Come and say hello

Our libraries are open for select browsing and computer access. Computers will be available to book by phoning the library:

• Broughton Library - 01352 703760

• Buckley Library - 01352 703860

• Connah's Quay Library - 01352 703730

• Flint Library - 01352 703737

• Holywell Library - 01352 703850

• Mold Library - 01352 703780

Sporting Memories

Are you a sports fan? Join us for our very first Sporting Memories group, starting Wednesday, May 19, at 10am via Zoom. Sporting Memories sessions are aimed at people over 50 and are designed to get conversation flowing, help relive positive memories and provide joy and companionship. At Sporting Memories Clubs, everyone finds fun, friendship and increased wellbeing. The sessions will run weekly and we hope to be able to meet in person very soon. For details and to register for the session, email

Author of the Month for May: Paul Auster

Books by Paul Auster.

Books by Paul Auster.

American novelist Paul Auster has captivated readers for decades with his distinctive narrative style and flare for building suspense. Many of his most loved novels and autobiographies feature recurring themes of identity and duplicity, along with characters who are often writers and storytellers themselves.

Whether you are discovering his books for the very first time, or revisiting some of his best known and loved titles, we have put together a small reading list to set you off on a Paul Auster adventure.

Where it all began: The New York Trilogy (1987)

Beloved titles: The Book of Illusions (2002), The Brooklyn Follies (2005), Invisible (2009)

Autobiographies and Memoirs: The Invention of Solitude (1982), Winter Journal (2012), Report from the Interior (2013)

More recently: 4321 (2017)

Aura Libraries top recommendation: Sunset Park (2010)

What is your favourite Paul Auster novel? Get in touch with us on Twitter (@LibFlintshire), Instagram (@llyfrgelloeddauralibraries) or Facebook (@LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries) to let us know what you think of our choices, or which ones you would have chosen!

Weekly Book Corner

Trust Me by T.M. Logan

Trust Me by T.M. Logan

This week's reading recommendation comes from Vicky at Buckley Library. She said: "T.M. Logan's latest thriller, Trust Me, is a rollercoaster of a ride! It has so many twists and turns; you just don't know who the main character Ellen can trust. She finds herself left holding a baby with a note that says: 'Please protect Mia, don't trust the police, don't trust anyone…' It had me hooked from the very first page and I found it hard to put down. I would give this title an Aura Book Score of 5/5."

Trust Me, along with other titles by T.M. Logan, is available to borrow from your local Aura library. Why not add it to your next Select and Collect order: search our online library catalogue and reserve titles, or email or telephone your local library. To make an order please phone us on 01352 703750, or email us at You can browse our catalogue at and place a hold on items to collect from the library counter. We will just need to know your library membership number, a contact telephone number and email address, your book requests/preferences, and your preferred collection point.

Monthly Reading Groups

Our next Reading Friends shared reading group sessions will be on Tuesday, May 11, from 11am-noon and Wednesday, May 12, from 7pm-8pm.

Our next Ffrindiau Darllen Cymraeg session for advanced Welsh learners and fluent speakers will be on Tuesday, May 11, at 7pm-8pm, followed by our session for intermediate Welsh learners on Wednesday, May 12, 2pm-3pm.

Our monthly reading groups are fun, welcoming and a space for people to get together and socialise whilst sharing a love of reading! For more information or to join, please email A very warm welcome to all!

Visit us on social media to view our weekly rhyme time or story time sessions, as well as lots of book and audiobook recommendations, plus handy information about our services and the online monthly events we host, including Zoom reading groups for adults and children. We can be found on Facebook at @LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries, Instagram at @llyfrgelloeddauralibraries and Twitter at @LibFlintshire.

From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thank you for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon! Whilst we may be facing difficult times, remember: we are always united by books!

• Aura is a charitable, not-for-profit, organisation responsible for managing the majority of leisure, libraries and heritage services in Flintshire. Aura is owned by its employees and operates for the benefit of local communities.