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Library Calendar of Events

  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 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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  2. Free VITA Tax Assistance

    February 5, 2019, 1:00 PM - April 16, 2019, 4:00 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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  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. Library Closed for City of Oakland Park's 62nd Youth Day Event

    March 9, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    The Library will be closed on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Come join us in celebration of the City of Oakland Park's 62nd Annual Youth Day event. There will be a parade, rides, music, games, the Little Miss Oakland Park Contest, and a fireworks display. No entry fee. Wrist bands for rides may be purchased in advance for $15 or the day of the event for $20. Parade and activities start at 10 a.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park, FL 33334. Parade ends at Wimberly Field, 4000 N.E. 3rd Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33334. Library staff hope to see you there! For more information visit https://www.oaklandparkfl.gov/594/Youth-Day.

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Recreation & Cultural Arts Events

  1. Oakland Park's 62nd Annual Youth Day Parade & Carnival

    March 9, 2019, All Day @ Wimberly Field

    This year's Youth Day Parade features the circus theme "Under the Big Top!" Call 954-630-4500 for parade entry information. The Youth Parade begins at Jaco Pastorius Park, proceeds south on Dixie Highway, turns west on to NE 38th Street, and moves north along NE 5th Avenue before ending at Wimberly Field where Youth Day will include rides, games, your favorite carnival foods, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display.

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