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  1. Free VITA Tax Assistance

    February 4, 2019, 2:00 PM - April 15, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Adults. Need some tax assistance? Visit the library for free tax preparation assistance by IRS certified volunteers made possible through a partnership with Hispanic Unity of Florida. Starting Saturday, February 2 through Monday, April 15, 2019. Sessions will fall on the following dates and times: Mondays from 2-5 PM, Tuesdays from 1-4 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM- 12 PM. Note that there are 2 day exceptions where no tax assistance service will be available: Saturday, February 23rd and Tuesday, March 26th. Make sure to bring all required documents. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.

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  2. Free VITA Tax Assistance

    February 5, 2019, 1:00 PM - April 15, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Adults. Need some tax assistance? Visit the library for free tax preparation assistance by IRS certified volunteers made possible through a partnership with Hispanic Unity of Florida. Starting Saturday, February 2 through Monday, April 15, 2019. Sessions will fall on the following dates and times: Mondays from 2-5 PM, Tuesdays from 1-4 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM- 12 PM. Note that there are 2 day exceptions where no tax assistance service will be available: Saturday, February 23rd and Tuesday, March 26th. Make sure to bring all required documents. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.

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  3. Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History!

    March 5, 2019, 5:30 PM - May 14, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Youth and adults ages 5th grade and up. Registration required. National Scholastic Chess Foundation (NSCF) Instructor Chris Goldthorpe, will present a 10-week class featuring fun games, competitive play, lectures, and chess problem-solving strategies. The class is open to all students and interested adults. There is no pre-requisite other than a reading level of 5th grade and above. The class is for beginner through intermediate level players. "Great Moves" traces the development of chess from its origins in ancient India and takes the student on a far-ranging journey through the palaces of medieval and Renaissance Europe to the cafes of the Enlightenment and the dawn of the Industrial Age, with a focus on the leading personalities of the royal game and on their contributions to the understanding of it. These classes are made available through the generous support of the Friends of Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library group.

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  4. Free VITA Tax Assistance

    March 30, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Adults. Need some tax assistance? Visit the library for free tax preparation assistance by IRS certified volunteers made possible through a partnership with Hispanic Unity of Florida. Starting Saturday, February 2 through Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Sessions will fall on the following dates and times: Mondays from 2-5 PM, Tuesdays from 1-4 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM- 12 PM. Note that there are 2 day exceptions where no tax assistance service will be available: Saturday, February 23rd and Tuesday, March 26th. Make sure to bring all required documents. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.

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  5. Visionary Women – Champions of Peace and Nonviolence

    March 30, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Age 18 and over. Celebrate Women's History Month at the Library and hear a panel discussion: Visionary Women – Champions of Peace and Nonviolence. This program, hosted by Carlene C Wright of Wright Encouragement, will include a PowerPoint presentation and the interviewing of Susan Kennedy of Bullets4Life and Maggie Blaise a domestic violence survivor. Susan Kennedy has dedicated herself to taking a peaceful approach to fighting gun violence with peace walks and by cleaning the streets of bullets. Maggie survived domestic violence and decided to take a stand against this problem through her organization, Free Yourself Women Foundation (http://freeyourselfwf.org/). Through this foundation Maggie provides scholarships for abused women to get an education/trade to help them gain their independence. Program participants will be given the opportunity to hear these women’s stories and to discuss the issues.

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