For the Higgins Clarks, Suspense is a Family Affair

Best-selling suspense author Mary Higgins Clark published her first story when she was pregnant with her daughter, Carol. Now Carol is a famous author in her own right and the two even write books together. Their latest, Dashing Through the Snow, is a holiday mystery.

The two authors were recently interviewed on NPR, which you can listen to here. You can also find an excerpt from the book on NPR's website.

New items!

Here are some of the new materials that have just arrived at the library, just in time for the long weekend!

Happy holidays!

Dewey the cat

USA Today seems to be obsessed with Dewey the cat, whose life has been honored by both a best-selling book, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, and a new movie starring Meryl Streep. They have another story extolling the virtues of the library kitty (Dewey the cat, sittin' purr-ty).

Our copy of the book has been checked out for weeks, too.

Marley, who?

Free Baby Sign Language class with Tina Voci

Tina Voci will be doing a Baby Signs® Introductory Presentation at the Oakland Park Library on Saturday, January 17th at 10 am. This is a one-time, 30 minute introduction to the Baby Signs® Program! This presentation will not only teach a handful of baby signs, but will also inform parents of the benefits of baby signing. Books, videos, and educational materials will be available for purchase.

The Oakland Park Library owns several books and DVDs on signing with your baby.

And more in the 419 section. Be sure to check them out after the class so you can practice at home!

The Oakland Park Library is located at 1298 NE 37th St., Oakland Park, FL (Dixie Hwy and Oakland Park Blvd.) For more information or directions, you can email , or call 954-630-4370 or call Tina Voci at (954) 571-1709

Best Books of 2008

It's that time of year again, when all of the "best of" lists come out. Many outlets have released their Best Books of 2008 list, including:

Many of these books are available at the Oakland Park Library.

What were your favorite books of 2008?

New blog!

Welcome to the City of Oakland Park Library's new blog! We are always looking for ways to expand our services and we hope that you will find this blog useful. Come here to find out what new items have arrived at the library, information on programming, photos, video and much more!