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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Celebrate the new 5th edition of the local classic, Jerry Schad's Afoot and Afield in San Diego County, newly updated by Scott Turner; Scott will detail and describe new trails, great hikes, and easy jaunts on Tuesday, May 2, at 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Special Book Sale!
Don't miss the special big book sale at the library on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Select from thousands of books for all ages—fiction and non-fiction in all categories for adults plus books sure to please tots though teens—at amazing prices beginning at only 25 cents or less. We also have a nice selection of rare, out-of-print and antiquarian books, first editions, and collectors' editions priced at a fraction of Internet prices. Plan to shop early for the best selection. For everyday bargains on nearly new and gently used books, shop at Grace's Book Nook, open every day during library hours. 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.
Join us on Mother's Day, Sunday May 14, at 2:30 pm for a delightful program of classical music featuring violinist Päivikki Nykter and pianist Paul Kenyon performing works by Beethoven, Friedrich Nietzsche, Schumann, Melartin, and Sibelius. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), although donations are appreciated. Meet the artists and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Children's and Teen Programs
Spring into STEAM! Join us Thursday May 4, at 4:00 pm for an exciting program with local beekeeper, Hilary Kearney, and learn about pollination, beehives, and the lifecycle of bees, as she shares her stories about her experiences as a real-life beekeeper! Geared towards ages 9-12.
Join us on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 pm for an engaging talk on College Admissions and learn strategies for standing out amongst the competition.
Need a gift for Mother's Day? Arts for Learning will help all ages make a Mother's Day craft from recycled materials on Thursday, May 11, at 3:30 pm. Have some fun and create something beautiful! All ages welcome.
In celebration of National Police Week, come visit with a San Diego Police Officer and enjoy a special storytime on Saturday, May 13, at 10:00 am. There will be lots of photo opportunities with a police car and officer, along with some great crafty fun! All ages.
Join our Teen Council at this year's Science Expo on Thursday, May 18, at 3:30 pm and see some cool science experiments up close! Geared toward elementary school ages. No registration is required for any of these events.
Kids are invited to practice their reading skills by reading to the friendly dogs from Love on a Leash, a volunteer pet therapy group, in a calm, positive and fun environment every 1st and 3rd Saturday at 10:30 am!
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading Back from the Dead by Bill Walton. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, May 24, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is The Liars' Club: A Memoir by Mary Carr. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Scripps Ranch winners of the 20th Annual Student Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest sponsored by the Friends of the San Diego Public Library were honored at an awards ceremony and reception hosted by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library in April. Congratulations to fourth grade students, Dillon Kao and Emily Kao (Creekside Elementary), Aditi Ramamurthy, Jaydyn Butcher and Nathan Liu (Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary), Olivia Teates, Anna Jacobsen and Julian Schiff (Jerabek Elementary), Paul Vincent Macapinlac, Isabella Lo and Audrey Cutler (Miramar Ranch Elementary), and Joshua John (Santa Fe Christian); 8th graders, Daniella Oknotina, Isabella Yang and Kira Binstock (Marshall Middle School); and 10th grade students, Joydeep Dutta and Pia Kapoor (Scripps Ranch High School)! Overall grade-level winners, Paul, Daniella and Joydeep were selected to represent Scripps Ranch in the citywide essay contest, competing for gift cards, laptop computers and a cash prize of $500.
Programs for Adults
Tai Chi for Seniors meets every Monday at 1:30pm. A great, calming way to get some basic exercise and learn more about meditation, this Tai Chi group is informal and relaxed.
Learning to play an instrument and love roots music? Check out The Poway Bluegrass Slow Jam on Saturday, May 27, 4:00 pm and join in this pressure-free hootenanny!
The Scripps Ranch Library Knitting Club meets on Tuesdays, May 9, 16, and 23, at 12:30 pm. All levels are welcome.
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