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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Special Talk on San Diego History
On Friday, January 3, 10:00-11:30 am, come and discover the origins of San Diego County Place Names. Our speaker will be the San Diego History Seeker, AKA Vincent Nicholas Rossi. Mr. Rossi, a Scripps Ranch resident, has written hundreds of articles, many on historical subjects, as well as three books on San Diego County history, which will be available for purchase after the lecture.
We kick off 2020 with a performance by the Deuterium Jazz Quartet, making their "Pleasure of Your Company" debut on Sunday, January 12, at 2:30 pm. Deuterium has been pleasing listeners since 2001 with their mix of classic jazz and new pieces. Led by pianist and Scripps Ranch resident Yasha Susuoff, a veteran of jazz, bar, and Tex-Mex bands and a current member of the show band, The Legends, the group also includes Gregg Carpenter on bass, Diego Armijo on saxophone, and Dan Lancelot on drums. Meet the musicians at a complimentary post-concert reception. There is no charge for the concert, sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), although donations are appreciated. We're very pleased to acknowledge the generous support of Sharon and Garry Hays for this concert!
Special Book Sale!
We're celebrating the New Year with a big, special Book Sale on Saturday, January 25, 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. Back by popular demand, shoppers can elect to fill a big yellow bag for one low price.
Grace's Book Nook
Shop for bargain books and media throughout the month at Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library, open Monday through Saturday during library hours. The Book Nook stocks a large variety of nearly new books for all ages and tastes, plus CDs, DVDs, calendars, greeting cards, and duck food. All proceeds benefit our library. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome.
New—Fun and Games for Seniors and Older Adults!
In collaboration with Scripps Ranch 50+, every Thursday (starting January 9), 10:00 am- 12:00 pm, you're invited to come socialize, play your favorite games or, on select days, try your hand at a craft. A variety of games will be offered, including chess, checkers, Mahjong, Scrabble, Yahtzee, party bridge, cribbage—you name it!
Programs for Teens, Children and Families
January will be a busy month for children and youth at the library.
- Movie Night: Tuesday, January 7, 6:00-7:30 pm. We'll be screening Rise of the Guardians and serving popcorn. Bring your family, friends, and some snacks.
- "Big Read" Poetry and Art Workshops: Using this year's "The Big Read" selection, A Small Story About the Sky by Alberto Rios as inspiration, a teaching artist will lead workshops for reading, analyzing, and understanding poetry, and guide participants through 1) writing their own original poem on Monday, January 13, 3:30-5:00 pm; and 2) the creation of a collage based on an image from one or more poems on Monday, January 27, 3:30-5:00 pm. Both events are intended for middle and high school students but are open to the public.
- Lunar New Year Dragon Masks: Thursday, January 23, 3:30 pm. Celebrate the Lunar New Year by making a Dragon mask fit for a parade! All supplies provided, but online registration required at https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/.
- Check at the Library for complete information on the many other programs for kids and teens sponsored by SRFOL.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Join the discussion on Wednesday, January 22, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for February is The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
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