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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The "Pleasure of Your Company" music series invites you to celebrate Mother's Day with us on Sunday, May 12, and enjoy a delightful afternoon of classical music with Duality, comprised of violinist Natalka Kytasty and violist Judith Coker. Their diverse program, featuring the interplay of violin and viola, will include works by composers ranging from Mozart and Handel to Martinú and even some rags by Ryden. 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.
Check out the lineup of May programs for teens, children and families at our library, most provided with the support of SRFOL.
Join us on Saturday, May 4, at 11:00 am as we celebrate all things comics AND Star Wars at the Star Wars vs. Comics. Join us for free comics, crafts, cupcake decorating, and games where you can pick Superhero or Jedi. Costumes are welcome, but not required!
The Afternoon Craft Club on Thursday, May 9, at 3:30 pm will also feature comics. Have you always wanted to create your own comic, but aren't sure how? Come to this workshop for an introduction to making your own comics. Recommended for ages 8-12. All supplies will be provided, but online registration is required.
All ages are welcome to learn about the natural world and build scientific curiosity at the annual Science Fair presented by our Teen Council on Thursday, May 23, at 3:30 pm. Look forward to live demos, interactive experiments, and simple, hands-on activities at this event, which has received rave reviews from previous participants.
At a special Preschool Storytime on Thursday, May 30, at 10:00 am, Park Rangers will be our special guest storytellers. And, as always, there will be music and the chance to wiggle!
Ongoing programs for babies and tots through teens continue, including Yoga Storytime (ages 1-5 and their caretakers), a great combination of physical movement and learning, on Friday, May 3, 12:00-12:30 pm; the Teen Council (ages 13-18) on Friday, May 3, 3:30 pm; StoryBox Theatre, a Japanese storytelling tradition that combines dramatic storytelling with a wooden theatre to showcase illustrations in an engaging family-friendly experience on Wednesday, May 15, 3:30 pm; the Lego Builders Club (all ages) on the 2nd and 4th Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm; Babies and Books (ages 0-2), a storytime with stories, songs, and movement, on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm; Dance Pants Party (ages 1-5 pm), featuring songs and movement activities, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1:30-2:00 pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) on Thursdays, 10:00-10:30 am; and Paws to Read (all ages), where children can read to certified therapy dogs, on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder. Join the discussion on Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for June is Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Grace's Book Nook
Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library, is open Monday through Saturday during library hours. From bestsellers in hardcover at $1.50 to 25 cent bargain books, from cookbooks to children's books, plus media, magazines, new greeting and note cards, and even floating duck food—all at amazing bargain prices, be sure to check out the Book Nook every time you visit the library. This month the Book Nook is featuring a buy-one-get-one-free special on DVDs and CDs! Keep those tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media coming, which we'll "recycle" into new books and media acquisitions for our library. If you are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities, please email [email@example.com] or call (858) 663-8828.
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