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Clinton MO 64735

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Windsor MO 65360

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Mon-Thur: 8am - 9pm
Fri-Sat: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed
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Mon: 11am - 5pm
Tues: 11am - 7 pm
Wed - Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 11am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed
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Phil S. Dixon
Author and Sports Historian

September 18, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Clinton Rotary Building
West side of Clinton Square
Free Admission

Kansas City Monarchs Logo
Author Phil S. Dixon will present the history of the Negro Baseball league. For more than 30 years he has recorded African-American sports topics with a vast array of in-depth skill and historical accuracy. He is widely regarded for his expertise on baseball history and was recently featured on C-SPAN. Part of this program will include references to the local baseball teams and their games with the Kansas City Monarchs. Copies of his books will be available for purchase. Please plan to attend. Play ball!
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Henry County Library Great Salsa Challenge September 25, 2014

Great Salsa Challenge at the Henry County Library
Thursday, September 25, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Do you make the best tomato salsa in your workplace, family or neighborhood? Or do you have a secret ingredient that will beat all the rest? If you nanswered yes to either question, then you should plan to enter the Great Salsa Challenge, sponosred by the Henry County Library.

The contest will be held September 25, 2014, in the Library Gallery at the Clinton Branch. Prizes will be awarded for Judges choice, Peoples choice and Juvenile division. Se below for the complete list of rules.

Pre-registration is required and ends on September 22. It is limited to 15 entries. The contest will begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m.. Prizes will be awarded for Judge's choice, People's choice and Juvenile Division. This year a special juvenile salsa class will be open to ages 10-16. Because this contest will be held during regular school/business hours, a representative may bring and serve the salsa on the day of the contest. Salsa entered in any class MUST be totally prepared by the contestant. All contestants must provide enough salsa to share with patrons entering the building during the contest hours. Each contestant is required bring a copy of their recipe, which will be duplicated and available for pickup by contest attendees.

Judge's choice and Juvenile Division winners will be determined by a blind taste test based on flavor, consistency and freshness. Patrons entering the building during contest hours will determine the winner of the People's choice award. Each attendee will be offered a voting packet containing chips for sampling the salsas and a ballot for use to vote for their favorite entry. Enter now..., it will be lots of fun!

  1. All salsa must be red tomato based.
  2. Salsa entry must be made by contestant.
  3. Limit one entry per contestant.
  4. Recipe for salsa must accompany entry.
  5. Entrant must prepare a minimum of 4 cups of salsa. Contestant or their representative will serve salsa samples to attendees. The Library will provide chips, sampling bowls, 1 table and 2 chairs, per entry.
  6. Pre-registration will be held September 2 - 22 and is limited to the first 15 entries.
  7. Judges' Choice will be a blind taste test based on the following criteria: Flavor, Consistency and Freshness.
  8. Contest will commence at 11:30 a.m., Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m.
  9. People's Choice will be decided by totaling the votes cast by attendees.
  10. Juvenile Division is open to ages 10-16. All rules apply to preparation & judging.

For more information about the contest you can contact us by phone at 660-885-2612 or call toll free 1-866-CALLHCL or contact us by email at

Local Author Fair 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
In the Gallery at the Clinton Branch

Light refreshments will be served.

Several authors will be pariticpate in this event. Many of these authoris will have new titles, which will be available for purchase and autographing at this time.

Please come join the fun and visit with your favorite local author.!

Eating From The Garden
For Youth Kindergarten & Up

Clinton Branch on
Wednesdays from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Beginning August 20th classes start at 4:00 p.m.
There will be no class on August 27th

Lenora Blackmore Branch on
Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Beginning August 14th classes start at 3:30 p.m.
There will be no class on August 28th.

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Show Me Nutrition
For pre K and ages K through 6th grade

pre K
7 week class
Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Clinton starting September 11th
Tuesday at 12:00 Noon at Windsor starting September 9th

K through 6th Grade
4 week class
Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Windsor starting October 9th
Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Clinton starting October 20th

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Rubber Band Jewelry

Sign up now to learn to make a rubber band bracelet!
Only 10 spots open at each branch!
Grades 4th - 12th
Clinton Branch - Saturday, September 13th at 2:00 p.m.
Lenora Blackmore Branch - Saturday, September 20th at 11:00 a.m.

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Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks Come to the Library!

Missouri Libraries 2 Go Logo: Downloading Audiobooks and Ebooks

E-Books and Digital Audio books come to the library! HCL cardholders in good standing can now check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere. Enjoy the convenience of a full novel that's stored entirely on your e-reader or download an audio book onto a compatible device and listen to a good story. Teens or Kids can visit their own separate eReading Rooms.


Zinio Digital Magazines
Are Now Available

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Henry County Library is proud to present to you
Sesame Street Ebooks!

Great entertainment for the child at home or on the go.

Visit the Sesame Street eBooks page for full details

Henry County Library's DVD Wish List

A library is usually a facility best known as a place for research and learning, but did you know it is also a place of entertainment. Many individuals list reading, and watching movies as some of their favorite leisure time activities. The library has over 80,000 books in their collection, lots and lots of titles, authors and genre from which to choose.

Many people love to watch movies in their spare time and the library can provide that activity also. Each year over 14,000 video and DVD movies from the library's collection are checked out to patrons. With a checkout period of one week and four movie checkouts per card, you can plan an evening for family fun, complete with popcorn and soda, for just the cost of the refreshments. Movies are available for children and adults. Mystery, comedy, TV series and classics are just a sample of the movies from which to choose

Many of the movies in the library collection have older release dates, that's where you can help. The Henry County Library has compiled a Henry County Library "Wish List" on the website. Individuals may review this list of requested movies, order one or several and have the items shipped directly to the library?s address. Most movies fall in the cost range of $8.00 to $12.00. You may choose either new or used copies for purchase.

If you would like to for your purchase to act as a gift for a friend or family member, just contact the library with the recipients name and mailing address, we will sent a holiday card notifying them of your thoughtfulness.

It is our hope that with library friends and patrons purchasing DVD?s for the collection, that we will be able to provide a more updated and exciting collection for your viewing pleasure.

If you have any questions about the wish list or ordering process please contact us at 1-866-CALL HCL toll free or 885-2612.

Visit the Henry County Library Wish List at

After School Edge

The "Edge" machine (located in the Library gallery) features over 50 separate software programs for 3rd grade and up without the internet. The touch screen desktop computer is easy to use and the software is challenging to the older juvenile patrons of the library. Come explore the world of the "After School Edge" at the Library.

More details here.

Marvelle Smith Artwork
on Display
August - September 2014

More details about the display of items from the collections of the library staff

Neighbors Helping Teachers

Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and interested individuals. We have a project for you. It's easy, cheap and environmentally correct. The Henry County Library will be participating in the Neighbors Helping Teachers efforts by becoming a drop off point for supply donations. Many area teachers have experienced funding cuts to their budgets. These cuts impact the amount and variety of classroom supplies available for use by the students. Recycle those empty tissue/paper towel rolls, pill bottles, Pringles cans, string, beads, craft supplies, fabric remnants or envelopes of any size.

The Neighbors Helping Teachers group was formed to provide school educators of Henry and St. Clair Counties in Missouri with supplemental resources for their students and classrooms. Educators are welcome to "shop" for free, the 1st Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the old Samaritan Center, located on Center Street in Clinton. Faculty/Staff ID's are required, unless a district does not have them and then names will be checked against a list held by Neighbors Helping Teachers.

A full list of the supplies needed for the classrooms will be displayed at the Henry County Library main building and at the Lenora Blackmore Branch in Windsor. Donations will be accepted anytime during regular business hours.

Should you like to volunteer with the Neighbor Helping Teachers or have additional questions the contact number for the group is 660-885-1607 or Email to

Digital History Collections Online
Missouri Digital Heritage

The Civil War in Missouri

Explore Missouri's Civil War History from original documents. Learn about Missouri's key role in the struggle between the Union and the Confederacy and the importance of the Trans-Mississippi Theater. Read first-hand accounts about the impact of guerilla warfare, martial law, forced displacement and economica chaos on the bitterly divided communities across the state.

Past Library Board Minutes Now Available

With the assistance of the Missouri State Archives the board minutes of the Henry County Library and its predecessors have been scanned and the resulting images saved in a set of .pdf files, which are now available here on the Library's website.

EBSCO Auto and Small Engine Databases Now Available

The Henry County Library now has two new databases available, the Auto Repair Reference Center and the Small Engine Repair Reference Center.

The Auto Repair Reference Center database includes automotive repair information supplied by Point 5 Technologies, Inc., under license from Nichols Publishing, the former publisher of Chiltonr Information and information from Delphi Integrated Service Solutions. Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center? is the definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. This comprehensive resource contains 410 reference books in full text with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job.

Access the Databases

Available at the Henry County Library

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