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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Grace's Book Nook
Did you know that Grace's Book Nook, our used bookstore in the library operated by the Friends of the Library, involves the efforts of over 25 volunteers each month and has raised almost $300,000 since inception? Funds raised through the Book Nook are used to purchase hundreds of new books and media for our library's collection each year. There's a good chance that the book or DVD you check out was acquired through the contributions of our volunteers. When you shop at the Book Nook, you are supporting our library. We welcome your tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media. If you are interested in joining our Book Nook team, please email [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Special Book Sale!
We're celebrating the new year with a big, special Book Sale on Saturday, January 26, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of a huge inventory of books, plus media and more—many significantly discounted from our typical low prices.
SRCA50+ Presents: Climate Change
Scientist and Scripps Ranch resident Larry Peranich will discuss climate change and the greenhouse effect on Friday, January 11, at 10:00 am at our library. Larry will describe his journey towards a bipartisan resolution to climate change.
The "Pleasure of Your Company" music series will present a French horn/piano duo comprised of Bruce Dorcy and Beverly Reese-Dorcy on Sunday, January 13, at 2:30 pm, performing an eclectic program, "From Beethoven to Broadway." There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by SRFOL, although donations are appreciated. Meet the artists and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.
The Amazing World of Bats
Did you know that Evans Pond is home to multiple species of bats? This multi-media presentation on Tuesday, January 22, at 6:00 pm features photographs, video, audio clips, and specimens from the San Diego Natural History Museum to help us all understand and appreciate our nocturnal neighbors.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Join the discussion on Wednesday, January 23, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for February is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
"What Book Changed Your Life?"
We all know books are great for rest and relaxation, and when you study books in school you can get ahead in life; but what books actually changed who you are as a person? What book changed the course of your life? Join us on Tuesday, January 29, at 6:00 pm for a special discussion with librarians and readers examining those extraordinary titles that made a real impact on their reality.
Special Programs for Children and Teens
Our Library is teaming up with WriteOutLoud San Diego for the NEA Big Read this year. Middle and high school students are invited to read Station Eleven (or Fever 1793, middle school alternative), re-imagine the images and themes, and create a project in a medium (literary art, visual art, media art, or performance art) important to them. Participants can submit their art to WriteOutLoud San Diego by February 22, 2019 for prize consideration. The Library is distributing free copies of the books and will host several workshops (dates and details TBA) for local students who wish to participate.
At the afternoon Craft Club on Thursday, January 17, at 3:30 pm, come make a fun puppet! Recommended for ages 8-12. All supplies will be provided, but online registration is required.
Several guest storytellers are coming to our Preschool Storytime from the City's Environmental Services/"Garbage" Department for a special Trash Truck Storytime on Thursday, January 31, at 10:00 am. Stay after Storytime for a chance to look at a trash truck up close!
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