Schlow Centre Region Library will host An Evening with Mimi Barash Coppersmith on Tuesday, November 27 in the Downsbrough Community Room. The free event begins at 6:30 p.m.
Mimi is founder of Town & Gown magazine and a longtime State College resident and philanthropist. Her book, Eat First, Cry Later: The Life Lessons of a First-Generation College Graduate, Penn State Alumna, and Female CEO, was published earlier this year.
In the book, Coppersmith goes back to July 25, 1944, when her parents received a telegram from the War Department informing them that their only son, Calvin S. Ungar, had been killed in World War II. The event provoked Coppersmith to define a future of giving to others — ultimately with service and philanthropy. She describes the challenges, particularly facing working mothers, and offsets tales of joy and horror and how she got through it all.
During the event at Schlow, Coppersmith will read from her book and discuss how the region has changed in her 65 years of living here. Books sales and signing to follow. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, visit schlowlibrary.org.