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Special Book discussion on Wed., 10/19 - Free Book and Lunch provided!

(All members of the community are welcome!)

Join us for a Special Book Discussion
Free book and Lunch Provided!

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Please join the Council for Human Understanding this fall in honoring Holyoke native, Mary Doyle Curran.  Mary Doyle Curran, born in 1917, was part of the Irish American community that built the canals and worked in the paper and textile mills of the "Paper City."  She graduated from the Massachusetts State College (UMASS-Amherst) in 1940 and subsequently earned a Ph.D. from the State University of Iowa.  In 1948 she published her novel, The Parish and the Hill, which depicts the lives of generations of immigrant and American-born Irish as they become an integral part of the life and history of Holyoke.  Doyle Curran was a professor of English at Wellesley College, and a professor of English and Irish Studies at Queens College and the University of Massachusetts-Boston.  In that capacity, and in her capacity as a writer, she gave an enduring voice to Holyoke's Irish-American community and an inclusive legacy to a dynamic multicultural city of immigrants.
The Council for Human Understanding is an organization whose object is to improve, where possible, the quality of human development in the greater Holyoke community, irrespective of sex, race, creed, or ethnic origin; to help raise the level of human understanding by emphasizing our commonalities; to foster active programs in human relations through educational and humanitarian projects, thus to implement the principles for which we stand.

Events  

Book Groups:

Holyoke Community College:  October 19, 11-12:30, HCC Library,  open to the HCC community.  To register, please contact Jennifer Adams: jadams@hcc.edu.
Stop by to pick your free book at the HCC circulation desk at the library.
Holyoke Public Library:  November 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m.  HPL Community Room. Open to the community.  To register, please contact Eileen Crosby: ecrosby@holyokelibrary.org

Unveiling of Mary Doyle Curran's monument, October TBA, 2 p.m., St. Jerome's Cemetery, Holyoke. 
For other information, please contact Pat Kennedy, HCC:  pkennedy@hcc.edu

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