Woodbridge Library – Events in April

Opening Hours:

Mon: 10am – 5pm

Tue:   9am – 6:30pm

Wed:  9am – 5:30pm

Thu:   9am – 5:30pm

Fri:     9am – 7pm

Sat:    9am – 5pm

Sun:  10am – 4pm


The Friends of Woodbridge Library (FOWL)

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

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!

ArtLib – April 2024

Dick Dolan will be exhibiting his work during April.

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.

IT Help returning to Woodbridge library- free one to one help on Thursdays at 1pm and 2pm

Our IT volunteer will be in the library for 2 x one hourly sessions and may extend this if there is sufficient demand. Pre-booking is required-  please book your session with the library staff by calling 01394 330855.

Curious Minds – every Tuesday 10am-12.30pm 

Curious Minds is a creative programme supporting people aged 18 +living with long term complex health needs. Sessions are led by professional artists aimed at building confidence, exploring creativity, connecting with others and supporting wellbeing.

If you think you would benefit from taking part, please contact Jen: or telephone 07514 484107.

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

An informal drop-in for anybody interested in their mental health and wellbeing, as well as families and carers. It is run in partnership with Suffolk Mind. Discussions and activities are built from suggestions from the group. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Woodbridge Library on 01394 330855.

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.

Woodbridge Writers Group – Wednesday 3rd April and Wednesday 17th April (1st and 3rd Wed of the month) 10am -12pm

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

For more information, email:

Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 9th 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

Woodbridge Writers’ Workshop – Tuesday 9th April 5.15pm-7.15pm

Creative poets and budding authors alike can meet up to share their ideas and gain support from fellow writers at this informal Writers’ Workshop.

All writing abilities are welcome, for more information and to confirm your attendance please contact

Books, Banter and Biscuits’ Book Group – Thursday 11th April 2pm – 4pm

A book group that’s open to everyone, meeting on the second Thursday of every month. They will be discussing

Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale

Top Time Play Reading – Thursday 18th April 2pm – 4pm

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.

The Friends of Woodbridge Library present Claudia Myatt – Tuesday  23rd April 7.30pm 

Local artist Claudia Myatt likes to take her sketchbook to the world’s wild places and in recent years she’s been lucky enough to travel to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Southern Ocean. Join us at Woodbridge Library for a fascinating evening with Claudia as she shares with us her sketches and tales of sailing round Cape Horn as well as travelling on icebreaker HMS Protector as she patrolled Antarctic Waters. ‘Claudia’s book ‘Antarctic Sketchbook’, published by Golden Duck Ltd. will be available on the night’. Tickets are £8 each, bookings to be made at the library. Cash only.

Top Time Games Club – Thursday 25th April 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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

The Friends of Woodbridge Library (FOWL) present Free Lunchtime Music  – Tuesday 30th April 12.45pm-1.30pm

Manny the Saxman will be playing beautiful saxophone music. Space is limited so it is advised that you arrive early to ensure a seat. Donations to the work of FOWL are welcome.


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

Every Wednesday 11.15-11.45am, Tot 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.

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 ex-stock books for sale. 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 – £12 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Commercial / statutory groups – £18 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Display boards – £10 per week

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