Daily Archives: June 26, 2018

July 2018 at the Library

July Special Events at the Oakland Public Library (Children’s Dept.) The annual Children’s Dept. Carnival will be held on Thursday, July 5th from 3:45 to 4:30 pm at the Oakland Public Library. Oakland children, ages 5 & up, will play a variety of games, and prizes will be awarded. Registration […]

Varina: A Novel

Charles Frazier. Varina: A Novel. New York: Harper Collins, 2018. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald In 1906, Varina, Howell Davis, the 80-year-old widow of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, is confronted in her Saratoga Springs, New York, residence by James Blake, an African-American teacher. Blake has with him a history of […]