W.E.B. Du Bois, A Man for All Times

An Emotion Packed Theater Experience about the Life and Times of Civil Rights Activist – William Edward Berghardt Du Bois. (1868 – 1963) W.E.B. Du Bois, A Man for All Times to be performed “After Hours” on the Oakland Library Stage, on Friday, February 2 at 7:00 PM. The Library […]


February Special Events at the Library

February Special Events at the Oakland Public Library (Children’s Dept.) Original Library Building to Open with Exhibit “The Highlands of New Jersey- an Iron Age in Small Scale” an exhibit of Dan Yandrasevich’s historic models photographed by Nancy De Vries will open the original building on Thursday, February 1st. A […]


The Search for the Retro Man 2

Looking Back, Looking Forward A Shared Journey By Kevin Heffernan Part 1 The Search for the Retro Man A very close friend once suggested that I spend too much time in the past to which I lamely said, “Really.!?” That mixture of denial and confusion over the gentle remark was […]


Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein. Janesville: An American Story. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. As Reviewed by Ted Odenwald Janesville, Wisconsin, population 63,000 was the home of the oldest working GM plant. For eight and a half decades, the plant had operated “like a mythy wizard, order[ing] the city’s rhythms.” But two […]


November Special Events at the Oakland Public Library

November Special Events at the Oakland Public Library (Children’s Dept.) The Oakland Public Library will host the fourth annual “Truck Day” in the Library’s Municipal Parking Lot on Saturday, November 4th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Oakland’s own DPW, Fire Dept., First Aid Squad, and Police Dept. will bring vehicles […]


Oakland’s Ramapo Hills Sanatorium 1

Oakland’s Ramapo Hills Sanatorium By Kevin Heffernan This is that time of the year for Oakland to celebrate the establishment of the Ramapo Hills Sanatorium with a parade, a proclamation and fireworks. As a point of fact it officially opened its doors to the relatively well- heeled but fatigued paying […]