Woodbridge Library – September 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

Writers Group – 1st September & 15th September 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.

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.

Sunday Book Group – 5th September 2pm – 3:30pm
This 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!

Top Time Book Group – 9th September 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 A Year of Marvelous Ways by Sarah Winman.

Top Time Playreading – 16th September 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.

Bring Back Retro – 19th September 11am-3pm
Bring Back Retro will be coming to Woodbridge Library on September 19th with a blast from the past. If you want to relive those moments from the past or experience what gaming used to be like, come and have a play. Perhaps challenge your friends to some Super Mario Kart, be the fastest to complete Sonic, shoot some bad guys on Time Crisis or choose from the large array of games on show. Playable titles also include;

Nintendo – Super Mario World, Smash Bros Melee, Mario Kart Wii
Sega – Lion King, Aladdin, Toe Jam and Earl, Micro Machines
PlayStation – Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawks 2, Need For Speed

Games Club 23rd September 2pm – 4pm
Improve your vocabulary and exercise your mind muscles with Scrabble or practice strategy and balance with Dominoes.

Jetsam Ukulele band – 30th September 7:30pm – 9pm
£8 Ticket that includes a drink. Musical Memories, Singalong tunes from the 1930s to the 1970s performed by Jetsam Ukulele Band. Tickets on sale from 1 Sept at £8, students £5 including interval drink. All proceeds to support the work of The Friends of Woodbridge Library.

Realise Futures (Peer support, Walk-in Advice and Guidance Service)
This will be taking place on the first Tuesday of every month (7th September), 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 within a library setting 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. You can attend as often or as little as you like and feel free to come and go during sessions. 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.

If you’re looking to meet new people and find out about local events and resources to support your wellbeing then please drop in and see us!

Every Wednesday 10.30-10.50amBaby Bounce: Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies and their grown-ups
Also 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.

Stay & Play
One session every Friday, 11:15am – 12:00pm: A relaxed baby group in which parents and carers can meet each other and chat.

[Note: Booking is necessary for attendance to any Wordplay and Stay & Play event. Contact No. 01394 330855]

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.