Fruitcake – A Christmas Tradition

The Christmas Fruit Cake…  is it a doorstop, a treasured feast, a practical joke or a gag gift?  The Christmas Fruit Cake for many is a tradition that has been around for generations.  But where did they start?  Candy Warran from the Livingston County Library explains some of the backgrounds and traditions. Warren says not all traditions were serious. The […]

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Reading The Constitution – POSTPONED

This event is postponed to a future date.  Call 660-646-0547 for more information.   This Friday, September 17th, is Constitution Day.  To celebrate, the Livingston County Library will hold an event in the second Floof Courtroom.  Chillicothe City Administrator Darin Chappell will have a presentation on the context of the U.S. Constitution which was completed on September 17, 232 years […]

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The History Of Labor Day

Today is Labor Day, for many, it means the end of Summer and the start of school and related activities. Livingston County Library Director Sue Lightfoot-Horine Labor Day is meant to be a day to celebrate the American workers. Lightfoot-Horine says the labor unions fought for and won many of the labor laws in place today. Labor Day was signed […]

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Missouri Bicentennial Events In the Area

There are several programs in the area as part of the Celebration of Missouri’s Bicentennial. The Livingston County Library will host a presentation by Darin Chappell on the Civil War Battle of Wilson’s Creek. This battle marked the beginning of the war in Missouri and gave control of the southwestern part of the state to the Confederates. The impacts from […]

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Ashcroft Visits Area Libraries

Missouri’s Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visited Chillicothe as part of a tour of libraries in the area.  Ashcroft took the time to meet the staff and learn about the jobs they do and took a tour of both the main Library and the Lillian DesMarias Youth Library.  He talked about the importance of libraries in the communities. Ashcroft says […]

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Ashcroft Visiting Libraries In Brookfield, Chillicothe, and Carrollton

The visit to the Livingston County Libraries today is one of three stops in the local area by Missouri’s Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft.  Ashcroft will be in Chillicothe at 11:15 today visiting the Livingston County Library Main Branch continuing on to the Lillian DesMarias Youth Library. The visits to the area will start with visiting the Brookfield Public Library […]

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Secretary of State Awards Records Preservation Grants

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Local Records Division is pleased to announce 23 grants totaling $283,584. The awards include 17 Local Records Grant Program awards totaling $144,809 and 6 Electronic Records Grant Initiative grants worth $139,775. Ashcroft said “My office is pleased to help local communities in our state with records preservation.  It’s a good thing to save the past […]

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