July ’19


July 2019 events for Woodbridge Library


Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Challenge’s theme is “Space Chase”, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Children taking part in the Challenge will join our super space family, The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! Space Chase will feature bespoke artwork from top children’s illustrator, Adam Stower, and will celebrate adventure, exploration, reading and fun!

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read at least six library books of your choice to collect special stickers and other incentives along the way – all for FREE. There’s a website to add to the fun too!


Throughout July – Sale of withdrawn children’s library books

All proceeds go to Woodbridge Library.


Monday 1st July – Wednesday 31st July  – ArtLib – Work by Suffolk Creative Photographic Group

The members of Suffolk Creative Photographic Group will be showing their latest exhibition at Woodbridge Library during July. The Group was formed in 2011 and is forward thinking and creative in its approach to photography, and will not be constrained by conventional camera club rules. Mutual help and support to achieve individual and Group goals is a major factor, as is the sharing of knowledge and skills that each individual has.

All members of the Group are equally responsible for the running of the club and are proactive in producing monthly work for assessment, entering competitions and exhibitions. Bi monthly projects are set to encourage and aid members to produce creative work. Everything that affects the group must have the approval of all the members. The attainment of photographic distinctions and qualifications are encouraged.

Group meetings are held once a month on the 2nd Friday with each member taking their turn in hosting an evening. Committee meetings are held on an as and when basis, again at members’ houses as required. For further information please contact Peter Smith on 07833685914 or email Peter at peter@scpg.co.uk


Thursdays 4th and 11th July, – 10-11am or 11am-12 noon – ABC You and Me

Give your child a confident and fun start to learning the alphabet with you. Focusing on two letters and phonetic sounds each week with repeated songs, mime, games and a puppet friend, Aleph, to help with recognising and reading letters.

Email jenny@abc-youandme.com for one free trial place then it’s £30 for 6 sessions or drop in for £6 if space available.


Book Group (Meets the first Thursday of the month at 2pm)

On 4th July we will be discussing “At The Edge of The Orchard” written by Tracy Chevalier. Please come along if you have read this book and would like to join in the discussion.


Thursday 4th July, 7.30pm – Mark Mitchels on Classic Comic Novels

One of Suffolk’s most accomplished speakers, Mark Mitchels gives one of his last public talks before he retires later this year.

Mark is well known as an entertaining speaker on a range of subjects covering history, geography, culture and his beloved East Anglia. He says that ‘there are few more satisfying experiences than reading a thoroughly amusing book’ and with his usual skill and engaging style he is sure to delight his audience. For this talk he has chosen what he calls ‘just a few of the titles that keep on going, delighting generation after generation’.

After a career teaching English and history and being Head of Cultural Studies at Woodbridge School, Mark has become extremely well-known as a lecturer on a wide range of topics. His engaging, relaxed style is much praised.

Tickets are £8, which includes a welcome drink for which the doors will open at 7pm. Book your place in person at Woodbridge Library or phone 01394 330855. The event is organised by the Friends of the Library.


Friday 5th July & Friday 19th July, 10.30am-12.30pm – Active Lives Singing Group

Feel your spirits lift and find a new confidence in singing. Learn some new songs and learn harmonies to songs you know. Improve your breathing, your circulation and have some fun! Take some time out to relax and make music with others. £5 per session.

For more information call Gina Silburn or Julie Stokes on 01473 345350 or visit the Active Lives website wwwactivlives.org.uk


Tuesday 9th July, 10am-12 noon – Realise Futures Walk-In Advice & Guidance Session for People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism

Come along to a Realise Futures walk-in advice and guidance sessions. They can provide support, advice or information on housing, employment, benefits, training, money, travel, safety, health, bills/letters, social. There is no need to book an appointment.

Contact Realise Futures to find out more about this service and what’s happening in your local area.

07753 447607 info@realisefutures.org www.realisefutures.org


Saturday 13th July, 10.15-11.45am – Talk by Mia Philips (Well-being Coach & Three Principles Practitioner)  

Please join us for an informal talk by Mia Philips, (Life Coach), on How to Holiday! Mia will share the work of Sydney Banks and other non-dual teachers whose work uncovers a radical approach to mental and emotional wellbeing and resilience. We will look at the foundations behind our human experience and how to access our innate mental health, which is never lost but can be overlooked. There are no techniques and nothing to learn, but with an understanding of this paradigm you will have effortless access to more peace of mind; freedom from stress, anxiety and destructive habits and behaviour; and more compassion and forgiveness – all of which help make the holidays happy! Please come along and join our informal conversation.1:45 – £7 on the door.

For more information please visit www.facebook.com/SC3PC


Tuesday 16th July – St Elizabeth Care Agency stand

St Elizabeth Care Agency is based in Suffolk and gives personal and practical domestic help at home for anyone over the age of 18. The agency encourages its clients to remain as independent as they can possibly be. It can support clients who, for various reasons, are unable to manage some aspects of their daily lives without help.

It can give personal care such as bathing and washing, practical domestic support such as housework and shopping and can provide community support such as respite for family carers.

St Elizabeth Care Agency is a wholly owned subsidiary of St Elizabeth Hospice and all profits made by the agency are donated to the hospice to further its work to improve life for people living with a progressive  or terminal illness.

Saturday 20th July, 9am-11am – Caroline Page, County Councillor for Woodbridge, will be holding her surgery at the library.