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Library Events June - Aug

 Let’s Go Green Festival

Now the sun is shining and we would like to introduce to you our Let’s Go Green festival! Join Halton Libraries for a celebration of the outdoors and our planet using art, stories, talks and performance!  Experience the outdoors and learn about going green. Throughout this festival there will be lots of fun and informative events and workshops for you to get involved in.

Let’s Go Green Festival brochure

 

Library Events May - July 2021

Let’s Make Festival

Libraries Events May – July 2021

Halton is the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture 2021 and Halton Libraries are very excited to be joining in the celebrations! Throughout the year we will bring you three fabulous festivals celebrating culture and creativity across the borough and to celebrate all that makes Halton unique and special.

Our first library festival is Let’s Make!
We have makers workshops throughout the festival for all ages including puppet making, tote bag design and cyanotypes, along with special Book Makers creative book sculpting workshops and an online author talk.  The award winning Get it Loud in Libraries is also returning to Halton for our special music makers gig.

So come on Halton, let’s make.
Events bookable from Saturday 24th April

 

 

 

Chatterbooks 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.

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.
Newsletter

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 run three weekly Reading Friends groups.  It’s a chance to talk about what you are reading, whether that be books, magazines, newspapers or anything else and to meet new people.

Tuesdays at 2pm a virtual group open to everyone.
Wednesday at 10.30am held over the phone for people over 60
Thursday at 2.30 held over the phone and open to everyone.

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 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 2020

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

Rhyme Time
  • All Rhyme Times are temporarily postponed due to the current situation with Covid 19
  • 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
  • All Saturday Stories currently postponed due to the current situation with Covid 19
  • 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

Latest News

Events for Nature and Conservation Enthusiasts

We have some fascinating talks coming up in June and July. Gardeners’ Question Time Runcorn Library Wednesday 23rd June – 2-3pm Free, please book online via the Eventbrite website or at any Halton library. What are the best plants for garden pots?  How often should I...

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Let’s Go Green Festival Booking Links

Click here to see our Let's Go Green Festival brochure and get booking! Gardeners’ Question Time Runcorn Library Wednesday 23rd June – 2-3pm Free, please book online via the Eventbrite website or at any Halton library. What are the best plants for garden pots?  How...

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Porridge Radio

Sunday 18th July Widnes Library.  Doors open 2.30pm Ticket price £7, please book online via getitloudinlibraries.com Suitable for all ages Porridge Radio are a British indie rock band, originating from Brighton.  They were listed among The Guardian’s top 40 new...

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Booking Details for Let’s Make Festival Events

Monday 24th May Science Makers: Circuit Bugs Widnes Library – 4.45pm Free, please book online via the Eventbrite website. One ticket is for one child and one accompanying adult only. Suitable for all ages Create your own light up bugs using electronics and circuits. ...

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Let’s Make Festival Events Guide

LIBRARIES EVENTS MAY - JULY 2021 Halton is the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture 2021 and Halton Libraries are very excited to be joining in the celebrations! Throughout the year we will bring you three fabulous festivals celebrating culture and creativity...

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We are open!

We are delighted to say we are open again and looking forward to seeing you all soon. You can find our opening hours and safety measures on our website. Public pcs are available for use for up to 1 hour per day per person and contactless borrowing and returning of...

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Reading Friends

Reading Friends chat, share stories and have fun. Halton Libraries run two weekly Reading Friends groups.  It's a chance to talk about what you are reading, whether that be books, magazines, newspapers or anything else and to meet new people. Tuesdays at 2pm a virtual...

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Reopening Halton Libraries

As with all libraries in the UK, the threat of coronavirus prompted the unprecedented closure of our libraries. Now that government guidance allows, our libraries in Halton are reopening their doors again. Following on from an update to the official guidance on face...

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