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Explore Beverly Hills

Make it a memorable day in beautiful Beverly Hills!

Take a trolley tour, explore the City’s public art or browse a bevy of chic boutiques: there’s something to delight every interest in Beverly Hills.

A world renowned destination for thousands of visitors each year, Beverly Hills features internationally acclaimed restaurants, grand, luxury hotels and unparalleled shopping. Parking is easy at conveniently located City parking lots, many offering one or two hours of free parking.

Pickle Fest Application

Pickle fanatics and pickling amateurs chow down and compete at the annual Beverly Hills Farmers' Market Picklefest. Picklefest takes place every year at the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market located. The Beverly Hills Farmers' Market Picklefest features pony rides, a petting zoo, pickle toss, and pickle contests. Admission to the festivities is free and the centerpiece of the event is a curated pickle
Centennial Celebration

The City of Beverly Hills turns 100 in 2014! The entire community is invited to an exciting year-long celebration.
2014 Summer Reading Club

BHPL 2014 Summer Reading Club May 28 - August 10, 2014 Presented by Beverly Hills Public Library and the Friends of the Library
20th Anniversary of the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market, Sharing the Bounty

Dust off your cowboy boots, don your best country western attire, and join us for a festive 20th anniversary celebration of the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market, "Sharing the Bounty". A scrumptious farm to fork dinner will be prepared by some of the finest chefs in Beverly Hills who will be sourcing their ingredients from our farmers and ranchers. Restaurants participating include Bouchon, Crustacean
Concerts on Cañon

Enjoy live music under the stars in the heart of Beverly Hills every Thursday Night, June 6 - August 14. The free Concerts on Cañon series features an eclectic line-up ranging from classic rock, Motown covers and jazz to Latin grooves and Doo Wop.
Art Show Brochure and Application

APPLICATION FACTS AND FORMS FOR ARTISTS   Please call 310.285.6836, or email Karen McLean, kmclean@beverlyhills.org, if you have questions or concerns about applying.  You can refer to the previous application below for general
Beverly Hills Days

The Beverly Hills Days Centennial Volunteer Committee is creating a commemorative mosaic art piece for the City of Beverly Hills. Everyone who lives, works and enjoys Beverly Hills is welcome to submit photographic images. Please click the link and find out how you can participate!
Arts of Palm

Planning is underway for an exciting celebration that will include tourism initiatives, regional events, community activities, and more to commemorate the historic milestone.
Beverly Hills artSHOW

The Beverly Hills artSHOW is held twice a year, in spring and fall. The art shows are held on the third weekend in October and the third weekend in May. May 17 & 18, 2014 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
40th Anniversary Ruby Artists

                 
artSHOW Press Releases

Beverly Hills artSHOW Press Releases
Concours d'Elegance Press Releases

Top headlines and news for Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance
Beverly Hills Timeline

In commemoration of the Centennial Celebration, the City of Beverly Hills has incorporated a timeline, capturing the City's historical landmarks and moments.
Centennial Cookbook

The Beverly Hills Centennial Cookbook features recipes from distinguished Beverly Hills restaurants.  
2014 Woofstock 90210 Event Flyer

Beverly Hills' Annual Pet Extravaganza at La Cienega Park!
Farmers' Market

The Beverly Hills Farmers' Market is a weekly outdoor certified market which provides the finest California-grown, fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, juices, breads, specialty items and more in a festive outdoor setting. The market features special events such as a Kid's Zone, Cookin' Kids, City department showcases and hosts more than 60 farmers and vendors every week.
Friends of the Library Reading Group

The Friends Book Discussion Group is facilitated by Judith Palarz. Join this popular group as they discuss a wide variety of books that will inform and delight.
Piesta

The annual Pie Bake & Piesta is a free event featuring a pie eating contest for kids and adults plus lots of fun pie-themed activities, including pie ingredient juggling, pie making and decorating, and searching for treasures in pastry flour. The Pie Bake A'la Beverly Hills & Piesta is featured in conjunction with the Farmers' Market.
Media Credentials

Working journalists are invited to apply for media credentials to the 2014 Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance.
Children's Library

The Children's Library has recently completed a full renovation. Come visit soon!
Trolley Tours

Take a ride through Beverly Hills on a 40-minute narrated tour of art, architecture, historical and renowned areas of the City, including Rodeo Drive!
Roxbury Park

Roxbury Community Center & Memorial Park Main Page. Note: parts of Roxbury Park are currently under construction!
Beverly Canon Gardens

The beautiful and tranquil Beverly Canon Gardens, located in the 200 block of North Canon Drive, is the City's newest green space. The 33,000 square feet of public gardens and open space features public outdoor dining areas, water features, landscaped gardens, and public colonnaded walkways connecting Beverly and Canon Drives. The open turf area of the Gardens is available to rent for Wedding and
Directions, Visiting, Hours & Maps

Greystone Visitor's Information: Directions, Hours, Parking & Map.
Teen Zone @ BHPL

Library resources for teens.
Holiday Closures

Library Closures
The Institute of Domestic Technology

www.InstituteOfDomesticTechnology.com Upcoming Classes
Be a Volunteer

{Click 4 Application} Teen volunteers needed for the Summer Reading Club. Turn in a completed application to the Children's Department.
Teen Volunteers needed

Teen volunteers will assist with activities in the Children's Library during Summer Reading Club from May 28th - August 10th.
Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance

Join us for the 5th Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance as we celebrate the City's Centennial! Sunday, May 4, 2014.
Music in the Mansion

Music in the Mansion at Greystone Estate is an annual series of classical music concerts. Now in its 15th season, with monthly performances on Sundays at 2 pm. Seating is limited.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED. Ticket Cost: $20. Purchase Tickets: (310) 285-6850 Information: (310) 285-6830.
Jim J's Jukebox

Discover America's music with Jim Jimirro. This free event is in its 16th season with the City of Beverly Hills. Come see what it is all about!
Beverly Hills Public Library

444 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-288-2220 | Mon-Thu 9:30am-9:30pm | Fri & Sat 10am-6pm | Sun 12 noon-6pm
Greystone Mansion & Park Main Page

The City of Beverly Hills welcomes you to Greystone Park & Estate, a beautiful park open to the public as well as a popular venue to host events.
Food & Drink at the artSHOW

The Beverly Hills artSHOW features more than a block of food trucks plus beer, wine and dining gardens throughout the event space. All details here.
Classics in the Courtyard

"Lady from Maxim's" a French farce by Georges Fedeau SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 4:00pm to 6:00pm Celebrating its 19th season at Historic Greystone Estate, Classics in the Park, under the direction of Michael Jordan's acclaimed traveling company, will perform "Lady from Maxim's," a French farce by Georges Fedeau. $15 General Admission | $12 Seniors & Students Advanced registration recommended! Purchase tick
Classics in the Courtyard

"Lady from Maxim's" a French farce by Georges Fedeau SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 4:00pm to 6:00pm Celebrating its 19th season at Historic Greystone Estate, Classics in the Park, under the direction of Michael Jordan's acclaimed traveling company, will perform "Lady from Maxim's," a French farce by Georges Fedeau. $15 General Admission | $12 Seniors & Students Advanced registration recommended! Purchase tick
Programs and Events

Programs and events at the library.
Media Coverage

A selection of media coverage from the Greystone Concours d'Elegance.
artSHOW Wine & Dine Garden

Premiere Events hosts this Wine Garden at the Beverly Hills artSHOW with an extensive collection of reds, whites and flights plus nibbles.
La Cienega Outdoor Fitness Pavilion

Get a great workout at the La Cienega Park outdoor fitness pavilion.
Tickets - Sharing the Bounty

It's Easy to Register!! 5 different ways....  1.  Click icon to...       What you will need to register online: Your Client ID and PIN (password). Click here to obtain a Customer ID and PIN. Your credit card number and expiration date. It will be necessary to agree to our liability waiver at the end of your transaction. To preview this waiver, click here. Forgot your Client ID & PIN (password)? Cl
Facility Rentals

The library meeting room spaces are available to rent. The library auditorium is unavailable until January 2014.
2013 Sponsors

The generous sponsors of the 2014 Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance.
100 Years, 100 Stories - Centennial Video Project

As part of the Centennial celebration, the Beverly Hills Historical Society is launching a video project called "Beverly Hills: 100 YEARS, 100 STORIES."
Teens Top Ten

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting now open!
Art Show Sponsors

The Beverly Hills artSHOW thanks its generous sponsors and partners.
Databases and Articles

A-Z list of databases for research and homework needs.
Ask a Librarian

Need help from a librarian? Contact us by email, telephone, or in person.
Centennial Postage Stamps

  To order the Centennial postage stamp designs:   1.) Download each image 2.) Upload them to http://www.pictureitpostage.com/ and follow the instructions to order the stamps.
One Book One City

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2014 Pie Bake Winners & Recipes

2014 Pie Bake a'la Beverly Hills Winners and Recipes First Place Joy Mosse "Walnut Pie" Joy won a Crate and Barrel pie making gift set donated by Crate and Barrel of Beverly Hills. Try her original, Walnut Pie recipe (PDF).
Vendor Information

How to apply for a selling space at the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market FARMERS: All products must be grown in California. We only consider vendors who are PRODUCERS of the agricultural products (fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, honey, cut flowers, beef, poultry, eggs and dairy) they wish to sell. Additionally, the PRODUCER must be certified by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and h
Star Literacy Program

Library S*T*A*R* literacy program is not accepting new students or tutors at this time.
Map & List

             
2014 Sponsors

THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS THANKS THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS:
Farm to Table

Food, culture and community all come together each Sunday at the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market. In this series, Farm to Table, go local with chefs from Beverly Hills restaurants as they shop for farm fresh ingredients and prepare healthy dishes fit for your family's table. After shopping, the chefs return to their kitchens and create a special menu inspired by the fresh fare from the Beverly Hills
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We thank you for participating. If you are a winner, you will be notified by email or phone. Contest ends August 10th, 2014.
Parking, Directions & Maps

Everything you need to know about getting to the Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance.
Mini Parks

Other City parks offer passive settings, art sculptures, playgrounds and fountains.
City Parks

The City offers a number of world-class recreation and park facilities for your enjoyment, including beautifully maintained green space, convenient parking and courteous staff.
zSRC Submit Confirmation

Thank you for registering for Summer Reading Club 2014!
Award Winners - May 2014

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artSHOW Information

Mark your calendars! The free, bi-annual Beverly Hills artSHOW features art by 250 exhibitors from around the nation, who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings and printmaking. All show information here!
artSHOW Archive

The Beverly Hills artSHOW is held twice a year, in spring and fall. Below you will find the list of artists from past artShows as well a several galleries of past award winners. We hope you enjoy information and images from previous events and look forward to seeing you at future artSHOWS! Artist Lists October 2013 Award Winners Click on an image or gallery title to view the award winners. October
Greystone Show House

Design House International "The Titans of Business" will be held at Historic Greystone Mansion throughout the month of November 2013
La Cienega Park

Main page for: La Cienega Park & Community Center 8400 Gregory Way Beverly Hills, CA 90211 310.285.6810
Sunday Movie Nights!

Sunday Movie Nights returns in 2014 for a third season of hits!
2014 Awards

Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance 2014 Awards.
Greystone Demonstration Garden

The Greystone Demonstration Garden of Beverly Hills is an outdoor venue where individuals can come together to promote the benefits of locally grown, organic food that is environmentally friendly, sustainable and cost effective.
eLearning

Learn a subject or find study, test prep, and career resources online.
About the Library

General information about the library
The Drummer by Barry Flanagan

Bronze Public Art Fund Purchase and the Glaser Foundation 'The Drummer' characterizes Barry Flanagan's series of Hare sculptures from the early 1980s. Flanagan was struck above all by the historical cultural associations between this creature and life itself.
Untitled by Fletcher Benton

Painted Steel Maltz Park Gift of Dr. Bernard Salick The ancestry of Fletcher Benton's abstract sculptures goes back to Russian Constructivism and the Machine Age by way of pure, hard geometric form and the art of assemblage. Using this modernist vocabulary, Benton achieves a dynamic balance between opposing, gravity-defying shapes.  
Spiral of Life by Baile Oakes

Redwood Crafted entirely out of redwood. Gift of Alan Sieroty Baile Oakes is on a mission to "use our visual language to help bring our culture to a fuller understanding of our place within the living systems of the Earth." He favors hands on activities in the public play spaces he creates, in hopes to offer a place of shelter to the visitor a restful sanctuary. "I aspire to have my work in the fi
Sitting Figure on a Short Bench by Magdalena Abakanowicz

Bronze Public Art Fund Purchase Abakanowicz's work delves directly into the human sensibility and challenges you to question your own humanity. Each of her figures is an individuality, with its own expression, with specific details of skin. Organic, with the imprint of the artist's fingers. Their surface is natural like tree bark or animal fur or wrinkled skin.
Hymn of Life: Tulips by Yayoi Kusama

Fiberglass, Ceramic Tile and Steel Public Art Fund Commission The first work of art ever commissioned by the City of Beverly Hills Fine Art Commission, the piece was dedicated on September 19, 2007. Hymn of Life: Tulips is the first public outdoor sculpture in the United States by this internationally renowned artist. Born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan in 1929, Kusama started to paint using dots and
Hunter and Hounds by Henri Alfred Marie Jacquemart

Bronze Gift of W.D. Longyear French artist Henri Alfred Jacquemart studied painting and sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Jacquemart traveled in Egypt and Turkey gaining the styles of these two cultures.  The sculpture was first sited in the United States at the estate of Mr. Longyear on November 11, 1925 in memorial to his son, killed during the Battle of Chateau Thierry in 1917.
Electric Fountain by Merrell Gage

Concrete, Bas Relief, Tile The fountain has a cast concrete female figure of a Native American mounted on a square concrete shaft, which rises from a cylindrical splash basin. The basin has a frieze of relief carvings, which depict various scenes from California history. The park surrounding it all was given to the city by the Beverly Hills Residential Protective Association.
Award Winners - October 2013

   
Centennial Fleece - Limited Time

Centennial Fleeces worn by Float Riders at the Rose Parade are now available for a limited time!
Murder in the Mansion at Greystone Estate

Each summer Theatre 40 puts on a series of performances at historic Greystone Estate. To receive a schedule of their performances contact them at (310) 694-6118.
Parking Structure

The parking map below shows the location of the structures which are nearest to The Beverly Hills Art Show.  These City parking structures are a maximum of one to one and a half blocks from the show site. For specific information regarding each structure, refer to this link.  
Great Books Discussion Group

The Group meets, as it has for 51 years, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays, at the Beverly Hills Public Library (6-8PM), to engage in a spirited analytical discourse on those Classic Works that have endured throughout the ages.
Featured Art - BH Turns 100

In 2014, the City of Beverly Hills will officially be 100 years old, and this coming spring the Beverly Hills artSHOW will celebrate forty years of fine art and fun.  Artist Zale Richard Rubins, a career photographer, is now in the process of photographing the landmarks of Beverly Hills, preparing his newest body of work which will coincide with this city's anniversary. The photograph you see belo
Art in City Parks

  BEVERLY GARDENS PARK             Santa Monica Blvd. at Crescent Drive                         Erratic, stainless steel                         By Roxy Paine                         Sitting Figure on a Short Bench, bronze                         By Magdalena Abankanowicz                         Playground, bronze with black patina                         by Tony Smith                         Hunt
Endless V by Jaume Plensa

 
Celluloid by Merrell Gage

 
Erratic by Roxy Paine

 
Cougar III by Gwynn Murrill

Bronze Public Art Fund Purchase with help of Marie D. Shafer Gwynn Murrill conveys a sense of gravity to her animal sculptures by reducing their form to basic elements of shape, mass, volume, surface, and color. Murrill, a self-taught sculptor, characterizes her process as "take-away," referring both to the means of making the bronze molds themselves as well as the way she leaves out the details o
City Council Meeting Schedule

Dates of upcoming City Council meetings
Contact Us

Contact the Beverly Hills Public Library. We will try to respond to email within 72 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. If you need an answer sooner, please visit the library in person or call telephone reference.
Passport Services

U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the Library. The library accepts appointments throughout the week, including evenings and weekends. (310) 288-2279
Acknowledgments & Sponsors

The City of Beverly Hills would like to thank the following sponsors of the Maison de Luxe Show House at Greystone Mansion presented by Luxe Interiors and Design along with the Friends of Greystone:  
Thank You to Our Sponsors

We want to thank our generous sponsors for making the Centennial Celebrations possible and for showing their commitment to making our communities...  Sponsors:  Beverly Hills Hotel Gearys
Cookin' Kids

2nd Sunday of each month 10 a.m. to approx. 12:30 p.m. If your child is a culinary master in the making or just loves to help out in the kitchen, the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market is the place to be. Youngsters are welcome to enjoy Cookin' Kids the 2nd Sunday of each month as part of our Kid Zone. Children will be introduced to fresh fruits and vegetables based on what's in season.
databases_inhouse

In-library use databases only. Access library databases and articles. A current Beverly Hills Public Library card is required to access the resources listed. Enter a library card number when prompted.
Unit 1

UNIT 1: ADULTS AS LEARNERS Characteristics of Adult Learners:  Most adults share certain characteristics that make teaching adults different from teaching children. We even ask experienced K-12 teachers to go through tutor training because of these differences. The chart below briefly describes some differences between adults and children as students: Finally, adults who don't read have the same r
Recommended reading

New and recommended reading lists from the Beverly Hills Public Library
eBooks

Download eBooks and audiobooks with a BHPL card.