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.
Discount Lifetime Membership
Has Been Extended
Good news! The offer of a substantially discounted individual lifetime membership has been extended indefinitely! Show your support for our library by joining the Friends of the Library. Memberships start at only $5. The discounted cost of an individual lifetime membership (now reduced to $250 from $500) in celebration of the opening of the new San Diego Central Library has been extended indefinitely. There's never been a better time to become a Life Member! Click on How to Join SRFOL in the navigation bar on the left side of this web page for a membership form.
at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Special San Diego Symphony Program for All Ages!
On Tuesday, April 29, at 6:00 pm a woodwind quartet from the San Diego Symphony will perform at our library. This special free concert will showcase four Symphony woodwind players with an emphasis on storytelling. All ages are invited.
Congratulations to the Scripps Ranch winners of the 17th Annual Student Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest: Uma Talagadadivi (Scripps Ranch High School); Ethan Shek (Marshall Middle School); Thomas Bibler, Alexander Ballard, and Neel Kumar (Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary); and Mikella Nuzen (Jerabek Elementary). These students were honored at an awards ceremony hosted by SRFOL on March 26 at which they read their prizewinning essays. Uma, Ethan, and Thomas were selected to represent Scripps Ranch in the citywide essay contest, competing for gift cards, laptop computers, and a cash prize of $500.
Grace's Book Nook
Thank you to our team of wonderful volunteers and to everybody who shopped at our big book sale last month! Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library, open Monday through Saturday during library hours, has been restocked to the brim with plenty of "new" books, so be sure to visit the Book Nook each time you're at the library. In addition to gently used books for all ages and tastes, the Book Nook has a selection of gift quality books, greeting cards, CDs, DVDs, and duck food. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media are always welcome; please bring these to the library circulation desk. All Book Nook proceeds support our library.
The free monthly film series sponsored by SRFOL continues on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:00 pm with the screening of the 2013 film, "Enough Said, " a whip-smart, sun-warmed comedy of LA manners starring Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Catherine Keener. 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 the Grossmont Symphony Woodwind Quintet on Sunday, April 27, at 2:30 pm, performing works from their varied repertoire of chamber music, light classics, and popular pieces. 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 The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, April 23, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Copies of the books are available at the circulation desk.
Children's and Teens' Programs
Mark your calendar for twice monthly free programs, sponsored by SRFOL, recommended for children ages 4-11. On Thursday, April 10, at 3:00 pm, come get your sillies out as we celebrate "April is National Humor Month!" with Sparkles the Clown. Did you know there will be a total lunar eclipse on April 15 and a partial solar eclipse on April 29? If you're interested in stars, constellations, and galaxies, come learn about astronomy and the solar system on Thursday, April 24, at 3:00 pm at a special "Planetarium" program with Full Spectrum. This is a limited attendance event. Line up beginning at 2:45 pm to receive a ticket.
Regular programming continues as follows: Scripps Ranch Homework Help for ages 4-11, available on most Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm; Ruff! Ruff! Reading with Finnegan on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month (March 1 and 15) at 10:30 am; Library Chess Club on Mondays at 4:00 pm, Brilliant Babies lapsit program on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm; Once Upon a Storytime on Thursdays at 10:00 am; Brain Games on Thursdays at 4:00 pm; and Kids Meet Mandarin on Fridays at 3:45 pm. Check at the library for program updates.
Love your Library? Show it by joining Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library, which provides financial support for new book and media acquisition plus library programs. Membership forms are available at the library and on this website. Memberships are tax-deductible and range from only $5 for students and seniors to $250 for life members. Join or renew today.
SRFOL sponsors three free Zumba classes each week. On Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm and Fridays from 4:00-5:00 pm, Zumba Fitness combines a high-energy cardiovascular workout with pulsating Latin music into a fun, calorie burning experience for people of all ages, fitness levels and dancing abilities. Beginners and those who prefer a slightly slower pace, while having fun and burning calories, may want to try the popular Zumba Gold class on Mondays from 9:30-10:30 am.
For Detailed Program Information . . .
For detailed information about the programs and events offered at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library, please navigate to (==> http://sdpl.bwcs-hosting.com/cal/main/showMainEnd.rdo <==) and navigate to the Categories section on the left side of the screen, click on Locations under the heading Limit By: and check the box next to the name Scripps Ranch for a list of the programming for just this location. Alternatively, patrons may call 858-538-8158 with any questions regarding programming at Scripps Miramar Ranch Library.
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center
10301 Scripps Lake Drive
San Diego, CA 92131