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Library Events Oct - Dec 2021

 Let’s Tell Our Stories Festival

The nights are drawing in but our year of culture is still going strong. Halton Libraries’ third festival of the year is all about stories. Our Let’s Tell Our Stories festival celebrates all our stories and hears our voices through storytelling, art, reminiscence, performance and talks. It will highlight traditional stories, contemporary stories and will shine a light on tales from the local area and from much further afield.

LIBRARIES EVENTS GUIDE OCT-DEC 2021

Additional events this December can be found here.

Chatterbooks Book Club for 7-11 year olds

Currently suspended.

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

Chatterbooks is now running Weekly – Every Monday in Widnes library 4-5pm and Every Thursday in Halton Lea library 4-5pm.

For more information contact Nikki Lamb 0151 511 8323 or nicola.lamb@halton.gov.uk

Code Club
  • Currently suspended due to Covid-19
  • Code Club runs every school holidays in each of our libraries.  Watch this space for more details.
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.
K’Nex Club
  • Currently suspended.
  • 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
  • Currently suspended
  • 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!
Midweek Meet up
  • Currently suspended
  • Wednesday at Widnes Library and Halton Lea Library 2.00-4.00pm
  • Unwind with some colouring in, have a go at a board game and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment.  The perfect antidote to a busy lifestyle.
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Keep up to date with all the news and events from Halton Libraries with our monthly newsletter

 

Reading Friends

Reading Friends chat, share stories and have fun.

Halton Libraries have started 2 new Reading Friends groups in libraries. They meet every fortnight.

Reading Friends brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. We use reading – whether books, magazines, newspapers, or anything else – to start everyone chatting.

The groups are open to everyone and are on the following days

Halton Lea Library every fortnight on Wednesday 11am.

Ditton Library every fortnight on Thursday 3pm

For information or to book contact Halton Lea Library 0151 511 7744 or haltonlea.library@halton.gov.uk

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 2:30pm
  • Saturday meets on the last Saturday of every month at 10.30am

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

  • 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.

Reading Group Timetable 2021

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

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 Meetup
  • All Saturday Meetups currently postponed due to the current situation with Covid 19
  • Saturdays at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries, 12-2pm
  • Board games, colouring, doodling and lots of fun, every Saturday at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries.
  • Recommended age 8+.  Suitable for children and families.
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
  • All Science Clubs currently postponed due to the current situation with Covid 19
  • Saturdays at Halton Lea and Widnes Libraries, 12.30-1.30pm
  • New activities each week
  • Drop in sessions suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years.
Time to Read events

Looking for other book related events in north west libraries?  Check out Time to Read

Work Club
  • All work club currently postponed due to the current situation with Covid 19
  • Every Monday at Halton Lea Library 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Every Monday at Widnes Library 1.00-3.00pm
  • Every Friday at Halton Lea 10.30-12pm
  • Drop in sessions to help you improve your CV, job search and apply for employment

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Reading Groups

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Reading Friends

       Halton Libraries are bringing Reading Friends groups into the libraries. Reading Friends brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun with a free drink. We use reading – whether books, magazines, newspapers, or anything else – to...

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Creative Writing Courses

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