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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Join us on Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 pm for "Abandoned San Diego" with Jessica D. Johnson, the creator of the popular website, HiddenSanDiego.net. Johnson takes readers back in time, visiting nineteen sites throughout our city that, while suffering from some level of deterioration, offer a glimpses into different periods of San Diego's history.
The "Pleasure of Your Company" music series presents Quartet Luminoso on Sunday, June 9, in a delightful afternoon concert. Comprised of clarinetist Robert Zelickman, violinist Päivikki Nykter, violist Francesca Savage, and cellist Cecilia Kim, this virtuoso ensemble will perform works by Respighi, Kodály, Beethoven, Piazzolla, and Krommer. 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.
Summer Reading Is for Everybody!
It's June and time for the Summer Reading Program, an annual event which rewards reading over the summer. This popular program is for all ages and runs from June 1 to August 31. This year's theme is "It's Showtime at Your Library!" Sign up online or at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library, start reading, and after 10 books (or 10 hours for teens and adults) you've earned prizes!
Programs for Children and Families
To help celebrate the Summer Reading Program, we'll have a full line-up of performers and special events, sponsored by SRFOL! On Saturday, June 1, at 11:00 am, join us for the Summer Reading Kickoff Event with Ruth and Emilia's "The Spaceship That Fell in My Backyard" show. The fun continues on Thursday, June 6, at 3:30 pm as we make Shadow Puppets. Then, on Thursday, June 13, at 3:30 pm we'll be making Deconstructed Instrument Art. Come Try Your Hand at Puppets on Thursday, June 20, at 3:30 pm. We'll welcome back Hullabaloo for a music concert on Thursday, June 27, at 3:30 pm. On Saturday, June 29, at 11:00 am, Noteworthy Puppets will present a special performance of "The Three Little Pigs."
Other Special Events include Family Game Night on Tuesday, June 18, at 6:00 pm and an Artist Spotlight on Friday, June 28, at 11:00 am.
Special Book Sale!
We're marking the end of our fiscal year with a big, Special Book Sale on Saturday, June 22, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of a huge inventory of books, plus media and more—many significantly discounted from our typical low prices. And, save even more by filling the popular big, yellow bag for one low price!
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card. Join the discussion on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for July is The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Grace's Book Nook
For everyday bargains on nearly new and gently used books (many in gift-giving condition), shop at Grace's Book Nook for all your reading needs—especially good for vacation and beach! Open every day during library hours, the Book Nook stocks a range of fiction and nonfiction for all ages and tastes, plus CDs, DVDs, and magazines—all at amazing prices—and even special floating duck food for our feathered friends at Evans Pond. 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.
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