Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Books & Bites
Monday, April 21
6 PM

Read Margaret Peterson Haddix's Uprising and then discuss it with Wood Library's Teen Book Discussion Group on Monday, April 21 at Panera in Canandaigua. What's the book about? Bella, newly arrived in New York from Italy, gets a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. There, along with hundreds of other immigrants, she works long hours at a grueling job under terrible conditions. Yetta, a coworker from Russia, has been crusading for a union, and when factory conditions worsen, she helps workers rise up in a strike. Wealthy Jane learns of the plight of the workers and becomes involved with their cause.
Bella and Yetta are at work -- and Jane is visiting the factory -- on March 25, 1911, when a spark ignites some cloth and the building is engulfed in fire, leading to one of the worst workplace disasters ever. For more information about the program, contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or
Teen Nite
Thursday, April 3
7-8 PM

If you missed the unveiling of Rock Band at the last Teen Nite, now is your chance to get to Wood Library and rock out! On Thursday, April 3 from 7-8 PM, try your skills at drumming, strumming, or singing - or all! Waiting to play Rock Band? We got you covered - board games, wifi laptops, food and drinks. For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or
Let the Writing Begin!
The 14th Annual Teen Poetry Contest has officially begun! Hurry and grab a pen, a piece of paper, and a seat and let your feelings flow because the deadline is Friday, April 11! Cash prizes await! Here's a little something to inspire you:

"How Doth The Little Crocodile"
Lewis Carroll

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spread his claws,
And welcome little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!

Remember the rules:

Middle School Category: Grades 6 – 8.
High School Category: Grades 9 - 12.
The poem must be the poet’s original work and TYPED on 8 ½” x 11” paper.
5 copies of the poem must be submitted.
Name, address, phone number, grade, and school should be listed on an index card accompanying the poem. This information must NOT appear on your poem.
Wood Library employees & contest peer judges are not eligible to participate. Participants are permitted to submit only one poem.
Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or for more information.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ukrainian Easter Eggs Postponed!
The workshop on Ukrainian Easter Eggs has been postponed until April 24 at 7 PM. If you haven't signed up yet to design and create your own Easter masterpiece, register now before it's too late! It's the perfect program to celebrate Easter and Passover! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or to register or for more details.