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.