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Woodbridge Library – Events in December

Please note that the library will be closed on the following days in December:

Saturday 25th December (Christmas Day)

Sunday 26th December (Boxing Day)

Monday 27th December (Bank Holiday)

Tuesday 28th December (Bank Holiday)

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

​Woodbridge Writers Group – 1st and 15th December (1st and 3rd Wednesday of Every Month) 10.00am – 12.00pm
​Are you writing a book, or have you written one? Join our friendly group for reciprocal feedback, encouragement, and support from like-minded people. Join us in the library Meeting Room. For more information, E-mail: jane@bakwon.com

Craft Fair and New Children’s Book Sale starting from Thursday 2nd December
This event will include a sale of beautiful handmade crafts that have been kindly donated by local people, a new children’s book sale all donated by Woodbridge publisher “Top That” and much more……all just in time for Christmas!

Money raised from this event will go towards the children’s section in the library.

Chess Club 3rd December 5:30pm – 7pm
A new chess club will be starting on the first Friday of December, recurring every Friday henceforth. Adults (16+) preferably, times are subject to change; Please contact the library for further information (01394 330855)

Family Fun Quiz & Raffle hosted by the Friends of Woodbridge Library (FOWL) – Saturday 4th December 6pm – 8pm
FOWL invites you to book a table for this Family Quiz for mixed-aged teams. Bring along the whole family or join with another family. Teams should be up to 6 people with children playing free (adults £5 each). Refreshments will be served and there will be plenty of prizes to be won in the raffle.

Please visit the Library or phone (01394 330855) to book your table; you will need to provide a contact name and telephone number. Meanwhile think up a great Team name ready to identify yourselves on the night.

Sunday Book Group – 5th December 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!

Top Time Book Group – Thursday 9th December 2pm – 4pm
A book group that’s open to everyone, Top Time meet on the second Thursday of every month, and they will be discussing Grandmothers by Salley Vickers.

Woodbridge Area Gamers – Saturday 11th December 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.

​Creative Writing for all – Tuesday 14th December 2pm – 4pm
Are you a budding author? Have you written a book, or are you writing one now? Join our group for friendly, reciprocal feedback, encouragement, and support from like-minded people.

Top Time Playreading – 16th December 2pm – 4:30pm
A playreading group that reads all varieties of plays in a shared format, taking place on the third Thursday of every month.

Games Club – 23rd December 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.

High Spirits – Mondays 10:30am – 12:30pm starting on 29th November
Are you visually impaired & living in East Suffolk? Are you a fan of radio drama? Join our project to create a brand-new radio play inspired by Suffolk ghost stories. Sessions are free, guide dogs and companions welcome. To book your place or find out more email: coherearts@gmail.com or text/call 07748070647.​​​

Realise Futures (Peer support, Walk-in Advice and Guidance Service)
This will be taking place on the first Tuesday of every month (Tuesday 7th December), 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 and there is always colouring, word searches and games available, along with a hot drink and a biscuit.

Wordplay
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

 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!

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.