COOKING AT THE LIBRARY WITH CHEF WARREN
September 4 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (room 108)
The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host Plant-Based Cooking with Chef Warren Caterson. Join Chef Warren as he shows us how a plant-based diet is not just a new food fad. There will be dozens of kitchen tips, cooking hints, and humorous anecdotes about the joys and challenges of plant-based cooking for two.
Chef Warren will end the presentation with a cooking demonstration preparing a healthy spring vegetable stew that anyone can make at home in less than 15 minutes. This is a free program and everyone is welcome to attend
OPERA AT THE LIBRARY –SPECIAL EVENT BALLET: LE CORSAIRE
September 9 at 1:45 pm in room 108B
The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host a Special Event Showing of the ballet Le Corsaire. Le Corsaire is a ballet typically presented in three acts, with a libretto originally created by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, loosely based on the poem The Corsair by Lord Byron. Originally choreographed by Joseph Mazilier to the music of Adolphe Adam, it was first presented by the ballet of the Théâtre Impérial de l’Opéra in Paris on 23 January 1856. All modern productions of Le Corsaire are derived from the revivals staged by the Ballet Master Marius Petipa for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg throughout the mid to late 19th century.
The ballet has many celebrated passages that are often excerpted from the full-length work and performed independently: the scene Le Jardin animé, the Pas d’esclave, the Pas de trois des odalisques, and the so-called Le Corsaire pas de deux, which is among classical ballet’s most famous and performed excerpts.
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 and email at email@example.com.
AFTERNOON TEA AT THE COOPER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
September 14 at 2:00 pm (Room 108)
The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host a free, adults-only Tea at the Library. There is limited seating available and reservations are required. Bring your favorite teacup and saucer for hot tea, and enjoy a wonderful menu of sweets and savories for a relaxing afternoon experience.