Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Teen Summer Programs
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Teen Summer Reading Program - June 24 - August 19
Read whatever you want this summer - books, magazines, graphic novels, manga, and even audiobooks - and win awesome prizes! For every hour you read get a raffle ticket and enter it into the prize that you want! All raffle tickets will then be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Flip Video Camcorder! Register online at:

Teen Nite Summer Reading Kick-Off - Thursday, June 24, 6:30-8:30 PM
To celebrate summer and to kick-off summer reading, Teen Nite will be an entire two hours long! But that's not all, FREE ice cream sundaes too! Get a jumpstart on summer by playing video games & board games, surfing the web, enjoying snacks, and just hanging out with friends. Teen Nites will be happening all summer long - July 8 & August 19 too!

Summer Drama Club - Monday-Friday, June 28-July 9, 1:00-3:00 PM
Get ready for the Teen Theater auditions and just have fun by learning acting tips from Education Major Katie Michalko, a Teen Theater and Academy Productions Alumna. Participants will have a blast with acting exercises and games.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Club - Tuesday, June 29, 6:00-9:00 PM
A club designed for all playing levels! Learn the basics from other teens or jump right into playing tournaments and trading cards. Bring your own cards and drop in! Cards will be on hand for those wanting to learn how to play.

Vintage Video Game Club - Thursdays, July 1 & August 5, 6:00-8:00 PM
Can you beat Super Mario without using warp zones? Do you know where to find secret rooms in Zelda? Then, gamers UNITE! Experience vintage video games again or for the first time at Wood Library's newest club. Bring your own vintage gaming consoles and games to share. Open to ages 13 and up.

Tie-Dye Saturday - Saturday, July 3, 12:30-2:00 PM (teen session)
No matter what, tie-dye has always been cool. Here's your chance just to see how much fun it is to create your own tie-dye shirt with the colors and design that you want to wear! All participating teens are required to bring their own t-shirt. Drop in!

Teen Theater Auditions - Thursday, July 8, 7:00-8:30 PM & Friday, July 9, 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 12-23. Must attend both performances on July 23 & 24.

Anime Club - Thursdays, July 15 & August 26, 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 show in cool comfort with a bunch of munchies and cool drinks. Must be 13 years old and up. Prizes given away!

Stuck in the Middle Book Discussion Group - Mondays, July 19, August 2, August 16, August 30, 7:00 PM
Why not have fun while reading this summer? Hang out with other middle schoolers who love reading just as much as you do. Books will be selected at the first meeting. Snacks provided. For grades 6-8 only.

Little Big Planet Workshop - Monday, July 26 & Tuesday, July 27, 6:30-9:00 PM
A new workshop led by Gregory Bapst, local gaming enthusiast and creator of several levels for Little Big Planet, will assist a group of teens in scripting, designing, organizing, and publishing their own level to the online community. Registration required.

Mad Scientist Lab - Thursday, July 22, 3:00-6:00 PM
Science can be fun especially when you're making bottle rockets, silly putty, and fake dog "droppings" all with items easily found in your home. Snacks provided. Registration required. You don't want to miss this one!

Teen Theater Performances - Friday, July 23, 7:00 PM @ Veterans Hospital and Saturday, July 24, Noon @ Wood Library
Find out what teens have been working on all summer long - from writing to rehearsing to performing. Free admission.

Block Party - Thursday, July 29, 7:00 PM
No matter your age, Legos are always fun to play with! Work together with a group of friends and design a building that matches your assigned theme. Are you up for the challenge? For grades 6 and up. Registration required.

Picture That! Story Illustration Workshop - Saturdays, August 7 & August 14, 12:00-2:00 PM (teen sessions)
Art teacher and children's book illustrator, Joshua Mull, will teach adults, teens and children how to create a book cover for a popular children's tale using watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, and pen and ink. Each age group will meet for separate sessions. A final public show will bring the artists' works together. Materials provided. Registration required. Must attend both sessions.

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 Arts Center.

Comic Creation & Publishing Workshop - August 9-13, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join a fabulous team of comic writers and artists! Michael Churchill, professiona writer and owner of Pulp Nouveau Comix, 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 both in print and on the web! Registration required. Recommended for grades 7 and up. Comic Book Launch Party will be held on October 7.

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 Arts Center.

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop - Tuesdays, August 10-31, 7:00-8:30 PM
Teens grades 7-12 will learn the art of Japanese calligraphy with Yasuko Spence, a teacher of Japanese calligraphy at the University of Rochester. In four 2-hour meetings, you will learn how to ink Japanese characters and pen your favorite saying in Japanese calligraphy suitable for framing. Materials fee: $5 made payable to “Wood Library”. Registration required. Must attend all sessions.

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 Arts Center.

Teen Make n' Take - Thursday, August 12, 7:00 PM
Time to get crafty with ordinary, every day things - like candy wrappers and bottle caps! Learn how to construct a unique candy wrapper bracelet and how to create your own expressive bottle cap pins! Supplies are included. Registration required.

Teen Nite/Pizza Taste-Off/Summer Reading Drawings - Thursday, August 19, 6:30-8:00 PM
A jam-packed evening! You couldn't ask for anything better than videogames, board games, friends, wifi laptops, pizza, and prizes all in one night! First, hang out during the Teen Nite festivities, then decide in a blind taste-test which pizzeria in Canandaigua has the best cheese, crust, sauce, and overall taste. Stay to the very end to 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 so you can stuff the boxes before the drawings. You do not have to participate in the Summer Reading Program to attend Teen Nite or the Pizza Taste-Off.

***NEW DATE*** Twilight Late-Night Party - Friday, August 27, 6:00 PM - Midnight
What better way to celebrate the theatrical release of Eclipse than by throwing a party? Make crafts like Edward or Jacob snow globes, play games and Twilight Saga Jeopardy, enjoy pizza and snacks, and simply relax and watch the first two films, Twilight and New Moon. Registration and permission slip required. Open to grades 7 and up.

For more information, contact Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Anime Club
Thursday, June 17
6:00-8:00 PM
Get out of the heat and into the air-conditioned comfort of Wood Library to watch some cool Anime. On Thursday, June 17, from 6-8 PM, sit back, relax, and watch Crest of the Stars Vol. 1 with other Anime fanatics. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Snacks provided. Win awesome prizes too! Contact Jenny Goodemote at 394-1381 or jgoodemote@pls-net.org for more information.