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News and Events

Dementia Friends Information Session

Tuesday 14th November 10-11.30am Halton Lea Library Free - bookat Halton Lea Library or online Our Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by trained Dementia Friends Champions.  Each information session lasts around one hour.  You will learn more about dementia...

Joseph, 1917: A talk by author David Hewitt

Monday 13th November 2-3pm Widnes Library £2 including refreshments.  Book online or at Widnes Library. David Hewitt is returning to Halton Libraries to talk, once again, about his thought-provoking book.  David's book is the 'secret history' of Joseph Blackburn, a...

Jane Austen 200: Travelling Letter Bureau

Monday 20th - Friday 24th November Halton Lea Library Free, drop in.  Halton Lea LIbrary is playing host to the Jane Austen travelling letter bureau that is on tour around the North West.  Pop into Halton Lea Library to take a look at Jane's letters and write your own...

Stand Up Comedy Workshop

Thursday 23rd November 4-5pm Halton Lea Library Free - book online or at Halton Lea Library.  Recommended for ages 13-19 Have you ever been told you're funny? Or if not, dreamed that you were?  Well it's time to 'stand up' and give it a go in a comfortable, friendly...

Computer Science Education Week: An Hour of Code

Monday 4th - Friday 8th December 4-5pm at all libraries Free, drop in.  Visit any of our libraries this week at 4pm and have a go at An Hour of Code.  These sessions are a one hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody...

Ada.Ada.Ada Digital Maker Workshops

Wednesday 13th December 4-5pm Widnes Library Thursday 14th December 4-5pm Halton Lea Library Recommended age 12+ .  Free - book your place online for Widnes Library or Halton Lea Library or at any Halton Library Come along to our fascinating and immersive...

Halton Libraries’ Christmas Cracker

Tuesday 19th December 10.30-12pm Widnes Library Wednesday 20th December 10.30-12pm Halton Lea Library Free drop in event.  Celebrate Christmas at Halton Libraries with festive fun, craft and story times for all the family to enjoy.

Jane Austen 200: Thrills and Quills

Wednesday 1st November 10.30-12pm at Widnes Library LipService Theatre take a comic look at Jane Austen's letters, examine the vagaries of the Georgian postal system and wonder what witty words Jane could have conjured up with a Twitter account. With extracts from...

Chester Zoo Safari Ranger Workshops

Tuesday 24th October 10.00-10.45am at Halton Lea Library Mini beasts workshop for ages 3-7 years 11.00-11.45 at Halton Lea Library Rainforest workshop for ages 7-11 years 3.00-3.45pm at Widnes Library Mini beasts workshop for ages 3-7 years 4.00-4.45pm at Widnes...

Family Learning Week: Science Fest

Wednesday 25th October 10.30-12pm at Widnes Library and Halton Lea Library Challenge your family and friends in our Science Fest to see who can design and launch the fastest rocket balloon.  Or fancy yourself as an engineer?  Try to build the tallest tower using only...

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