The City of Westlake Village and the Westlake Village Library are co-sponsoring “Westlake Village Reads” a One City One Book Program. The book chosen for the first year is The Soloist: A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, And The Redemptive Power Of Music by LA Times columnist Steve Lopez. The program involves a variety of free events including a teen essay contest,multiple book discussions, and an afternoon lecture with the author. Copies of the book will be made available for checkout at the Westlake Village Library located at 31220 Oak Crest Drive beginning September 1.

“Westlake Village Reads” kicks-off on Friday September 4 at the City’s last TGIF Event. Two local musicians from the New West Symphony will perform music inspired by the book. This event is offered at the Westlake Village Civic Center Courtyard at 7 pm. “Westlake Village Reads” will continue during the months of September and October with a variety of programs centered around The Soloist. Westlake Village Reads concludes on November 14, with “An Afternoon with Steve Lopez” presented by the cities of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village at the Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks. The event will begin at 2 pm and free tickets are available at the Grant R. Brimhall Library, Newbury Park Branch Library, or Westlake Village Library beginning Tuesday, September 29.

“Westlake Village Reads” is open to the public at large. For more information on the programs and a schedule of events, please pick up the “Westlake Village Reads” brochure at Westlake Village City Hall,Westlake Village Library, or visit the City of Westlake Village website at Formore information on this program, call the City of Westlake Village at 818-706-1613.