Tuesday, 6 August 2013

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Friday, 2 August 2013

Calling all budding young film directors

Would you like to get involved in acting and film production?  Are you aged 11 to 19 years?  If so, come along to our Green Screen workshop which we are running  in association with Mako Education as part of our Reading Activists programme.  It's at Widnes library on Friday 16 August 1-3pm.

Bring along your favourite book or story and become a YouTube star. You’ll need the permission of a parent or guardian if you  appear on social media so please ask for a form from Widnes Library and please have it signed before attending event.

You can see more about the workshop here

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

One Direction event at Halton Lea

Halton Libraries Reading Activists present:

ONE DIRECTION - total experience.

Meet the author with inside knowledge of One Direction.  Have your photo taken with life-sized Harry. Quizzes, games and more!

Halton Lea library Wednesday 14 August 2-4pm.  This is a FREE event but booking is essential.  Please call us on 0151 7744.

Our work with TalkTalk

We recently worked with TalkTalk at Halton Lea library to help people get online.

As part of that work they made a video which you can see here.

We're planning to work with them again at at Widnes library and we'll let you know more soon.

Mood busting books coming soon.

Research shows that reading improves mental well-being, and reduces stress levels by 67% and Reading also reduces the risk of dementia by 35%.

Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of 20 uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are recommended by readers and reading groups around the country.

The new list of 20 Reading Well Mood-boosting Books titles will be available at Widnes and Halton Lea Libraries.

Rugby League Cup reading game comes to Widnes

Join writer Tom Palmer and players from Widnes Vikings to test your knowledge on rugby and your skill at goal kicks.  As part of the build-up to The Rugby League World Cup author Tom Palmer is bringing his Rugby Reading Game to Widnes Library.

The Rugby League World Cup Reading Game is part quiz about great rugby reading (in newspapers, online, magazines and books) and part goal kicking competition.

Teams are challenged to answer easy questions about sport, then to take kicks at Tom's portable rugby posts. The winning team gets a trophy.   So come along for an afternoon of fun and an opportunity to test you goal kicking skills against the Widnes Vikings!  Free Event – Prizes – Meet Widnes Vikings.

Widnes library Wednesday 9 August 2-3pm.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Latest review from our 'Reading Families'

I highly recommend 'Cross Bones Yard' by Kate Rhodes.  What a read!  This book was very difficult to put down.  The main character of Alice Quentin is someone we can all relate to.  I had great empathy for her; being drawn into her world, her life, her fears, her emotions and her terrors.

Her discovery of a body is only the beginning of the twists and turns of this engrossing rollercoaster of a read and you will not be disappointed at the surprising end.  Even I couldn’t believe it, I didn’t want it to be so L  This book is a truly exhilarating thriller that you will not be able to put down.

Tracy Smith