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A Good Yarn

Every Monday from 2-3.30pm at Runcorn Library

Every Thursday from 10.30-12pm at Widnes Library

Bring along your latest yarn project to work on in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
Free drop in session.

Bereavement Cafe

Informal peer led group is an opportunity for Halton’s bereaved adults to get together and chat and support each other.

The groups are held monthly on the:

1st Monday of the month at Halton Lea Library, Runcorn Shopping City, 10.30-11.30am
3rd Monday of the month at St Maries, Lugsdale Road, Widnes, 12.30-1.30pm

Booking is not necessary.

Brilliant Builds

Every Thursday from 3-5pm at Halton Lea Library, Widnes Library and Ditton Library.

Design. Construct. Create at our new Brilliant Builds weekly sessions.  Magnetic Tiles  K’Nex and other building materials will be available for children to create their own designs and inventions.

Business Advice

Business & Intellectual Property Centre

The service is for anyone thinking of starting a new business or growing an existing one. As well as specialist advice, there is access to a range of databases which contain up-to-the-minute local, national, and international market and industry information, completely free of charge.

Call and Chat Group

Halton Libraries has a group run over the phone for people over 60 who would like a chat about books and meet new people. The group is hosted by a member of library staff.

The group has a chat every other Wednesday at 2.30 pm.  

Please contact Halton lea Library 0151 511 7744 for more information

Code Club with Mako

 5-week Coding Club, every Thursday from 6th June to 4th July at Widnes Library, 4-6pm.  It is aimed at young people aged 10-16 years. Anyone interested should contact hello@makocreate.org.uk or 0151 345 1419.

Coffee Mornings

Receive a warm welcome and a free hot drink at Halton Libraries coffee mornings every week 10.30-12pm.

Monday – Ditton Library
Tuesday – Halton Lea Library
Thursday – Widnes Library
Friday – Runcorn Library

Dungeons and Dragons

Every Tuesday at Halton Lea Library, 4-5.30pm
Every Thursday at Widnes Library, 5-6.30pm

Suitable for ages 13+.  All abilities and experience welcome.

Join us for a D & D club celebrating the shared world of table top roleplaying, fantasy characters, and embark upon new adventures during our friendly free club.

Family History Helpdesk

Every Tuesday, 1-4pm, Halton Lea Library

Every Friday, 11am-3pm, Widnes Library

Free drop in session, free access to Ancestry and help provided by library staff and local enthusiasts.

Home Ed Monthly Meet Up

Last Wednesday of the month, 1-3pm, Halton Lea Library

2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-3pm, Widnes Library 

Meet other local home ed families.  Fun activities such as Lego, board games, painting and space to play provided at each session.

IT Assistance
Drop in for help with using the Internet, emails, your digital device and more.  Available in all libraries throughout each day.  No appointment necessary.
IT Help Club - You Can Do I.T.

Every Wednesday, 10.30-12pm at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library.

Free drop in session aimed to help you become more confident taking your first steps in I.T.

Lego Club
  • Every Tuesday at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 3.30–5pm
  • Every Monday at Ditton Library 3.30-5pm
  • Every Thursday at Runcorn Library 3.30-5pm
  • Children get creative with Lego!
  • Free, drop in sessions
Midweek Meet-up

Midweek Meet-up

Every Wednesday
Halton Lea Library, 10.00-11.30am
Widnes Library, 1.30-3pm

Come along and enjoy a hot drink, some company, a game of cards or just chat with our Midweek Meet-up

Newsletter
Keep up to date with all the news and events from Halton Libraries with our monthly newsletter
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

  • Saturday meets on the first Saturday of every month at 10.30am

Widnes Library

  • Tuesday 1 meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5.45pm (Full – waiting list)
  • Tuesday 2 meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 5.45pm

Runcorn Library

  • Runcorn’s reading group 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.

2024 Reading Group Timetable

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

Rhyme Time
  • Monday, Halton Lea Library, 11.00-11.45am
  • Tuesday, Runcorn Library and Ditton Library, 11.00-11.45am
  • Wednesday Widnes Library,11.00-11.45am (starting 5th June)
  • Thursday, Halton Lea Library, 11.00-11.45am
  • Friday, Widnes Library, 11.00-11.45am
  • Songs and stories for preschool children.
  • Free, drop in sessions
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.
Science Club
  • 3rd Saturday of the month at Widnes Library, 12.00-12.45pm
  • 1st Saturday of the month at Halton Lea Library, 12-12.45pm (Starting 1st June)
  • Drop in sessions suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years.
Scrabble Club

Every Thursday 10.30-12pm at Runcorn Library.

Free, drop in session.

Shared Reading

Every Friday 10.30-11.30am at Widnes Library.

Friendly group run by The Reader.  Come along and listen or join in with the group. The session is run by a trained Reader Leader,  who reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. They then stop and talk about what has been read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen.  You can find out more at The Reader in The Library

Work Support

Monday, 1-4pm, Widnes Library
Wednesday, 1-4pm, Halton Lea Library (Floor 3)

Halton People Into Jobs will be offering weekly advice and support sessions for their current users and those seeking job search support.

 

Latest News

New RhymeTime at Widnes Library

Launching soon! A brand new Rhyme Time coming to Widnes Library starting on Wednesday 5th June, 11-11.45am. Lots of stories and songs for preschool children.  Free drop in session.

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HPIJ Work Club Support

Monday, 1-4pm, Widnes Library Wednesday, 1-4pm, Halton Lea Library (Floor 3) Halton People Into Jobs will be offering weekly advice and support sessions for their current users and those seeking job search support.

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Marvellous Menopause

Are you struggling with menopause symptoms?  Would you like support and information? Need a confidence boost?  Come along and connect over a cuppa! All sessions are 10-11.30am with free refreshments provided. Saturday 29th June - Halton Lea Library.  Book online...

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Enhancement to the library catalogue

Halton Libraries catalogue has had an upgrade with a new look catalogue.  Thanks to funding from Library On, the catalogue will include new and improved search facilities using Aspen Discovery Tool.   The new look catalogue makes it easier to find Halton Libraries...

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Changing Places Facilities

A new Changing Places facility has been installed in Halton Lea Library on Floor 2.  Facilities include a hoist, changing bench and a height adjustable wash basin. See the Changing Places website for more information.

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Youthwatch Halton

Halton Lea Library, 3rd Tuesday of each month, 4-5.30pm (starting 16th January 2024) Widnes Library/Kingsway, 3rd Thursday of each month, 4.30-6pm (starting 18th January 2024) Healthwatch Halton are looking for young volunteers aged 13-25 to change local health and...

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Dungeons and Dragons

Every Tuesday at Halton Lea Library, 4-5.30pm Suitable for ages 13+.  All abilities and experience welcome. Join us for a D&D club celebrating the shared world of table top roleplaying, fantasy characters and embark upon new adventures during our friendly, free...

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Halton Bereavement Cafe

Halton Libraries, Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Group, and Halton & St Helens CVA are launching a new bereavement cafe in Halton.  This informal, peer led group is an opportunity for Halton's bereaved adults to get together to chat and support each other. ...

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BFI Replay

60 years of screen stories, digitised and preserved for you Relive, research and lose yourself in the past with thousands of digitised videos and television programmes - from the 1960s to the 2010s. From the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive and partner UK...

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Family History Helpdesk

Starting on Friday 3rd February, 11am-3pm, Widnes Library Interested in researching your family history but don’t know where to start?  Join us on the first Friday of every month for the Family History Helpdesk.  There will be free access to Ancestry and help provided...

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