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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Film Forum — Free!
Our monthly free Film Forum, sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), continues with another miniseries, Ribbon of Dreams: The Cinema of Orson Welles in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Join us on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00 pm for a screening of The Lady from Shanghai (1948) starring Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, and Rita Hayworth with the legendary "Hall of Mirrors" finale. Well-known film appreciation instructor Ralph DeLauro introduces each film and moderates post-screening discussion, focusing on the techniques used by the filmmaker to tell his story. Popcorn is served.
Join us for an entertaining afternoon full of magic and laughter with The Amazing Dana, the free children's program sponsored by SRFOL, on Thursday September 17, at 3:00 pm. The Do Your Homework @ the Library (DYH@L) Program is back in session for the fall starting Monday, September 14, at 3:00 pm. DYH@L hours will be Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-7:00 pm. Come in with an assignment and our fantastic homework coaches will help you with everything from arithmetic to zoology!
We are seeking a volunteer to decorate our display window in the entryway of the library. If you're interested in a fun way to use your creative flair while helping promote SRFOL, please contact [email@example.com] or 858-663-8828 for more information. For information about additional volunteer opportunities, email [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading the 2015 One Book, One San Diego selection, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, September 23, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Grace's Book Nook
Shop at Grace's 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 CDs, videos, magazines, greeting cards and duck food. Check out the BOGO specials on selected authors! The inventory is updated almost daily, so stop by often. All proceeds benefit our library and help provide new books and media as well as program support.
Music Program Update
For the first time in over twenty years, we are not looking forward to the opening concert of the new fall season of the Pleasure of Your Company music series. Although we have many fine musicians anxious to perform in our wonderful venue, nice donor support supplementing SRFOL funding, an ever increasing audience, and a core group of enthusiastic volunteers, we have been without an overall coordinator. Fortunately, this position has finally just been filled, and so monthly concerts are expected to resume in January. We'd love to have a few more volunteers join us to help assure that this tradition of fine music in Scripps Ranch goes on. If you think you might be interested in a rewarding volunteer opportunity, please email [email@example.com] or call 858-663-8828.
Coming Soon: Expanded Library Hours!
Thanks to favorable City budget projections and ongoing advocacy by the Friends of the Library, all branch libraries will have Saturday library hours restored to full days, most likely beginning in the late fall. Yes, our library will soon be open from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturdays! Watch this website [www.srfol.org] for updated information.
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