Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

NOTICE: To better serve you and enhance your computer usage experience, please note that the Library’s public computers will not be available due to server maintenance and upgrades starting the afternoon of Wed., Nov. 21st.  Computers will be up and running the afternoon of Mon., Nov. 26th. We thank you for your patience.

Library's November Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Day Holiday:  The Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, 2018 and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9am-6pm.

Ready to be adventurous and learn a new language through our Mango Languages program? 

During September - November 2018, you will have a chance to be rewarded if you sign-up and create your own Mango account using your library card and get started on learning a new language. All ages are welcome to participate.

Set up your own Mango account by going to the Library’s website @ 

The first 25 people to complete a course and print out evidence of completion will receive 3 items from among Mango bags, bottles, earbuds, mugs, pens, or shirts. For more information, please call Verna Thomas @ 954-630-4374.

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Mango Languages provides fun audio-visual lessons to over 70 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Cultural and specialty themed lessons such as Wine and Cheese French, along with foreign language films are also available. Use your library card number to sign up and create your own personal login to track your progress during each lesson and to access Mango Languages online or through mobile apps anywhere at any time. 
Click here to access Mango Languages today!
View tutorial video here.
For more information or assistance, contact the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library at (954) 630-4378.

Odilo offers thousands of quality Spanish eBooks available through the library's website or visit Bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles can be read on any mobile device, computer, or through your web browser. Simply login by using your library card number plus your four digit PIN number.

Odilo video tutorials in English (en Español):
Learning Odilo 

APP Links: iOS, Google Play, Windows Phones/Tablets, Windows 8/10, Kindle Fire

Freegal Music with Streaming

Freegal is a music service from your library. You can access it from any device with an internet connection and all you need is your library card number and PIN number. Once you are logged in you can stream music for 3 hours daily or download 3 songs each week. Song and music video files that you download are yours to keep forever (Each video download counts as 2 of your weekly allotment).

Free Mobile apps for Apple and Android devices are available at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Freegal offers access to about 11 million songs and 18,000 music videos, including the world’s largest Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 30,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries.

Check it Out!

Book Readers Live Longer!

This article from the Smithsonian showcases an interesting new study that reveals book readers may live longer over those who do not ever read a book. 

Need to find a good book to read each day to keep the doctor away? 
Visit the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library in person to find your favorite book or click on the eBook collection to access the Library’s online books for free with your library card

You are also invited to attend the Friends of the Library’s Used Book Sales too. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.