Cooper Memorial Library

Wednesday, April 17 from 10 am – 12 pm
(room 108, first-floor community room)


This senior’s self-protection class is sponsored by Sheriff Peyton C. Grinnell and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. It is provided to Lake County residents at no cost. The first part of the class will cover general awareness and avoidance tactics, and the second part will teach you various techniques that may be used as an alternative.

You can participate in the level you desire, and perform to your physical ability. 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, April 22 , 1:45 pm (room 108B)

Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata

The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host a showing of Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic opera La Traviata. La Traviata (The Fallen Woman) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La Dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas Fils.

The opera was originally titled Violetta, after the main character. It was first performed on 6 March 1853 at the La Fenice opera house in Venice. This is a free program and light refreshments will be provided during the intermission for our guests.

Tuesday, April 23 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Cooper Memorial Library will host Financial Literacy 2019, presented by Mia Wilchcombe of the UF/IFAS Extension Services of Lake County

Participants will learn the three basics of financial literacy: budgeting, saving, and credit. Enhance your money management skills and avoid financial pitfalls. Register for this free class online at or call 352-343-4104.

This is a free program and everyone is welcome and encouraged to register and attend. Build a brighter future for yourself and your family.

The Cooper Memorial Library is located at 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711. For more information, please contact Dennis Smolarek, Reference Librarian & Adult Programs at 352-536-2275 or email at

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