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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle receives its second Little Free Library site

Argyle’s second Little Free Library, “Take a Book-Leave a Book,” was recently established outside Edward Jones Investments, 100 Country Club Road, Suite 100.

The quaint structure is eye-catching and filled with books of all categories. The top shelf holds children’s books and the bottom shelf includes mysteries, romance, adventure, science fiction and a variety of other genres.

“It is so much fun to watch people look for a book,” said financial adviser Jeanie Gould who purchased the Little Free Library from John Kiel of Argyle, builder and designer of the libraries.

North Texas Book Festival Inc. will pay for membership to the national Little Free Library organization for the first 10 Argyle businesses or residents who start one of the libraries.

Membership includes brochures and a plaque/sign made of reclaimed wood from 100-year-old barns in the heart of Wisconsin’s Amish country that has a membership number and reads “Little Free Library.”

It also includes a dot on the United States map showing where the library is located on the Little Free Library website,

The website shows many library designs that can be purchased or offers instructions on how to do it yourself.

Argyle’s first Little Free Library was established in February at The Real Estate Station at Dallas Street and U.S. Highway 377.

For more information, e-mail


Senior center computer classes to begin

The Argyle Senior Center meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday in the community room at Argyle Town Hall. An exercise class begins at 10 a.m. and card games begin at 11 a.m. both days.

Starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, computer technologist Stan Simmons will begin a series of computer classes for adults. The first one will be “Windows keyboard shortcuts” and the second will be “E-mail and e-mail attachments” on May 29. Those attending will receive a 25 percent discount on a home computer repair. There is a charge of $15 for each class.

At noon on the third Friday of each month, the Argyle Police Department sponsors a luncheon buffet followed by bingo sponsored by Edward Jones Investments. Those attending the luncheon are asked to bring a side dish.

For more information, call Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438.


Book club forms

The new organization — Argyle Woman’s Book Review Club — will meet at the Argyle Town Hall Community Room the first Thursday of each month.

The first book review will be June 6. It will begin at 10 a.m. with refreshments and at 10:30 a.m. Donna Fielder will talk about her books Lady Killer and Pennies on Her Grave. These are murders that happened in Denton County, and Fielder was the reporter for the Denton Record-Chronicle covering the cases. After Fielder’s presentation, there will be a book signing for Lady Killer. Those wanting the e-book of Pennies on Her Grave can bring a Kindle and Fielder will autograph a hard copy of the cover page.

The club is for women living in Argyle. Lynn Sheffield Simmons is chairwoman; Glenice Norton, vice chairwoman; Patti Smith, hospitality chairwoman; and Martha Mason, telephone chairwoman.

There are no dues or charges, but the club will accept donations to help with expenses. Those planning to attend need to fill out the application on the website and click “submit.”

Lynn Sheffield Simmons is founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of nine children’s books and two history books on Argyle. She can be reached at or 940-464-3368.