Woodbridge Library – Events in January

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  


Please note: the library will be closed Monday 1st January 2024 (New Year’s Day)

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 in the library are Suffolk Libraries jute bags for £5, perfect for carrying your library books! We also stock “Love Your Library” pens for £3 and “Love Your Library” Keyring Torches for £3.

IT Help returning to Woodbridge library- free one to one help starting on Thursday 4th January 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 in person or by calling 01394 330855.

ArtLib – January 2024

During the month of January, Oliver Dable will be exhibiting his work at the library.  

Citizens Advice – Every Monday (not 1st January)10am – 12pm at the library  

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

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.

Curious Minds – starting Tuesday 9th January 10am-12.30pm, running for 12 weeks

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.

Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 9th January 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 January 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 January 2pm – 4pm  

A book group that’s open to everyone, meeting on the second Thursday of every month. They will be discussing All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison.

Woodbridge Writers Group – Wednesday 3rd January and Wednesday 17th January (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:

Top Time Play Reading – Thursday 18th January 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(FOWL) – Free Lunchtime Music on Tuesday 23rd January 12.45pm- 1.30pm

The Joyspring Jazz Trio will be performing songs from the Great American Songbook.

Please come along and enjoy this free concert. Numbers are limited so it is advisable to arrive early. Donations are welcome and will go towards FOWL whose work supports Woodbridge library.

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

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


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