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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF SOUTH HOLLIS

Jan
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Children's Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colorful paper.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Techsplorers: Digital Storytelling

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to a special South Hollis Techsplorers series on digital storytelling. Participants will learn the basics of storytelling, and will explore various tools (including podcasting, animation, and video creation) to share content and stories.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
23
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Beginner's Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn the basics of computers in our weekly class running September through June. Registration recommended. This is a weekly class and participation at least three times a month is expected.

South HollisWed, Jan 30, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Feb 6, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Feb 13, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Feb 20, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Feb 27, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Mar 6, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Mar 13, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Mar 20, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Mar 27, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Apr 3, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Apr 10, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Apr 17, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Apr 24, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 1, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 8, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 15, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 22, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 29, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 5, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 12, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 19, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM

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Jan
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Adult Coloring Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Think coloring is for kids? Not anymore! Join the crowd of adult coloring fans and find out why adults are going back to coloring.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids' Spelling Bee

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids can participate in a spelling competition.


Jan
24
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Intermediate Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Our weekly intermediate computer class is for anyone who knows the basics, but wants to learn more advanced computer skills. Registration is recommended. This is a weekly class running September-June and we recommend attending at least three classes a month.

South HollisThu, Jan 31, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Feb 7, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Feb 14, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Feb 21, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Feb 28, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Mar 7, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Mar 14, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Mar 21, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Mar 28, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Apr 4, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Apr 11, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Apr 18, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Apr 25, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 2, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 9, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 16, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 23, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 30, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 6, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 13, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 20, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM

Jan
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Urban Comics Drawing Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kawaii not cutting it for you? Learn how to draw street style with Ivan Velez. Bring your characters to life in your very own gritty comic. Students will make connections to their own experiences and cultures as they create their own characters for their own comics. They will pick a genre, a target audience and a theme, all flavored with the grittiness of urban tales.


Jan
24
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Kids' Board Game Day

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

A day for kids to play board games.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
24
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Arts Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every other week we'll explore a new arts technique and create our own projects.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Haitian Creole Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Basic computer classes in Haitian Creole for adults and senior citizens.

South HollisThu, Jan 31, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Feb 7, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Feb 14, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Feb 21, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Feb 28, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Mar 7, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Mar 14, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Mar 21, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Mar 28, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Apr 4, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Apr 11, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Apr 18, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Apr 25, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 2, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 9, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 16, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 23, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 30, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 6, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 13, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 20, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM

Jan
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time and Preschool Stories

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun for toddlers and preschoolers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
25
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Freestyle Fridays

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us after school on Fridays to hang out with your friends and participate in activities like board games, ping pong, art, and karaoke! Each week features a different activity; come on by to check it out!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
25
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Kids' Film

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

We will show a children's film or family film, a genre that contains children or relates to them in the context of home and family.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
25
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Young Ambassadors Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

The Young Ambassadors Program is an innovative education and leadership development program focused on experiential learning and community.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
26
11:00AM

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12:30PM

21st Century Tech Skills

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Using laptops, smart phones, and tablets, staff will demonstrate and teach you about different websites, tech tools, and social media tips to help with everyday needs.

South HollisSat, Feb 2, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Feb 9, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Feb 16, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Feb 23, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Mar 2, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Mar 9, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Mar 16, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Mar 23, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Mar 30, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Apr 6, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Apr 13, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Apr 20, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Apr 27, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 4, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 11, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 18, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 25, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 1, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 8, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 15, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 22, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM

Jan
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Ping Pong Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come to the library to challenge friends to ping pong every Saturday afternoon.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
26
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Make Your Own Magazine

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids create their own magazine style.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
28
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Adult Bingo Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for adult Bingo.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
28
12:30PM

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2:00PM

ESL Conversation Group

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
31
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Comics Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every other week we'll discuss the latest comics and create our own comic books or comic-related craft.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Feb
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun with Theater

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens (grades 5 and up) will get an introduction to theater, play acting games, and write and produce their own original play in June.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Feb
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Theater

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Over two weeks, children, teens, and their families will learn about famous black playwrights from the African diaspora and create their own short pieces. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Feb
4
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migration - History of Soca

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Davin McLeod traces the history of soca, both the music and dance, back to the "nature" cultures and traditions around the world. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids and Teens Technology Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Computer classes for kids & teens, beginner to advanced training.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Feb
5
4:15PM

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5:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Digital Storytelling for Teens

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us this February for a special Teen Techsplorers weekly program in celebration of Black History Month and the Queens-wide Traveling Shoes initiative. Each week, teens will learn about various contributions of the African diaspora to world culture and create digital stories to showcase what they've learned using tools like online outline and poster creation tools, stop motion animation, and more! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Feb
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations – Recreate Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series Panel

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

More than 75 years ago, Jacob Lawrence created The Migration Series, an epic narrative that through an ambitious 60-panel series portrays the Great Migration, the flight of over a million African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North. Lawrence’s work continues to have powerful echoes. Come learn about this monumental work and get inspired by it, recreating the panel that you admire the most. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
7
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Teen Arts Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

In honor of Black History Month, our February Teen Arts Club will focus on black artists from around the world. Each week teens will be introduced to an artist or style of art and create their own artistic interpretation of the work. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Feb
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Friends Of South Hollis Library Group Meeting

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Friends groups serve to strengthen the Queens Library as a whole through legislative advocacy, program planning, community awareness, and fundraising.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Feb
8
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Karaoke

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a special karaoke program to celebrate different genres of music from black history over the past several decades. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Bohio Music and Riva Nyri Precil Perform Haitian Fusion Music

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Enjoy Haitian fusion. Riva and Monvelyno, who was born and raised in Haiti, began collaborating musically five years ago, and together they created their band Bohio Music which fuses traditional Haitian tunes, jazz, and afro rhythms. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Valentine's Day Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

These sweet craft projects will have kids wishing Valentine's Day came around more often than just once a year.


Feb
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations –Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series VS My Own

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

More than 75 years ago, Jacob Lawrence created The Migration Series, an epic narrative that through an ambitious 60-panel series portrays the Great Migration, the flight of over a million African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North. Come learn about this monumental work and recreate the narrative of your family’s journey in multiple images representing milestones of your family’s history. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Nutrition Workshops for Children Ages 6-12

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 will learn about nutrition in a fun and interactive way. This program focuses on nutritious food choices. Children will learn the five food groups and why healthy eating is important for their bodies.


Feb
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - African Dancing and Folktales

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an interactive African dance class. This program is free. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Hip Hop Trivia

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a special Freestyle Friday event - a hip hop trivia contest in honor of Black History Month and our Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations programming. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Storytelling for Kids and Teens

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

To honor Black History Month and the Queens-wide celebration of Black Migrations, we will present stories for children and teens and encourage families to tell their own. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Mar
5
4:15PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Techsplorers: Digital Storytelling

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to a special South Hollis Techsplorers series on digital storytelling. Participants will learn the basics of storytelling, and will explore various tools (including podcasting, animation, and video creation) to share content and stories.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
7
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Make a Castle with ArchForKids

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Participants will learn about castle architecture and how people lived and worked in them. Then design and build your own mini castle! This program is led by educators from ArchForKids. It is recommended for ages 5 and up; caregivers are welcome.


Mar
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Podcast and Oral History Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join South Hollis staff and Queens Memory for an eight-week podcast and oral history workshop this spring as part of our year-long Stories from South Hollis program! Teens (grades 7 and up) will learn the basics of creating a podcast, interview two South Hollis residents, and learn about editing archival material with the goal of creating two new podcast episodes about South Hollis. Registration recommended.

South HollisTue, Mar 19, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Mar 26, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Apr 2, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Apr 9, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Apr 16, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Apr 23, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Apr 30, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM

Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising. 

Date Formed: May 10, 2016

Current Board Members:

President- Muying (Chena) Hunt

Vice President- Florence Robinson

Treasurer- George Parker

Secretary- Marie F. Bathard

Member-at-Large- Merrill Lindenbaum

.