Labor Day and Admission Day holiday closures: All library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 9. The Main Library and the Brookfield and Eastmont branches will be open on Tuesday, September 8; all other locations will be closed that day.
Meet Oakland Author and Urban Farmer Novella Carpenter
Novella Carpenter lives and farms in West Oakland and writes about it on her blog, Ghost Town Farm. She is the co-author of The Essential Urban Farmer and the author of the acclaimed memoir Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, hailed as one of the best books of 2009 by The New York Times. Her newest memoir, Gone Feral : Tracking My Dad Through the Wild, describes Carpenter’s search for her long-estranged father as she contemplates her unconventional upbringing and considers starting her own family.