Schlow Takes Part in Global Entrepreneurship Week

Library hosts three events during GEW

As Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State celebrates 10 years, Schlow Centre Region Library is once again proud to be a community partner for the event and will host several programs during the week.

GEW runs November 7-15, and this year’s keynote speaker is Tanya Wright.

On Tuesday, November 13, the Nittany Valley Writers Network presents J.D. Barker. The talk starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room. In 2014, Barker self-published his first novel, Forsaken. Through perseverance, ingenuity, and creative marketing, he brought it to the top of bestseller lists around the world. His second novel, The Fourth Monkey, sold to traditional publishers for advances in excess of $1 million. This year, Barker released his latest novel, The Fifth to Die, and he co-authored Dracul, with Dacre Stoker, the great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker. The book is a prequel to Dracula.

On Wednesday, November 14, starting at 5:30 p.m., Mary McKinney, director of Duquesne University Small Business Development Center, will discuss “Work for Yourself at 50+.” The AARP interactive workshop will help you learn the advantages and challenges of working for yourself, five important steps to play your self-employment journey, and more.

Schlow wraps up its GEW programs on Thursday, November 15 with “Writing a Business Plan” presented by Central PA SCORE. SCORE mentor and business school teacher Bob Griffin will discuss how to create the required components of a great business plan and how to apply that plan to turn your great ideas into a successful new business. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. and you can register online at

For more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State, visit


Posted 10/25/2018