Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library
located at the
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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The "Pleasure of Your Company" music series features the San Diego Jewish Men's Choir on Sunday, October 14, at 2:30 pm. Winner of multiple Global Music Awards, this premier choral group will perform works from their varied repertoire of liturgical, pop, folk, gospel, and musical theater music. 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 and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Special Programs for children this month include a Pumpkin Party, on Thursday, October 18, at 3:30 pm. This is a fun seasonal event for kids with no scares but with crafts, treats, and cutesy Halloween fun. Kids 8-12 are invited to make a skeleton pop-up book, at the Afternoon Craft Club on Thursday, October 25 at 3:30 pm. All supplies provided but prior registration required online. In-N-Out Burger's Cover to Cover Library Reading Program for children 4-12 runs from Saturday, October 6, to Saturday, November 17. Kids can earn up to three hamburgers or cheeseburgers for reading five books.
The Haunted Library
The Haunted Library returns on Friday, October 26, at 7 pm. At this annual event, planned and staffed by Scripps Library Teen Council members, the library is transformed into a "haunted house" after hours! This year's event will feature a new route through the library. Watch for the Haunted Library trailer video on the Library's Facebook page, and come if you dare.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Join the discussion on Wednesday, October 24, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for November is A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Grace's Book Nook
Wow! This month Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library, features a large selection of DVDs for only 50 cents apiece or 3 for $1! Shop at the Book Nook, open Monday through Saturday during library hours, for great bargains on gently used books—fiction and non-fiction—for readers of all ages and tastes, as well as on CDs, magazines, greeting cards, and duck food. The inventory is updated almost daily, so stop by often. We currently have an opening for volunteers interested in covering biweekly 2-1/2 hour shifts. Contact [firstname.lastname@example.org] to explore this and other volunteer opportunities with the Book Nook. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome. All proceeds help support our Library.
Art Show Submissions Invited
In the spirit of the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, the Scripps Ranch Library and our Teen Council will host an art show featuring community submissions on Saturday, December 8. Submissions should honor the civil rights movement, celebrate non-violent protest, highlight a contemporary cause that YOU would march for, or any combination of these elements. All submissions meeting requirements and promoting inclusivity will be showcased. All ages are invited to participate; any medium from painting to photography to poetry is welcome. The submission deadline is Sunday, November 25. For full contest details, check at library or email [email@example.com]. This event is part of the San Diego Public Library's programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego venue where themes of civil rights, social justice, and discrimination will be explored.
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