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News and Events

Fun Palace Information Session

Monday 3rd September 5.30pm at Widnes Library Do you want to take over the library for the day on Saturday 6th October? If you have a great idea to share to make our Fun Palace at Widnes library fabulous, come along to our  Fun Palace Information Session to learn...

Runcorn Reading Group

  The Runcorn Reading Group is a group of people who meet to talk about a book they have read. They read one book a month and discuss it at the following meeting. Each meeting takes place on the last Monday of the month and lasts for an hour. The next meeting is...

Author Talk and Signing: Melvin Burgess

Friday 7th September 10.30-12pm at Halton Stadium Free, book online or at any Halton Library. Known for one of the best children's books of the 90s, Junk, acclaimed author Melvin Burgess will be visiting Halton Stadium to talk to pupils from Halton secondary schools...

Widnes Library Presents: Extraordinary Women of Widnes

Thursday 6th September 6-7.30pm at Widnes Library To celebrate Heritage Open Days and the 100th anniversay of the Representation of the People Act, Halton Libraries are hosting talks on the extraordinary women of Widnes that you may never have even heard of. Come...

Runcorn Historical Society Present: Extraordinary Women of Runcorn

Saturday 8th September 12-2pm at Halton Lea Library To celebrate Heritage Open Days and the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, Halton Libraries are hosting talks on the extraordinary women of Runcorn that you may never have even heard of.  Come...

North West Learn Fest: Tech Meet Up

Saturday 15th September 10.30-12.30pm at Halton Lea and Widnes Library Saturday 22nd September 10.30-12.30 at Runcorn Library and Ditton Library Part of the first annual North-West Learn Fest that is taking part in all libraries across the North West, come along to...

Library Learners

   Library Learners is a fun and friendly course about the library, for adults with learning disabilities. Starting 5th September running 4 weeks every Wednesday morning at Widnes Library  The course is made up of 4 weekly sessions and uses quizzes, games and other...

Summer Reading Challenge: Sporty Spectacular

Wednesday 15th August 10.30-12pm - Halton Lea Library Thursday 16th August 10.30-12pm - Widnes Library Have a go at our sports challenges and games and meet the Widnes Wilds! This event will be followed by our weekly summer lunch club.  All children attending the...

Summer Reading Challenge – Reading Riot

Wednesday 22nd August 10.30-12pm - Halton Lea Library Thursday 23rd August 10.30-12pm - Widnes Library Our final event of the summer is our fabulous Reading Riot.  Take part in book inspired games and activities and have one final push at completing the Summer Reading...

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