We are delighted to announce Rhymetime sessions across our libraries will be starting again. We so very much looking forward to welcoming you and your little ones back into the library for these sessions again, and sharing rhymes and books together.

Places are limited, so you will need to book in advance of the sessions. Please contact your nearest library to book your place. We also have Babies and Books sessions every Friday at Mold Library.

Our Rhymetime schedule is as follows:

• Broughton Library - Wednesday 11.30am

• Buckley Library - Tuesday & Friday 10.30am

• Connah's Quay Library - Tuesday & Thursday 10.30am

• Flint Library - Wednesday 2.00pm & Fri 10.30am

• Holywell Library - Tuesday 10.30am

• Mold Library - Tuesday 10.30am, Friday (Babies & Books) 10am & 11am

Adult Community Learning

We are pleased to again be offering free, in person, Adult Learning Courses at our libraries. Again, places are limited so please book in advance if you would like to attend. These courses are fully funded by the Flintshire Adult Community Learning Grant.

• Introduction to Family History - starting Monday, June 21 at Mold Library 2pm-3pm - six-week course 01352 703780.

• How to get online:

Starting Monday, June 21, at Mold Library 10am-11am - six-week course 01352 703780

Starting Monday, June 21, at Flint Library 2pm-3pm - six-week course 01352 703737

Starting Thursday, June 24, at Connah's Quay Library 2pm-3pm - six- course 01352 703730

We will be offering more free courses soon on a whole host of subjects to enable you to learn new skills and improve your wellbeing. You may also be interested in some other courses which are being delivered via Zoom currently including Tai Chi and Mindfulness. For more information please email Susannah.Hill@aura.wales

Computer use at your local Aura library

As a reminder, computers are 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

Select and Collect

It has been wonderful to see the community return to our library buildings. Whilst the libraries are open for select browsing, we are still really enjoying putting your Select and Collect orders together. You can browse and reserve items for collection via our online library catalogue at www.aura.wales/flintshire-library-catalogue/

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. If you would like to make an order, please telephone us on 01352 703750, or email us at libraries@aura.wales .

Aura Book Corner

The Leader: The Caller by Chris CarterThe Caller by Chris Carter

This week's book recommendation comes from Jackie at Holywell Library.

She said: "I would thoroughly recommend Chris Carter's The Caller. It is about a young woman who receives a video call from her best friend: it appears to be a normal call.

"However, the young woman soon realises that it's not her friend phoning her. It's a depraved serial killer who is going to torture her friend and force her to watch.

"It is quite gory in parts but I couldn't put it down! It had me gripped right from the very beginning. I would give this title an Aura Book Score of 4/5."

The Caller, along with other titles by Chris Carter, is available to borrow from your local Aura library. Why not add it to your next Select and Collect order?

• 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.