Woodbridge Library – Events in July 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


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.


Suffolk Libraries and Friends Charity Goodies

Show support for your local library with 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!


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.


Work Well Job Club – Every Monday of the month 1:30pm – 3:30pm

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


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.

Our timetables of discussions and activities are built from suggestions from the group. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Woodbridge Library on 01394 330855.


TONIC every Friday 10:30am – 12pm

A new seated singing group for people living with chronic pain and/or long-term health conditions, taking place every Friday. Join us for tea and a tune! This is a free activity run by CohereArts.


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.


Chess Club at Woodbridge Library Every Friday – 4:30pm

An enthusiastic chess club for anyone interested in testing their strategic skills. From first timers to Firouzjas, all are welcome!

Please contact the library for further information (01394 330855).


Woodbridge Writers Group – 6th and 20th July (First and Third Wednesday of Every Month) 10.00am – 12.00pm

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, E-mail:


Woodbridge Area Gamers – Saturday 2nd July (First Saturday of the Month) 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 – 3rd July 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!


Realise Futures (Peer support, Walk-in Advice and Guidance Service) – 5th July 10am – 12pm

This is a peer support, walk-in advice and guidance service that will be taking place on the first Tuesday of every month at Woodbridge library.

Book a slot via 07753 447607.


Rooted: Sarah Langford in Conversation – 8th July 7:30pm

The Sunday Times bestselling author, Sarah Langford recalls in her new beautifully written book ‘Rooted’ how she felt about moving to Suffolk to take on the management with her husband of his small family farm.

Find out how Sarah came to write the book, the people she spoke to and how she views the future for farmers – and for all of us.

For more information visit  and


​​Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 12th July 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 12th July 17:15 – 19:15

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 14th July 2pm – 4pm

A book group that’s open to everyone, meeting on the second Thursday of every month. They will be discussing Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud.



The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all children aged 4-11. The challenge is to read six books over the school holidays. This year’s theme is Gadgeteers and will focus on scientific innovation and creative thinking. Our friendly staff and volunteers will help children find books and get them started on their reading adventure. For each of the six books they read, they can collect a prize from the library. If they complete the challenge, they’ll also receive a special certificate!


Top Time Play Reading – Thursday 21st July 2pm – 4:30pm

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.


Harbour Lights play Woodbridge Library – Thursday 21st July @ 7.30pm

The Harbour Lights Trio are versatile and entertaining Suffolk musicians who perform mainly East Anglian songs and tunes. They play a range of instruments including concertinas, melodeon, bazouki, guitar, harmonica and cello, switching from one to another as the music requires. With an emphasis on entertainment and audience participation, their material ranges from traditional and music hall songs to more recent gems.

You can book your seat (£8 adults/£4 students) in person at the Library or by phoning 01394 330855. Drinks will be served during the interval and the seat price includes your glass of wine or juice. All proceeds go to the work of the Friends of Woodbridge Library.


Top Time Games Club – Thursday 28th July 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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


David Miller – ‘An Unorthodox Runner: A Tale of 200 Wins’ Book Signing – Saturday 30th July 2pm – 3pm

Local runner and Woodbridge Shuffler David Miller, who won an unprecedented 200 road and cross-country races across East Anglia in the 1990s and 2000s, including the annual Woodbridge 10K on eight occasions, will be signing copies of his latest book ‘An Unorthodox Runner: A Tale of 200 Wins’.  Copies will also be available to purchase.



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.

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 & DVD Sale

Have a browse of the ex-stock books and DVDs for sale. All proceeds go to Suffolk Libraries.

Adult Fiction: 30p each or 4 for £1

Non-Fiction: Individually Priced

Junior Literature: 20p each

DVDs: 50p each or 3 for £1 (Box Sets £1 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