Lite! She won the grand prize by solving the Summer Mystery Murder at Wood Library. Kasey accused Jim Shortz of poisoning Mr. E Librarian's pencil (the one he liked to chew) because he mentioned raising the overdue fines to $1 a day for books. And she was right! Thanks to everyone who participated! I hope to see you again next summer!

Monday, September 10, 2007

New Video Games Added Daily!
Check back each week as new video games are added to the teen collection found in the Teen Lounge at Wood Library. Wood Library carries Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube, Playstation 2, and now Nintendo DS games! Don't see what you want on the shelf? If available, put it on hold from another library or if you can't find it, tell us to order it!

Pizza Taste-Off Winners are IN!
Thank you to the experienced pizza tasters who came to Wood Library on Friday, August 31, 2007 to sample nine different pizzas kindly provided by local area pizzerias. Over 30 teens enjoyed sampling piece after piece of pizza and choosing their favorites. It was a very tough decision.

Wood Library would like to congratulate the following winners as voted by teens:

Best Sauce: Pontillo’s Pizza
Runner-Up: Mark’s Pizzeria

Best Crust: Pizza Hut
Runner-Up: Tops Markets

Best Cheese: Pizza Hut
Runner-Up: Pizano’s Pizza

Best Overall Pizza: Pizza Hut
Runner-Up: Pudgie’s Pizza

Wood Library would also like to thank the participating pizzerias for their kind donations - Domino's, Wegman's, Tops Markets, Mark's Pizzeria, Pontillo's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Pudgie's Pizza, Pizano's Pizza, and Shell's Pizza.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Book Lover's Festival
Saturday, September 29
10 AM - 1:30 PM
On Saturday, September 29 from 10-1:30 PM, more than a dozen local authors for adults, teens and children will be at Wood Library to meet the public, talk about their books and writing, and sell signed copies of their books. Local Young Adult Authors Jan Siebold and Frank A. Beyea will be attending so teens can learn about new authors or perhaps even visit with their favorite ones. Jan Siebold is the author of My Nights at the Improv, Rope Burn, and Doing Time Online. Frank Beyea is the author of Monk's War: First Blood, a book of true stories of what it was like to live the life of a Marine ground pounder in Vietnam. The second book of the series will be published in October. The teen authors from the Comic Creation and Publishing Workshop will also be on-hand to share their stories and drawings from this year's comic book Results May Vary. Past issues will also be available for purchase.
Jan Siebold will also lead a break-out session at 12:15 PM so teens and adults can get an close-up interaction with a live author and her books and characters. The talk is limited to 18 and requires an admission ticket. Free tickets are available beginning at 10am. Ask at the ground floor desk. If you miss the talk, you may interact with Jan Siebold at her book table in the Community Room. Refreshments will be available.
Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.
Comic Book Launch Party
Thursday, September 27
7 PM
Get your hands on a copy of an original comic book written and inked by teens at this summer’s Comic Creation and Publishing Workshop held at Wood Library. The finished comic will be distributed at the Comic Book Launch Party on September 27, 2007 at 7 PM at Wood Library where the greater Canandaigua community can receive their own copy of Results May Vary. Students’ original artwork will also be displayed. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information.
Pizza & Pages
Monday, September 10
6 PM
Put that textbook down and pick up a copy of Art Spiegelman's Maus I: A Survivor's Tale. Then come to Wood Library on Monday, September 10 at 6 PM and discuss the book over pizza and pop and with other teens! Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.
Anime Club
Thursday, September 13
6-8 PM
Need a study break? Check out Anime Club at Wood Library! On Thursday, September 13 from 6-8 PM, Wood Library will be showing Volume 1 of Blue Gender. What's it about? Having been diagnosed with an incurable disease, teenager Yuji Kaido enters suspended animation in 2009 to await the discovery of a therapy. He's awakened 22 years later to find that Earth has been conquered by the Blue: monstrous, insectlike aliens. Snacks provided and cool prizes are given away! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.
Teen Nite
Thursday, September 6
7-8 PM
It might be back to school, but that doesn't mean we have to act like it! Take a break from homework and put your brain to the test by playing DDR and Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s or play Twister and other fun board games. Don't forget about free WI-FI, cold drinks, and piles of snacks. There's so much going on at Teen Nite, so don't miss out on Thursday, September 6 from 7-8 PM at Wood Library. For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381.
Pizza Taste-Off & Summer Reading Grand Prize Drawing
Friday, August 31
3 PM
It's the last teen program of the summer, but it's definitely one of the best! Come to Wood Library on Friday, August 31 and sample pizzas from all over Canandaigua and vote on who you think has the best crust, sauce, cheese, and overall taste! See if you can pick out your favorite pizza place! Then, stay a little longer and find out who murdered Mr. E Librarian at Wood Library and why. The winner for the Nintendo DS Lite will also be announced. The winner does not need to be present to win the prize. You do not need to be a part of the Teen Summer Reading Program to participate. Everyone is encouraged to come with an empty stomach! For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Pizza & Pages
Wednesday, August 22
6 PM
Join Jenny Goodemote and John Michalko as two teen book groups come together to explore the political and social aspects of George Orwell's Animal Farm on Wednesday, August 22 at 6 PM at Wood Library. Students entering grades 7-12 are welcome. Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.
Pizza & Pages Reschedule
Monday, July 30
6 PM
Read Mildred D. Taylor's award-winning book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, a story of one African American family, fighting to stay together and strong in the face of brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the 1930s and discuss it at Wood Library's Teen Book Discussion Group Pizza & Pages. Discussion over pizza will take place on Monday, July 30 at 6 PM and the movie based on the book will follow at 7 PM. Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.
Anime Club
Thursday, August 16
6-8 PM
Check out an awesome Anime TV show - Samurai 7 - based on the legendary Akira Kurosawa classic epic feature film, Seven Samurai! What's it about? A futuristic war-ravaged country is on the brink of collapse. The once powerful samurai are coming to the end of their rule. Bandits roam the coutryside with savage intent. A powerless village hires 7 ronin, a samurai with no master, to defend their way of life. One group seeks protection, the other, seeks one last chance for victory in the battlefield. Interested? Stop by on Thursday, August 16 from 6-8 PM at Wood Library! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Snacks provided. Cool Anime stuff given away! Contact Jenny Goodemote at for more information or call 394-1381.
Teen Nite
Thursday, August 9
7-8 PM
There's something for everyone at Teen Nite on Thursday, August 9 at Wood Library! From 7-8 PM, test your hands and feet on video games like Guitar Hero II or DDR, play Twister, Scattergories, and other board games, surf the web, meet up with friends, and treat yourself to snacks and cold drinks. Summer may be coming to a close, but Teen Nite is still hopping! Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Anime Club
Thursday, July
6-8 PM
Watch the awesome Anime TV show Tsubasa, win cool prizes, and eat Japanese snacks - all at Anime Club. Come to Wood Library and experience it from 6-8 PM on Thursday, July 19. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381 for more information.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wood Library's Teen Theater presents...
Dinner at 6
Friday, July 20 at 7 PM at All Things Art
Saturday, July 21 at Noon at Wood Library
You have two chances to discover what teens have been working all summer on at this year's Teen Theater performance of Dinner at 6. The first performance will take place at All Things Art on July 20 at 7 PM. A matinee will be offered at Wood Library on July 21 at noon. Both performances are free. This organization is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, which is administered locally by Finger Lakes Arts Grant and Services, Inc.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What's Going On This Summer @ Wood Library?
You Never Know Until You Stop By!

Teen Summer Programs

Win a Nintendo DS Lite!
Summer Murder Mystery Reading Club*
Sign up only once starting July 2, 2007
Read books this summer to solve the Murder Mystery of the year! Who dunnit? Mr. E, a librarian at Wood Library, was found dead in the library. Discover the murderer by reading! Sign-up for Wood Library's Teen Summer Reading Program will officially begin on July 2 at 7 PM at Wood Library's "Make Your Own Sundae Party"! After you make your very own ice cream sundaes, sign-up for summer reading and be on your way to solve the crime of the century (and win prizes, of course!). Every book read earns a clue to help solve the crime and an entry into a weekly drawing for great prizes liek passes to Seabreeze Amusement Park, a $25 giftcard to Wal-Mart, and zoo admission. Compile clues to make an accusation and enter into the Grand Prize Drawing for the Nintendo DS at the end of the summer! No deadline!

A Special Thanks to Wood Library's Summer Reading Sponsors:

Teen Nite
Thursdays, June 7, July 12, August 9—7-8 PM
Large Meeting Room
Video games, board games, cool drinks and snacks, WI-FI Internet...YNK until you try!

Anime Club
Thursdays, June 14, July 19, August 16—6-8 PM
Large Meeting Room
Escape the heat! Watch a popular Anime movie or TV show, enjoy drinks and Japanese snacks. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Win cool prizes too!

Pizza & Pages
Mondays, June 18, July 16, August 20—6 PM
Small Meeting Room
Enjoy pizza and pop as you discuss a book with other teens!

Teen Summer Book Discussion with John Michalko*
Wednesday Nights, June 27, July 25, August 29 - 8 PM

How much power should the government hold over you? Read books that push the boundaries politically, socially, and morally and then join Canandaigua Teacher John Michalko and Young Adult Librarian Jenny Goodemote as they discuss the controversial issues raised in each. Discussions will take place on July 18, August 15, and August 22 at 8 PM. For grades 8-12.
Selected Books:
July 18 - Children of Men by P.D. James
August 15 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
August 22 - Animal Farm by George Orwell

Make Your Own Sundae!
Monday, July 2—7 PM
Large Meeting Room
Kick off Summer Reading by making your own sundae with all the fixin’s! You don't have to sign up for summer reading to enjoy the ice cream! Come on in and cool off!

Teen Theater Auditions
Thursday, July 5—7-8:30 PM & Friday, July 6—3-5 PM
Large Meeting Room
Keep your acting skills sharp over the summer! Take part in this summer’s Teen Theater! Scott Schauman, a Drama Teacher from Canandaigua Academy and director of this year's Wood Library's Teen Theater, will be holding auditions on Thursday, July 5 from 7-8:30 PM and Friday, July 6 from 3-5 PM at Wood Library. Be dramatic! Must attend performances on July 20 & July 21.

Teen Summer Movie Night with John Michalko
Tuesday Nights, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14 - 6 PM
Watch great films from different genres and hang out and discuss them with John Michalko...could summer get any better? Films are shown every Tuesday night from July 10 until August 14 starting at 6 PM.
July 10 - The Three Musketeers (Adventure)
July 17 - Wait Until Dark (Suspense)
July 24 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Drama)
July 31 - Hero (Foreign)
August 7 - Arsenic and Old Lace (Comedy)
August 14 - Amadeus (Musical)
Bring snacks, drinks, and even your pillow!

Comic Creation and Publishing Workshop*
July 23-July 27—10-2 PM
Large Meeting Room
See your comics in print! A popular summer program has returned once again! Join forces with other teens in creating your very own comic book at the Comic Creation and Publishing Workshop at Wood Library! From July 23 - July 27, learn how to write and ink a comic strip with the guidance of Michael Churchill, a professional writer, and Ken Wheaton, a professional artist. Meets every day from 10-1 PM. Participants are recommended to bring a lunch. Limited to 20 students in grades 6-12.

Harry Potter Lock-In*
Friday, July 27—8 PM in the locked library!
Celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in theaters and the release of the final Harry Potter book by competing in Harry Potterish events. Decorate and race your own brooms, eat pizza and endless other snacks, toss gnomes, mix your own "drinkable" potions, and play Harry Potter trivia games - all while the library is closed! How else would you rather spend your Friday night? Teens only! Must have parent's permission. Lock-In starts on Friday, July 27 at 8 PM, and ends on Saturday, July 28 at 7 AM.

Concrete Hip-Hop*
August 6-August 17
12-2 PM
Large Meeting Room
Learn how to dance! Concrete Hip-Hop uses the medium of music and dance to promote cultural diversity and self-confidence to approximately 20 teens. From August 6 to August 16, learn about the history and background of hip-hop and unique dance moves associated with hip-hop from professional choreographer, Youmie Francois. The program will conclude with a public performance at Wood Library on Friday, August 17 at 1 PM.

Makin’ Music Songwriting Workshop*
Saturday, August 25—10-12 PM
Large Meeting Room
Develop and further your songwriting skills by attending Wood Library's Makin' Music Workshop. Musician Geoffrey Clough will teach teens about different styles of music and teens will create their own temporary music group in which they and their group members compose a song in one of the many genres of music - Rock and Roll, R+B, Rap, etc. Both musicians and non-musicians are welcome. Hear your song come to life!

The Recording Studio Experience*
Saturday, August 25—1-4 PM
FLCC Recording Studio
Want your very own song on a CD? On Saturday, August 25 from 1-4 PM, check out the Recording Studio Experience in which teens get a firsthand look at the inside of a real state-of-the-art recording studio at Finger Lakes Community College. After a tour and pizza, teens will be able to record a song or performance of their choice. Participants must have transportation to and from the studio and must have parents signed permission. Participants must also have their be well prepared to record because of time restraints.

Pizza Taste-Off & End of the Summer Party
Friday, August 31—3-4 PM
Large Meeting Room
Summer is over, but that doesn't mean we have to act like it! On Friday, August 31 at 3 PM, join others at Wood Library at the End of Summer Reading Party and Pizza Taste-Off. After voting on which pizzeria has the best crust, sauce, cheese, and overall taste in town, find out the Grand Prize Winner for this year's Murder Mystery Reading Program. Think you know who has the best pizza in town? Accept the challenge at the Pizza Taste-Off. You don't have to be a participant in the Summer Reading Program to sample some pizza!

* Registration Required.
Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more info or to register for programs.