Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program 2017

Tuesdays: 2:00 p.m.

June 6: MUSIC by Bob Beech

June 13:  VISIT with Mallard the Duck,  mascot of the Madison Mallards baseball

June 20: TOUR Argyle’s EMS Ambulance

June 27: CRAFT with Kathy Olmstead

July 4: NO PROGRAM

July 11:  HIKE @ Erickson Wetlands –

Storywalk by Driftless Area Conservancy

           July 18: PLAY all ages Bingo. Prizes and snacks

All-ages Summer Reading Challenge

Please note book title and date in each completed square.

Read your way to “BINGO” then bring card to the library for coupons to local businesses!

                B                  I                  N                 G                 O
Read a book off a library display Read a  biography or memoir Read an old favorite Bring a friend to the library Read a book that was

turned into

a movie

Choose a book because of its cover Attend a  library

program

Read a book about a place

you’ve never been

Read under  a tree Read a book about history
Attend a  library

program

Read a  magazine or newspaper FREE Read with  an animal by

your side

Read  poetry
Read a best-seller Read a book based on a true story Read  something  online Read a graphic novel or comic Read with someone younger  than you
Read in  a car Read a book that is part

of a series

Read a book from your

house that

you’ve never read before

Visit a library you’ve never been to before Recommend a book to a friend

SUMMER BOOK SALE & SILENT AUCTION

May 22 – May 31 SILENT AUCTION. Woodford State Bank, Argyle

June 2 & 3 HUGE BOOKSALE. All items by donation. First National Bank, Argyle

Silent Auction & Book Sale Fundraisers

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The library will hold a silent auction from May 22-June 1 in the lobby of the Woodford State Bank, Argyle.  From there, the auction will move to finish at our annual book sale June 2 & 3 at the First National Bank, Argyle.  We have books of all genres, all sold by donation offerings.

The library largely relies upon donations and generous community members.  We look forward to seeing you!

SEWING MACHINE Makerspace Mondays

The Makerspace Sewing Machine kit has arrived!  Drop by on Mondays from 2-8 to work on simple patterns provided or bring your own materials and projects to work on.  We will have this kit through June 30th (Note that sewing machine provided is much more modern than pictured!!)sewing machine

Wednesday April 20th “Status of the American Economy” by John Waelti

John Waelti

Status of the American Economy

By  John Waelti, Economist and Monroe Times columnist

Wednesday April 26th 4pm

 

John Waelti’s brings his extensive economic knowledge to discuss the present economic state from the Great Recession to now.  He will cover key indicators, recovery, existing economic recovery, thoughts about future trends and more.

Waelti was born and raised on a dairy farm in Monroe, was on the Agricultural Economics Faculty of University of Minnesota (1967-1990), taking leave to serve as Economic Advisor to Assistant Secretary of the Army in Washington DC.  He also served as a visiting professor to University of Nairobi, Kenya, and as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics in New Mexico State University and Sultan Qaboos University in Oman.

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Thur April 20th 7pm ….. Life in Lafayette: The Pecatonica Pride Watershed Association

Come celebrate Earth Day and  hear more about the Pecatonica Pride Watershed Association, a collaboration of community groups, farmers, fishers, landowners and river lovers pulling together to improve and promote the Pecatonica River and its trout streams between Blanchardville and Argyle, WI.

Note that this program is at CENTRAL 52 CAFE ,  300 E Milwaukee St, Argyle, WI 53504west of rockton illinois

Indian Trail Marker Trees- April 4th 4pm

A discussion on

Indian Trail Marker Trees

Tuesday April 4th  4pm  @ the Argyle Public Library

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Richard Dieter has spent the last  60 years researching Lewis & Clark, early mountain men and subsequent pioneers.   By accident in 2014 while researching the 30 murders in Richland County history, he stumbled onto an Indian trail marker tree.  He has located 15 Indian trail marker trees in the following years.

Since then he has been on radio stations, published articles and given talks in southwest Wisconsin on this subject. He has worked with Professor Evan Larson of UW Platteville in having them aged thru tree ring boring.   He has also worked with David Greentree of the Ho-chunk Nation on this project in an attempt to revive the tradition of how, why and type trees were formed.

Dieter spent his childhood and high school years farming in the Ithaca area. He now splits his time between South Elgin, Il and Richland County .

Dieter welcomes any information about further sites of these vanishing  markers.

Monday Makerspace: Scrapbooking

The Argyle Public Library announces its latest Monday Makerspace: Scrapbooking.  This program will be offered each Monday from 2-8pm through April 17th on a drop-in basis.

scrapbookingThe kit provides paper edger scissors, a portable trimmer, paper craft punches, 30 wooden stamps and stamp pads.  Patrons may bring in their own photos, memorabilia and paper specific to their desired scrapbook size.

A makerspace (also called a “hackerspace” or “fadlab”) is a collaborative work space inside a school or a library for making, learning, exploring and sharing using high-tech or low-tech tools.  The space is open to kids, adults, entrepreneurs and explores and offers a variety of equipment.  The maker mindset is creating something out of nothing and exploring one’s own interests.  These spaces were also created in response to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) development.

Libraries have always been a meeting place for people and thoughts: makerspaces are just one more way libraries are evolving to meet the needs of 21st century world.