Board Members

2014-2015 Board Members:

Arend Sluis, President
I have been infatuated with libraries from the moment I learned to read, but did not fully understand their service to the community until I was unemployed, about 5 years ago. Providing both information and entertainment, the library kept me on track, motivated, and connected to the world at large. Now, with a rewarding job as a consultant at a software company, I serve on the Board of the Friends because I believe libraries play a vital role in our society that goes well beyond providing a circulation desk.

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Larry Adler, Vice President
I am a retired public school teacher and administrator currently working part-time as a college mathematics instructor and supervisor of student teachers. A lifelong reader, I look forward to imparting my skills and energy to the Cambridge Public Libraries.

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Eva Adler, Secretary
After a long and gratifying career as a high school English teacher, I wanted my volunteer work to include books, libraries, and community work. In my second year on the board of Friends – currently serving as secretary – I have achieved that. The work I do is rewarding, important and fun.

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Paul Trunnell, Treasurer
Paul Trunnell is Senior Grants Advisor at the Hyde Square Task Force, a youth development organization in Jamaica Plain that builds the skills of urban teens through leadership development, civic engagement and the arts. A Board member since 2011, Paul has 20 years' experience as a non-profit manager, fundraising professional, advocate and educator. He is also a regular library patron (often accompanied by his 7-year-old son) and has lived in Cambridge since 1988.

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Nichole Cirillo
As a frequent international traveler, I am happy to say that my favorite place in world is the one I call home – Cambridge! One of the reasons for this is the groovy Cambridge vibe and its wonderful sense of community. I joined the Friends Board because I see the library as being one of our most valuable assets. Beyond its access to reading materials, the CPL is a place where we can meet to learn, grow and share and build the community we all want to call home.”

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Nancy Cunningham
Nancy recently moved to Cambridge from the San Diego area and was looking for a place to lend a hand and meet people. A believer that a good public library is vital to a community, she was very impressed with what she found at Cambridge Main. She became a Friend and, having worked on garden tours for the La Jolla Historical Society, offered to help on the 2016 Cambridge Secret Garden Tour. She has degrees in foreign languages and anthropology and, as a retired flight attendant, continues to enjoy learning about world cultures through travel, lectures, film, and, of course, books.

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Terry Delancey
My first experience with Cambridge Public Library was more than 30 years ago, bringing children to the bookmobile parked near the neighborhood playground. The Library has been a resource in my work and a joy in my life ever since. I currently work at Agassiz Baldwin Community, a nonprofit agency located between Porter and Harvard Squares with a focus on services and activities that support and enrich Cambridge families and people of all ages.

Jeff Meese
Jeff is a new member of the Friends’ Board. He has lived in both Cambridge and Somerville since 1983. He works as both a Realtor and Architect in this area and on the Cape. He enjoys working with people and problem solving, volunteering time for area groups and events, and serving on community and social boards including Somerville's Historical Preservation Commission. He has a passion for art and history and had the good fortune to work on both Cambridge's Longfellow House and Concord's Minute Man National Historical Park. Jeff currently lives in the Agassiz neighborhood where he attempts to stay up-to-date with the on-going and ever-expanding creative output of his friends, neighbors, and clients.

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Alex Mozdzanowska
I love to read and I love the Cambridge Public Library. I became a frequent library user when my daughter was born; it was a great way to get out of the house and meet other parents and kids. To this day we love to come and pick out books together and meet other families. I think the library provides an amazing space to learn and relax and is a key part of our community.

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Marge Mulkerin
After retiring as an English teacher and English Department Head, I sold my house in Wellesley and moved to Cambridge. A lifelong reader and devotee of libraries wherever I have lived, I am delighted to serve on the Board of the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library.

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Casey Riley
Casey is a doctoral candidate in the American and New England Studies Program at Boston University and proud mother of a Cambridge public school student. She has spent most of her life in the classroom, on one side of the desk or the other, and is passionate about the arts and civic engagement. Casey is delighted to support the essential work of our librarians as they provide a range of services for our intellectually vibrant and culturally diverse city.

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Martha Slocum
When I first stepped foot into the new library addition I felt I was transported into another world. Joining the Friends and being a board member gives me the opportunity to show my commitment to this outstanding institution. Currently serving as the primary graphic designer for the Friends.

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William Stone
Bill is a long-time Cambridge resident, an avid reader (mainly of history and other nonfiction), and a huge fan of public libraries. After retiring from his law practice at Nixon Peabody, Bill served as Operations Director of ACCESS (now called uAspire) in Boston and interim business manager of Legal Outreach in Long Island City -- both being nonprofits which help economically-disadvantaged high school students to be able to afford college and succeed once they get there. He has also served on several nonprofit boards, including The Cambridge Homes and Rogerson Communities.

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