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WLV Discovers 2020: Adventure

Saturday February 8, 2020 at the Westlake Village Civic Center

The City of Westlake Village in partnership with the Westlake Village Library and Friends of the Westlake Village Library present Westlake Village Discovers: Adventure!

Formerly known as Westlake Village Reads, this event aims to encourage continued learning and reading through a day full of interactive and educational programs for all ages.

This year’s theme is adventure. All programs are free and open to the public. Come experience adventure near and far!

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Program Schedule - Saturday, February 8, 2020

1. WLV Library Adventure Book Pop-Up Shop 

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: J.B. Henderson Community Room 

  • Stop by the Library’s Adventure Book pop-up shop throughout the day to browse adventure books curated for all ages. Book selections include fiction and non-fiction.

2. The Antarctica Penguins Expedition! Presented by The Ocean Adventure 

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Council Chambers

  • Join us on an expedition to visit the continent of Antarctica with ocean explorers Wayne and Karen Brown! Hear about their search for the amazing flightless ocean birds -- Penguins! Meet a life-sized replica, 3 ½ foot long, King Penguin!

3. Conejo Open Space Foundation “Adventure in your Backyard”

Time: 11:15 a.m. 

Location: Large Community Room

  • Join us for a presentation from the Conejo Open Space Foundation to learn about local trails, hiking and outdoor adventure. Speak with Park Rangers and discover what’s waiting in your own backyard.

4. The Nature of Wildworks: Animal Wildlife Show

Time: 12:15 p.m.

Location: Council Chambers

  • Come face-to-face with foxes, owls, snakes and more with The Nature of Wildworks! Learn about exotic creatures from around the world and the importance of taking care of them. Discover the difference between domestic house pets and animals of the wild.

5. The History of Tarzan: Man of the Apes - Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration 

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Large Community Room

  • Did you know the book Tarzan was written right next door in what is now called Tarzana? Learn about the history of the world-famous story and its author, Edgar Rice Burroughs. In “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration” internationally acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Scott Tracy Griffin explores the 24 original novels and the many varied appearances of Tarzan on stage, screen and in print.

6. “The Biggest Little Farm” Documentary Screening (Rated PG)

Time: 3:00 p.m. 

Location: Council Chambers

  • Apricot Lane Farms is a local organic and biodynamic farm located just a few miles down the road in Moorpark, the farm’s documentary “The Biggest Little Farm” takes us on the 8-year journey of a couple’s dream to create a sustainable farm in harmony with nature. You don’t want to miss it!
  • Preview the documentary’s OFFICIAL TRAILER here. 

For more information on any of these program, please contact Taylor Pineda, Community Services Coordinator at (818) 706-1613 or taylor@wlv.org

History & Past Events

Formerly Westlake Village Reads is now Westlake Village Discovers. The City of Westlake Village, the Westlake Village Library, and Friends of the Westlake Village Library co-sponsor Westlake Village Discovers, the City’s version of a One City One Book Program. 

Westlake Village Discovers has established a program that places focus on a main theme rather than a single book. The City continues to "discover" new themes and explore new programs each year. This year’s theme is "Adventure." Past themes have been memoirs, food (part one and part two), families, nature, "Optimize Your Brain", "The Arts", "Mystereads", and "Come Together: The Heart of Westlake Village." 

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 Discovers will be a one-day multiple program event in February 2020. Westlake Village Discovers 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.