“Get Illinois OUT OF THE MUD!!”
The Remarkable Clamor for Good Roads and Highways with Names
Dr. Larry McClellan will be at the Peotone Public Library on Saturday, October 21 at 10am. He will talk about the highways systems in Illinois.
The Highway systems are only 100 years old and were born as the result of fierce debates and an incessant clamor for “Good Roads.” From the 1890s until World War I, there is a fascinating combination of stories about road-building, named highways, and the "Good Roads" movement.
Before interstates and federal highways were distinguished by numbers—Route 30 or I-55, for instance—these roads were christened with colorful names. The Lincoln, Dixie, and Mississippi Valley Highways, and the Alton Way, Swastika Trail, and Corn Belt Route were all memorable roads that carried people across the state. From 1913 on, these were among the 51 named highways developed in Illinois. Hear about the creation of these named highways and the eventual numbering systems for our roads.
One Book, One Community KALA 2017
October is One Book, One Community for the Kankakee Area Libraries. Each year all of the local libraries come together to choose a book. This year the author Jane Austen was chosen instead of a book for the 200 year anniversary of her death. Each library will choose which book they would like to read of hers and what program they would like to present. The Peotone Public Library will have this Writer’s Workshop, Book Discussions and Movie.
Medicare Made Clear: Free Plan Check Up for 2017
Patty Madigan-Haney from Madigan Insurance Group will be at the Peotone Public Library on Tuesday, October 10th at 6 pm. She will review your Medicare Plan Coverage: Medicare Supplements, Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans.
This seminar is for educational purposes only. No sales or plan materials will be presented.
Please register for this program on our website www.peotonelibrary.org/calendar and click on the event or call 708-258-3436.
Monday Movie Matinee @ the library
Come celebrate as we travel through the history of movie classics.
Bring your Lunch on Monday, October 16th at 12 pm and the library will provide desert and beverages.
Please contact the library at 708-258-3436 or sign up on our website www.peotonelibrary.org and go to the calendar and click on the event.
Scrapbooking Club @ the Peotone Public Library for Adults and Teens
Are you interested in scrapbooking? Whether you are a beginner or have been doing it for a long time, come join us.
Come join us on October 10th at 5pm. Please bring your pictures and supplies for 1 hour of fun.
Please contact the library at 708-258-3436 if you are interested or sign up on our website www.peotonelibrary.org and go to the calendar and click on the event.