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May - August events

 

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 nicola.lamb@halton.gov.uk

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.
Homework Club
  • Every Wednesday at Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library 3.30-4.30pm.
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
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!
Midweek Meet up
  • 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.
Newsletter

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

 

Read and Relax

Thursdays 12.00-1.00pm at Halton Lea Library
Tuesdays 10.30-11.30am at Widnes Library

In partnership with The Reader, we are holding free, weekly Read and Relax groups at Halton Lea and Widnes libraries for adults.  Come along to one of our friendly, welcoming sessions to read aloud a book, short story or poem.  Group members can choose to read aloud, share personal reflections or simply listen – in this way people can form real connections with the stories and with each other.

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

  • 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 Schedule 2018

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 Tuesday 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 nicola.lamb@halton.gov.uk

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
  • 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.
Time to Read events

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

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

Latest News

Festival of Learning: Family Coding

Monday 18th June 3.30-4.30pm Widnes Library Thursday 21st June 3.30-4.30pm Halton Lea Library Saturday 23rd June 1-2pm Widnes Library and Halton Lea Library We love encouraging learning at all ages and the Festival of Learning celebrates lifelong learning.  It's the...

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Write Time, Write Place: Book Launch

Saturday 22nd June 12-2pm Halton Lea Library Join us at our celebration event that will launch the Write Time, Write Place anthology of stories written in our creative writing workshops held in early 2018 in partnership with Read Now Write Now.  Meet the local writers...

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Health Information Week: Become Health Savvy

Monday 2nd July 10.30-12.30pm Halton Lea Library - free, drop in Tuesday 3rd July 10.30-12.30pm Widnes Library - free, drop in This is your opportunity to speak face to face with health information professionals from the Knowledge and Evidence Service at Warrington...

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World Cup Sticker Swap

Saturday 7th July 12-1pm Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library Searching for that final sticker to complete your sticker album for the 2018 world cup?  Bring along your spares to our Sticker Swap and play swapsies with other...

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Summer Reading Challenge 2018: Mischief Makers – Sign Up

Saturday 14th July - All libraries Our annual free Summer Reading Challenge begins from Saturday 14th July when kids can begin signing up to pledge to read 6 books during the summer holidays.  This year's challenge is all about The Beano so perfect for little Mischief...

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Summer Reading Challenge : Bonkers Beano Bonanza

Wednesday 1st August 10.30-12pm - Halton Lea Library Thursday 2nd August 10.30-12pm - Widnes Library Our Beano themed bonanza will delight and amaze all children.  Lots of fun games, crafts and activities based upon your favourite Beano characters. This event will be...

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Summer Reading Challenge: Den Building

Wednesday 8th August 10.30-12pm - Halton Lea Library Thursday 9th August 10.30-12pm - Widnes Library Come along and try your hand at building the best den in the library!  Can you build a den that is big enough for you and your friends?  Let the challenge commence!...

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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...

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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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Chester Zoo Workshops: Leap for Lemurs

Monday 6th August 11-12pm Halton Lea Library 1-2pm Runcorn Library Monday 13th August 11-12pm Halton Lea Library 1-2pm Runcorn Library Monday 20th August 11-12pm Halton Lea Library 1-2pm Runcorn Library Leap into Halton Lea and Runcorn libraries this summer to join us...

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