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Woodbridge Library – Events in February 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

 

Woodbridge Writers Group – 2nd and 16th February (1st and 3rd Wednesday of Every Month) 10.00am – 12.00pm

Join our friendly group for reciprocal feedback, encouragement, and support in regards 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: jane@bakwon.com

Woodbridge Library Chess Club Every Friday 5:30pm – 7pm

A chess club for anyone interested in testing their strategic skills. Adults (16+) preferably, times are subject to change; Please contact the library for further information (01394 330855).

Woodbridge Area Gamers – Saturday 5th February 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 – 6th February 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 10th February 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 Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

​Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 8th February 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 jeannie@butterwicks.com.

Work Well Job Club – 14th February 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 workwellsuffolk@suffolk.gov.uk

Top Time Play Reading – 17th February 2pm – 4:30pm
A play reading group that reads all varieties of plays in a shared format, taking place on the third Thursday of every month.

Holding the Line: The Women of Sutton Hoo – Thursday 17th February 7:30pm 

Friends of Woodbridge Library is hosting a talk about the women of Sutton Hoo hosted by Sally Sibley, a National Trust volunteer who leads guided walks at Sutton Hoo. Join us as she unfolds the story of some of the women involved with this enigmatic Anglo-Saxon royal burial site. Using a combination of words, images and replica artefacts, Sally will describe the culture of those who lived close to Sutton Hoo in the 7th century, as well as revealing the roles and responsibilities of women of the time.

Tickets cost £5 and can be booked at the Library or on 01394 330855. Proceeds will go partly to the National Trust and partly to the work of FOWL.

Fairtrade Fortnight – 21st February – 6th March

Did you know that Woodbridge used to be recognised as a Fairtrade Town in 2008? Unfortunately, for various reasons this status has lapsed. However, Woodbridge Town Council has recently passed a resolution to support Woodbridge in becoming a Fairtrade Town once again. As such, there will be a display in the library to engage with businesses, residents, and shoppers, and to generate awareness for the importance of Fairtrade.

Top Time Games Club – 24th February 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 – 7th, 14th & 21st February 10:30am – 12:30pm 

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 1st February), 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.

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.