Woodbridge Library – Events in January 2022

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

Saturday 1st January 2022 (New Year’s Day)

Monday 3rd January 2022 (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

Sunday Book Group – Sunday 2nd January 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!

​Woodbridge Writers Group -5th and 19th January (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:

Work Well Suffolk – Every 2nd Monday of the month 1.30pm-3.30pm

Finding work? Improve your digital skills with CVs, cover letters and job applications. This could be your exciting chance to fulfil your full potential. We can help if you are:  over 18, unemployed or unable to work, have a long-term health condition, are autistic or have learning disabilities.


Write Now: Creative Writing for All – Tuesday 11th January 2pm – 4pm

Are you interested in writing short stories and poetry? If so, we would be delighted for you to join us. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 2pm -4pm in the meeting room of Woodbridge library. We are friendly and informal – Everyone can write, so please come and try. You can just listen at first if you wish. Please email me for further details and before attending:

Chess Club – Friday 7th January 5:30pm – 7pm

A new chess club will run every Friday in the library.  Adults (16+) preferably, times are subject to change; Please contact the library for further information (01394 330855).

Top Tim​e Book Group – Thursday 13th January 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 Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie.

Woodbridge Area Gamers – Saturday 8th January 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.

Top Time Play Reading – Thursday 20th January 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.

Games Club – Thursday 27th January 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 – every Monday 10:30am – 12:30pm (not running on 3rd January due to Bank Holiday)

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: 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 4th January), 10am – 12pm, at the library.

Book a slot via 07753 447607.

Citizen’s Advice – every Monday 10am – 12pm

The citizens advice service is independent and provides free, confidential and impartial advice to everybody. Every Monday, 10 till 12, at Woodbridge Library.

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.


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.