Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Grape Expectations: Stay Home & Read Edition Guest Videos

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Coming Home to Long Beach,” a short film about Billie Jean King’s visit for the grand opening of the Billie Jean King Main Library

Welcome message from Library Foundation Board President Sharon Weissman

Storytime with Library Foundation Board member and local author, Russ Parsons

Lisa See Reads from The Island of Sea Women

A message about ways parents can benefit from and support libraries from home by Library Foundation Executive Director Kate Azar

Live concert for readers from local Bossa Nova singer Caro Pierotto

Supporting the Long Beach Public Library Foundation ???? @lbplfoundation #LBReadsAtHome

Posted by Caro Pierotto on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Though the city’s libraries are temporarily closed, they are still providing many online educational and entertainment resources to students keeping up with their studies, parents who are homeschooling, adults interested in learning new job skills, and everyone who is trying to stave off boredom. We anticipate more people than ever will visit the libraries and depend on their resources when they are allowed to reopen. Your support is needed to provide the resources they need the most.

2020 Sponsors


We also encourage you to support the local businesses that, every year, make our Grape Expectations gala possible:
TGIS Catering
The Wine Country
The Museum of Latin American Art
Caro Pierotto
Porter Singletary
Audrey Kerr Events
McCarty’s Jewelry
Stalks & Blooms Florist
Caught in the Moment Photography
Total Production Group
Teak Catering
Johnny Reb’s True South
Rusty Pelican​
Water Replenishment District
Boathouse on the Bay
Primal Alchemy
Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria
Renew Landscape Management
and each of our generous auction donors.