Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Magic the Gathering Basics Class
Saturday, March 20
12:00-4:00 PM

Ever wanted to learn how to play Magic the Gathering? Matt and AJ, two Magic fanatics, will teach you the basics of this popular card game on Saturday, March 20 from 12-4 PM at Wood Library. Learn how to use and build your own deck, including how to create one designed to meet your specific needs and use to your full advantage. Registration required. For grades 6-12. Must have own transportation and be picked up by 4 PM. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or for more information.
Book Bistro
Thursday, March 4
6:00-7:00 PM

Cozy up to a book this winter and then enjoy a hot drink while you discuss it at Wood Library's teen book discussion group, Book Bistro. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 4 at 6:00 PM. The group will be discussing Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or for more information.
16th Annual Teen Poetry Contest
March 15-April 16

The Annual Teen Poetry Contest has returned. Beginning March 15, teens are encouraged to showcase their writing talents by submitting poems to Wood Library. The deadline for the 16th Annual Teen Poetry Contest is April 16 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, NY or email them Home schooled children are welcome to submit. Rules and guidelines are as follows:

  • 1st place $50, 2nd Place $40, 3rd Place $30
  • 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.
  • Name, address, phone number, grade, and school should be listed on a separate piece of paper than the poem. This information must not appear on your poem.
  • Wood Library employees & contest judges are not eligible to participate.
  • One entry per person.
  • Five copies of poem must be submitted.

The Poetry Contest Award Ceremony will take place on April 28 at 7 PM at Phoenix Coffee located at 325 North Main Street in Canandaigua. For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or email

Watership Down Events
March & April at Wood Library

Watership Down—The Film
Thursday, March 18. 6:00-8:00 PM
During Anime Club in March, watch a classic animated film based on the beloved book by Richard Adams. Follow a warren of Berkshire rabbits as they flee their destructed home in search of a new, safe haven, skirting danger at every turn. The movie is rated PG, but is recommended for ages 13 and older. Snacks and drinks provided. Prizes given away! Families welcome.

Watership Down—The Book
Thursday, April 1. 6:00-7:00 PM
Start at the beginning by reading the book! Families, teens, and older children are encouraged to attend this program to discuss the ideas mentioned in Richard Adams’ Watership Down, like freedom, ethics, and human nature. Hot drinks and snacks based on the book will be provided.

Watership Down—The Music
Saturday April 3. 12:00-1:00 PM
Discover one man’s interpretation of Watership Down through music. Bernie Talty, music teacher at Rossi Music in Canandaigua and the star of a one-man-band called Skull, will perform music from his latest CD, Efrafan, a concept album completely dedicated to the story of Watership Down. All ages welcome.

Contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or for more information.
Teen Nite
Thursday, March 11
6:30-8:00 PM
The cold is still dragging on, but you can warm up at Wood Library's Teen Nite on Thursday, March 11 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Heat things up by playing AC/DC Rock Band or Mario Kart on the Nintendo Wii, challenge your friends to board games like Last Night on Earth or Uno, surf the web on the wifi laptops, or just hang out eating snacks. Come early to help set-up. Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or for more information.