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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Book Discussion Group
The traditional potluck dinner meeting will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 2, during which books for 2016 will be selected. Come prepared to suggest a couple of your favorite titles, and bring a dish to share. Looking ahead, the book for January, chosen at last year's event, will be The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.
The Pleasure of Your Company music series welcomes back the Scripps Ranch A Capella Singers on Sunday, December 6, at 2:30 pm, performing a festive holiday concert, garbed in period attire. Their program will include well-known holiday favorites as well as Hanukkah pieces and some comedic songs including the premiere performance of "The Twelve Days of a San Diego Christmas." There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), although donations are appreciated. Enjoy a little holiday cheer at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Richard Lederer Book Signing
In case you missed Richard Lederer's recent marvelous performance at our library last month, there's another opportunity to meet him at a book signing event at 3:30 pm following the concert on Sunday, December 6. Any of his titles on language, holiday humor, American history, or humorous books just for kids would be great for gift-giving. A true friend of our library, Dr. Lederer will donate all profits from sale of books to SRFOL. Take advantage of this opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping while benefiting our library!
Looking for the perfect alternative gift? Request a holiday bookplate form at the library's front desk. Your tax-deductible donation buys a book in an area selected by you for the Scripps Ranch Library, and a special bookplate is placed in the book to recognize your gift recipient, who will receive a letter letting him or her know about your thoughtfulness. What a wonderful Hanukkah, Christmas, birthday, or teacher's gift for readers of all ages!
Barnes and Noble "Bookfair"
Support our library by shopping at Barnes and Noble in Mira Mesa from Saturday, December 12, through Thursday, December 17. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Friends of the Library and will allow the purchase of new books for our library. Be sure to mention you are supporting the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library at checkout! Or, if you shop online, use the ID number 11751310 to assure that your purchase will be credited to our library.
Don't miss the special holiday-themed Literature Comes to Life, in which kids can dress up in costumes and assist the storyteller, sponsored by SRFOL , on Thursday, December 17, at 3 pm. Regular children's programming continues; check the library calendar this website for additional information.
Free Film Screening
The free monthly film series sponsored by SRFOL, rebranded as Picture This, continues on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Get set for the first of several films in a Stanley Kubrick retrospective, The Killing, on Wednesday, December 17.
Grace's Book Nook
Grace's Book Nook is all decked out for the holidays! The used bookstore in our library, open Monday through Saturday during library hours, stocks a variety of nearly new books at amazing prices. Holiday and Christmas books are now available; shop early for best selection. Looking for an unusual gift for the book lover on your list? Check our special selection of rare, out-of-print, antiquarian books and collectors' editions, which make great gifts. 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.
Student Essay Contest
The deadline for the 18th annual Writing for Literacy Student Essay Contest, open to all 4th, 8th, and 10th grade public, private and parochial school students, is 3:00 pm on Friday, December 18. Essays should be turned in at the library. Scripps Ranch winners will be recognized at a special event in the spring and will receive Barnes and Noble gift certificates. Citywide finalists will receive cash prizes and laptop computers. Complete information about the contest may be obtained at the library.
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, continues on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Check at the library for information about other ongoing free fitness classes including Zumba sponsored by SRFOL, 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