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Woodbridge Library – Events in November 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.

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.

ArtLib

For the month of November, Oliver Dable will be exhibiting his paintings. They will be on display at Woodbridge Library where you’re free to view them at your leisure, leave a comment for the artist, and put in a request to purchase one of the pieces if you should so wish.

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.

Woodbridge Writers Group – 2nd and 16th November (First and Third Wednesday of Every 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: jane@bakwon.com

Woodbridge Area Gamers – Saturday 5th November 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 – Sunday 6th November 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!

Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 8th November 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.

Woodbridge Writers’ Workshop – Tuesday 8th November 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 hurleytrish@hotmail.com.

‘Books, Banter and Biscuits’ Book Group – Thursday 10th November 2pm – 4pm

A book group that’s open to everyone, meeting on the second Thursday of every month. They will be discussing A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

Top Time Play Reading – Thursday 17th November 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.

Music at Lunchtime – Pick ‘n’ Mix – Tuesday 22nd November 12:45pm – 13:30pm

The folk band Pick ‘n’ Mix will entertain all comers in the Library’s Meeting Room.

Pick ‘n’ Mix is a local four-piece of friends who enjoy playing accordion, guitar, ukulele and bass together with an eclectic repertoire ranging from jazz to rock and country to pop.

The boys don’t take themselves too seriously, but they are popular entertainers. At this year’s gig at Heveningham Hall their set was followed by a fly-past of Spitfires!

Entrance is free, but space is limited to the room’s capacity.

Top Time Games Club – Thursday 24th November 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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

The Great Library Quiz – Saturday 26th November – 7:30pm

A general knowledge quiz night where good fun is sure to be had by all as teams seek to be on the ball by recalling fascinating, and sometimes elusive, facts.

Teams should be no more than 6 people. The cost is £3 per person, payable on the night, and you are kindly asked to bring your own snacks, drinks, glasses and team name. To book a table please drop in at the Library or phone 01394 330855.

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 & 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