Woodbridge Library – Events in April 2022

Opening Hours:

 Mon: 10am – 4pm

Tue: 9am – 7:30pm

Wed: 9am – 5:30pm

Thu: 9am – 5:30pm

Fri: 9am – 7pm

Sat: 9am – 5pm

Sun: 10am – 4pm


Please note: The library will be closed on the following dates for Easter:

Friday 15th April (Good Friday)

Sunday 17th April (Easter Sunday)

Monday 18th April (Easter Monday)


The Friends of Woodbridge Library

If you’re enthusiastic about libraries, would enjoy helping to organise library events and are willing to help with our fundraising activities, please ask a member of staff for more details.


Suffolk Libraries and Friends Charity Goodies

Show your support for your local library by carrying a cotton shopping bag bearing the Friends logo for £3. There is also a Friends bookmark for £1 – which is magnetic, so you won’t lose your page.

Also available is a Suffolk Libraries “I’m a Borrower” tote bags for £3.50, or for £5 you can receive both the tote bag and as much fiction as you can fit inside!


Citizens Advice – Every Monday 10am – 12pm at the library

Free, confidential and impartial advice to everybody regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or disability. No booking necessary.



Throughout April, Sandlings Art Group will be exhibiting their works in Woodbridge Library. Come along at any time to view the wonderful art on display!


Woodbridge Writers Group – 6th and 20th April (1st and 3rd Wednesday of Every Month) 10.00am – 12.00pm

Join our friendly group for reciprocal feedback, encouragement, and support in regard to anything you’re writing or have written. A group of like-minded writers will be meeting in the Meeting Room.

For more information, E-mail:


Chess Club at Woodbridge Library Every Friday – 4:30pm

An enthusiastic chess club for anyone interested in testing their strategic skills. From first-timers to Firouzjas, all are welcome!

Please contact the library for further information (01394 330855).


Anyone for Bridge? Every Wednesday from 3.45-5.15pm

A small group of bridge players gather to play and help one another to improve their game. If you would like to come along and join in, please come to the meeting room at the library, you would be very welcome. There is a small charge of £2 per person to cover the room hire.


Woodbridge Area Gamers – Saturday 2nd April 1pm – 5pm

Come along to play modern strategy board games, both simple and complex, with a range provided that’s suitable for all age groups. This is an open doors group where all are welcome.


Sunday Book Group – 3rd April 2:00pm – 3:30pm

The group meets to discuss their latest book in the meeting room at Woodbridge Library. Come along and get involved in our friendly and informal book group. All are welcome!


Shackleton at the Library – Thursday 7th April  7pm for 7.30 (event hosted by The Friends of Woodbridge Library – FOWL)

This year is the centenary of the death of Ernest Shackleton, the leader of the last great expedition of the heroic age of polar exploration. He is the subject of an exhibition in London and the documentary film of the 1914-16 expedition has been re-mastered for public showing.  John Whitehead will talk about Shackleton’s attempt to reach the South Pole.

Seats for this event are £8 and can be booked at the Library or by phoning 01394 330855. The price includes a drink on arrival. There will also be books and photographs about Shackleton on display, a table of donated books for sale and a raffle – all in aid of FOWL.


Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 12th April 2pm – 4pm

Are you interested in writing short stories and poetry? Looking to share your work with others and get peer support, exchange ideas and more? We would be delighted for you to join us for our friendly and informal monthly writing group!

Everyone can write – all abilities are welcome. Bring your work or come along and listen to others share their words.

For more information and to confirm your attendance, email


Books, Banter and Biscuits Book Group – Thursday 14th April 2pm – 4pm

A book group that’s open to everyone, meeting on the second Thursday of every month, where they will be discussing A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier


Work Well Job Club –  Monday 11th April 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Every 2nd Monday of the month) 

Want to improve your skills with CV’s, cover letters and job applications? Need advice for applying for work? This could be the chance to fulfil your potential! Work Well Suffolk are here every second Monday of the month, and they can help if you’re 18+, having trouble finding work, have a long-term health condition or if you have a learning disability.

Learn more about how Work Well Suffolk can help by getting in touch at


Top Time Play Reading – 21st April 2pm – 4:30pm
A play reading group that reads all varieties and genres of plays in a shared format, taking place on the third Thursday of every month.


Top Time Games Club – 28th April 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Improve your vocabulary and exercise your mind muscles with Scrabble or practice strategy and balance with Dominoes.

Knitting Group – Every Friday 2pm – 4pm

For all types of knitters from expert to beginners, sewing to crochet, come and share your knowledge or pick up some tips.


Realise Futures (Peer support, Walk-in Advice and Guidance Service)

This will be taking place on the first Tuesday of every month (Tuesday 1st March), 10am – 12pm, at the library.

Book a slot via 07753 447607.


Open Space – Every Wednesday 1:30pm – 3:30pm

The aim of Open Space is to improve the wellbeing of those attending. It consists of two-hour weekly sessions and is open to all members of the public. It is run in partnership between Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), Julian Support (which offers housing support for individuals with mental health difficulties), Suffolk Mind and Suffolk Libraries.

To guarantee a space you can sign-up in person or on the phone. Our timetables of discussions and activities are built from suggestions from the group. These are currently taking place online, but for further information and to see if circumstances change please don’t hesitate to contact Woodbridge Library on 01394 330855.



Every Wednesday 10.30-10.50amBaby Bounce: Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies and their grown-ups

Every Wednesday 11.15-11.45amTot Rock Rhyme and rhythm: music, songs and action rhymes for toddlers with their parents and carers.

Every Friday 10.30-11.00am, Story Time: Stories and more for young children accompanied by an adult.

[Note: Booking is currently unnecessary, but circumstances may change if numbers markedly increase]


Me, Myself and Baby (Stay & Play) – Friday 9:30am-10:15am

A chance for new parents to meet and share experiences in a relaxed environment, gaining peer support.


Book Sale

Have a browse of the books for sale which are all ex-stocks. All proceeds go to Suffolk Libraries.

Adult Fiction: 30p each or 4 for £1

Non-Fiction: Individually Priced

Junior Literature: 20p each


Meeting room and display boards available for hire

Community / charity / private groups – £10 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Commercial / statutory groups – £15 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Display boards – £10 per week

Staffed table display in the main library – £10 per half day