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Wizardly Winter Reading with the Harry Potter Club for Youth

The holidays mean time off from school and a great way to pass that time is to read an awesome book. If you’re a youth who is blind or has low vision, who’s under 18 or still in high school, join us monthly for the Harry Potter Club, starting with our kickoff on January 2 at 1:00 pm.

Whether you’re new to Harry Potter, or an expert, this club is a great way to make new friends and debate that age-old question: Which is better, the book or the movie?

All through 2021, join LightHouse Youth Program Coordinator Jamey Gump and your fellow club members to chat the Harry Potter book you’ve read for that month, watch the corresponding movie and compare the two. Don’t have the books? You can get them for free in downloadable braille or audio format at the National Library Service, or audio through a Learning Ally subscription. You can also purchase retail versions of the audio books through places like Audible or iBooks.

During our kickoff party, we’ll have some fun Harry Potter themed games and a representative from the San Francisco Public Library’s Talking Books and Braille Center to talk about one way to access the books. Then February 6, we’ll watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Here’s the full schedule. Please have each book read before the corresponding meeting.

January 2 – Club Kick-off Party!
February 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
March 6 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
April 3  – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
May 1 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
June, July & August – Summer Break
September – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
October – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
November 6 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
December 4 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Parents & Guardians: We’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program if they need it, however, once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.

This club meets at 1:00 pm on the first Saturday of each month on Zoom. LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans.

RSVP to Jamey at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

See you next year, and happy reading!

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