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April 2017

Mobile Studio Launch

April 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805 United States
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Join Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, LBPLF Board President J.P. Shotwell, and Director of Library Services Glenda Williams as we welcome the Mobile Studio to Long Beach on April 1, at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. The launch of the Long Beach Public Library’s Mobile Studio brings makerspace technology throughout the city. Run by highly trained Studio guides, the Mobile Studio will take 3D printing, digital design programs, and state-of-the-art technology to libraries, parks, and schools across Long…

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June 2017

Grape Expectations

June 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce that our annual gala Grape Expectations will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA). Since its inception in 2004, Grape Expectations has raised more than $1.5 million to support vital library programs. We look forward to all we'll be able to accomplish with this year's wonderful event. Click here to view the dinner menu with wine and literary pairings.…

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Summer Reading 2017

June 17, 2017 - August 12, 2017

The Long Beach Public Library’s Summer Reading program is in full swing! Head to your local library branch to find out what programs they’re offering for the whole family throughout the summer. There are events, activities, and more designed to encourage kids to read and help combat the summer slide from June 17 through August 12. The Summer Reading Program is supported by Niagara Cares and The Riordan Foundation. Through their generosity, the Foundation is able to purchase the books…

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July 2017

Mary Poppins at the Carpenter Center

July 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Musical Theatre West is offering a special giveback on tickets to the stage performance of Mary Poppins on Sunday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Use the code “LBPL” to receive a 10% discount and ensure that 10% of the ticket’s face value will be given back to the Long Beach Public Library Foundation! Tickets must be purchased from www.musical.org by July 20 to take advantage of this opportunity.

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January 2018

Books & Brews Young Professionals Mixer

January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Keesal, Young & Logan, 400 Oceangate
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States

Advanced ticket purchase is required and space is very limited. Your $20.00 ticket includes whiskey tasting, wine and beer, and appetizers.

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February 2018

Pass the Plate at the Crooked Duck

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

In celebration of Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant Week, on February 25 the Crooked Duck will donate 10% of all proceeds from guests who present the flyer below either on their phones or with a print out.

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June 2018

Grape Expectations 2018

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce our 2018 Grape Expectations gala! This year's gala will honor Jack and Barbara Irvin with the Durnin Family Award and Long Beach Rotary with the Library Leadership Award. Join us in celebrating the 15th anniversary of Grape Expectations and help make difference in the lives of the over 1 million annual patrons who rely on the 12 public libraries. We look forward to all we'll be able to accomplish with this year's wonderful…

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Summer Reading Program – All 12 Libraries

June 16 @ 11:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm
Long Beach Public Library, 101 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Free

The Library Foundation is proud to once again support the Long Beach Public Library Summer Reading Program thanks to donations to our organization, including a generous contribution from Niagara Cares. This year’s theme, "Reading Take You Everywhere," invites readers to explore new worlds, both real and fictional, with passports provided by the Library to track their literary journeys. Librarians reward readers in the program with prizes. There are over 70 events and activities for children, teens, adults, and families from story…

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July 2018

Maker Camp – Main, Mark Twain, and Michelle Obama Libraries

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - August 2 @ 3:30 pm
Long Beach Public Library, 101 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Free

The Long Beach Public Library invites novice makers ages 10 to 16 to build, tinker and explore with us for four weeks beginning July 7th - August 2nd. Every week at the Main Library, the Michelle Obama Library and the Mark Twain Library campers will be engaged in design/tech-centered activities that inspire and educate. Campers have the opportunity to earn badges, create 3D prints and learn different design and technical skills. The Library's makerspace Studio programs are supported by donations to the Long Beach Public…

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