Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
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,
Monday, November 23, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, October 1
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canandaigua Academy Library
Thursday, October 29, 2:15 PM“The Raven”(Open to Canandaigua Academy students only, closed to the public)
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.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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
Teen Nite/Pizza Taste-Off
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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 email@example.com for more information.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Teen Nites will be happening all summer long—7/9, 8/13 too!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
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 email@example.com for more information.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Meet Julie Berry!