Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Grape Expectations

The 18th annual Grape Expectations gala will celebrate two important anniversaries — the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s 25th and the Long Beach Public Library’s 125th year of service to the Long Beach community. The Library Foundation provides crucial funding to the Library as it serves on the front lines of our city’s most pressing issues, including its resources that bridge educational, digital, economic, and cultural divides.

Gala guests will sample California wines from distributors across the state and appetizers from local restaurants, bid on exciting and unique auction items, dine on a four-course gourmet dinner perfectly paired with fine wines, and enjoy the evening’s live entertainment.

Evening of September 19, 2021
MoLAA, 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

2021 Honorees
Joseph F. Prevratil, Durnin Family Award
Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, Library Leadership Award

If state, city, or county health guidelines do not allow for an in-person celebration on September 19, Grape Expectations may be postponed or proceed as a virtual event. Should this occur, the Library Foundation will contact all sponsors and ticket holders to discuss their options including a full refund, an enhanced virtual marketing package, or converting their tickets/sponsorships as a 100% tax-deductible donation. Sponsors will be offered virtual recognition and marketing benefits of equal value throughout our 25th Anniversary year.

Thank You to Our Lead Imperial Sponsor, the Port of Long Beach