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Library Lovers Month topic for Lions

February 3, 2012
The Herald-Star

Anna Raines, Swaney Memorial Library director, was the guest speaker at the New Cumberland Lions' most recent meeting.

Raines spoke about February being Library Lovers Month and provided information on the W.Va. Library Commission's WV DELI, a website where audio books and portable document files can be "checked out" at no charge. The files can be listened to or read on iPods, Kindles, Nooks or personal computers.

She also provided information on genealogical sites such as, Heritage Quest, Historic May Works and Sanborn Maps.

During the business meeting, Bob Manypenny discussed the paper drive that will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Swaney Library, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the drive will be canceled.

Russ Flanigan discussed plans for the Lions variety show that is usually held in April. Details will be made available once plans are finalized.

Flanigan noted the Wheeling Lions Club's 90th anniversary will be April 20, for those interested in attending.

The next zone meeting is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 12 at 2 p.m., according to Brian Webster. It could, however, be moved to Newell or be held Feb. 19. The Mobile eye Screening Unit will be available at the zone meeting for demonstration.

The Lions Scholar of the Month dinner is tentatively scheduled for May 21. Manypenny suggested the May 22 regular meeting be combined with the dinner.

Sherrie Alford is working on a golf fundraiser and a penny auction.

Flanigan provided information on the District 29L Conference, which will be held March 9-10 at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg. The Parkersburg Lions Club will celebrate its 90th anniversary March 9, and the main conference will be held March 10, including the cabinet meeting.

Dorothy Hawkes has scheduled a flag program at 1:15 p.m. March 16. She requested anyone interested and available to assist as there are 65 third-graders attending.

The next regular meeting is Feb. 14.

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