Woodbridge Library – Events in June 2023

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.

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.


An art exhibition in the library showcasing local talent. During June, Henry May will be exhibiting his work of landscape oil paintings within Woodbridge Library, free for all to come and view. Henry likes the works of Edward Seago and tries to emulate his work in his own and hopes the viewer thinks it has atmosphere.

Toddle Talk – Thursdays at 10am – 11am

Baby signing classes for babies/toddlers and their carers (4 months-3 years old)

Woodbridge Writers Group – Wednesday 7th June and 21st June (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, E-mail:

Books, Banter and Biscuits’ Book Group – Thursday 8th June 2pm – 4pm

A book group that’s open to everyone, meeting on the second Thursday of every month. They will be discussing

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker.

Woodbridge Board Gamers – Saturday 10th June 1pm-5pm

Come along to play modern strategy board games, both simple and complex, with a range to suit all ages. All welcome.

Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 13th June 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 13th June 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

U3A Reading Aloud – Thursday 15th June 11.30am-1.30pm 

Reading Aloud chooses a programme of topics and select a range of prose or poetry inspired by these themes. Each member shares their choices by reading them aloud to the group. This is not a drama group or book club, the main aim is to share our pleasure in literature. Members pay a contribution of £3 per meeting in advance to cover costs. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jill on 01728 746156.

Top Time Play Reading – Thursday 15th June 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.

Woodbridge Books hosts an evening with Cressida McLaughlin – Friday 16th June 7pm-8.30pm

Cressida will be discussing her wonderful books, The House of Birds and Butterflies and her 8th book in the Cream Tea series, From Cornwall with Love. To purchase tickets and more information, please go to, tickets are limited and must be pre-booked.

StorySlam Workshop – Saturday 17th June 3pm-4pm

Interested in writing your own slam stories? Join us for our free workshop with Jennie Fontana and learn how to craft your own engaging short stories. There will be a further opportunity to perform on Saturday 15th July at 2pm. The event is free to attend but donations are welcome.

Free Lunchtime Music at the library – Tuesday 20th June 12.45pm – 1.30pm

Gillian Barella (piano) and Romy Hills (flute) will be performing. Numbers are limited so it is recommended that you arrive in good time. Donations to the Friends of Woodbridge Library (FOWL) are welcome.

Top Time Games Club – Thursday 22nd June 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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


Every Wednesday 10.30-10.50amBaby 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.

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.

StoryTime – every Thursday during school term time at 3.45pm

Join us for stories, supported by local author James Campbell. Lasts approximately 20 mins.


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