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  1. Calendar Overlay Library Calendar of Events (14)
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Library Calendar of Events

  1. Presidents' Day LIBRARY CLOSED

    February 17, 2020, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    The Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library will be closed in observance of President's Day.

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  2. Free VITA Tax Assistance

    February 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 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 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and continuing through Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Sessions will fall on the following dates and times: Tuesdays from 1-4 PM, Thursdays from 2-5PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM-12 PM. Note that there are 6 days where no tax assistance service will be available: February 27th, February 29th, March 14th, March 17th, March 24th, and March 26th. Make sure to bring all required documents. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.

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  3. Tales for Tots

    February 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Join Ms. Brittney Wednesdays at 10am for Tales for Tots! This program creates hands-on storytelling adventures for toddlers and their caregivers, with different stories, music, action rhymes, and other interactive activities each week. Build early literacy skills while having fun!

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  4. Smartphones for Seniors Session 2 - Navigating Your Smartphone

    February 20, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Senior adults 55 and over. Your smartphone can be used for more than making calls. You can become a tech-savvy senior when you learn to master the various apps on your smartphone. Session 2- Navigating Your Smartphone will discuss Settings, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Apple ID and Google Setup, the Play Store, Apps for Seniors and more. Come prepared to have a rewarding experience! Please call 954-630-4370 to register for this session.

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  5. Free VITA Tax Assistance

    February 20, 2020, 2:00 PM - 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 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and continuing through Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Sessions will fall on the following dates and times: Tuesdays from 1-4 PM, Thursdays from 2-5PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM-12 PM. Note that there are 6 days where no tax assistance service will be available: February 27th, February 29th, March 14th, March 17th, March 24th, and March 26th. Make sure to bring all required documents. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.

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  6. Dog Smarts 101

    February 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Does your dog chew furniture and shoes, bark excessively, soil your floors, or pull on his leash? Then don't get mad--get "smart"--at this special Dog Smarts 101 class. The free seminar offers plenty of helpful advice on how to solve some of your worst doggie nightmares--from chewing and pulling, to bad potty etiquette! People of all ages are welcome to attend this session. Please note that dogs are not to be brought to this class.

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  7. SAT Test Prep Workshop

    February 21, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    The Free SAT Preparation Workshop series will be held at the Oakland Park Library to prepare test takers to sit for the March 2020 SAT. Each class is 1 ½ hours long and includes an overview of test taking strategies, practice tests and free take-home practice materials. Registration is required.

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  8. Free VITA Tax Assistance

    February 22, 2020, 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 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and continuing through Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Sessions will fall on the following dates and times: Tuesdays from 1-4 PM, Thursdays from 2-5PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM-12 PM. Note that there are 6 days where no tax assistance service will be available: February 27th, February 29th, March 14th, March 17th, March 24th, and March 26th. Make sure to bring all required documents. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.

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  9. West African Drum and Dance Presentation by African Watoto Dance Theatre

    February 22, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Please come and enjoy this lively family program in celebration of African Heritage Month which will feature dancers performing West African traditional dances! The performers will teach the audience a call and response song, dance movements, and the playing of West African musical instruments. There will be a brief presentation on the history of West African drum and dance culture.

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  10. Officer & Firefighter Storytime

    February 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Join the Oakland Park Firefighters on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month, and a BSO officer on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month for storytime! Please note that in the event there is a 5th Monday in any given month, there will be no storytime.

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  11. Free VITA Tax Assistance

    February 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 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 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and continuing through Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Sessions will fall on the following dates and times: Tuesdays from 1-4 PM, Thursdays from 2-5PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM-12 PM. Note that there are 6 days where no tax assistance service will be available: February 27th, February 29th, March 14th, March 17th, March 24th, and March 26th. Make sure to bring all required documents. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.

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  12. Tales for Tots

    February 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    Join Ms. Brittney Wednesdays at 10am for Tales for Tots! This program creates hands-on storytelling adventures for toddlers and their caregivers, with different stories, music, action rhymes, and other interactive activities each week. Build early literacy skills while having fun!

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  13. Leap Year Used Book Sale

    February 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    The Friends of the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library present their Leap Year Used Book Sale! Several large donations of books have resulted in a huge selection of hard cover, soft cover, and paperback books, as well as a collection of CDs, DVDs & books on tape. All proceeds benefit the library.

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  14. Leap Year Used Book Sale

    February 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

    The Friends of the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library present their Leap Year Used Book Sale! Several large donations of books have resulted in a huge selection of hard cover, soft cover, and paperback books, as well as a collection of CDs, DVDs & books on tape. All proceeds benefit the library.

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Recreation & Cultural Arts Events

  1. Polynesian Cultural Festival Day 1

    February 22, 2020, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Jaco Pastorius Park

    Experience the culture beauty and spirit of the Polynesian Islands at The Annual Polynesian Cultural Festival. We bring you authentic Polynesian entertainment & shows, Polynesian catering, hula lessons, fresh flower leis.

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  2. Polynesian Cultural Festival Day 2

    February 23, 2020, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Jaco Pastorius Park

    Experience the culture beauty and spirit of the Polynesian Islands at The Annual Polynesian Cultural Festival. We bring you authentic Polynesian entertainment & shows, Polynesian catering, hula lessons, fresh flower leis.

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  3. Taste of Oakland Park

    February 28, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Jaco Pastorius Park

    Taste of Oakland Park is a grand tasting celebration of food and drink, for the locals by the locals. Admission tickets include food and beverage samples from all participating vendors.

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Services to the Public

  1. Tree Giveaway

    February 29, 2020, 8:00 AM @ Wimberly Field

    Oakland Park residents and business owners are invited to the city’s Tree Giveaway on Saturday, February 29 at Wimberly Field, 4000 NE 3 Avenue. The Tree Giveaway begins at 8 a.m., and early arrival is encouraged for the best selection of trees and shrubs. The city selects native or Florida-friendly trees and shrubs to help increase the tree canopy and understory in our neighborhoods. These low-maintenance plants are environmentally sustainable and will be available with information on the right-plant-right place, water efficiency, planting instructions, mulching, etc. Call 954-630-4420 for more Tree Giveaway information.

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