Applying to college might seem daunting. To help ease the process, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host the program, “College Applications 101 – The First Course You Need for a Successful Career,” at 6 p.m. May 8.

This program, presented by Henriette Evans, is geared for all high schoolers, who are thinking about college, and their parents or guardians. The goal is to offer guidance for navigating the application process as well as tips for college readiness and future success. Participants will discuss individual preparation, options for college visits and application timelines.

Attendees should come prepared for an interactive session and bring all questions that you might have.

Evans retired from Penn State University, where she worked for six years as a Recruitment Coordinator for the Eberly College of Science, and as a Paramedicine and Science BS/MBA Advising Coordinator. Prior to working at Penn State, she was an adjunct faculty at Penn College and an advisor in Academic Support Services.


Evans spent most of her professional life in academia. She went to college at the American University of Beirut and the French Medical School in Lebanon. As a graduate student, she studied in Germany, England and Japan. Her lifelong interests have always been about helping students succeed and volunteering in the community.

This program supports the PA Forward state initiative by providing social and civic literacy opportunities for learning and highlighting the transformative nature of public libraries within a community. Libraries contribute to education, employment, entrepreneurship, engagement and empowerment but are often overlooked as catalysts for powerful individual and community change.

The program will be presented in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Children’s Wing. Registration is suggested, but not required. Visit to register or call 570-326-0536.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at