Library to host workshop for small business owners

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has announced a free workshop for small business owners.


From 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, February 12, April Line will offer the program, “Small Business Personnel: Having Hard Conversations.”


During this presentation, Line will share tips and tricks for difficult conversations with staff. Participants will talk through essential interpersonal skills, how to stay calm if your people get activated, and how to make it less scary to have these conversations. Then, there will be some role-playing because practice helps with this discomfort. Learn to stop hating giving your team constructive feedback.


Line has been working in a business consulting capacity for about the last 7 years. When she left her most recent role as an executive and in-house consultant in a small business, she found that people saw the good she’d done there and wanted and sought her help. She decided to lean into consulting and is currently launching Get in Line Business Solutions, whose mission is to meet owners and entrepreneurs where they are, with individualized, real-world solutions.


Register for February 12 here:


The program is in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Children’s Wing.


These programs support the PA Forward Initiative by providing basic, financial and information literacy opportunities for learning.


The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. Walk-in passport services are available from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

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