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Phone: 708-258-3436
Fax: 708-258-9796

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How Corn Changed Itself, and Then Changed Everything Else

Author Cynthia Clampitt from the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Program will be at the Peotone Public Library on September 8th at 10:30am.  She will introduce people to the remarkable, fascinating, vital, but often overlooked impact corn has had on human history - and on our everyday lives. 

About 10,000 years ago, a weedy grass growing in Mexico possessed of a strange trait known as a “jumping gene” transformed itself into a larger and more useful grass—the cereal grass that we would come to know as maize and then corn. Nurtured by Native Americans, this grain would transform the Americas even before First Contact. After First Contact, it spanned the globe, but it also drove westward expansion in North America, building cities and inspiring innovators and entrepreneurs. However, vampires, whiskey, Henry Ford, time zones, Fritos, and the Chicago Bears are also part of this remarkable story. And, as Margaret Visser noted in Much Depends on Dinner, “Without corn, North America—and most particularly modern, technological North America—is inconceivable.”

This program is brought to the library from a grant given by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Program.

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.

Writers Group

Writing Group will provide an opportunity for beginning and experienced writers to share their work and receive feedback and suggestions from fellow writers. Shared work can include stories, novels, poems, screenplays, nonfiction, and more. 

The Peotone Public Library Writers Group meets on the first Tuesday each month from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.  Our next meeting will be on September 4th, 2018 at 6pm.

Monday Movie Matinee @ the library


Come celebrate as we travel through the history of movie classics.

Bring your Lunch on Monday, August 20th at 11:30 am 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  August 14th 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.

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One Stroke Painting - Fall Canvas Craft

 
Kathi Eastman will teach a one stroke painting for beginners on Tuesday, September 11th at 6pm.  This class is for beginners and all the supplies are provided.  The charge for this class is $10.00.
   
Please register for this program on our website www.peotonelibrary.org/calendar and select the One Stroke Painting link.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Friday
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Saturday
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Closed on Sunday

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New Arrivals

  • doubleblind
    Book 1
  • thefallenbaldaccci
    Book 2
  • moneyshot
    Book 3
  • everytime
    Book 4
  • lastthing
    Book 5
  • presidentclinton
    Book 6
  • rustandstardust
    Book 7
  • paradox
    Book 8
  • clockdance
    Book 9
  • goodfight
    Book 10
  • stayhidden
    Book 11
  • sunshines
    Book 12
  • cocodvd
    DVD 1
  • leisure
    DVD 2
  • journeysend
    DVD 3
  • leisure
    DVD 4
  • tombraider
    DVD 5
  • itonydvd
    DVD 6
  • MOLGAMDVD
    DVD 7
  • ALLTHEDVD
    DVD 8
  • GRESHODVD
    DVD 9
  • pacificrim
    DVD 10
  • redsparrowdvd
    DVD 11
  • earlymandvd
    DVD 12