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.

Thursday March 16th 7pm @ Central 52 Life in Lafayette: Pharm Aloe


“Life in Lafayette” is a speaker series sponsored by the Argyle Public Library, highlighting important community members. Note that this program takes place at Central 52 /300 E Milwaukee St, Argyle, WI 53504.

The program works to ignite conversations about business owners, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs and thinkers who live and work in Lafayette County. We seek views of community members both who have been in the driftless region for generations and community members who are recent transplants.  The discussions will be open-forum and welcome audience dialog.


Born in Woodford, WI during the Great Depression, Keith spent his early years in Lafayette County. Health-minded his whole life, he completed his chemistry degree with a football scholarship. Throughout his career, Keith has started several businesses and lived throughout the United States. In 1969 he came across the healing properties of the Aloe Vera plant, and has been passionately working with Aloe Vera ever since. Coming full circle, in 1994 Keith returned to Woodford, WI where he has been operating his business, Pharm-Aloe, for over two decades.


Thanks Senior Boys!!

Argyle Seniors, Mitchell Dammen & Matt Amorose helped to construct these 5 “Leopold” benches for Aldo Leopold Day, coming  up, March 4-12.  They will be placed along the Erickson Wetland.  (Don’t you just love the baby  bench?!)


Thanks boys!!


Aldo Leopold Storywalk March 4-12

We will be celebrating Aldo Leopold week with a storywalk at the Erickson Wetlands, cosponsored by the Driftless Area Land Conservancy.  The .5 mile trail will be lined with Aldo Leopold quotes.

On March 4th we will have a special event from 5-8 with luminaries, cookies and warm beverages.aldo