Tuesday, February 12

Cooking with Chef Warren at the Cooper Library – A Perfect Valentine’s Day Celebration – Can it be Fast, Frugal and Fun? YOU BET! And Award-Winning Author Chef Warren Shows You How!

The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host A Perfect Valentine’s Day Celebration with Chef Warren Caterson on Tuesday, February 12, from 10:00 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 kitchen tips, cooking hints, and humorous anecdotes about the joys and challenges of cooking for Valentine’s Day. Chef Warren will show you how to prepare four delicious entrees (including vegetarian) for (or with) your lover in about 20 minutes.

So why spend a fortune dining out when you can prepare a delightfully delicious and sensuous meal in the time it takes to drive to your favorite restaurant? Light some candles, pour a glass of wine, and bask in the meal that you have created together. Chef Warren will end the presentation with a cooking demo, preparing one of the Valentine’s Day entrees for all to sample.

This is a free program and everyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, February 13

From the Lake County Sheriff’s Office And Cornerstone Hospice Of Lake County

The Cooper Memorial Library will host a program sponsored by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Cornerstone Hospice of Lake County on Wednesday, February 13th, from 10 am to 12 pm in room 108 (first-floor community room) of the library. 

Come out to our first annual Health & Safety Expo. We will have local vendors offering information on a variety of topics, including Cornerstone Hospice, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Alzheimer’s Family Organization, Department of Health, and more! 

Light refreshments will be provided along with your chance to win a door prize! You can register for this program and raffle entry with Kristina Grasso at kgrasso@cshospice.org.

Monday, February 18 

Opera At The Library


The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host a special showing of the opera Carmen on Monday, February 18, at 1:45 p.m. in room 108 B. 

Carmen is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was first performed by the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March 1875, where its breaking of conventions shocked and scandalized its first audiences. Bizet died suddenly after the 33rd performance, unaware that the work would achieve international acclaim within the following ten years. 

Carmen has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the classical canon; the “Habanera” from Act 1 and the “Toreador Song” from Act 2 are among the best known of all operatic arias. 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, please visit our web presence at https://sites.google.com/site/operaatthelibrary/ or contact Dennis Smolarek at 352-536-2275 x2623 or email at operaatcooperlibrary@gmail.com. 

These are free programs and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend at The Cooper Memorial Library, located at 2525 Oakley Seaver Blvd.

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