Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Game Night
Thursday, January 28
6:00-8:30 PM

The monthly Game Nights that you thirsted for since Halloween Game Night are back at Wood Library! On Thursday, January 28 from 6:00-8:30 PM, challenge other teens to strategy board games like Last Night on Earth, Blockus, or Pueblo. Game Nights are held on the last Thursday of every month and led by Canandaigua Middle School Teacher John Michalko. For grades 8 and up. Who ever thought that going old school could be so much fun? Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Book Bistro
Thursday, January 7
6-7 PM

The Books & Bites teen book discussion group has officially transformed into Book Bistro! Join other teens right in the comfort of your local library as we discuss great young adult titles that really make you think! Hot drinks and treats based on the book guaranteed at every meeting. Share your two cents or just listen to what other teens have to say. Be there for the very first meeting on Thursday, January 7 at 6 PM at Wood Library. The first book up for discussion is Judy Blundell's What I Saw and How I Lied. All books recommended for Grades 8 and up. Don't be shy! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Anime Club
Thursday, January 21
6-8 PM

Kick off the new year with some awesome Anime! Join other teens who love it just as much as you on Thursday, January 21 from 6-8 PM at Wood Library and watch One Piece: Volume 1, Voyage 1. Find out if Monkey D. Luffy can make himself King of the Pirates by finding the fabulous treasure of the legendary pirate Gold Roger. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Snacks and drinks provided. Win prizes too! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Teen Nite
Thursday, January 14
6:30-8:00 PM

It's the first Teen Nite of the New Year and it's been extended by a half hour! Enjoy it by playing awesome video games like Beatles Rock Band or Super Smash Bros., grab some friends and play old school board games like Jenga or Risk, sip on hot drinks, snack on food, and surf the web on wifi laptops. All this on Thursday, January 14 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Wood Library! A completely free program! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information. Come early to help set-up!
Lovin' Your Oven
Saturday, January 16
11:45AM - 1:30PM

It’s the 4th Annual Lovin’ Your Oven! Your mission: To bake the best darn cookies that Canandaigua has ever tasted. Your goal: To be named Canandaigua’s Best Teen Baker for 2010 and win a $50 gift card to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, a $25 Wegmans gift card, or a $10 gift certificate to Phoenix Coffee. Three local tasters will decide your fate as they vote on their favorite cookie based on flavor, texture, taste, and presentation. What You Need to Do: Register at Wood Library, bake your famous cookies and bring them and the recipe* to Wood Library on Saturday, January 16 from 11:45AM – 1:30PM (Judging begins at noon). *Recipes will be available for purchase to help raise money for Wood Library. Ready, set, start baking! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org. Thank you to Wegmans for their kind donation.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Books & Bites
Sunday, December 20
3 PM
Starbucks

Read and discuss the exciting sequel to Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games - Catching Fire. Meet with other teens from Wood Library's teen book discussion group, Books & Bites, at Starbucks on Sunday, December 20 at 3 PM. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Anime Club
Thursday, December 17
6-8 PM

View an Anime film that was selected as one of the best 5 Anime movies by Time Magazine - Barefoot Gen. Gen is a cheerful elementary school student living in Japan during World War II. After years of living with difficult wartime rationing and impoverished conditions, Gen and his family have managed to maintain a relatively normal and happy life. All that is about to change when an atomic bomb destroys their city in an instant. While Gen and his mother manage to survive the attack, the rest of their family is not so lucky. Find out what happens. Watch this very powerful film as a group on Thursday, December 17 from 6-8 PM at Wood Library. Snacks will be provided. All movies and tv shows are recommended for ages 13 and older. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 for more information.
Teen Nite
Thursday, December 10
7-8 PM
It's the last Teen Nite of the year at Wood Library! Make it a good one by playing Beatles Rock Band, Super Smash Bros., or fun board games like Last Night on Earth! Waiting for your turn to play? Enjoy some time on a wifi laptop or grab some snacks. On Thursday, December 10, how you spend your hour hanging out is up to you! Teen Nite starts at 7 PM and ends at 8 PM. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information. Come an hour early if you want to help set-up!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Teen Nite
Thursday, November 12
7-8 PM
It's time for a rock n'roll history lesson! Come witness the premiere of Beatles Rock Band at Wood Library during Teen Nite on Thursday, November 12 from 7-8 PM! Not a Beatles fan? Try playing Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo Wii or playing some fun board games like Jenga or Twister. And don't forget about the wifi laptops! Food and drinks provided. It's completely free! Come early to help set up! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Comic Book Launch Party
Thursday, October 1
7 PM
For five straight days this past summer, teens got together at Wood Library's Comic Creation and Publishing Workshop and created their own comic book. Come check out the result of all that hard work at the Comic Book Launch Party on Thursday, October 1 at 7 PM at Wood Library. Witness the unveiling of "Questionable Production Values", view artists' drawings, get their autographs, and just talk comics! Refreshments will be served. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Anime Club
Thursday, November 19
6-8 PM

Anime Club is cancelled for October. It will resume on Thursday, November 19 at Wood Library from 6-8 PM. We will be watching Juliet x Romeo. As always, snacks will be provided and the films and shows are recommended for ages 13 and up. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Teen Nite
Thursday, October 8
7-8 PM

The weather is cooling down...come into Wood Library for a nice warm cup of hot chocolate. Or, warm yourself up by playing Rock Band, Super Smash Bros., or even Twister. Surf the web on wi-fi laptops and just hang out with friends! The next Teen Nite will be Thursday, October 8 from 7-8 PM at Wood Library. Show up early to help set up! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
The Big Read is HERE!
What is The Big Read? Wood Library and the National Endowment for the Arts want to inspire you to pick up and read the short stories and poetry by Edgar Allan Poe. Check out these great programs that you will want to be a part of!

The Mask of Amontillado
Thursday, October 1, 4:00-5:00 PM
Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua
Get ready for the Masquerade Ball by creating a unique mask. Make it as fancy as you like—color it, add jewels, glitter, or feathers. It can be the perfect accessory to any costume! All families and individuals are welcome for this free activity.

Masquerade Ball
Friday, October 2, 7:00-9:00 PM
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion, 151 Charlotte St., CanandaiguaAs the official kick-off for The Big Read, historic Sonnenberg Mansion is the perfect place for a masquerade ball to honor Edgar Allan Poe! The lights will dim as dramatic readings of Poe’s major works, including “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart,” are chillingly delivered by state officials and other community members to a captivated audience. Students from Canandaigua Academy’s Drama Department will play Poe’s troubled characters including Fortunato, Roderick Usher, and Prince Prospero, and Poe himself will make an appearance. Guests will be challenged to guess the characters and Poe’s stories or poems. Costumes will be judged and prizes awarded. Teens and adults are invited to this ticketed, catered event. Tickets can be purchased at Wood Library for $8/person. RSVP by September 30.

A Writer’s Nightmare: Teen Horror Writing Workshop
Tuesdays in October, 6:30-8:00 PM
Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., CanandaiguaTeens can perfect their horror writing skills with John Michalko, Special Projects Teacher at Canandaigua Middle School, as they look at popular horror writers from the past and present and discuss what creates a truly horrifying read. Participants will craft their own horror story and share it with one another each week. Open to teens only. Must attend all sessions. Call 585.394.1381 to register.

Poe Panel Discussion
Monday, October 19, 7:00-8:30 PM
Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., CanandaiguaWood Library will host a discussion surrounding the stories and poetry, the author, the history, and the dark themes of Edgar Allan Poe. Kathi Nacca, retired Canandaigua Academy English Teacher and Wood Library employee, will moderate a panel of Poe experts as they discuss “The Bells,” “The Raven,” and a selection of short stories. Panel speakers include Sam Martina, Scott Schauman, and Bob Burns. Students studying the work for the first time and adults revisiting it are encouraged to join in the discussion. Free and open to all ages.

A Midnight Dreary: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Wednesday, October 21, 7:00-9:00 PM
Veterans Hospital, 400 Fort Hill Ave., CanandaiguaBristol Valley Theatre collaborates with Wood Library and The Big Read to celebrate the 200th birthday of America's Master of the Macabre, in a dramatic performance of Edgar Allan Poe's most haunting tales, featuring BVT’s Artistic Director Karin Bowersock and local actor Jim Ditmars. Ditmars has been with Bristol Valley Theater since 1995 and is no stranger to dramatic macabre. He has appeared in “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Corpse!,” and the world premiere of “Nevermore.” Students from Canandaigua Academy will grace the stage and treat the audience to period Gothic choral pieces. Performances are free and open to the public. The event will be held at the Veteran's Administration Auditorium in Building #5. Parking nearby.

Book Discussion
Canandaigua Middle School Library
Thursday, October 22, 2:15 PM
“The Cask of Amontillado” (for Canandaigua Middle School students only, closed to the public)

Gothic Jewelry Workshop
Thursday, October 22, 7:00-8:30 PM
Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., CanandaiguaErica Bapst, owner and designer of Adorn Jewelry in Canandaigua, will teach teens the art of creating their very own gothic jewelry. Teens will learn the basics of jewelry design while they construct a gothic necklace. Teens in grades 7-12 are encouraged to participate. Call 585-394-1381 to register.

A Midnight Dreary: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Friday, October 23, 7:00-9:00 PM
Bristol Valley Theater, 151 S. Main St., NaplesA second chance to see Karin Bowersock and Jim Ditmars take the stage as characters from Poe’s haunting tales in this encore dramatic performance. Free admission. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Book Discussion
Canandaigua Academy Library
Thursday, October 29, 2:15 PM“The Raven”(Open to Canandaigua Academy students only, closed to the public)

Halloween Game Night
Friday, October 30, 5:00-12:00 PM
Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua
Bet you never thought board games could be spooky! John Michalko, game aficionado, brings piles of the scariest strategy board games to Game Night - just in time for Halloween! Play horrifying games such as Last Night on Earth, Zombies, and Mall of Horrors. Pizza will be provided. For teens in grades 8-12. Permission slip required. Call 585.394.1381 to register.

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Books & Bites
Monday, September 21
6:00 PM
Panera Bread in Canandaigua
Don't be shy! Share your thoughts on Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why with other teens at Wood Library's teen book discussion group, Books & Bites. The next meeting is Monday, September 21 at 6:00 PM at Panera Bread in Canandaigua. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Anime Club
Thursday, September 17
6:00-8:00 PM
You just have to sneak some Anime in between dinner and homework! On Thursday, September 17 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Wood Library watch Hayate The Combat Butler with other Anime fanatics! Food and drinks provided. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Teen Nite
Thursday, September 10
7:00-8:00 PM
It's time for back to school, but that doesn't mean you have to stop having fun! Take a break from homework and meet up with friends and play video games and board games, surf the web, and enjoy drinks and snacks on Thursday, September 10 from 7:00-8:00 PM at Wood Library. Come early if you want to help set-up. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Congratulations to our Pizza Taste-Off Winners!

Teens at last week's Teen Nite were given the difficult task to determine who has the best cheese, best crust, best sauce, and best overall taste among Canandaigua pizza parlors. After sampling seven different pizzas, the teens voted:

Best Cheese: Pizza Hut
Best Crust: Pizza Hut
Best Sauce: Domino's and Shells'
Best Overall Pizza: Pudgie's Pizza

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to everyone who participated including Wegmans, Tops Markets, Pontillo's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Domino's, Shells' Pizzeria, and Pudgie's Pizza.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Congratulations to our Summer Reading Winners!

Just for reading this summer, teens were given the chance to win some awesome prizes. Who won what? Here's the list:

Starbucks Prize Pack - Mara Kuenen
Gift Certificate Prize Pack #1 - Larissa Murphey
Gift Certificate Prize Pack #2 - Courtney Bullock
Staycation Prize Pack - Sara Phipps
Family Guy Prize Pack - Jessica Bordwell
Seneca Park Zoo Prize Pack - Brittany Bartell
Book Prize Pack - Kelley Vimislik
Halo Prize Pack - Cody Kelly
Anime Prize Pack - Kyree Martin
Food Prize Pack #1 - Grace Florian
Food Prize Pack #2 - Corie Eberle
Beauty Prize Pack - Capri Thomas
Adorn Prize Pack - Rachel Demkowicz

Grand Prize Winner of the Flip Video Camera - Katie McGuire

Once again, thank you to all the sponsors of the Teen Summer Reading Program. Close to 80 teens participated! Wood Library could not have done it without you!



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Recording Studio Experience
Saturday, August 22
1-4 PM
Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Dr., Canandaigua
The registration deadline for The Recording Studio Experience is fast approaching! Sign up now to be involved in a fun summer program! Record your own songs on CD at the state-of-the-art recording studio at Finger Lakes Community College, take a tour of the studio, and enjoy a pizza lunch. Remember this summer with your own recorded CD! And, it's all free! Registration and permission slip required. Permission slip is available for download at woodlibrary.org. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Teen Theater Performances - Friday, July 24, 7:00 PM @ All Things Art & Saturday, July 25, Noon @ Wood Library
Find out what teens have been working on all summer long—from writing to rehearsing to performing! "Cut the Cards" is play focusing on the issue of trust - how it can strengthen a friendship and how it can destroy one. Two free public performances will be held -
Friday, July 24 at 7 PM at All Things Art in Canandaigua and Saturday, July 25 at Noon at Wood Library. Directed by Scott Schauman, Drama Teacher at Canandaigua Academy. All ages are encouraged to attend. Free admission.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Anime Club
Thursday, August 20
6:00-8:00 PM
Last Anime Club meeting before school starts so we had to make it a good one! On Thursday, August 20 from 6-8 PM, check out one of the best-selling anime - Yu Yu Hakusho, a story about a young troublemaker named Yusuke Urameshi. But in a single selfless act Yusuke dies while saving another. For such noble sacrifice he is given a second chance at life, but it’s to be a life far different than the one left behind. Now a Spirit Detective, the young man must track down demons and humans alike who desire to rule over the three realms of reality. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Food and drink provided. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Teen Nite/Pizza Taste-Off
Thursday, August 13
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Just when you thought Teen Nite couldn't get any better! Not only is that extra half-hour filled with everything you would want to do during the summer - hang out with friends, play video games, board games, surf the web, and eat and drink - but has loads of pizza too! This year, Wood Library's annual Pizza Taste-off will be combined with Teen Nite on Thursday, August 13, from 7-8:30 PM. It is up to you to decide which Canandaigua pizzeria has best cheese, best sauce, best crust, and best overall taste! To do this, you must have more pizza than your stomach can handle! Plus, all that hard work you put into reading this summer finally pays off! Find out who will win the Grand Prize of the Teen Summer Reading Program, a Flip Video Camera, and other fantastic prizes! It will certainly be a busy night! Winners of the Teen Summer Reading Program do NOT need to be present to win. You did not need to participate in the summer reading program be attend Teen Nite or the Pizza Taste-Off. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Anime Club
Thursday, July 16
6-8 PM
Escape the rainy summer by taking cover at Wood Library and watching some Anime! On Thursday, July 16 from 6-8 PM, watch Escaflowne: Dragons and Destiny with other Anime fanatics. Food and drinks provided. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Express Yourself @ Wood Library: Summer Teen Programs 2009

Teen Summer Reading Program - Thursday, June 25 - Thursday, August 13
So many reasons to join! Read whatever you want this summer - books, magazines, graphic novels, manga, and even audiobooks - and win awesome prizes! For every 100 pages you read, get a ticket and enter it into the prize drawing you want! Just think, read a 500 page book or five 100 page books and get 5 tickets! Visit Wood Library and check out the display case piled high with prize packs that contain your favorites like Anime, Sephora beauty products, Family Guy, Halo, fast food coupons, Target, Walmart, and Eastview Mall gift cards, and popular books. And don't forget about the Grand Prize this summer - a Flip Video Camera! Registration required.

Teen Photography Contest - Thursday, June 25 - Monday, August 3
Snap some great shots this summer and enter them into Wood Library’s Teen Photography Contest! Photos will be judged by Rikki Van Camp, photo journalist from Messenger Post Newspapers, Peter Blackwood, freelance photographer, and Canandaigua Middle School Art Teacher, Sally McKenna. Photos will be judged on overall photographic and artistic quality. Traditional photography as well as digitally altered images are allowed. Winner will receive a gift certificate to Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame to have his or her winning photo framed. Award reception held on August 10. See Main Floor Desk or visit woodlibrary.org for rules and guidelines.

Teen Nite & Summer Reading Kick-Off - Thursday, June 25, 7:00-8:30 PM
To celebrate summer and to kick-off Wood Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program, Teen Nite will be extended an extra half-hour. But that’s not all...FREE ice cream floats too! Get a headstart on summer by playing video games and board games, surfing the web, enjoying snacks, and just hanging out with friends. Teen Nites will be happening all summer long—7/9, 8/13 too!

The High Strung - Monday, June 30, 7:00 PM
For the past five years the quirky, carefree, energetic music of Detroit’s The High Strung has been electrifying patrons across the nation with the sunny three-part harmonies and witty,
lyrical bravado. This year the guitars that accompany the band’s catchy sing-along choruses are roaming the country again and are headed to Wood Library on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 PM. In addition to playing a full-set of their rousing Beatles-esque jams, concert goers will learn what
it’s like to tour year-round and what sort of enthusiasm it takes to maintain such faith in your art. With a new album coming out on Park the Van Records in spring 2009, The High Strung will perform a mix of favorites and new tunes, as well as writing and performing a new song at the library with the help of the audience. All ages welcome to attend. 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 Phelps Historical Society & Phelps Arts Center. A “Let’s Hear It!” Wood Library program.

Game Night - Tuesdays, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 6:00-8:30 PM
Time to go old school! Get away from video games and play strategy games with Canandaigua Middle School teacher John Michalko every Tuesday throughout the summer. Learn how to play Last Night on Earth, Touch of Evil, Family Business, Heroscape, and more! Challenge other teens and win by planning your next move!

Teen Theater Auditions - Thursday, July 9, 7:00-8:30 PM & Friday, July 10, 3:30-5:00 PM
Be a part of the fun! Whether you’re a seasoned actor and need to keep your acting skills sharp over the summer, or a novice performer who would like to have a taste of acting, Teen Theater is for you! Perform a play written by teens and work with Canandaigua Academy Drama Teacher Scott Schauman to bring it to life! Rehearsals take place from July 13-July 24. Must
attend both performances on July 24 and July 25.

Super Smash Bros. Tournament - Monday, July 13, 7:00 PM
Think you’re THE person to beat at Super Smash Bros? Prove yourself as you battle other teens who are vying for the right to be named The Super Smash Bros. Champion! The newly proclaimed champion wins a Mario T-shirt. Registration required.

Anime Club - Thursdays, July 16 & August 20, 6:00-8:00 PM
Get out of the heat and into Wood Library! Sit back, relax, and watch a Japanese animated film or TV film in cool comfort with a bunch of munchies and cold drinks. Must be 13 years old and up. Prizes given away!

Books & Bites - Mondays, July 20 & August 17, 6:00 PM @ Various Eateries in
Canandaigua
Do you like to read? Do you like sweets? Or an ice cold refreshing drink? Read two different books this summer and join the discussion with other teens over some delectable treats. See Main Floor Desk for details.

Teen Theater Performances - Friday, July 24, 7:00 PM @ All Things Art & Saturday, July 25, Noon @ Wood Library
Find out what teens have been working on all summer long—from writing to rehearsing to performing. Free admission.

Comic Creation & Publishing Workshop - July 27 - July 31, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join a fabulous team of comic writers and artists! Michael Churchill, professional writer, and Ken Wheaton, professional artist, will guide you through the process of writing, drawing, and inking your own comic strip! Then see your artwork published into a comic book! Registration required. Recommended for Grades 7 and up. Comic Book Launch Party will be held on October 1.

Name That Tune! - Thursday, July 30, 7:00 PM
Get the entire family together as you and your parents, grandparents, and siblings try to guess popular songs spanning multiple generations and genres. Duke it out with other families! Top prizes will be awarded. Family registration required. All ages welcome to attend.

Tie One On! - Thursday, August 6, 7:00 PM
Who would have thought that there are so many creative ways to tie shoelaces? Open up a whole new world of lacing styles as you create a distinctive tie pattern with shoe laces in your school colors. Registration required. Open to Grades 6-12.

Teen Photography Reception - Monday, August 10, 7:00 PM
Check out all the entries from this year’s Teen Photography Contest! All artwork will be on display in the Community Room for the month of August, starting with the reception on August 10. Winners will be announced and judges will be on-hand to discuss the winning works. Refreshments will be served. Everyone encouraged to attend.

Teen Nite/Pizza Taste-Off/Summer Reading Drawings - Thursday, August 13,
7:00-8:30 PM
A jam-packed evening! You couldn’t ask for anything better than videogames, board games,
friends, wi-fi laptops, pizza, and prizes all in one night! First, hang out with friends as you play video games and board games, then decide in a blind taste-test which pizzeria in Canandaigua has the best crust, sauce, cheese, and overall taste. Stay to the very end and find out who will win the prize packs from this year’s Summer Reading Program. Don’t forget to bring in the tickets you earned from the Teen Summer Reading Program so you can stuff the boxes before the drawings. You do not have to participate in the Summer Reading Program to attend Teen Nite and the Pizza Taste-Off.

The Recording Studio Experience - Saturday, August 22, 1:00-4:00 PM @ Finger Lakes Community College
Remember this summer with your song recorded on your very own CD! Take a tour of the
state-of-the-art recording studio at Finger Lakes Community College, chow down on a pizza lunch, and then get ready to record a song! Registration and permission slip required. Must have own transportation to FLCC. Be prepared with two songs of your choice. Permission slip available at woodlibrary.org.

Teen Film Contest & Festival - June 25-August 20 Festival: August 27, 7:00 PM
What better way to express yourself this summer than writing and starring in your own film with family and friends? This festival showcases teen-made, -acted, -directed, and -edited movies and the teens behind them. Enter your movie into Wood Library's Teen Film Contest! Deadline is August 20. Winning film will be posted on Wood Library’s teen blog and Facebook page. For rules and submission guidelines, see Main Floor Desk or visit woodlibrary.org.

For more information or to register for programs, contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 orjgoodemote@pls-net.org.

A special thank you to all of our summer reading sponsors - McDonald's, Burger King, Seabreeze Amusement Park, Wegmans, Wal-Mart, Sephora, Eastview Mall, Arby's, Taco Bell, Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame, Adorn Jewelry, Starbucks, Target, and Charlie Riedel's. We couldn't have done it without you!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wood Library is now on Facebook!
Become a fan and be the first to know what teens are doing at Wood Library!  You can find photos, videos, programs, and events - everything you want to know!  Come see what you've been missing!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Looking for a Summer Job?
Then check out this flier designed by Finger Lakes Workforce New York!
It's the perfect place to start!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The High Strung
Tuesday, June 30
7 PM

For the past five years the quirky, carefree, energetic music of Detroit’s The High Strung has been electrifying patrons across the nation with the sunny three-part harmonies and witty, lyrical bravado. This year the guitars that accompany the band’s catchy sing-along choruses are roaming the country again and are headed to Wood Library on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 PM.  In addition to playing a full-set of their rousing Beatles-esque jams, concert goers will learn what it’s like to tour year-round and what sort of enthusiasm it takes to maintain such faith in your art. With a new album coming out on Park the Van Records in spring 2009, The High Strung will perform a mix of favorites and new tunes, as well as writing and performing a new song at the library with the help of the audience. All ages welcome to attend.  In addition, The High Strung are posting unreleased tracks and other exclusive material to their new Mon/Wed/Fri Blog at http://thehighstrung.tumblr.com/. Their new album, Ode to the Inverse of the Dude, is now available at iTunes, Amazon, and record stores everywhere. Full tour listings (including non-library stops) are posted at http://www.thehighstrung.com  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 Phelps Historical Society & Phelps Arts Center.  A “Let’s Hear It!” Wood Library program.  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Teen Summer Reading Program
Thursday, June 25 - Thursday, August 13

Why should you join this summer?

Win Prizes!  What you see before you are all the prizes you could win this summer—just by reading!  Get a raffle ticket for every 100 pages you read, whether it’s a magazine, book, audiobook, or comic book, and enter yourself in the drawing for the prize that YOU want!  And don’t forget about the Grand Prize Drawing—a FLIP VIDEO CAMERA!  Make it a summer to remember!  Drawings take place on August 13 during Teen Nite & Pizza Taste-Off.  You do not have to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program to attend the Pizza Taste-Off. Only one prize per person.

Teen Nite Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!  Teen Nite will be better than ever on Thursday, June 25, from 7:00—8:30 PM.  Enjoy an extra half hour of wifi laptop surfin’, video game rockin’ and dancin’, sweet and salty snacks and ice cold drinks, and board game playin’. To celebrate the beginning of summer reading, Teen Nite invites you to come and make-your-own ice cream floats!  You do not have to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program to attend Teen Nite.

Everyone Gets Free Stuff!  Besides the chance to win great prizes, each participant in the Teen Summer Reading Program will receive a pencil, a pin, and a bookmark!

Enjoy Reading Again and Be Rewarded For It!  Anything you read this summer qualifies for the Teen Summer Reading Program.  It’s all fair game!  There’s no excuse not to join!  Read what YOU want this summer so you can win what YOU want!  

Teen Nite and Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Thursday, June 25
7-8:30 PM

To celebrate summer and to kick-off Wood Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program, Teen Nite will be extended an extra half-hour on Thursday, June 25 from 7-8:30 PM.  But that’s not all...FREE ice cream floats too!  Get a headstart on summer by playing video games and board games, surfing the web, enjoying snacks, and just hanging out with friends.  At the same time, sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program.  With every 100 pages you read this summer, receive a raffle ticket and enter it into the prize that YOU want!  Anything counts - audiobooks, magazines, comic books, manga, and books!  Check out the great prizes that you can win on the Main Floor!  All prizes will be drawn on Thursday, August 20 at the final Teen Nite of the summer.  All tickets will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing of a Flip Video Camera.  You don't have to register for the summer reading program to attend Teen Nite.  All are welcome!  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.  Teen Nites will be happening all summer long—7/9, 8/13 too!

Anime Club
Thursday, June 18
6-8 PM
Take your mind off studying for exams and watch a great Anime show in cool comfort at Wood Library!  On Thursday, June 18, Wood Library will be showing The Last Exile, a story about childhood friends Claus and Lavie and their dream of becoming daring pilots who serve as mail couriers, flying their small ships to dangerous destinations. But just as they're about to win an important race and establish a reputation, they are entrusted to protect Al, a mysterious little girl who is being pursued by an angularmecha-ship.  Cool drinks and sweet and salty snacks provided.  Recommended for ages 13 and up.  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information. 
Books & Bites
Monday, June 15
6 PM
Muar House Cafe
Sit out on the lake, enjoy a cool drink or dessert, and discuss some great books that really make you think!  Books & Bites, Wood Library's teen book discussion group, will be talking about Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper on Monday, June 15 at 6 PM at Muar House Cafe in Canandaigua.  Muar House is located at 169 Lakeshore Dr.  For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 2

Free Comic Book Day is coming - and fast!  Get ready by stopping into Wood Library and grabbing some free comics!  On Monday, April 27 until Friday, May 1, stock up on some great classic comics - and they're all free!  A special thanks to Pulp Nouveau Comix in Canandaigua for providing the comics.  Check out Pulp Nouveau for great Free Comic Book Day events: http://www.pulpnouveau.com/
Game Night
Thursday, May 28
6-8:30 PM

Unplug those video games and try something a little more old school - Game Night!  Challenge Canandaigua Middle School teacher John Michalko to various strategy board games, like Last Night on Earth and Family Business, on Thursday, May 28 from 6-8:30 PM at Wood Library.  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 38-94-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Books & Bites
Monday, May 18
6 PM
Starbucks in Canandaigua

Want to read a great book and then discuss it with other teens?  On Monday, May 18 at 6 PM, meet up with other teens from Wood Library's book discussion group, Books & Bites, at Starbucks in Canandaigua.  This month, teens will be reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, a story about Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant working in Chicago’s infamous Packingtown. Instead of finding the American Dream, Rudkus and his family inhabit a brutal, soul-crushing urban jungle dominated by greedy bosses, pitiless con-men, and corrupt politicians.  Definitely a highly discussable book!  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Anime Club
Thursday, May 21
6-8 PM

Yet another reason to get out of the house - to watch some Anime!  Stop by Wood Library on Thursday, May 21 from 6-8 PM and watch an awesome Anime tv show, Transformers: A New Beginning.  Not only do you get to watch Anime, but you can enjoy all the snacks and drinks you want.  Plus, win some cool prizes!  All Anime is recommended for ages 13 and up.  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Teen Nite
Thursday, May 14
7-8 PM

Take a break from homework and come hang out for an hour at Wood Library's Teen Nite on Thursday, May 14 from 7-8 PM.  Do something that you actually want to do, like play Rock Band or Super Smash Bros., play board games, enjoy unlimited snacks and drinks, surf the web on wi-fi laptops, and just meet up with friends.  The hour is all yours!  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.  Let me know if you want to help set-up!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Teen Poetry Winners Announced!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Wood Library's Teen Poetry Contest! Once again, it was a smashing success with over 50 poems sumbitted! All of the poems were of extremely high caliber. Unfortunately, there can only be 6 winners. Congratulations to the following teen poets:

High School Category:
1st Place - Adria Wiedrich for "Carousel"
2nd Place - Rebekah Connell for "The Silent Path"
3rd Place - Lauren Thomas for "Ferris Wheel"

Middle School Category:
1st Place - Sarah Crowe for "I Belong"
2nd Place - KG Norris for "A Familiar Face"
3rd Place - Shawn Simmons for "When Dusk Arrives"

Want to hear the poems? Stop by Phoenix Coffee in Canandaigua on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM and enjoy a cool beverage with some soothing poetry. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Teen Poetry Award Ceremony
Wednesday, April 29
6:30 PM
Phoenix Coffee in Canandaigua
Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining the winners from Wood Library's Teen Poetry Contest as they read their poems and receive their prizes at the Poetry Award Ceremony at Phoenix Coffee on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Drinks and desserts will be available for purchase at Phoenix Coffee.  Phoenix Coffee is located at 325 N. Main St. in Canandaigua.  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Wood Library 15th Annual Teen Poetry Contest
Ends April 10
Deadline 5:00 PM
Calling all poems!  Last chance for teens to submit one of their original poems for a chance to win $50, $40, or $30!

Winners will be chosen from the following categories:
Middle School Category: Grades 6 –8.
High School Category: Grades 9-12.

Requirements:
Each contestant may submit one poem to Wood Library.

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 to Wood Library.

Name, address, phone number, grade, and school should be listed on a 3”x5” card. This information must not appear on your poem.

Wood Library employees & contest judges are not eligible to participate.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: April 10, 5pm
Submit poems to Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424
Or email to jgoodemote@pls-net.org.
 
PRIZES
The following cash prizes will be provided by the Friends of Wood Library.
Winners in each category will receive:
1st Place $50
2nd Place $40 
3rd Place $30
 

Meet Julie Berry!
Wednesday, April 22
7 PM
Are you looking for something new to read? Are you trying to get published yourself? Wondering how to begin writing a story? Get your questions answered by meeting young adult author Julie Berry on Wednesday, April 22 at 7 PM at Wood Library!  Hear about her debut book The Amaranth Enchantment which follows the captivating story of fifteen-year-old Lucinda Chapdelaine as she struggles to find herself.  When Lucinda was a small child, her parents left for the royal ball and never returned. Ever since, Lucinda has been stuck in perpetual servitude at her evil aunt’s jewelry store. Then, on the very same day, a mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry enter the shop, setting in motion a string of twists and turns that will forever alter Lucinda’s path. In this magical story filled with delightful surprises, Lucinda will dance at the royal ball, fall under the Amaranth Witch’s spell, avenge her parents’ death, and maybe—just maybe—capture the heart of a prince.  Books will be available for purchase and can be signed.  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Game Night
Thursday, April 30
6-8:30 PM
Time to go old school!  Get away from video games and play strategy games with Canandaigua Middle School teacher John Michalko on Thursday, April 30 at 6 PM at Wood Library.  Learn how to play Touch of Evil, Family Business, Heroscape, and more!  Challenge other teens and win by planning your next move!  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Books & Bites
Monday, April 20
6 PM
Panera Bread in Canandaigua
Read the book everyone's talking about and then meet up with other teens and share your thoughts!  On Monday, April 20 at 6 PM at Panera in Canandaigua, Wood Library's Books & Bites will meet to discuss Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games.  Enjoy a book while you enjoy your favorite snack!  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Anime Club
Thursday, April 23
6-8 PM
Celebrate Earth Day with Anime!  On Thursday, April 23, Wood Library's Anime Club will be meeting from 6-8 PM to watch Origin: Spirits of the Past, a Anime movie about a civilization left in ruins. Now, in a post-apocalyptic setting where the crumbling remains of vast cities lie in close proximity to the encroaching forest, humans live on both sides of a brewing conflict. Origin has a lot to say about preserving our planet in the era of global warming, and it's a visual treat from start to finish.  Food and drinks provided.  Cool prizes given away too!  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.
Teen Nite
Thursday, April 9
7-8 PM
Spring is in the air!  Use that energy and come to Teen Nite at Wood Library on Thursday, April 9 from 7-8 PM.  Play Rock Band or Super Smash Bros. all night or surf the web on wi-fi laptops.  Food and drinks will be available to keep you going!  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.  Show up early if you want to help set up!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Wood Library's 15th Annual Teen Poetry Contest
Now - Friday, April 10 at 5 PM

It's that time of year again!  Wood Library's 15th Annual Teen Poetry Contest has officially began!  Teens in grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit one, original poem to Wood Library before Friday, April 10.  That one poem could earn them $50, $40, or $30! 

Winners will be chosen from the following categories:
Middle School Category: Grades 6 –8.
High School Category: Grades 9-12.

Requirements:
Each contestant may submit one poem to Wood Library.

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 to Wood Library.

Name, address, phone number, grade, and school should be listed on a 3”x5” card. This information must not appear on your poem.

Wood Library employees & contest judges are not eligible to participate.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: April 10, 5pm
Submit poems to Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424
Or email to jgoodemote@pls-net.org.
 
PRIZES
The following cash prizes will be provided by the Friends of Wood Library.
Winners in each category will receive:
1st Place $50
2nd Place $40 
3rd Place $30

Winners will be notified by April 20.
Winning poems will be on display during April: National Poetry Month

Everyone is invited to the Award Ceremony & Poetry Open Mike Night   April 29, 7 PM @ the Phoenix Coffee Shop 325 N. Main St., Canandaigua.

Good luck!  Email Jenny Goodemote at jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information or call 585-394-1381.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Game Night
Thursday, March 26
6-8:30 PM
Play some of the best strategy board games out there! Stop by Wood Library on Thursday, March 26 from 6-8:30 PM and play games like Last Night on Earth, Family Business, and Heroscape with Canandaigua Middle School teacher and gaming enthusiast John Michalko. Open to teens in grades 7-12. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Twilight Premiere Party
Saturday, March 21
6-10 PM
Wood Library

Vampire or Werewolf? Edward or Jacob? If you’re a fan of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, come join us for an after-hours party on Saturday, March 21 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM at Wood Library. We’ll be celebrating the DVD release of Twilight, the first book in the series, with costume and trivia contests, crafts, prizes, games, music, book-themed food, and the premiere of the movie! Prizes will be awarded to those closely resembling characters from the book!  The party is open to teens going into grades 7-12.  Registration and permission slip required.  Space is limited, so be sure to sign up asap!  Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.


Monday, February 23, 2009

A Wild Day!
Closing Event for the Big Read: Canandaigua Reads The Call of the Wild
Saturday, February 28
10 AM -4 PM
South Bristol Cultural Center

10 AM - The Big Read finale begins at 10 AM with the last book discussion of the series.  Don't miss it!
11 AM - Experience culinary adventures in the Klondike with Kris Nielsen-Keyes. Bring your appetite! Cost: $5.00 per person at the door.

1 PM - Join Alaskan Malamute breeder, Lori Hicks, of Masasyu Kennels to learn about her award-winning dogs. Plus, you'll learn how she spins their hair into yarn to create hats, scarves, and mittens! 

2:30 PM - Don't miss Finger Lakes Community College Professor Marty Dodge's riveting stories of his travels through the Alaskan wilderness as conveyed through words and pictures. 

The South Bristol Cultural Center is located at 5323 Seneca Point Rd. in Canandaigua. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. Visit neabigread.org for more events.