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.
To Our Music-Loving Friends . . .
The leadership of our music program has been in a transition mode recently, and we're attempting to reorganize the committee so that we can continue the tradition of presenting monthly concerts in our wonderful venue at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. We do not currently have a chair for our music program committee, and our long-running monthly concert series, The Pleasure of Your Company, is in imminent danger of being abandoned. This would be a shame, as our concert attendance has been steadily increasing, and we have very nice support from donors which supplements that provided by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library. We also have a wonderful venue for concerts with probably the largest community room in a San Diego branch library, good acoustics, an exceptionally fine piano, and a stage. Other communities are envious of our fine facilities. Musicians from the area and even from other states are anxious to perform in our concert series, so there's no problem finding excellent performers. Having a quality music series at our library provides a delightful Sunday afternoon experience in an informal atmosphere—right in our own community. Very importantly, we also have a core of enthusiastic volunteers who have expressed willingness to help out with various aspects of putting on the concerts. However, at this time we do not have anybody who has stepped forward to provide overall coordination. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity or know somebody whom you think might be a good candidate, please let us know.
We can also use a few more good volunteers who are willing to assist by taking on one or more of the tasks essential to keeping our music program going. We've put together a fairly detailed list of the various tasks involved in "orchestrating" our concert series and would be happy to share this with you. Tasks include arranging for performers, fundraising, acknowledging donors, helping out at concerts, etc.
Please let us know if you're interested in discussing how you might become involved. We'd love to have you join us! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858) 663-8828. Thank you!
at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Special Film Screening
Join us on Tuesday, August 4, at 6:30 pm for a special screening, sponsored by SRFOL, of the new documentary, Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco. This film chronicles the life of American ultra-running legend Micah True (Caballo Blanco, or the White Horse) and his quest to create an ultra-marathon in Mexico's Copper Canyon to promote and preserve Tarahumara running tradition. True was a main character in Christopher McDougall's best-selling book, Born to Run—A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.
It's not too late to sign up for our Summer Reading Program which continues through mid-August. Earn great prizes including way cool music-themed items plus zoo and museum passes and free meals at area restaurants—just for reading books. Free children's programs sponsored by SRFOL for August include Sparkles the Clown on Thursday, August 6, at 3:00 pm with bubbles, laughs and more. And, on August 13, at 3:00 pm, don't miss Gaston's Puppet Show, our reading program finale. Stay after the show and celebrate the end of Summer Reading with treats and our final Padres ticket raffle!
Film Forum — Free!
Our summer miniseries, Dial H for Hitchcock, concludes on Wednesday, August 19, at 7:00 pm with a screening of Shadow of a Doubt (1942). A world-wise adventurer insinuates himself into his sister's family and local community. All is well...until someone mentions 'The Merry Widow Murders.' Well-known film appreciation instructor Ralph DeLauro introduces each film and moderates post-screening discussion, focusing on the techniques used by the filmmaker to tell his story. Free popcorn is served.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, August 26, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is the One Book, One San Diego selection, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Grace's Book Nook
Make the used bookstore in our library your first stop for nearly new and gently used books for readers of all ages—great for vacation travel, pool and beach—plus everyday reading. Every purchase helps our library procure new books and media, provide exciting programs, and more. In addition to books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and greeting cards, Grace's Book Nook also has special pelleted duck food for sale, the healthier alternative (to bread or other "human" food) for our Evans Pond ducks. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome. Completely volunteer-run, the Book Nook is open Monday-Saturday during library hours. Every purchase and every donation supports our library.
Free Fitness Classes at Our Library
Every Tuesday at 1:30 pm we partner with San Diego Continuing Education to present Fun Fitness for Adults 55+, a class which helps improve balance, strength, and flexibility. Check at the library for information about other free fitness classes including Zumba, Tai Chi and Silver Age Yoga.
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