Monday, February 25, 2008

Books & Bites
Monday, March 10
6 PM
Panera Bread
On Monday, March 10 at 6 PM at Panera Bread, discuss with other teens Mitch Albom's book, One More Day. Enjoy a feel good book with a feel good dessert or beverage. Panera is located at 4221 Recreation Drive in Canandaigua. For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or
Anime Club
Thursday, April 17
6-8 PM
Although it pains me to say it, Anime Club for March has been cancelled. But, it will be back and better than ever on Thursday, April 17 from 6-8 PM at Wood Library. You have a little over a month to prepare yourself for Le Chevalier d'Eon: Pslam of Vengence. D'Eon de Beaumont is devastated when his sister Lia is found murdered. He swears vengeance, and the trail of revenge leads him into a complex plot involving alchemy, the Duc d'Orléans, the Russian Imperial court, Mme. de Pompadour, and much more! There is one twist...when D'Eon engages in mortal combat, his sister's soul possesses his body and sword! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Snacks, drinks, and prizes will be there as long as you are! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Teen Nite
Thursday, March 6
7-8 PM
Rock Band Wanted! Looking for talented guitarists, drummers, bassists, and vocalists to play in hard-core rock band. Must be dedicated, amibitious, and motivated band members who are ready to rock hard and tour the world. Interested musicians should stop by Teen Nite at Wood Library on Thursday, March 6 from 7-8 PM. While you're waiting to show your stuff, hop on a wi-fi laptop, enjoy some food and drinks, try out DDR if it's your thing, or play some board games. Contact band manager Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

14th Annual Teen Poetry Contest
March 10-April 11
It's that time of year again! Wood Library's Teen Poetry Contest is back for another year, making this year its 14th! Beginning March 10, teens are encouraged to showcase their writing talents by submitting poems to Wood Library. The deadline for the contest is April 11, 2008 at 5 PM. No exceptions. Students in grades 6 – 12 should submit their typed poems with contact information (name, address, phone number, grade, and school) to Wood Library, 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua or email them to Home-schooled children are welcome to submit. Cash prizes are provided by the Friends of Wood Library: 1st place $50, 2nd Place $40, 3rd Place $30.

Rules and guidelines are as follows:

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.

If you are interested in participating as a peer judge in this year's contest, please contact me at or 394-1381. Remember, judges are excluded from the competition.
The Poetry Contest Award Ceremony in conjunction with an all ages Poetry Open Mike Night on Wednesday, April 30 at 7 PM at the Phoenix Coffee Shop. It is located at 325 N. Main St. in Canandaigua. For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or email
Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Thursday, March 13
7 PM
Helen Steciak, a creator and admirer of Ukrainian Easter Eggs for many years, will teach teens the intricate art of the holiday’s greatest symbol—the Easter Egg - on Thursday, March 13 at 7 PM at Wood Library. Learn the basics on how to prepare and decorate your very own Ukrainian Easter Egg. Check out Helen's beautiful talent in the Ground Floor Display Case of the library. Registration is required. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information or to register.