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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Celebrate Mother's Day with a concert by Duo Decorus, presented by The Pleasure of Your Company music series on Sunday, May 8, at 2:30 pm. Comprised of violinist Päivikki Nykter and cellist Cecilia Kim, this virtuoso ensemble will perform works by Beethoven, Boccherini, Glière and others. 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.
Great New Reads!
Not sure what to read next? Enjoy snacks and refreshments while a panel of librarians suggests great reads and reviews select titles. Join our librarian Trevor Jones and three other San Diego librarians on Tuesday, May 17, 6:00-8:00 pm, for recommendations—from 2015 hits to hot new 2016 books, bestsellers, midlist sleepers, arty critical darlings and more. Discussion welcome!
Free Film Screening
Picture This! Film Series is our new movie night! Our classic musicals miniseries continues on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:00 pm with a screening of Bob Fosse's Chicago (2002), winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture. Illuminating and provocative post-screening discussion will be moderated by Brett Siegel, who earned his Master's degree in film studies at USC. Complimentary popcorn will be served.
In March we celebrated our library's birthday with a Science Fair Expo put on by our very own Scripps Ranch Library Teen Council followed by the traditional birthday cake provided by SRFOL. The Teen Council was recently awarded a $500 donation from C2 Dream Bubble Contest (thank you to C2 Education!), which they will use to support future library programs led by teens. To join Teen Council, please come to our next meeting on Friday, May 6, at 3:00 pm, where you can get more information about volunteering at the library. Also on Friday, May 6, at 12:00 pm, Miss Abby will present Yoga Storytime, sponsored by SRFOL. And on May 12 at 3:00 pm, STEAM 2 Academy will share more fantastic science projects at a free children's program, courtesy of the SRFOL as well! Continuing with the technology events, Girl Develop It! (a Coding Book Club for girls) will have a meeting on Saturday, May 21, at 3:00 pm.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
SRFOL bids a fond farewell to Youth Services Librarian, Gina Bravo, who is heading to Centralized Collection Development Team at the Central Library, and welcomes Holland Kessinger, who is joining our library's team of amazing staff as our new YSL. Be sure to stop by to meet Holland.
Grace's Book Nook
Grace's Book Nook is always a great place to find all sorts of nearly books, magazines and media at bargain prices. Plus we sell special duck food at only 25 cents a bag to provide a healthier alternative for kids and adults carrying on the tradition of feeding the ducks at Evans Pond adjacent to the library. Tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome. And ? all proceeds support our library!
Free Adult Programs
In partnership with Continuing Ed, we are presenting Technology for Older Adults on Mondays, 3:00-5:00 pm, and ESL classes on Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Register in class.
Free Fitness Classes at Our Library
Fun Fitness for Adults 55+, a class which helps improve balance, strength, and flexibility, presented in partnership with San Diego Continuing Education, will resume after Labor Day on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Check at the library for information about other ongoing free fitness classes including Zumba, Tai Chi, and Silver Age Yoga.
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