Embracing Welsh across Aura Flintshire libraries

Are you learning Welsh? Join us for our new weekly Welsh conversational group at Flint Library. The session will take place every Thursday at 2pm and are suitable for learners of all abilities. This group is a friendly and relaxed space for Welsh learners and speakers to socialize and build confidence. A very warm welcome to all! For more information, contact the library on 01352 703737 or email: flint.library@aura.wales

Cyfres Amdani

We would also recommend browsing through our selection of Welsh language book titles and the wonderful Cyfres Amdani book series for Welsh learners of all levels, from beginner all the way to advanced and high proficiency. With handy vocabulary on every page, the Cyfres Amdani book series is a brilliant way to build confidence in reading Welsh language fiction. Discover titles in the series at your local Aura library or by visiting Siop and Siswrn in Mold.

Books of the Month

Books of the Month at Aura Libraries Flintshire.

Our May 2022 books of the month are: Pumed Gainc and Mabinogi by Peredur Glyn and summer water Sarah Moss won.

Both of these titles are available to borrow from Aura libraries as books, e-books or audiobooks. Remember: you can browse these titles and hundreds more on our online library catalogue!

Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks free of charge from Borrowbox and Libby to 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 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

Murder in the Library: Author Visit at Mold Library

Join us at Mold Library on Wednesday, May 18, at 7pm, where we will be welcoming local author Simon McCleave to talk about his new book based on the Isle of Anglesey, The Dark Tidein partnership with The Bookshop, Mold.

Come along to find out more about Simon’s latest book and enjoy a cuppa and slice of cake. No murders involved apart from the fictional kind!

Tickets are available from Mold Library and The Bookshop: £5 for event only, £10 for event and book. For more information contact us on:

01352 703780 mold.library@aura.wales or 01352 759879 info@moldbookshop.co.uk

Digital Loan Scheme

Would you like help getting online? Why not get in touch with your local Aura library to find out more about our fantastic Digital Loan Scheme which allows customers to borrow a digital device for free. Once connected, the Aura team will be on hand to provide training and advice on how to get to grips with the digital world. The aim is to support residents to discover the many positive changes that can be made to an individual’s life by being online and connected.

Funded by the Welsh Government’s Community Transformation Fund, and delivered in partnership with Flintshire County Council, customers are able to loan a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 tablet from Aura’s libraries, together with the following accessories:

Charger

Case

4G Wi-Fi (If you do not have internet access at home)

This scheme also aims to help customers:

Build digital skills and confidence to access online services such as shopping and banking safely

Keep in touch with friends and family with video calling

Access support and training in a number of ways:

Group Sessions – friendly six-week basic tablet training course

Library Drop In – Basic guidance to help you get started at your local library

Home Tuition – for Home Library Service customers

Online – access Learn My Way or the iDEA training programs from home

Access our online library services, including free eBooks and eAudiobooks

Access resources to promote health and wellbeing including online activities and services

Try before you buy – devices will be available to buy at the end of the loan period

While the tablets are free to loan from Aura’s libraries, participants will be required to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the loan and to complete a questionnaire at the beginning and end of the loan period.

Anyone interested in borrowing a digital device should:

Call into their local Aura Library

Email: libraries@aura.wales

Phone: 01352 704400

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.

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, organization 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.

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