Thursday, January 29, 2009

Get Those Poems Ready!

Keep your eyes out for Wood Library's 15th Annual Teen Poetry Contest starting on March 9 until April 10!
Game Night
Thursday, February 26
6-8:30 PM

A perfect season to stay indoors and play games all night! Play Last Night on Earth, Touch of Evil, Family Business, Heroscape and other strategy games with other teens and John Michalko on Thursday, February 26 from 6 to 8:30 PM at Wood Library. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information.
Books & Bites
Friday, February 20
Panera Bread in Canandaigua

Warm up this winter with a hot beverage and a book! Read Art Spiegelman's Maus II (the sequel to Maus) and discuss it with other teens at Wood Library's teen book discussion group, Books and Bites. Next meeting is Friday, February 20 at Noon at Panera Bread in Canandaigua. For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at or 394-1381.
The Call of the Wild Kick-Off
Saturday, January 31
Noon - 4 PM
Cummings Nature Center, Naples

Experience the wild like never before! Come face to face with real sled dogs as Jim Phillips shows you what it takes to race with them (1:00 -3:00 PM), discover different wild animals when the Seneca Park Zoo's Wegmans ZooMobile stops by for presentations geared toward ages 8 and up at NOON and 3:00 PM. Fresh baked goods and hot drinks available for purchase. Nature trails will be open for snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals. Free admission, but donations to the Cummings Nature Center appreciated. Free copies of "The Call of the Wild" will be distributed. Cummings Nature Center is located at 6472 Gulick Rd., in Naples. 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 for more events.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Anime Club
Thursday, February 19
6-8 PM

Check out the latest in Anime! On Thursday, February 19 from 6-8 PM at Wood Library, watch Blood + Volume 1 with other Anime fanatics. Snacks provided and cool prizes given away. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information.
Teen Nite
Thursday, February 12
7-8 PM

Sick of being told what to do? Hang out with friends at Teen Nite on Thursday, February 12 from 7-8 PM at Wood Library. It's your time and it's up to you how you spend it. Fill your stomach while you play Super Smash Bros. or Rock Band, surf the web, and challenge each other at board games. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information.
Lovin' Your Oven Winners Announced!

The Best Teen Baker of 2009 was determined on Saturday, January 17 at Wood Library's annual teen baking contest, Lovin' Your Oven. This year's mission was to bake the best darn brownies Canandaigua has ever tasted. It was a very diffcult task for judges Renee Daldry from the New York Wine and Culinary Center, Stephanie Sellinger from Wegmans Bakery, and Kelly Jo Martin from Buttercups Bakery. Ryan Fordham walked away with the Grand Prize of a $50 gift card to Williams Sonoma for his modified Peanut Butter Brownies. A Black Bean Brownie recipe made with natural nectar and other healthy ingredients earned Ryan Yourch the Second Place prize of a $25 gift card to Wegmans. Last year's Best Teen Baker, Olivia Key, was awarded Third Place, a gift certificate to Buttercups Bakery, for her German Chocolate Brownies. Tasters were encouraged to spread the frosting on thick! It was a very close competition and each brownie entry was as delectable as the last. Congratulations and thank-you to everyone who participated! Hope to see you next year with a fresh batch of cookies! A special thank-you to Wegmans and Buttercups Bakery for donating the prizes and to the judges for donating their time.