Woodbridge Library – November News

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

​Woodbridge Writers Group – 3rd & 17th November (1st and 3rd Wednesday of Every Month) 10.00am-12.00pm

​Are you writing a book, or have you written one? Join our friendly group for reciprocal feedback, encouragement and support from like-minded people. Join us in the library Meeting Room.

For more information, E-mail:

Woodbridge Area Gamers – 6th 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 – 7th 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!

​Creative Writing for all – Tuesday 9th November 2pm-4pm

Are you a budding author? Have you written a book, or are you writing one now? Join our group for friendly, reciprocal feedback, encouragement and support from like-minded people.

Top Time Book Group – 11th November 2pm-4pm

A book group that’s open to everyone, Top Time meet on the second Thursday of every month, and they will be discussing Fallen Land by Patrick Flanery.

Top Time Playreading – 18th November 2pm-4:30pm
A playreading group that reads all varieties of plays in a shared format, taking place on the third Thursday of every month.

Slightly Sinister Stories for a Winter’s Night – 18th November 7:30pm

Peppy Barlow, Marti Lauret, Nicki Holt and musician Geraldine Taylor will take us into worlds where reality is hardly ever what it seems on a special evening of storytelling and specially composed musical accompaniment.

Seats are £8 (£4 for students) and can be reserved in person at the Library or by phoning 01394 330855. An interval drink is included. Proceeds are in aid of the work of Friends of Woodbridge Library.

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.

Games Club – 25th November 2:00pm-4:00pm

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

High Spirits – Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm starting on 29th November

Are you visually impaired & living in East Suffolk? Are you a fan of radio drama?

Join our project to create a brand-new radio play inspired by Suffolk ghost stories. Sessions are free, guide dogs and companions welcome. To book your place or find out more email: or text/call 07748070647.​​​

Calling All Crafters

Do you have a talent for making homemade crafts? If so, Woodbridge Library needs your help! We are asking people to kindly donate a piece of handmade loveliness for us to put on a stall and raise much needed money for the library.

Any donations would be greatly appreciated and need to be handed in to the Library by 30th November, addressed to Amy.

Realise Futures (Peer support, Walk-in Advice and Guidance Service)

This will be taking place on the first Tuesday of every month (2nd November), 10am – 12pm, at the library.

Book a slot via 07753 447607.

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.

To guarantee a space you can sign-up in person or on the phone. Our timetables of discussions and activities are built from suggestions from the group and there is always colouring, word searches and games available, along with a hot drink and a biscuit.


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 Sale

Have a browse of the books for sale which are all ex-stocks. 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 – £10 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Commercial / statutory groups – £15 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Display boards – £10 per week

Staffed table display in the main library – £10 per half day

 Suffolk Libraries and Friends charity goodies

Show your support for your local library by carrying a cotton shopping bag bearing the Friends logo for £3. There is also 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!

 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.