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.
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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Free Adult Programs
Especially for history buffs and inquiring minds: Author Seth Meyerowitz, will discuss his remarkable book, The Lost Airman, a true account of his grandfather's ordeals during World War II after being shot down in Nazi-occupied France. Join us for an exciting talk on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:00 pm. And, on Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 am attend a free OASIS class, sponsored by SRFOL on A Military History of San Diego, 1769 to 1946. This popular talk by Navy veteran and local historian, Rudy Shappee, highlights the role of Fort Guijarros and Fort Rosecrans in the development of the city of San Diego. Technology for Older Adults will continue throughout the summer on Mondays, 3:00-5:00 pm, in partnership with Continuing Ed; new session starts on June 13. Check at the library for information about other free programs including SRFOL-sponsored Zumba plus Tai Chi and Silver Age Yoga.
The SRFOL Board of Directors bade a fond farewell to secretary and longtime board member Barbara Measelle and treasurer Mike Foster, who recently relocated to Texas due to Mike's job. We have been fortunate to have recruited an enthusiastic new secretary, Delane Pickel, and a new treasurer, Hilliard Harper, who comes to us with a background in nonprofit management. To explore volunteer opportunities with SRFOL, including possibly serving on our board, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Erickson at [firstname.lastname@example.org] or 858-271-4239.
Essay Contest Kudos!
Congratulations to our Scripps Ranch students who were honored at the citywide Essay Contest awards ceremony recently held at the Balboa Park Club. Dario Rissolo, a 4th grader at Jerabek, and Jonathan Luo, a 10th grade SRHS student, were both named "grand prize winners" and read their essays; each received a certificate, cash award from the Friends of the Library and a laptop computer. Kai Klein, an 8th grade student at High Tech Middle School, was recognized as a semifinalist and also received a cash award.
"The Pleasure of Your Company" music series welcomes back the Virtual Strangers, a bluegrass band, on Sunday, June 12, at 2:30 pm. Sure to set your toes a-tapping', this award-winning group's sound is a mixture of traditional and more progressive songs. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), although donations are appreciated. Meet the musicians at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Free Film Screening
In June, our film series will initiate Picture This! 50 Films to See before You Die, significant artistic or historic films you won't want to miss! Please join us on Wednesday, June 15, at 7:00 pm for the iconic Casablanca. Complimentary popcorn will be served.
Each summer the San Diego Public Library hosts the Summer Reading Program (SRP) to encourage the community to celebrate their love of reading. Sign up for the program in the Library, read all summer from June 15-August 15, and receive great prizes as a reward! All ages are welcome to participate and join in the fun! And to celebrate the kick off this year's SRP, please join us on Thursday, June 16, at 3:00 pm for a rousing performance from San Diego's favorite Zydeco band, the Bayou Brothers. Other super SRP programs include Brazilian Carnaval on Thursday, June 23, at 3:00 pm, and Living Coast Discovery Center Animal Encounter on Thursday, June 30, at 3:00 pm. These exciting programs are free to the public thanks to the sponsorship of SRFOL.
Summer Reading for Adults Too!
In addition to the ever popular Summer Reading Program for kids and teens, adults are invited to participate as well. Sign up online, read three books and write online reviews to be eligible for drawings for great prizes. Ask at the library for details.
Special Book Sale!
We're celebrating the end of our fiscal year with a big, special book sale on Saturday, June 25, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of a huge inventory of books, plus media and more—many significantly discounted from our typical low prices. For everyday bargains on nearly new and gently used books (many in gift-giving condition), shop at Grace's Book Nook for all your reading needs—especially good for vacation and beach! 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—all at amazing prices—and even special duck food for our feathered friends 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.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Our library is now open until 6:00 pm on Saturdays!
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