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12/14/2010 - AuthorTalk with Sr. Judith Kappenman @ 7pm @ the Agawam Public Library

Tuesday, December 14th - 7:00

AuthorTalk with Sr. Judith Kappenman

 

 

The library is pleased to announce the next event in the AuthorTalk series at the Agawam Public Library - To Dakota and Back: The Story of an Orphan Train Rider written by Sr. Judith Kappenman.  It tells the story of the author’s grandfather, John Donahue, who was sent on the Orphan Train to the Dakota Territory as a young boy.  He lived as an indentured servant until he was 21.  Beginning his adult life, he eventually married, started a family and returned to Massachusetts. 

 

 

Sr. Judith wrote this story to fulfill a promise to her late mother to tell the family’s story.  She currently serves at the director of the Irish Cultural Center at Elms College in Chicopee, MA. 

 

 

Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.  Please sign up online at www.agawamlibrary.org or by calling 789-1550 x109