Our Back Yard

We are delighted to be hosting free outdoor taster sessions led by Our Back Yard at Connah's Quay Library in September and October:

Heritage and Nature Walk: Tuesday, September 21, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Nature Art & Craft: Tuesday, September 28, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Introduction to Wildlife Surveys: Tuesday, October 5, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Heritage & Nature Walk: Tuesday, October 12, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Practical Volunteering - Community Growing: Tuesday, October 19, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Creating wildflower areas: Tuesday, October 26, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Come along and take part in the Our Back Yard project and discover more about other training opportunities available. All sessions are free of charge – a very warm welcome to all! For more information or to book, please telephone 01978 757524 or email ourbackyard@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

Just Read, Currently Reading, and About to Read

We have recently been sharing images on social media of the books we have just read, are currently reading, and are about to read. Here are Francine from Broughton Library's choices:

Just read: Circe by Madeline Miller

Currently reading: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

To read next: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Join in the fun by sharing your own titles with us: send us a comment on social media or even better, send us your own photo!

All of the above titles are available to borrow from your local Aura library. If any of these books sound right up your street, why not add them 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 libraries@aura.wales

You can browse our catalogue at www.aura.wales/flintshire-library-catalogue/ 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.

Booker Prize 2021 Shortlist titles.

Booker Prize 2021 Shortlist titles.

Booker Prize 2021 Shortlist

Last week, the shortlist for this year's Booker Prize was announced:

A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam

The Promise by Damon Galgut

No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed

Bewilderment by Richard Powers

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

The winner will be announced on November 3: for more information visit: https://thebookerprizes.com/the-final-six-novels

All of the above titles are available to borrow from your local Aura library, and some of them are also available as e-books or audiobooks on Borrowbox. As a reminder, Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks free of charge from Borrowbox and RBdigital to a PC, Laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and RBdigital apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.

To access most online library resources you will need to enter your library membership number and pin. If you do not have this then you can join up as a member online via the Aura website for instant access. All links and further details about our digital library resources can be found on our website: www.aura.wales/libraries

• Visit us on social media to view handy information about our services and the online monthly events we host, as well as lots of book and audiobook recommendations. 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!

• 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.