Enjoy the outdoors of Flintshire with Our Back Yard events


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We are excited to host free outdoor tasting sessions led by Our Back Yard at Connah’s Quay Library in September and October:

Heritage and nature walk: Tuesday September 21, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Nature Art & Craft: Tuesday September 28, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Introduction to wildlife surveys: Tuesday, October 5, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Heritage & Nature walk: Tuesday, October 12, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Practical volunteering – Community development: Tuesday, October 19, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Creation of flowery spaces: Tuesday October 26, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Come participate in the Our Back Yard project and find out more about the other training opportunities available. All sessions are free, welcome to all! For more information or to book, please call 01978 757524 or email [email protected]

I just read, reading and about to read

We recently shared images on social media of the books we’ve just read, are currently reading, and are about to read. Here are Francine’s choices of Broughton Library:

To read: Circe by Madeline Miller

Now Reading: Suggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Read next: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

All of the above titles can be borrowed from your local Aura library. If one of these books is right for you, why not add it to your next Select and Collect order: search our online library catalog and reserve titles, or email or call your local library. To place an order, please call us on 01352 703750 or email us at [email protected]

You can browse our catalog at www.aura.wales/flintshire-library-catalogue/ and reserve items to pick up at the library counter. We will just need to know your library membership number, contact phone number and email address, your book requests / preferences and your preferred collection point.

Booker Prize 2021 preselection titles.

Selection of the Booker Prize 2021

Last week, the list of finalists for this year’s Booker Prize was announced:

A passage to the north by Anuk Arudpragasam

The Promise of Damon Galgut

No one talks about it by Patricia Lockwood

Men of Fortune by Nadifa Mohamed

Perplexity 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 can be borrowed from your local Aura library, and some of them are also available as eBooks or audiobooks on Borrowbox. As a reminder, Aura Library members can download eBooks and Audiobooks for free from Borrowbox and RBdigital to PC, Laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and RBdigital apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.

To access most of the library’s resources online, you will need to enter your membership number and PIN. If you don’t have it, you can register as a member online through Aura’s website for instant access. All links and more details on our digital library resources are available on our website: www.aura.wales/libraries

• Visit us on social media for practical information about our services and the monthly online events we run, as well as many 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, thanks for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon!

• Aura is a non-profit charitable organization responsible for the management of the majority of leisure, library and heritage services in Flintshire. Aura is owned by its employees and operates for the benefit of local communities.

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