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Peoria Public Library; Peoria, IL

Peoria Public Library; Peoria, IL

June 17, 2016–July 14, 2016


Library patrons were invited to answer to the question "What does it mean to be human?" while visiting the Exploring Human Origins traveling exhibit at the Peoria Public Library in Peoria, IL.


They wrote their answers on sticky notes which are represented here exactly as they were written, without editing of text; any drawings are described in parentheses.


To love and to be Loved
To have awareness of oneself.
I move and talk they can't sing Mexico they can't ride a bike
To eat donuts
We like to tell stories & have a good imagination!
2 nya talk bead sinog chaich
To be generes
Smart not sabage
Love you Rylie Age 5
To be smart and not savage - Lili
humans can kevin diffently.
To love and find fulfillment
To be a good character Kai.A.....
It means to shaped different. Thun the ape-humans
My Father, Kenneth N.... working as superintendent for O'Frank Heinz, built this library and would be so proud of this exhibit! Penny R....
Love and except
Expression through art
To be smart and not savage - Lili
bones dirt apes love talk Aaron
Living life to the fullest
monkeys don't go to school, they can't talk, write, or get their own food
To love one another & live in harmony
to benies
Thanks! Super Stuff
Where are the Denisavonians? (sp)
(can't read 1st sticky note)
Means to be smart, not-savages, loved, and understanding Layla
To live every moment in Peace
Mass Manipulation of a habitat and the organisms within that habitat
drawing of person
drawing of a skeleton
Bones work a lot
having fun and being with family.
To help others, to love one another
Fascinating! (smiley face)
Our mind
To be human is to love, respect all plant and animal life. (drawing of a heart)
To Love, Experience, Be creative, Have feelings.
Being part of a family with diverse interests and futures!
we can TALK!
Makes evolution and comparison between us and apes clearer and amazingly similar
I love God
We have God's life and nature
Yes, God made us all, but who is God? Or what is God?


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