Fit Fed and Read

Join us for great family activities during half-term around Flintshire. Colleagues from Aura Sport Development and Aura Libraries will be providing free community sport and physical activity for all ages with stories and library activities too. Food, snacks and drinks are provided at the sessions for all participants. For more information please contact

• Wednesday, June 2: Mostyn - Maes Pennant Football Pitch 11am-12.30pm, Holywell - Skate Park 2pm-3.30pm

• Thursday, June 3: Flint - Down by the Castle 1pm-2.30pm

Online events in June

Our monthly reading groups are fun, welcoming and a space for people to get together and socialise whilst sharing a love of reading! We have four reading groups a month for adults: Ffrindiau Darllen Cymraeg and Reading Friends.

• Our next Ffrindiau Darllen Cymraeg session for advanced Welsh learners and fluent speakers will be on Tuesday, June 8, 7pm-8pm, followed by our session for intermediate Welsh learners on Wednesday, June 9, 2pm-3pm.

• Our next Reading Friends shared reading group sessions will be on Tuesday, June 8, 11am-noon and Wednesday, June 9, 7pm-8pm.

• Our next Family History Group Zoom session will take place on Tuesday, June 8, 2pm-3pm.

• Don't forget about our weekly Sporting Memories Zoom sessions which run every Wednesday 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.

• We will be hosting a Zoom Rhymetime session on Thursday, June 17, 2pm-3pm, and Children's Reading Group on Thursday, June 24, 4pm-5pm.

For more information regarding any of the above events, or to join, please email A very warm welcome to all!

Author of the Month: Elena Ferrante

Titles by author of the month, Elena Ferrante.

Titles by author of the month, Elena Ferrante.

Whilst it may be a pseudonym, the name Elena Ferrante is one of the most influential to date in Italy's literary history. Published originally in Italian, Elena Ferrante's works have been translated into many languages for readers all around the world to enjoy. She is perhaps most best known and loved for her Neapolitan series which follows the lives of Elena and Lina: two childhood friends that navigate their way into adulthood together and apart. Her other works have also been adored by readers all over the world for their moving and intimate insights about identity and belonging.

Whether you are discovering her books for the very first time, or revisiting some of her best known and loved titles, we have put together a small reading list to set you off on an Elena Ferrante adventure! Enjoy!

Where it all began: Troubling Love (1992/2006), The Days of Abandonment (2002/2005)

The Neapolitan Quartet: My Beautiful Friend (2011/2012), The Story of a New Name (2012/2013), Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (2013/2014), The Story of the Lost Child (2014/2015)

Most recently: The Lying Life of Adults (2020)

Aura Libraries top recommendation: Frantumaglia: an author's journey told through letters, interviews, and occasional writings (2003/2016)

Aura Book Corner

The Rumour by Lesley Kara

The Rumour by Lesley Kara

This week's book recommendation comes from Vicky at Buckley Library.

She said: "I recommend The Rumour by Lesley Kara. Single mum Joanna hears a rumour that a convicted child killer is living under a new identity in the small town that she has recently moved to, and to fit in with the local book club and a group of mum's at the school gates, she passes it on not realising the drama about to unfold around her.

"The book makes you think about how easy it is to pass on gossip, often with little thought about the people whose lives it can affect. I really enjoyed this debut novel and will definitely be reading more of hers. I give it an Aura Book Score of 4/5."

The Rumour by Lesley Kara is available to borrow from your local Aura library. If this book sounds right up your street, 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 telephone 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.

• 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.