Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library
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Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center
The Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL) exists to support the operation of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. The SRFOL, through volunteer services, assists library patrons, hosts special events, operates a used book store (Grace's Book Nook), and provides financial support for acquisitions and community activities.
The SRFOL is an officially chartered, §501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. As such, donations made to the SRFOL are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law under Internal Revenue Service tax regulations.
Please feel free to explore this web site to learn about the services provided by the SRFOL and by the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center itself.
Printable Calendar of SRFOL Monthly Events
A printable monthly calendar is available that shows all events scheduled to be held at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. Please click on the link below:
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Printable "POYC" Concert Flyer
For a printable flyer that shows all scheduled "Pleasure of Your Company" concerts, please click on the link below:
at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
We're partnering with the San Diego Symphony Chamber Orchestra on Thursday, February 12 at 3 pm for their Kinder Koncerts program which takes the orchestra out of the concert hall and into neighborhoods to perform for our youngest patrons (pre-school through 2nd grade). Join us for an entertaining and enriching musical program! Regular children's programming continues including additional special events; check at the library or see the calendar on this website for details.
"The Pleasure of Your Company" music series welcomes back mandolinist Chris Acquavella with guitarist Eric Foster on Sunday, February 15, at 2:30 pm. Their program will feature mandolin/guitar repertoire from Latin America. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), although donations are appreciated. Meet the musicians at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Mark your calendar for a special library birthday benefit concert on Saturday, March 21, at 7:00 pm featuring a return performance by internationally acclaimed Hungarian pianist, Endre Hedegus, including some works for piano four-hands with Katalin Hegedus.
The free monthly film series sponsored by SRFOL continues on Wednesday, February 18, at 7 pm with a screening of Garibaldi's Lovers, a 2012 film presenting a fizzy ride through a magical vision of metropolitan Italy, while at the same time casting a critical eye on modern life in the city; Italian with English subtitles. Well-known film appreciation instructor Ralph DeLauro will introduce the film and moderate the post-screening discussion, focusing on the techniques used by the filmmaker to tell his story. Popcorn will be served.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, February 25, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is The Martian by Andy Weir. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Grace's Book Nook
Your support of Grace's Book Nook helps raise needed funds for new library acquisitions and programs. Be sure to stop by the Book Nook each time you're at the library to browse through the frequently updated stock for amazing bargains. Special thanks go to the Steve Thompson family who recently donated over 700 wonderful children's books, which are "flying" off our shelves to delight more young readers. Please keep those tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media (CDs, DVDs, video games) coming. At this time donations of children's books and history titles are in particular demand. "Operation Paperback 4 R Warriors" update: Thus far, 425 books from Grace's Book Nook were donated in 2014 by generous Book Nook patrons for MCAS Miramar Marines. Wow! Thank you, Scripps Ranch. If you'd like to explore volunteer opportunities with Grace's Book Nook, please email email@example.com.
Looking for a new start to the new year? Explore a wide range of volunteer opportunities with SRFOL. We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with our music program, Grace's Book Nook, on one of our committees or on our board of directors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Liz Erickson at 271-4239.
Interested in volunteering this summer at the library? The time to get started is now! Our library takes on many Summer Reading volunteers throughout June, July and August, but paperwork, orientation and training can take time. Adults or teens 15+, please consider calling 538-8158 soon for details.
Fun Fitness Class
Adults of any age are welcome to participate on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 3 pm in "Fun Fitness for 55+," a free fitness class focused on improving balance, strength and flexibility with a low impact aerobic component offered in partnership with the San Diego Community College District.
Three popular Zumba classes continue each week, sponsored by SRFOL: Zumba Gold on Mondays at 9:30 am and Zumba Fitness on Wednesdays at 5 pm and Fridays at 4 pm.
Please Note: The library will be closed on Monday, February 16, for Presidents' Day.
For library events, please allow extra time to park on Meanley Drive and walk up the paved and lighted walkway to the library.
For the latest information on special programming, please check this website or check (and like!) the library's Facebook page.
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center
10301 Scripps Lake Drive
San Diego, CA 92131