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Halton Libraries

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Meeting Rooms

If you are looking for a venue, we have meeting rooms for hire

News and Events

Family Learning Festival: Make and Create Circuit Bugs

Monday 22nd October 10.30-12pm at Halton Lea Library Wednesday 24th October 10.30-12pm at Widnes Library Celebrate the Family Learning Festival with Halton Libraries.  Make your own circuit bug using LEDs and copper tape, a fun way to introduce electricity and...

Horrible Reading Riot

Wednesday 24th October 10.30-12 at Halton Lea Library Thursday 25th October 10.30-12 at Widnes Library There will be gruesome games, creepy crafts and atrocious activities at our Horrible Reading Riot which will delve into the murky world of all things horrible.  Join...

Computer Science Education Week

Monday 3rd December 3.45-5pm at Runcorn and Ditton libraries Tuesday 4th December 3.45-5pm at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries Learn some new computer science skills at Halton Libraries and discover how to create a game of 'Frustration' using Micro:bits and coding. ...

Mince Pie Morning

Tuesday 11th December 10.30-12.30pm at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library Pop into the library, pull up a chair and have a natter over a cup of tea and a mince pie.  Our friendly library staff will be serving up festive sweet treats, lots of conversation and there...

Christmas Saturday Stories

Saturday 15th December 11.00-11.45am at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library Our final Saturday Stories session of the year - come along in your Christmas jumpers for festive stories and songs.  Free, drop in session.

Great North West Read

Throughout November  We will be joining with libraries across the North-West in celebrating The Craftsman by Lancashire born writer Sharon Bolton throughout this month.  Borrow the book from our libraries, join in with online discussions and enter the Facebook...

World War 1 Exhibition

Monday 5th - Friday 16th November at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library To mark the centenary of the end of World War 1, we will be displaying articles from our newspaper archives along with photographs from our Picture Halton website, chronicling Halton's...

Death at the Dig: Murder Mystery with author Kate Ellis

Wednesday 14th November 6-7.30pm at Halton Lea Library Tickets £3 including refreshments, book online or in person at any Halton Library Crime writer Kate Ellis presents DEATH AT THE DIG, a 1920s murder mystery in which the audience must play detective to discover who...

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