Authors in Mold, The Beatles in Flint and Lego across Flintshire

Last week we welcomed author Bethan Gwanas to Mold Library for an additional special event for Welsh learners, speakers and readers. In attendance were a mix of new Welsh speakers currently learning Cymraeg with Coleg Cambria or Popeth Cymraeg, and permanent speakers from Flintshire, Wrexham, Denbighshire and Cheshire.

Bethan talked about all her books, her first novel, Amdani!to his latest book, Prawf Word. She has written books for children, young adults and adults of all ages, and many titles specifically aimed at Welsh learners – such as her popular Blodwen Jones series.

The evening was organized in partnership with Siop y Siswrn and North East Wales Adult Community Learning. The Siop y Siswrn team joined us for this event and were on hand with plenty of books to peruse and have Bethan herself sign. We would like to thank everyone who joined us and hope to welcome Bethan back to the library very soon.

Many of Bethan’s books can be borrowed from Aura Libraries as books, eBooks, or audiobooks. Don’t forget: you can browse these titles and hundreds more in our online library catalog!

Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks from Borrowbox and Libby for free on a PC, laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and Libby apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.

To access most online library resources, you will need to enter your member 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 of our digital library resources can be found on our website: www.aura.wales/libraries

Murder at the library

And this time it’s a double murder…

The guests of our next Murder in the Library evening in partnership with The Mold Bookshop, will be Simon McCleave and David Jackson. Both will join us at the library to discuss their latest novels. The event will take place at the Mold Library on October 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are £5, available to buy from the Mold Library or the Mold Bookshop. We hope you can join us!

About the authors:

Simon McCleave’s first book, The Snowdonia Murders, was released in January 2020 and sold over 200,000 copies. Her latest book in the DI Ruth Hunter series, The Portmeirion Murdersjust published.

David Jackson is the critically acclaimed author of the DS series Nathan Cody and the crime series Callum Doyle, which includes the bestselling crybaby. His stand-alone novels earned him a reputation as a master of cold-thriller and won him many fans in the detective fiction world.

For more information, contact:

Mold Library: 01352 703780 [email protected]

The Mold Bookshop: 01352 759879 [email protected]

Beatles exhibit at Flint Library

This month we have a fantastic Beatles exhibit at the Flint Library featuring collectibles and memorabilia collected by local resident Colin Davies. We will be hosting a Beatles quiz on Thursday October 20 and Thursday October 27 at 2 p.m. The exhibition will continue until Monday 31 October – come and have a look, everyone welcome!

Regular Lego Clubs at Aura Libraries

Holywell Library: every Monday from 10am to 11am and from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, and every Saturday from 10am to 11am

Connah’s Quay Library: every Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm

Flint Library: every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Mold Library: first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Deeside Library: every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Buckley Library: every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Broughton Library: every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please contact your local library for more information on one of our regular clubs or sessions. Full library contact details can be found on the Aura Wales website: www.aura.wales

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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 not-for-profit charity responsible for running the majority of Flintshire’s leisure, library and heritage services. Aura is employee-owned and operates for the benefit of local communities.

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