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.
For the month of October, Gillian Chaplin will be exhibiting her paintings. Gillian has a fine art and art history degree and have been studying printmaking in the evenings for many years.
“As an artist I have concentrated on printmaking and the prints are derived from work in a sketchbook. I do a lot of drawing.
I like to go away to get new ideas in the landscape. I have also been drawing flowers a lot. The work exhibited has been made over a number of years.”
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 – 5th and 19th October (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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodbridge Area Gamers – Saturday 1st October 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 2nd October 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!
Volunteer Fair Tuesday 4th October 10am – 12pm
Meet local charities to find out about volunteering in Woodbridge and surrounding areas. Tea and coffee will be available in the meeting room. Part of Suffolk Action Week led by Community Action Suffolk.
An Evening with Local Poets – Thursday 6th October 7:30pm
Join Derek Adams, Julia Duke and Alexandra Davis for an evening of poetry readings. Tickets £6 for adults and £3 for students including an interval drink. To book your place, please come in person or contact the Library on 01394 330855.
Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 11th October 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 email@example.com.
Woodbridge Writers’ Workshop – Tuesday 11th October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Books, Banter and Biscuits’ Book Group – Thursday 13th October 2pm – 4pm
A book group that’s open to everyone, meeting on the second Thursday of every month. They will be discussing Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty.
Music at Lunchtime – Folk/Americana Band ‘TrickerLilley’ – Tuesday 18th October 12:45pm – 1.30pm
Join us for another free lunchtime recital, with TrickerLilley treating us to a performance of Folk and Americana music. Dave Tricker plays guitar and mandolin along with Steve Lilley who plays ukulele and bouzouki, with both providing vocals.
Top Time Play Reading – Thursday 20th October 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.
Top Time Games Club – Thursday 27th October 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.
[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