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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Fun Fitness Class
In partnership with the San Diego Community College District, our library now offers Fun Fitness for 55+, a free fitness class focused on improving balance, strength and flexibility with a low impact aerobic component. Although planned for those 55 and above, adults of any age are welcome to participate on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 3 pm.
Grace's Book Nook
Make Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library, your go-to source for nearly new books plus CDs, DVDs, magazines, greeting cards and duck food every day. The Book Nook is open during library hours Monday through Saturday. Don't miss the Second Saturday "Back Room" Special Open Hours on Saturday, October 11, from 10 am to 12 pm. Get first dibs on hundreds of additional books, including new arrivals, which aren't typically available to the public—all at low bargain prices! All proceeds benefit our library and help provide new books and media as well as program support. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome. Please check (and like!) our Facebook page for updated information and specials.
Mark your calendar for twice monthly special programs, sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL). On Thursday, October 16, put on your thinking caps and your green thumbs and join us for some hands-on botany activities presented by STEAM2 Academy, an informal education organization for Grades K-3 focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and Music. On Thursday, October 30, program participants will decorate sugar skulls in observance of Day of the Dead; attendance will be limited; please check with Youth Services Librarian Liz Tarnove for details. Regular programming continues as follows: Library Chess Club on Mondays at 3 pm; Brilliant Babies lapsit storytime on Wednesdays at 1 pm; Storytime (for ages 1-5) on Thursdays at 10 am; Brain Games on Thursdays at 4 pm, Kids Meet Mandarin on Fridays at 3:45 pm, and Read to Finnegan, the Library Dog, on Saturdays, October 4 and 18, at 10:30 am. Informal homework help is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-5 pm until the new Do Your Homework @ the Library program is up and running; the latter will provide free afterschool tutoring for students in grades K-8.
The free monthly film series sponsored by SRFOL continues on Wednesday, October 15, at 7 pm with a screening of the British drama Locke (2013), Steven Knight's audacious and seductive experiment in storytelling starring Tom Hardy as he glides toward a date with destiny; with Olivia Colman. 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.
"The Pleasure of Your Company" music series presents a special Halloween themed program, "Welcome to the All Hallows' Musicale," featuring violinist John Pauls, pianist Douglas Harvey and vocalist Penelope Hawkins on Sunday, October 19, at 2:30 pm. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by SRFOL, although donations are appreciated. Meet the musicians at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading Monstress by Lysley Tenorio, the One Book, One San Diego selection. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, October 22, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Richard Lederer at Our Library
Richard Lederer, Union-Tribune language columnist and co-founder of "A Way with Words" on KPBS, will share his brand new children's book, Monsters Unchained! at our library on Sunday, November 2, at 2:30 PM. Adults and children 9 and above will enjoy this entertaining performance. Dr. Lederer will also be signing books from his large bibliography of books on language, history and humor including several children's books, any of which would make great gifts. All profits go to the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library for the benefit of our library. Don't miss this opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting our library!
Explore a variety of volunteer opportunities with the Friends of the Library! Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Liz Erickson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 271-4239) who'll be happy to match your interests and skills to the perfect job.
Free Lightbulb Exchange at the Library
On Saturday, October 25, from 9:30 am-1:30 pm, repeating on the 4th Saturday of every month, Energy Upgrade California-Home Upgrade will provide free energy efficient lightbulbs in exchange for your incandescent bulbs as well information about affordable ways to make your home more energy efficient. You'll also be able to sign up for a free home energy audit.
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.
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