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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Explore Volunteer Opportunities with the Friends of the Library. Whatever your interests, skills, and available time, a meaningful way to become involved awaits you at the library! We are currently seeking a creative volunteer to decorate and maintain our large display case along the library's entry corridor. Other possibilities include working in Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library; helping out with our "Pleasure of Your Company" concert series; and/or becoming part of our SRFOL board. To learn more, about these opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Erickson, at email@example.com or (858) 271-4239.
Summer Reading Program
It's not too late to get involved with the popular Summer Reading Program, which ends August 31. Just sign up for the program online [sandiego.gov/SummerReading], start reading, and after 10 books (or 10 hours for teens and adults), earn prizes (while supplies last)!
Programs for Children and Families
Continuing our Summer Reading fun, come enjoy Special Programs at 3:30 pm on the following Thursdays at the Scripps Ranch library, all sponsored by SRFOL:
- August 1 — Craig Newton's "Amazing Multicultural Music Show"
- August 8 — Cowboy Ken and "The American Cowboy Wild West Show"
- August 15 — "Zovargo Animal Show"
A new weekly program, Signing Storytime, incorporating ASL debuts in August on Wednesdays at 11:45 am. Regular children's programming continues throughout the summer and includes StoryBox Theatre on Tuesday, August 6, at 3:00 pm; the Artist Spotlight on Friday, August 9, at 11:00 am; and Family Game Night on Tuesday, August 20, at 6:00 pm.
The Homework Center at the library, open to all students who want to work on their math and reading skills with our Tutor Learning Coordinators (TLCs), will be open Monday - Thursday, 3 - 6 pm through August 15. For more exciting programs for kids and teens, check at the library!
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Join the discussion on Wednesday, August 28, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for September is Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams by Michael D'Antonio. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Grace's Book Nook
Make Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library, your first stop for summer reading—it's the place to find amazing bargains on books for beach or vacation or for a head start on required reading for school. We have a great selection of classics in addition to best-selling fiction and non-fiction for all ages and tastes plus DVDs and CDs. This month's special features a BOGO (buy one/get one free) on a wide variety of hardcover fiction, which is hard to beat! Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome. Every purchase and every donation helps our library procure new books and media, provide exciting programs, and more.
The "Pleasure of Your Company" music series is on hiatus for the summer. Watch for news about the opening concert of the new season on a special Sunday afternoon in September.
Teen Council Update
SRFOL appreciates our collaboration with the Teen Council at our library and thanks outgoing president Haley Nguyen, who will be heading off to college, for her four years of service to our library. We congratulate and look forward to working with the new officers, president Thanh-Nha Tran, vice president Haley Sadler, secretary Aditi Dutta, treasurer Freddie O'Hara (returning for a second term), and publicity chair Mehri Sadri. The Council plans fun programs at the library, which have included the Haunted Library, the Eggstravaganza, science fairs, and more. If you did the "Where's Waldo?" challenge and actually found Waldo at our library, the button you received was designed and fabricated by the Teen Council!
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The "Pleasure of Your Company" music series will open the new season on Sunday, September 8, at 2:30 pm with celebrated pianist Dmitry Kirichenko performing works by Chopin, Schubert, and Beethoven. His playing, described by Paris music critic Claude Taelman as "warm sensitivity heightened by his delicate touch and great technical mastery," is a perfect match for the Library's fine Schimmel piano, which traditionally is showcased in the first concert of the season. There is no charge for the concert, sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), although donations are appreciated. Meet the artist and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.
We are seeking a creative volunteer to decorate and maintain our large display case along the library's entry corridor. Supplies are provided. To learn more, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Erickson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs for Teens, Children, and Families
Police Officer Storytime on Thursday, September 5, at 10:00 am, will feature special guest storyteller, Officer Valdez. Stay afterward for a chance to look at a police car up close.
Afterschool Craft Club, a monthly after-school DIY craft program for ages 7-12, will meet on Thursday, September 12, 3:30-4:30 pm. All supplies are provided, but prior online registration is required at [https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events].
Family Game Night on Tuesday, September 17, 6:00-7:30 pm. Games provided for ages 5 and up; just come with your family ready to play! (Instruction are offered as needed.) Games are provided. Prior registration is not required.
Join us for Family Movie Night at the Library, featuring a screening of Detective Pikachu, on Tuesday, September 24, 5:30-7:30 pm. We will provide the movie and some popcorn. You're invited to bring your family, friends, and some snacks, and we'll all have a good time!
Hogwarts Open House: A spell has been cast to turn the Library into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the afternoon of Saturday, September 28, 2:00-5:00 pm, allowing wizards and muggles alike to come and take Hogwarts classes. No acceptance letter or prior registration is required! Get sorted and try your hand at Potions, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Quidditch, and more while supplies last!
Check at the Library for details about the following regular programs for children and teens: StoryBox Theatre, Teen Council Meeting, Lego Builders, Paws to Read, Babies and Books, Signing Storytime, and Preschool Storytime.
Great Books You May Have Missed!
Thousands of new books are published every year. Your time is valuable, so how do you decide what to read next? Book lovers are invited to join us on Saturday, September 21, at 10:00 am for recommendations from San Diego Public Library staff of new titles and hidden gems. A light breakfast and coffee, courtesy of SRFOL, will be served.
Classes for Adults
Continuing Ed classes provided through a partnership with the Community College District resume this month. Check at the Library for details about Senior Fitness, Communicating Technology for Seniors, Beginning Piano, Japanese Brush Art, and Writing Children's Books.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams by Michael D'Antonio. Join the discussion on Wednesday, September 25, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for October is The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Grace's Book Nook News
Grace's Book Nook raised over $16,000 this past fiscal year to support our Library! A huge thank you to our team of dedicated volunteers who gave over 2000 hours of service, to our generous donors who shared their unwanted books and media, and to our customers who gave the used books new loving homes. Shop at the Book Nook, open Monday through Saturday during library hours, for great bargains on gently used books and more. Current specials include all children's and young adult books, romance novels—including historical and mystery, most in like-new condition, and hardcover fiction! We also have a nice supply of Spanish language books for kids. The inventory is updated almost daily, so stop by often. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome. All proceeds benefit our library and help purchase new books and media as well as program support.
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