December 5

Chanukah Family Fun!

The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host Chanukah Family Fun! at the Cooper Memorial Library on Wednesday, December 5th, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in Room 108 (first-floor community room).

All ages are welcome to join us for a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. Chanukah celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. Celebration customs include eating foods fried in oil, like sufganiyot (deep-fried doughnuts), playing with the dreidel (a spinning top inscribed with Hebrew letters), and the giving of gelt (gifts of money, chocolate coins) to children to inspire and remind adults to make tzedakah (charity) a central part of their lives.

The whole family will enjoy the holiday stories, songs, crafts, games, music, candy, and prizes. Plus, there’ll be plenty of chocolate coins!  Join Rabbi Steve at the library for an afternoon of holiday family fun and come celebrate Chanukah with us!

December 6thand December 13

Live Music For The Holiday Season!

The Cooper Memorial Library will host two-holiday music programs generously sponsored by the Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library on Thursday, December 6th  and Thursday, December 13th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Thursday, December 6th,  –  Joshua Englert on the classical guitar

Thursday, December 13th – Amanda Emenecker performing on the cello.

These are free programs and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

December 10

Opera At The Library, Special Event Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host a Special Event Showing of the ballet The Nutcracker on Monday, December 10, at 1:45 pm in Room 108 (first-floor community room).

The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”, by way of Alexandre Dumas’ adapted story “The Story of a Nutcracker”. It was given its premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg on Sunday, 18 December 1892.

This is a free program and light refreshments will be provided during the intermission for our guests.

For more information about Opera @ the Library programs and our other special events

December 19

Cooking with Chef Warren at the Cooper Library: Stressless Holiday Cooking 

The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host Stressless Holiday Cooking with Chef Warren Caterson on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, from 10 am to 11:30 am in Room 108 (first-floor community room) of the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont.

Join Chef Warren as he shares dozens of holiday kitchen tips, cooking hints, and humorous anecdotes about the joys and challenges of cooking a holiday meal without losing your mind. Chef Warren will end the presentation with a cooking demo preparing a healthy holiday dish that anyone can make at home in less than 15 minutes.

For more information about this and other special events, contact Dennis Smolarek at 352-536-2275 and email at

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