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Sept - Dec Programme of Events
Code Club
  • Every Tuesday at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 3.45-4.45pm. Drop in session, booking not required. Suitable for ages 7 – 12 years. Beginner coding using Scratch.
IT Clinic
  • Tuesday at Runcorn Library and Ditton Library 2.00-3.00pm.
  • Wednesday at Widnes Library 10.30am – 12.00pm
  • Friday at Halton Lea Library 10.30am – 12.00pm
  • Drop in for help with using the Internet, emails, your digital device and more
Work Club
  • Every Monday at Halton Lea Library 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Every Monday at Widnes Library 1.00-3.00pm
  • Every Tuesday at Runcorn Library 1.00-3.00pm
  • Drop in sessions to help you improve your CV, job search and apply for employment
Wellbeing Wednesdays
  • Wednesday at Widnes Library and Halton Lea Library 2.00-4.00pm
  • Relax at Halton Libraries Wellbeing Wednesdays. Unwind with some colouring in, have a game of Scrabble and use the library resources to improve your wellbeing.
K’Nex Club
  • Tuesday at Ditton Libray 3.30-5.00pm
  • Thursday at Runcorn Library 3.30-5.00pm
  • Drop-in, no need to book. Suitable for ages 5-12
Lego Club
  • Monday at Halton Lea Library 3.30 – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 5.00 – 7.00pm
  • Thursday at Widnes Library 3.30-5.00pm
  • Children get creative with Lego!
Rhyme Time
  • Tuesday at Runcorn Library and Ditton Library 11.00-11.45am
  • Thursday at Halton Lea Library 11.00-11.45am
  • Friday at Widnes Library 11.00-11.45am
  • Songs and stories for preschool children.
Saturday Stories
  • Saturdays at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries, 11-11.45am
  • Bring your little ones along to our new Saturday Stories sessions, every Saturday at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries.
Homework Club
  • Every Wednesday at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 3.30-4.30pm.
Reading Groups

A reading group is a group of people who meet together to talk about a book they have read. They read one book a month and discuss it at the following meeting. Each meeting lasts for an hour.

Halton Lea Library

  • Thursday Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 5.45pm
  • Saturday meets on the last Saturday of every month at 10.30am
  • Adventures in Reading meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 5.45 pm

Widnes Library

  • Tuesday 1 meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5.45pm
  • Tuesday 2 meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 5.45pm
  • The Classics group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5.45pm

Runcorn Library

  • Tuesday meets on the last Monday of the month 10.30am – 11.30am

We also provide collections of books for reading groups to borrow. These include fiction, classic fiction and non- fiction books. A list of the books available is in the recommended reads section of the booklist.

Reading Group Schedule 2017

If you would like to join one of our groups or borrow a collection, please contact Trudy Jones or Caroline Unsworth at Halton Lea Library

Reading Hack

Are you aged between 13-19? Do you enjoy reading, discussing books and sharing ideas?

Then why not come along to one of our groups

  • Widnes Library every Wednesday 5-6pm
  • Halton Lea Library every Thursday 5-6pm

Our groups are suitable for the volunteering element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

We also have a monthly Teenage Reading Group.  Check out the Hackers Reading Group Calendar

For more information contact Nikki Lamb 0151 511 8323 or

Book Club for 7-11 year olds

Halton Libraries Chatterbooks meetings will be filled with activities, games and plenty of time to share your love of reading with other children.

Our group will be meeting on the last Thursday of each month at Halton Lea Library 4-5 pm.

For more information contact Nikki Lamb 0151 511 8323 or


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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Mid October update

Mid October update

Last week, worktops have been installed in the old café area, ready for the PCs to be relocated. This area is now being painted this week. The full area from the old teenage area down to the café bar has been repainted and looks so much fresher in a pale grey. The...

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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...

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Going into week 2

Going into week 2

The wall has now been brought down between where the children’s area used to be and the meeting room next door to it. This open space will be the new children’s area. Work begins this week on installing cabling and data points for the new locations of PCs which will...

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