Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library
located at the
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.
Grace's Book Nook
Visit Grace's Book Nook, open Monday through Saturday, often to check out bargains in books of all categories—from cookbooks to classics, from bestsellers for adults to board books for babies, there is something for everybody. The inventory is updated almost daily, so stop by every time you're at the library. Additionally, your tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media are always very welcome and help to raise funds for our library.
Discount Lifetime Membership
Has Been Extended
Good news! The offer of a substantially discounted individual lifetime membership has been extended indefinitely! Show your support for our library by joining the Friends of the Library. Memberships start at only $5. The discounted cost of an individual lifetime membership (now reduced to $250 from $500) in celebration of the opening of the new San Diego Central Library has been extended indefinitely. There's never been a better time to become a Life Member! Click on How to Join SRFOL in the navigation bar on the left side of this web page for a membership form.
at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
The Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library welcomes several new Life Members who joined during 2013. Life Members' names are inscribed on a brass plaque on display in the library and receive a discount on all purchases in the exciting Library Shop at the new Central Library. Membership forms are available at the library and on this website. Memberships are tax-deductible and range from only $5 for students and seniors to $250 for life members. Join or renew today. Our library needs Friends like you!
Special Book Sale
Don't miss the special big book sale at the library on Saturday, March 29, from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Select from thousands of books for all ages—fiction and non-fiction in all categories for adults and books sure please tots though teens—at bargain prices beginning at only 25 cents. We also have a nice selection of rare, out-of-print and antiquarian books plus collectors' editions priced at a fraction of Internet prices. Plan to shop early for the best selection.
Grace''s Book Nook
Make Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library, your go-to source for nearly new books every day. All Book Nook proceeds support our library. The Book Nook is open during library hours Monday through Saturday.
The free monthly film series sponsored by SRFOL continues on Wednesday, March 19, at 7:00 pm with the screening of the 2011 British film, "Black Pond," presenting a wicked, deadpan dissection of twisted domestic banality. Well-known film appreciation instructor Ralph DeLauro will introduce the film and moderate the post-screening discussion, focusing on the techniques used by the filmmaker to tell his story. Popcorn will be served.
"The Pleasure of Your Company" music series presents MRC (McHenry, Ritchie and Chin), an acoustic music group, on Sunday, March 16, at 2:30 pm, performing a mix of blues, bluegrass, folk, and swing. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by SRFOL, although donations are appreciated. Meet the musicians at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading Dubliners by James Joyce. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, March 26, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Copies of the books are available at the circulation desk.
Children's and Teens' Programs
Mark your calendar for twice monthly free programs, sponsored by SRFOL, recommended for children ages 4-11. On Thursday, March 13 at 3:00 pm, enjoy "Once Upon a Shamrock" with Kathy Felker Puppets. A mischievous leprechaun, a wee bit o' blarney, and the luck of the Irish are all woven together in this charming tale featuring Irish music and folk legends. And, on Thursday, March 27 at 3:00 pm learn about Beethoven's life, times and music in an engaging, interactive performance of "Beethoven" with Mainly Mozart's Living Beethoven Actors.
Regular programming continues as follows: Scripps Ranch Homework Help for ages 4-11, available on most Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm; Ruff! Ruff! Reading with Finnegan on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month (March 1 and 15) at 10:30 am; Library Chess Club on Mondays at 4:00 pm, Brilliant Babies lapsit program on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm; Once Upon a Storytime on Thursdays at 10:00 am; Brain Games on Thursdays at 4:00 pm; and Kids Meet Mandarin on Fridays at 3:45 pm. Check at the library or on this website for program updates.
SRFOL sponsors three free Zumba classes each week. On Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm and Fridays from 4:00-5:00 pm, Zumba Fitness combines a high-energy cardiovascular workout with pulsating Latin music into a fun, calorie burning experience for people of all ages, fitness levels and dancing abilities. Beginners and those who prefer a slightly slower pace, while having fun and burning calories, may want to try the popular Zumba Gold class on Mondays from 9:30-10:30 am.
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center
10301 Scripps Lake Drive
San Diego, CA 92131