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Obama’s Vineyard Vacation Day 2: Reading List, Ogletree Visit

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President Barack Obama receives a national security briefing from John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism, in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Aug. 19, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama receives a national security briefing from John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism, in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Aug. 19, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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VINEYARD HAVEN (CBS) - President Obama and his family had a quiet start to their weekend on Martha’s Vineyard Saturday.

They spent most of the day secluded on Blue Heron Farm.

The President then went to the Oak Bluffs home of Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree in the evening, for what the White House called a social event.

Ogletree taught both the president and first lady Michele Obama when they were students at Harvard Law School. He is a frequent summer visitor to the Vineyard.

Word about the president’s visit apparently leaked out.

One neighbor put up a sign that said “Welcome Mr. President to Alpine Street.”

View: Obama’s Vineyard Vacation Photos

The White House also released the president’s summer reading list.

During his trip to the Bunch of Grapes bookstore Friday, Mister Obama bought The Bayou Trilogy, a collection by Daniel Woodrell and Rodin’s Debutante, by Martha’s Vineyard seasonal resident Ward Just.

He also bought some books for his daughters.

The President also brought three books with him to the Vineyard – Cutting for Stone, a novel by Abraham Verghese; To the End of the Land, fiction by David Grossman, and The Warmth of Other Suns, the story of African-American migration from the South to Northern cities.


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