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.
"Kids Meet Mandarin" Returns!
We are happy to report that Kids Meet Mandarin will resume weekly on Fridays beginning September 5. The program will be held at the tables across from the Youth Services Librarian's desk and will run from 3:45-4:45 pm every Friday.
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New Adult Program
Our library will be partnering with the San Diego Community College District to offer "Health Education for Older Adults," a free fitness class focused on improving balance, strength and flexibility with a low impact aerobic component. Beginning September 2, this class is scheduled on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 3 pm.
New Homework Help Program
Do Your Homework @ the Library is coming to our branch library. This program for students in grades K-8 provides free afterschool tutoring. Full details weren't available at press time; please check at the library or call 538-8158 for complete information.
Grace's Book Nook
Shop at Grace's Book Nook, open Monday through Saturday during library hours, for great bargains on gently used books—fiction and non-fiction—for readers of all ages and tastes, as well as CDs, DVDs, video games, magazines, greeting cards and duck food. The inventory is updated almost daily, so stop by often. All proceeds benefit our library and help provide new books and media as well as program support. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome. Don't miss the Second Saturday "Back Room" Special Open Hours on Saturday, September 13, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Get first dibs on hundreds of additional books, including new arrivals, which aren't typically available to the public—all at low bargain prices! Please check (and like!) our Facebook page for updated information and specials.
Although school is starting, entertaining and educational free events continue at our library. Mark your calendar for twice monthly performances, which are sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL) and designed for children ages 4-11, although all ages are welcome. Our September lineup includes Paper Bag Cowboy presenting "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" in observation of Roald Dahl Day on Thursday, September 11, at 3 pm and "Bullies Can Be Stopped" with Pig's Eye Puppets on Thursday, September 25, at 3 pm. Regular programming continues as follows: Library Chess Club on Tuesdays at 2:45 pm; Brilliant Babies lapsit storytime on Wednesdays at 1 pm; Storytime (for ages 1-5) on Thursdays at 10 am; and Read to Finnegan, the Library Dog, on Saturdays, September 6 and 20, at 10:30 am. See also information about the new homework help program above.
A new Teen Advisory Council met for the first time in July. These enthusiastic young people will assist our Youth Services Librarian (YSL) in planning events especially for teens. Those 14 and older are invited to talk to YSL Liz Tarnove to discuss volunteer opportunities.
The free monthly film series sponsored by SRFOL continues on Wednesday, September 17, at 7:00 pm with a screening of Chicken with Plums. This 2012 French film with English subtitles set in 1958 Tehran offers a poetic rumination of thwarted love with a violinist extraordinaire, mixing animation, surreal fantasy sequences, flashbacks, and stylized scenes from past, present and future. Well-known film appreciation instructor Ralph DeLauro will introduce the film and moderate the post-screening discussion, focusing on the techniques used by the Oscar-nominated filmmakers to tell their story. Popcorn will be served.
"The Pleasure of Your Company" music series will kick off the new season with the Chris Klich Jazz Trio performing on Sunday, September 21, at 2:30 pm. The Trio performs a broad spectrum of music from the jazz idiom and is considered one of the best mainstream jazz groups in the city. 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 Defending Jacob by William Landay. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, September 24, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is the One Book, One San Diego selection, Monstress by Lysley Tenorio. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the new afterschool homework tutoring program. Interested adults and teens are being sought to assist; please inquire at the library or call 538-8158. To explore the variety of additional volunteer opportunities with the Friends of the Library, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Liz Erickson ([email@example.com] or 271-4239) who'll be happy to match your interests and skills to the perfect job.
Free Light Bulb Exchange at the Library
On Saturday, September 27, from 9:30 am-1:30 pm, repeating on the 4th Saturday of every month, Energy Upgrade California-Home Upgrade will provide free energy efficient light bulbs in exchange for your incandescent bulbs as well information about affordable ways to make your home more energy efficient. You'll also be able to sign up for a free home energy audit.
Three popular Zumba classes continue each week, sponsored by SRFOL: Zumba Gold on Mondays at 9:30 am and Zumba Fitness on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm and Fridays at 4:00 pm.
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