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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"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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Grace's Book Nook
Make Grace's Book Nook your first stop for summer reading—for pleasure or to get a head start on required reading for school; we have a great selection of classics in addition to best-selling fiction and non-fiction for all tastes. Be sure to take advantage of special summer sale pricing on selected stock all month long. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome. Every purchase and every donation helps our library procure new books and media, provide exciting programs, and more.
Summer Reading Program for All Ages
As of press time over 1100 children, teens and adults have registered for the Summer Reading Program. Scripps Ranch kids have been reading to earn cool prizes for many years, and now adults can also participate. Check at the library for details.
Summer fun for kids continues at the library. There are two special free programs sponsored by SRFOL and themed to the Summer Reading Program during August. Suggested for ages 4-11, but all are welcome! On Thursday August 7, at 3:00 pm don't miss a fantastic magic show by the always popular Craig Stone. On Thursday, August 14, at 3:00 pm, come take an exciting journey with Mad Science through the world of animals; learn about arctic animals, animals that thrive off lava, and get slimed by a mysterious sea creature! 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, July 5 and 19, at 10:30 am.
The free monthly film series sponsored by SRFOL continues on Wednesday, August 20, at 7:00 pm with a screening of Sarah's Key, a 2011 French film with English subtitles based on the bestselling novel. Kristin Scott Thomas and Niels Arestrup star in this elegant detective story that plays like a ticking-clock thriller. 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.
On Tuesday, August 26, at 6:00 pm join Janet Sobel, J.D., author of Litigation—Insult to Injury: What Judges and Lawyers Know about the Legal System that You Don't, for an engaging presentation.
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Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, August 27, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for September is Defending Jacob by William Landay. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Free Lightbulb Exchange at the Library
On Saturday, August 30, 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 lightbulbs 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.
Mark your calendar for the first concert of the new "Pleasure of Your Company" season on Sunday, September 21, at 2:30 pm, which will feature a jazz group.
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center
10301 Scripps Lake Drive
San Diego, CA 92131