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 Book Discussion
Whether or not you've read The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkei yet, you'll want to join an open discussion, facilitated by a librarian, on Saturday, November 3, at 3:00 pm at the library. A finalist for both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize and one of the New York Times' ten best books of 2018, this riveting novel is this year's One Book, One San Diego selection.
Bestselling Author at Our Library
Nationally bestselling author Stephen Markley will discuss his critically acclaimed new novel Ohio on Tuesday, November 5, at 6:30 pm at our library. The Library Shop will be on site for those who'd like to purchase a copy.
Richard Lederer at Our Library
Don't miss a "Celebration of Books and Libraries" on Saturday, November 9, at 2:30 pm as best-selling author Richard Lederer offers a hymn of praise to books. Along the way, he'll illuminate the life of author Isaac Asimov, the most prolific and versatile writer in American history. Founding co-host of "A Way With Words," broadcast on KPBS, and nationally syndicated columnist (check out "Lederer on Language" in the Union-Tribune), Dr. Lederer will welcome your questions about any aspect of language. A book signing will follow the program. All proceeds will benefit the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library—a perfect chance for some early holiday shopping while supporting your library!
The "Pleasure of Your Company" music series presents jazz flutist Lori Bell and Trio de Janeiro on Sunday, November 10, at 2:30 pm with their high energy, Brazilian tinged approach to jazz standards, Brazilian, original compositions and folk music. Meet the musicians at a complimentary post-concert reception. There is no charge for the concert, sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), although donations are appreciated.
Programs for Teens, Children and Families
This month is filled with a variety of programs for children of all ages, teens, and families, many provided with the support of SRFOL.
Family Game Night: Tuesday, November 5, 6:00-7:30 pm. Come with your family ready to play! Games provided for ages 5 and up; instruction offered as needed. No prior registration required.
Relax and enjoy a couple episodes of a popular anime (Japanese animation) with us at Afternoon Anime, a new weekly afternoon program on Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm.
Afterschool Craft Club, a monthly DIY craft program for ages 7-12, will meet on Thursday, November 7, 3:30-4:30 pm. Create a seasonal craft with all supplies provided. Prior online registration is required at [https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events].
StoryBox Theatr: Tuesday, November 5, 3:00 pm. StoryBox is a Japanese storytelling tradition that combining dramatic storytelling with a wooden theatre to showcase illustrations in an engaging family-friendly experience.
Teen Council Meeting: Friday, November 1, 3:30 pm. Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 meet to plan Scripps Ranch Library events and projects.
Lego Builders: Monday, November 25, 3:30-4:30 pm. Get creative with Legos! All ages welcome.
Paws to Read: 1st and 3rd Saturdays (November 2 and 16) 10:30-11:30 am, Children read to certified therapy dogs to build reading confidence. All Ages.
Signing Storytime: Wednesdays, 11:45 am-12:30 pm. A 45-minute storytime with books and music and with American Sign Language signs, with time at the end for Q&A.
Afternoon Anime: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm. Relax and enjoy a couple episodes of a popular anime (Japanese animation) with us at this weekly afternoon program.
Preschool Storytime: Thursdays, 10-10:30 am. Storytime with music, finger plays, rhymes and more for ages 2-5; babies and toddlers may enjoy as well.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. Join the discussion on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. Copies are available at the circulation desk. Mark your calendar for the traditional potluck dinner meeting on Wednesday, December 4, at which books for 2020 will be selected; come prepared to present a couple of your favorite titles
Grace's Book Nook
Shop at the Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library, open Monday through Saturday during library hours, for great bargains on gently used books and more. Start your holiday shopping early at the Book Nook. We have a nice selection of holiday-themed books, cards and media, as well as like-new books, including small books that make great stocking stuffers! Also, check out our religion section. 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 and support programs.
The Library will be closed for holidays on Monday, November 11, and Thursday, November 28.
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