Woodbridge Library – October 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

Sunday Book Group – 3rd 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!

Community Action Suffolk’s Volunteer Fair – 8th October 2:00pm-4:00pm

Come along and see what volunteering opportunities are available in your local area! Community Action Suffolk will be holding a fair that will showcase all the different organisations you can get involved with if you wish to become a volunteer.

Dungeons & Dragons Taster Sessions (9th October, 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm)

Heard of Dungeons and Dragons? Interested but don’t know how or where to start? At Woodbridge Library we will be carrying out beginner sessions (though all are welcome) that will take you through the exciting ordeals of a Dungeons & Dragons session.

[Note: Booking is necessary, 01394 330855]

Writers Group – 6th October & 20th October 10am-12pm
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.

Poetry Live: Clare Best and André Mangeot – 21st October 7:30pm

Clare Best and André Mangeot read from their published and new writing. Seats are £8 (students £4) and include the price of an interval drink. There will be plenty of opportunity for conversation with the poets and to buy their published collections.

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 – 28th October 2:00pm-4:00pm

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

Top Time Book Group – 14th October 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 Crow Lake by Mary Lawson.

Top Time Playreading – 21st October 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.

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 31st October, 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 (5th October), 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.