Argyle Little Free Library coordinator Patti Smith said she believes a great way to spend a summer afternoon is to curl up with a good book.
"You do not need to leave the comforts of home to take a trip inside a book," she said.
Smith said readers of the Argyle Little Free Libraries at the Real Estate Station, 702 U.S. Highway 377; Edward Jones, 100 Country Club Road #100; or Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. can find Journey by James A Michener to follow a British expedition's doomed trek across Canada to the Klondike gold fields, or go to the small town of Blessings, Georgia, in Saving Jake by Sharon Sala. Readers can learn about George and Martha Washington in Mary Higgins Clark's Mount Vernon Love Story, or read the moving story of a Native American Woman in Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes. If mysteries are your pleasure, you might enjoy Dead Wrong by J.A. Jance or The Promise by Robert Crais.
There is always a selection of children's books in the ALFLs. June selections include Sesame Street's Elmo's Guessing Game About Colors, Disney's Pooh and the Falling Leaves, and Wiggle, Waggle, Loop-de-Loo! by Traci N. Todd and illustrated by Bob Warner.
Point Bank's ALFL at 302 N. U.S. Highway 377, has for poolside reading some paperback books women will enjoy: Shadow Valley by Gwen Hunter, Debbie MaComber's Back on Blossom Street and A Single Thread by Marie Bostick. Men might enjoy China Sea by David Poyer and some hardcover books that include Beaches by John Grisham, The Mission Song by John Le Carre and The Face of Death by Cody McFadyen. There is also a good selection of children's books.
The Argyle Lions Club meets at noon on the first Tuesday of every month at Coffee Tree Café, 144 Old Town Blvd., and at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month following a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. For more information, email Deborah Cottle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Argyle Chamber of Commerce meets the third Tuesday of every month for breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive. The chamber office is in PointBank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. For more information, visit www.argylechamber.org or call 940-464-9990.
The Argyle Senior Center meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St., with exercise beginning at 10 a.m. followed by card games at 11 a.m. The ASC has a monthly luncheon on the third Friday of every month at noon. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish. Anyone age 55 and older is welcome to attend. For more information, call Stella at 940-464-7438 or Karen at 940-464-0506.
Keep Argyle Beautiful meets the second Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in Point Bank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town's natural environment through visit educational and motivational programs and special events. For more information, visit www.keepargylebeautiful.com, or email Deborah Cottle at email@example.com.
LYNN SHEF FIELD SIMMONS is the founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of 10 children's books and two history books on Argyle. Her website is www.argylebooks.com She can be reached at Lynn@argylebooks.com.