Wine & Words 
October 23, 2015


Friday October 23, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM PDT
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The Waterfront Beach Resort - A Hilton Hotel 
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648 

Special event parking price: Just $8

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Susie Hodge 
HBPL Literacy Volunteers 

On Friday, October 23rd, Literacy Volunteers – Huntington Beach Public Library will host “Wine & Words,” our third annual wine tasting event in support of our literacy program.

The event will be held at the beautiful Waterfront Beach Resort - A Hilton Hotel, from 7-10 pm. Registration is $55 per person. We will be tasting a variety of wines; you will take home a wine glass, courtesy of Rainbow Environmental Services.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and Jason Mercado, CEO, Sweet Mission Cookie Company will offer samples of his delicious cookies.

Special Guest Speakers!

Chris Epting, local historian, popular author of over twenty books, and journalist will speak, and give away a few signed copies of his books. 

You will hear from adult learners about how Literacy Services has positively impacted their lives.  


Opportunities to take home prizes!

The evening will include a large number of baskets for silent auction, with many opportunities for you to win and take home prizes. There will be gift certificates to local restaurants, events, books and more.

We will have themed baskets of "Wine & Words" pairings, memberships to museums and wine tastings, and much, much more. Southwest Airlines has donated 4 round-trip tickets; you won't want to miss an opportunity to bid on thsoe tickets, among others! See the list below for a list of current donations.

 You do not need to be present to win a silent auction item.

Thank you to everyone for your donation! 

Your generosity will help to make this event a success!

Confirmed Donations for the evening:

Check back often for additional donations.  

Please join us on October 23rd as we toast our program and raise much needed funds. 100% of funds raised will go to support Literacy Volunteers.

The efforts of all of us combined are helping create better citizens and a better community. 

Can't attend but want to help? A donation in any amount is appreciated.

Click here to donate through Network for Good. Or, mail a check to the literacy office: Literacy Services-HBPL, 7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648


 About Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers is a program of success stories – no matter how large or small the success may seem, each one is a triumph for our learners and keeps them on the path to becoming better speakers, readers and writers. Read just one story:

James was asked to apply for a job, which he would not do, preferring to keep his current job rather than risk completing an application. An additional 5 months went by, and the company asked him again to apply. Confident with his increased literacy skills and encouraged by his tutor Susan, James filled out the application and interviewed for the job. He is happy in his new position!
Literacy Volunteers–HBPL, an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America, provides a vital service in the Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and surrounding communities by pairing tutors with adult learners for one-on-one English tutoring.

Literacy Volunteers has two programs to help adults and families develop the necessary English skills to communicate with their children, doctors, employers, neighbors, friends, and many others. Adult Literacy at Huntington Beach Public Library continues to grow as more and more adults realize the need to improve their literacy skills. Family Literacy at Oak View Branch Library supports the literacy efforts of parents to help them learn to read with their children in English.

As our students develop their English literacy skills they are able to improve their lives and contribute to the community. Our students have passed driving exams, gotten their GEDs, filled out job applications, been promoted at work, become accredited in their field, and become United States citizens.

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