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Westlake Village Reads
Westlake Village Reads LogoThe City of Westlake Village and the Westlake Village Library co-sponsor Westlake Village Reads, a One City One Book Program. Westlake Village Reads has established a program that places focus on a main theme rather than a single book. This year's theme is "Mystereads." Past themes have been memoirs, food, families, nature, "Optimize Your Brain", and "The Arts". The themes allow for multiple titles to be read by the community and a wide array of programming opportunities for all ages. The program involves a series of free events which have included movie screenings, book discussions, chocolate tasting, memoir writing, poetry workshops, spy camp, music, nature photography, brain fitness, and a social network seminar.

Westlake Village Reads kicks off in January and runs through the month of February. Westlake Village Reads is intended to encourage reading throughout the community by readers of all ages. All programs are free and open to the public. Every program will be held at the Westlake Village Civic Center at 31200 Oak Crest Drive.

For more information on this program, please call the City of Westlake Village at 818-706-1613.

The 2017 schedule is available by clicking here

Westlake Village Reads 2017 Program: Mystereads

Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 pm

Mysteries of Magic  Enjoy a magic show from Labak the Magician and then delve into the mysterious world of magic by learning how to do some magic of your own with local magician Melissa Wolfson. Sponsored by the Friends of the Westlake Village Library.

 Saturday, January 21 at 4:00 pm

Mysteries of Space A two-part program begins with author William B. Green who will discuss his book My Life in Space. The program concludes with Richard Wade, Astronomy Enthusiast, and stargazing opportunities. The program will be held in the Community Room and then move out to the Civic Center Courtyard. Be sure to bundle up for the outdoor portion of the program.

Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 pm

An Afternoon With Lee Goldberg Meet and hear from a New York Times bestseller and two-time Edgar and Shamus Award Nominee. Author and television producer Lee Goldberg’s mystery credits include Monk, The Jury, The Dead Man series, and Diagnosis Murder.

Saturday, January 28 at 4:00 pm

The Secret in Your Script Join graphologist Lena Rivkin for an interactive workshop to learn what your handwriting says about you.  This program is created for teens ages 12-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Westlake Village Library.

Wednesday, February 1 at 12:00 noon

Book Club The Library’s lunch time book discussion club will discuss Raven Black by Ann Cleeves. The first book in a riveting mystery series from an award winning author about the Shetland Islands and its inhabitants. Copies will be available to check out in the library during the month of January 2017.

Saturday, February 4 at 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm

Optical Illusions A special interactive program in two sessions for school-aged children from Mad Science. Residents have to register for the program in the Library as seating is limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Westlake Village Library.

Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 pm

Mysteries into Movies: Screening of The Maltese Falcon and Movie Trivia  Bring your popcorn and competitive spirit to this special screening of The Maltese Falcon with some pre-show and finale movie trivia regarding mysteries that were turned into films.