2009 Library Presents Film Noir Series
What is film noir? The
What’s Inside! term usually conveys
images of shadow
Message from the and light, of seedy
Library Director urban settings and
fallen angels. Dark
Green Initiatives and morally complex,
the style haunted
Staff Picks American filmmaking
during the 1940s and
Programs and Films early 50s, capturing
the mood of a country
recovering from the
effects of war.
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Ave. This spring the
Park Ridge, IL 60068
www.parkridgelibrary.org Park Ridge Public Library celebrates a classic era of Hollywood with its first
Film Noir Series in nearly a decade. The series will showcase examples less well
For more information known than famous works like The Maltese Falcon, yet considered among the best
call of their kind.
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“I wanted to feature rarer films that still had a broad appeal,” says series host Matthew C.
Hoffman, who formerly worked as the manager of the LaSalle Theatre, a popular venue for
classic films. “I hope that once younger patrons especially have a chance to view them, they’ll
When he isn’t working as Assistant Manager in the Library’s Circulation Department, Hoffman
is a classic film buff, with a particular fascination for film noir. “We think of it as a genre but it’s
really more of a style,” he says. “For me, the main appeal was that visual style, how the stories
Certainly there are few better examples in movie-making where cinematography reigns
supreme, using the black and white medium to underscore the dark psychological aspects of
FROM THE the story. Critics in post-WWII France coined the term to describe a particular type of film
coming out of America at the time – very different, they noted, from the usual studio product.
“I think because of all the real horrors the War gave us, audiences weren’t going to accept the
Everyone is watching their expenses kind of feel-good fantasies Hollywood presented in the 1930s,” Hoffman explains. “Filmmakers
these days and looking for more ways to didn’t intentionally set out to make ‘film noir.’ It was just their subconscious response to the
save money. A great way to do this is to reality of world affairs.”
take advantage of the many resources
and services that are available at the Park Many of the films were based on short crime novels popular at the time, titles like The Postman
Ridge Public Library. Always Rings Twice and Nightmare Alley. Once considered “pulp” fiction, many of the novels
Here you’ll find thousands of books to are now given serious consideration by critics, with authors like Raymond Chandler, William
choose from, including multiple copies Lindsay Gresham and others taking their place among better-known American writers like
of the latest best sellers, large print Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
editions, and books on CD and cassette
that you can listen to while driving or What compels a library to create a series like this? For Adult Program Librarian Gena Zelenka,
exercising. the chance to offer the Film Noir Series provides an opportunity to support what she calls visual
literacy. Films, like other forms of storytelling, preserve the past.
The Library subscribes to all the local
newspapers and many out of town “The Park Ridge Public Library definitely provides an opportunity to introduce new generations
papers, along with over 450 magazines to these films,” Zelenka says. “In a sense, they are our fairy tales.”
that you may read here or check out.
Music CDs of all kinds are available, as Hoffman agrees, noting that much of the imagery of film noir pervades popular culture.
well as a wide range of DVDs and video- Hardboiled detectives and femme fatales, for example, may be as quintessentially American as
cassettes. The Park Ridge Public Library Mickey Mouse.
has one of the largest foreign film
collections in the area. Best of all Yet beyond that, he says, the films stand as some of the finest examples of American art.
everything is free to check out – what a
bargain! “Here at the Library, people will get a chance to see film noir the way it’s meant to be seen: on
You can even save gas by downloading the big screen. Once they do, it’ll change the way they think about movies.”
digital books at home, renewing items
online, placing reserves online and
The Film Noir Series starts March 26 and runs on Thursday evenings until May 7. There will be no
accessing over 50 databases through the showing on April 30. For more information contact the Reader Services desk at 847-825-3123.
Library’s website. Specialized databases
provide hard-to-find information on
business topics, magazine and
newspaper articles, investment
information, and much more.
All you need to take advantage of this
wonderful community resource is a
library card, available to all residents of
Park Ridge. So start saving money by
using your Library regularly; I think you
will be amazed by what you’ll find here.
Janet Van De Carr
Staff Library Launches Green Initiatives
Picks What could already be “greener” than a public
library, which circulates its materials constantly? Yet
for institutions like the Park Ridge Public Library,
finding new and better ways to use resources and
help the environment has become a growing trend
In spring 2008, the Library joined the City of Park
Ridge’s Green Task Force to find ways to reduce waste
and improve the energy efficiency of city buildings. Library
employees were invited to contribute their own ideas, and the
Using energy-efficient bulbs in light fixtures
Turning lights off in areas that are not is use, including meeting
rooms and storage closets
This issue, Library staff members choose Limiting use of cleaning chemicals and adopting “green”
products wherever possible
some of their favorite adult fiction and Changing paper towel dispensers and converting to low-water
memoir. use toilets in bathrooms
Using low VOC paint
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde Reducing office paper use by limiting paper copies and better
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to step inside one of your utilizing email
favorite books? In this novel, Literary Detective Thursday Next
makes her way into the pages of Jane Eyre and tries to save the story
Finding new uses for recycled paper, office supplies, and
from utter destruction at the hands of the villain Acheron Hades. The equipment
Eyre Affair is witty, zany, and action-packed – and fortunately the first Installing recycling bins in all staff and patron areas
in a series. Dara Gocheski, Reader Services Manager And what about all of the older items that the Library withdraws
Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man
each year? Most of those items end up in one of four used book
by B.D. Wong sales, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, or on the shelves in
Wong plays a doctor on TV’s Law and Order and has long been a our book sale corner. Many other items are donated or recycled.
favorite actor of mine. In this book he writes about the process he As the Library finds more ways to “go green”, the public is
and his partner went through trying to have a child. The surrogate
mother goes into labor and loses one of the twins. The medical ups
encouraged to participate. For example, while the Circulation
and downs of the surviving twin make for a story that’s touching and Department still offers reusable plastic bags to carry checked-out
heartbreaking and joyous all at the same time. items, patrons may also purchase canvas Friends of the Library tote
Brandee Crisp, Reference Librarian bags for $8.00, or eco-friendly bags made of non-woven material
for $2.00 each.
Still Life With Crows by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
If you don’t mind death scenes, this novel will keep you in a constant
state of tension and suspense. You find yourself talking to the
victims and cheering them on (usually to no avail). The story does-
n’t wind down – you’re held captive until the last page.
Mary Maniatis, Senior Page
Walking Through Walls by Philip Rand Smith
Smith’s unique memoir details his coming of age during the ‘60s
with a father who worked as a spiritualist, psychic, and interior
decorator. Alternating between dying of embarrassment and
accepting his father’s gifts, Smith makes us laugh throughout it all.
Gena Zelenka, Reader Services Librarian
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
This massive work of science fiction, about an almost religious order
of cloistered mathematicians, is the most engaging and philosophi-
cal book I’ve read in years. I’ve never thought more about the
intricacies of friendship, belief, authority, history and – surprisingly
for me – mathematics. (Also, there are aliens.)
Sarah Hagge, Children’s Librarian
1. In person at the Second Floor Reader Services Desk
to register: 2. By phone at 847-825-3123 Unless otherwise indicated, all programs
3. Online at www.parkridgelibrary.org are free and have a limited seating of 90.
Trillium: The Band Stars of the Silver Screen Alicia: Story of a Polish Heroine
Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a lively concert just a few days Roberta Randall returns to entertain with brief Listen to the harrowing story of Holocaust
before St. Patty’s Day with this acoustic biographical sketches of famous classic screen survivor and heroine Alicia Appleman-
music quartet. Fiddle, guitar and mandolin actors. Bette Davis, Judy Garland, and Jurman, as portrayed by professional actor
are just a few of the instruments that will Elizabeth Taylor will be featured. Betsey Means. Her flight took her across
make up for a fun evening. seven countries occupied by the Nazi regime.
http://trilliumtheband.com Money Smart Program www.womanlore.com
A Friends of the Library presentation. Rebounding From the Economic Downturn of 2008
Tuesday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. Africa’s Great Game Preserves
Music of Ireland on the Hammered Dulcimer Chuck Courtney of Turner Financial Services Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. talks about what we have learned in the past
Dulcimer master Phil Passen mixes anec- year and puts the financial markets in perspec-
dotes with a series of Irish songs, reels, and tive. Catch-up strategies and techniques for
jigs, making this a St. Patrick’s Day delight. rebuilding your savings, education funding,
www.philpassen.com A Friends of the and retirement savings will also be discussed.
Friday Morning Coffee Club
Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn Friday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. Streamliners: America’s Lost Trains
Space: the Final Frontier. Jon Vitallo returns Follow the Zephyr as it leaves Union Station,
by popular demand to amaze us with stun- Chicago in 1934, bound for Denver. Using
ning photos of NASA’s exploration of space beautiful period footage and rare photos, this World traveler Bill Helmuth takes you across the
and their mission to Saturn. film reveals the dramatic rise and fall of an Serengeti Plains and the Ngorngoro Crater, deep
American passenger rail system that was the within Tanzania, East Africa. There you can see
Pianist Eugene Kwok envy of the world. Coffee and discussion will the big five in their natural habitat: elephants,
Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. follow. hippos, Cape buffalo, leopards, and lions.
Eugene Kwok has performed widely www.billhelmuthtravels.com
throughout the Chicago area, including
twelve years as the in-house pianist at
Nordstrom in Oak Brook. Welcome in spring COMPUTER CLASSES
as he plays tunes from Broadway musicals All classes are free. Phone and in-person registration begins the first of the month before the class. For
and Hollywood movies. A Friends of the example, Feb 1st you can sign up for March classes. Online registration begins the next day. For example,
Library presentation. Feb. 2nd for March classes.
Using E-mail with Yahoo!
Chef Victoria Torres from Applauze Catering Saturday, April 4
Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
New Executive Chef Victoria comes to the Mouse experience and previous Internet experience
Library and shows how to prepare a spring required.
dinner menu, from appetizers to dessert.
www.applauzecatering.com A Friends of Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics
the Library Presentation. Saturday, March 21 and April 11
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Independence without Driving Create lists and keep records on the computer with
Friday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. this spreadsheet program. Learn how to enter data
Frustrated with not being able to get and perform basic functions. Microsoft Word 2007
around? This DVD presentation and group experience and mouse experience required.
Basic Internet Class
discussion allows participants to share their Wednesdays, March 18 and April 15 Plug into the Past with Ancestry Library Edition
experiences with other seniors who have 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14 and April 25
given up driving due to vision loss. 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Strategies for independent travel will be dis- Microsoft Word 2007 Basics Hands-on computer class demonstrates Ancestry
cussed. Wednesdays, March 4 and April 1 Library Edition. Learn about the genealogy collec-
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. tions and how to search for family records. Mouse
Affordable Housing and Resources experience and previous Internet experience
Tuesday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007 required.
Housing costs too high? Park Ridge Center Wednesdays, March 4 and April 1
Saturdays, March 7 and April 18 Fun With Flickr
of Concern, a non-profit organization serv- 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
ing the elderly and other adults in Park Wednesday, April 15
Microsoft Word 2007 experience and mouse 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Ridge, can help through their Home Sharing experience required.
services, which link homeowners with indi- Flickr is an online photo management and sharing
viduals who need affordable housing. website. You will create a Flickr account and learn to
upload and manage your digital photos. Mouse and
previous Internet experience required.
Book Discussion Groups
Films @ the Library Books are available to pick up at the Reader Services Desk prior
to the discussion. Registration is required. For further details, visit the
No registration needed. All films are on a first come- Reader Services Desk or call the Library at 847-825-3123.
first served basis. Doors open for seating 1/2 hour
before show time. Seating limited to 90 people. Thursday Morning Book Discussion
The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
MARCH March 19 or 26 at 10:00 a.m.
When Haruko falls in love with and marries the Crown Prince of Japan, she
Feature Film: Tuesday, March 10 at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. becomes the first commoner to be a part of the monarchy. Within the walls of
W PG-13 2:09 min. the Imperial Palace, however, Haruko finds her life as a princess tightly
Josh Brolin stars as the 43rd President of the United States in this film controlled and her voice stifled.
about George W. Bush’s rise to power. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Film Noir: Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. April 16 or 23 at 10:00 a.m.
OUT OF THE PAST, 1947 N/R 97min. Written in 1961 and set in the Connecticut suburbs of the
Jeff Bailey’s past catches up with him as he finds himself enmeshed 1950’s, Richard Yates explores the lives of two young
with the gangster and moll he left behind. Robert Mitchum, Kirk successful suburbanites who are at odds with their life and
Douglas. surroundings. They plan to run away to France with their two
children to develop lives of artistic freedom, only to risk the
ruin of their marriage and family.
Film Noir: Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
FALLEN ANGEL, 1945 N/R 98 min. May 14 or 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Otto Preminger’s classic features Dana Andrews as a con man who falls Eight stories by the critically-acclaimed author of The Namesake delve into the
for a bad woman and ends up being suspected of her murder. Also lives of Bengali immigrants and their American-reared children.
starring Linda Darnell and Alice Faye.
Film Noir: Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Evening Book Discussion
NIGHTMARE ALLEY, 1947 N/R 1:50 min. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Tyrone Power stars as a carnie who schemes his way into high socie- Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.
ty, in one of the darkest and most psychologically complex of all film Three friends, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy, come of age at a
noir. mysterious boarding school in the English countryside. As an
adult, Kathy meets up with her old friends and the chilling truth
Feature Film: Tuesday, April 14 at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. behind their idyllic childhood is revealed.
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES PG-13 1:50 min.
Based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd, this is the story of Testimony by Anita Shreve
Lily Owen, a motherless girl who runs away from her abusive father and Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m.
finds a second home with three beekeepers. A headmaster of an elite boarding school discovers a sex tape involving
students. When the scandal comes to light, it rocks the community,
Film Noir: Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. destroying reputations, relationships, and futures.
A DOUBLE LIFE, 1947 N/R 1:44 min.
Ronald Colman won an Oscar for his role as Anthony John, an Non-Fiction Book Discussion
obsessed actor who begins to identify too closely with the role of
Othello. Also starring Signe Hasso and a young Shelley Winters. The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars by Andrew X. Pham
Friday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Moving back and forth through time and space with vignettes, Andrew X.
Film Noir: Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. Pham tells the story of his father, Thong Van Pham, who endured the French
THE SET-UP, 1949 N/R 72 min. occupation of Indochina, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and the
A washed-up boxer goes up against a younger opponent, unaware that Vietnam War.
his manager has agreed to throw the fight for the benefit of some gang-
sters. Robert Ryan plays an unforgettable lead role in this tense, “real- The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
time” drama. Friday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m.
A visceral, unforgettable account of the wars in Afghanistan and
Film Noir: Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. Iraq from the perspective of an award-winning war correspondent
CRISS CROSS, 1949 N/R 88 min. for the New York Times.
This tale of doomed lovers and multi-layered betrayal stars Burt
Lancaster as a man still in love with his ex-wife (Yvonne DeCarlo), who Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
lures him into a robbery. Friday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m.
This provocative work from the author of Blink and The Tipping Point explores
how and why certain people become successful.
Feature Film: Tuesday, May 12 at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE R 2 hours
A young Indian teenager, about to become India’s’ first winner of “Who
Wants to Be a Millionaire,” is suddenly accused of cheating. His
explanation of how he came to know the answers takes us through a
journey of his tumultuous life.
TRAVEL FILMS FOR MARCH/APRIL/MAY
2009 THURSDAYS, 2-3PM
C H I L D R E N ’ S
DROP IN STORYTIMES
Monday You may register for Children’s programs in person, by phone, or online. Tickets must be picked
Teddy Bear Time (Birth – 24 months with an up at the Library and cannot be held for you. Please do not be a no show! If you’re unable to
adult) attend, let us know so that we can make a place available to another child. Call Children’s
Siblings welcome Services at 847-825-4527.
March 16 – April 20 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Early Childhood Programs Music and Movement 3 - 5 years
Get your kids up and moving as they learn
Teddy Bear Time (Birth – 24 months with an Little Tykes 2 - 4 yrs
adult) about having fun with music. LIMIT: 15
Thursdays, March 19 – April 23 children.
March 17 – April 21 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. 11:00-11:45 a.m. Monday, March 23
Storytime for 4s & 5s Come with your children to be part of our
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
March 17 – April 21 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. playgroup! Drop in.
Registration begins Saturday, March 7
Wednesday Toddler Art 18 months - 3 yrs
Storytime for 2s with an adult Toddlers and their parents are invited to come Discovery Days All ages
March 18 – April 22 9:30 - 9:50 OR have fun with a different art project every month. Drop by with your little ones. We'll have
10:00 - 10:20 a.m. crafts, activities and lots of fun each month
Storytime for 3s LIMIT: One class per month.
as we discover topics of interest to toddlers
March 18 – April 22 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Monday, March 9 OR 16 and preschoolers.
Storytime for 4s & 5s
March 18 – April 22 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Weather
Registration begins Saturday, February 21 Friday, March 20
Thursday Drop in between 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Storytime for 2s with an adult Monday, April 13 OR 20 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
March 19 – April 23 9:30 - 9:50 a.m. Registration begins Saturday, March 21
Friday, April 17
Storytime for 3s
Drop in between 10:00 – 11:30 a.m
March 19 – April 23 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
2nd Saturday Family Storytime
March 14 and April 11 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
School Age Programs
Webkinz Party Kindergarten and up Just for Boys Grades 2 - 5
Tuesday, March 24 Join us as we go on exciting adventures and
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. OR 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. explore new things at this boys-only program.
What Makes This Bring in a Webkinz and play some fun games, do
Your Library? a craft, and explore the world of Webkinz with us.
Registration begins Saturday, March 7.
Animals of Long Ago
Friday, March 13 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Registration begins Saturday, February 21.
Wacky Wednesday Kindergarten - Grade 1 Grossology
Join us for stories, jokes and play. Friday, April 17 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Registration begins Saturday, March 21.
Wednesday, March 4 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Registration begins Saturday, February 21. Brickton Art Center Classes Grades 2 - 5
Come to the Library for these special monthly
Wednesday, April 1 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. art classes taught by Brickton Art Center
Registration begins Saturday, March 21. instructors. MAX: 15.
Science 4 the Fun of It! Grades 1 - 4 Thursday, March 19 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Join us each month as we have fun with science Registration begins Saturday, February 21.
through projects, games, and more. .
Thursday, April 16 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Friday, March 6 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Registration begins Saturday, March 21.
Registration begins Saturday, February 21.
“We come to the Library two or three times a Chow Down Grades 4 - 6
week for Storytime or arts and crafts. We moved Friday, April 3 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Join us each month as we have fun making,
to Park Ridge to raise our family here because it Registration begins Saturday, March 21. eating, and exploring food. (NOTE: No nuts
has an excellent sense of community, and the will be used in any of the recipes.)
Library was definitely a draw. I grew up with Love Your Mother (Earth) Family Science
books, and some of my favorite memories are of Program Wednesday, March 18 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
being in a library. Books open up a world of Wednesday, April 22 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. or Registration begins Saturday, February 21.
imagination and creativity. ‘Book’ was one of 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Xander’s first words.” Families will really “dig” this special Earth Day Wednesday, April 15 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
science program full of cool experiments and Registration begins Saturday, March 21.
Mom Victoria Cokee with Xander (age two) information. Registration begins Saturday, April 4.
P R O G R A M S
ALL AGES PROGRAMS Gaming & Technology
JINGO Time! All Ages Friday, March 27 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Programs
Jingo's like Bingo but easier because you play with pictures. Join us for some fun and maybe a prize
Open Access Gaming All ages
or two. Drop in.
Monday, March 23, April 13 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
20th Century Progress Saturday, March 14 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. School's out so it's the perfect time to come in and
Join a returning World War II soldier as he witnesses the events, advances, and growing pains that our try some of the library's video game systems.
country experienced throughout the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Has progress helped or hindered us? Co- We'll have Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation out for
sponsored by the Park Ridge Historical Society. Tickets available beginning Saturday, February 21. you to try. Drop in.
SCRATCH: Beyond the Basics Grades 3-6
JUST FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS Saturday, April 11 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
What’s Great in Children’s Books: For the Classroom For those familiar with SCRATCH, here’s a chance
Monday, March 16 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. to take your game to the next level. LIMIT: 10.
Teachers and other interested adults are invited to join us for a whirlwind series of talks about great Lottery registration begins Saturday, March 21.
books for science, math, social studies, art, music and more. A light dinner will be provided. Ten names will be drawn on Monday, March 30;
Teachers will be eligible to receive CPDUs. Stay for one session or all three:
selected participants will be notified.
• Picture books - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Beginning readers (Grades K-3) - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
• Books for 4-6 grade - 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Registration begins Saturday, February 21.
All-Access Gaming Grades 4 and up
Science on a Shoestring Wednesday, March 11, 25 and April 8, 22, May 6
Monday, April 20 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 3:30-5:00
Discover a whole new way to teach science using materials that are inexpensive or already on your Come and play DDR, Wii, Guitar Hero or Rock
shelves. Also learn why science is the great melting pot of each and every discipline you teach. Band on a Giant screen with surround sound
Teachers will be eligible to receive CPDUs. Registration begins Saturday, April 4. music. Drop in.
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
April 24 and May 29
Join us for coffee while
sharing information with
others and listening to
guest speakers discuss the
Special Preview Night for members on May 1. Memberships can be For more information,
purchased at the door. contact Cathy Thompson
Come view our biggest selection of gardening books, children’s literature, at 847-720-3382.
and much more. We haven’t raised our prices in ten years!
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