Cooper Memorial Library

Below are exciting upcoming events at Cooper Memorial Library

Wednesday, March 20


The Cooper Memorial Library will host a program sponsored by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Cornerstone Hospice of Lake County on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in room 108 (first-floor community room) of the library.

Mellissa and Benjamin, co-owners of Alive and Wellness Corporation, will explain why it’s important to consider taking a holistic approach when addressing problems of pain. The first part of this talk will be spent discussing what overall wellness means, and the second half will provide you with some possible steps towards wellness you can take today through some chair yoga exercises that engage in both your body and mind.

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

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

Monday, March 25

OPERA AT THE LIBRARY – Giacomo Puccini: La fanciulla del West

The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host a showing of Giacomo Puccini’s opera La fanciulla del West on Monday, March 25, at 1:45 pm in room 108 B.

La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the West) is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini, based on the play The Girl of the Golden West by the American author David Belasco.

Fanciulla followed Madama Butterfly, which was also based on a Belasco play. The opera has fewer of the show-stopping highlights that are characteristic of other Puccini works but is admired for its impressive orchestration and for a score that is more melodically integrated than is typical of his previous work.

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, contact Dennis Smolarek at 352-536-2275 x2623 or email at

Thursday, March 28


The Cooper Memorial Library will host Music Remembrance, a live jazz concert generously sponsored by the Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the second-floor stage.

The Music Remembrance Jazz Trio has been performing for concerts, clubs, and private and corporate events since 1990 in Florida. The trio is comprised of trombonist Andrea Rowlison, guitarist/vocalist Bobby Koelble, and bassist/vocalist Jim Lucas. They have been performing for Universal Studios since 1993. The ensemble performs a mix of standards, fusion and Dixieland.

This is a free program and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information about this and other special events, please contact Dennis Smolarek at 352-536-2275 or email at

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