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The Foundation hosts three book clubs, for youth ages 8-14. The purpose of our Book Club program is to promote literacy within the youth of the Los Angeles community. Each age group meets once a week to discuss their current book. The discussions are informal with the focal point being the likes and dislikes of that week’s reading and how they can relate to the characters and what they’re experiencing in the book.

2018 – 2019 Book Club

We are currently accepting new members for our Fall Book Club. Our Book Club offers: reading, writing, fun activities, and even field trips.  Previous books we have read include:  Matilda, Junie B. Jones, Holes, Danger Zone, and Percy Jackson.

Our Book Club meets every Tuesday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm starting on September 25, 2018.
The Location is Blazers Youth Organization and USC Community Space.

Every Tuesday at 6:30pm
Blazers Youth Organization
1517 W 48th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90062

$25 per child per book (minimum 2 books a year)
Due at the start of each book

Application Form

If you have any questions, you can call the Foundation at: (310) 226 – 8441 or e-mail us (info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org).

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2017 – 2018 Book Club

We did it!

Our 2017-2018 Book Club wrapped with our end-of-year party at Denny’s Restaurant. Check out our Facebook Page for photos of our party.

This year we had a great time reading “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” and “Maniac Magee.” Book Club members also had the opportunity to attend two film screenings, “Ferdinand” and “A Wrinkle In Time.” We even got a special tour of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.  This summer, we are continuing our reading adventures with “Iggie’s House” to “Ghost Town at Sundown.”

2016 – 2017 Book Club

Update: June 3, 2017 – That’s a wrap!

Last Tuesday, our 2016-2017 Book Club wrapped with our end-of-year party.  Stay tuned for information regarding Book Club dates for the Fall. Have a great summer!

Winter 2017 Update

Our younger readers are preparing to attend the Junie B Jones the Musical. Our Middle School readers are in for a treat: a special screening of the film, “The Lego Movie,” and our teen readers will be Skyping with the author of their current book (“When Smiles Fade”), Paige Dearth.

2015 – 2016 Book Club

Update: July 1, 2016 – That’s a wrap!

Last Tuesday, Book Club wrapped with our end-of-year party, but not before our readers had the opportunity to visit Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, CA. They were able to take a closer look at several animals they read about in “Island of the Blue Dolphins,” which was our Spring Session book. Stay tuned for information regarding Book Club dates for the Fall. Have a great summer!

About Book Club

The Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Blazers Youth Organization, sponsors an after school Book Club, for boys and girls, 10-14 years of age.

The purpose of this group is to provide students with an opportunity to read positive books in an informal setting while improving their reading skills.

The Book Club usually begins in the Fall and runs through to the end of the school year, with a break in December between books.