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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Richard Lederer at Our Library
Best-selling language author Richard Lederer will discuss his latest book, The Joy of Names, on Saturday November 3, at 10:00 am. Discover all you need to know about first names, baby names, last names, nicknames, cruel and unusual names, movie stars' names, presidents' names, eponymous names, names from myths, authors' pseudonyms, and other fascinating facts about names. Get set for an interesting and entertaining performance! Dr. Lederer will also be signing books from his large bibliography 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 (SRFOL) for the benefit of our library. Get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting our library!
On Sunday, November 11, at 2:30 pm, the "Pleasure of Your Company" music series welcomes jazz pianist Yuko Maruyama and the four-piece Mercantile Alley Band performing original compositions from her albums as well as her uniquely modern interpretations of favorite American classics from the 1940s Big Band era. 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 and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Our Volunteers Honored
Four of our fabulous Friends' volunteers were recognized by the citywide Friends of the San Diego Public Library (FSDPL) for their "above-and-beyond" work on our Library's 25th anniversary fundraiser, "An Evening to Remember." Smita Kulkarni, Jan McGinn, Diane Rider, and Barbara Thunder-Barnes received certificates and gifts from FSDPL.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. Join the discussion on Wednesday, November 14, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk. Mark your calendar for the traditional potluck dinner meeting on Wednesday, December 5, at which books for 2019 will be selected; come prepared to present a couple of your favorite titles.
Grace's Book Nook
This past fiscal year was the Book Nook's most successful yet, earning over $19,000 to support our library! This may seem hard to believe with most items priced at 25 cents to $1.50. Congratulations and thank you to our dedicated volunteers and our loyal customers who made this possible! The Book Nook is open Monday through Saturday during library hours. The inventory is updated almost daily, so stop by often to pick up bargains for readers of all ages and tastes, as well as on CDs, DVDs, magazines, greeting cards, and duck food. We currently have openings for volunteers interested in covering biweekly 2-1/2 hour shifts. If you love books and/or people, please consider joining our Book Nook team. Contact [firstname.lastname@example.org] to explore volunteer opportunities with the Book Nook.
At the Afternoon Craft Club on Thursday, November 15, at 3:30 pm, children 8-12 are invited to make a DIY custom keychain charm! All supplies are provided but prior registration required online. In-N-Out Burger's Cover to Cover Library Reading Program for children 4-12 continues through Saturday, November 17. Kids can earn up to three hamburgers or cheeseburgers for reading five books. Check the calendar on this website or at the library for the complete schedule of exciting programs for children of all ages.
The monthly Teen Council Meeting, at which teens ages 13-18 meet to plan Scripps Ranch Library events and volunteer projects is on Friday, November 2, at 3:30 pm.
Art Show Submissions Invited
Reminder: The Submission Deadline for the art show hosted by the Teen Council is Sunday, November 25. Artists of all ages from kids through senior adults are invited to participate. For full contest details, check at library or email [email@example.com]. You can find a description in our SRFOL article in the October issue of the SRCA Newsletter. This event is part of the San Diego Public Library's programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego where themes of civil rights, social justice, and discrimination are explored.
The Scripps Ranch Library, and the entire San Diego Public Library system, will be CLOSED on Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day; and Thursday, November 22, for Thanksgiving Day.
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