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.
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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Summer Reading Program for All Ages!
The ever popular and free Summer Reading Program continues until August 1st this year. Kids, teens and adults too can sign up now online [www.SanDiego.gov/SummerReading], or ask a staff member for assistance, and start logging books or hours read. Ten books or ten hours read earn you a prize, which you can pick up at the library beginning July 1st. Prizes vary by age group while supplies last.
Join us for Summer Reading Performances, sponsored by SRFOL, every Thursday in July from 3-4 pm and on a special Saturday morning. Have you ever watched a magician perform a trick and wondered how it was done or wondered why a science experiment worked? Sometimes it seems there's not much difference between magic and science; come explore on July 5 with Full Spectrum Magic. On July 12, Twinkle Time returns with a fun, high-energy family musical program. Kids and adults are invited to "tame" their curiosity about wildlife with Wild Wonders on July 19. And on July 26, prepare to be amazed by Juggler Michael Raynor, whose performances have been described as "preposterous brilliance" and "wacky jugglement"! Don't miss an incredible Saturday program on July 21, from 11 am-12 pm featuring The Magic of Rafael and Katia which combines magic, music, illusions, audience participation, and comedy.
In addition, regular children's programming continues throughout the summer. Check the calendar on this website for many more exciting programs for kids!
Special Film Screening
Join Sustainable Scripps Ranch in the Community Room on Saturday, July 7, at 2:30 pm for a Garden Share; stay for the screening of the film Symphony of the Soil at 3:30 pm. What a great opportunity to view this documentary which was designated a Critics' Pick by the New York Times and was shown at the United Nations in New York City on World Soil Day, launching the UN International Year of the Soils!
Classes for Adults
Several classes are available at our library through a partnership with Continuing Ed. All classes are weekly and suggested for those 55+, but are open to all over age 18. Register in class. Japanese Brush Painting is a new class for adult learners on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm. Learn to play the piano in another new class on Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Check the calendar on this website or at the library for a complete calendar of classes.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Join the discussion on Wednesday, July 25, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for August is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
The Pleasure of Your Company, our concert series, is on hiatus for the summer. Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 9, and the opening of the new season.
Grace's Book Nook
Thank you to everyone who shopped at our special book sale in June and especially to our fabulous volunteers who made it happen under the leadership of Marcia Gwin! You can find amazing bargains on nearly new and gently used books day in and day out at Grace's Book Nook. Open every day during library hours, the Book Nook stocks a range of fiction and nonfiction for all ages and tastes, plus CDs, DVDs, and magazines—and even special floating duck food for our neighbors in Evans Pond. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media are always welcome; please bring these to the library circulation desk. All Book Nook proceeds support our library.
The Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day.
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