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.
Partial Library Closure
February 21 to March 3
The "library" side of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center will be closed from Tuesday, February 21 through Friday, March 3. Classes normally scheduled in our Seminar and Community rooms will be held as usual during this time. Also, book holds will be extended for an extra 2 weeks. Any questions? Please call 858-538-8158.
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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Fake News & the Media: Post-Election Forum
The impact of the election is still as powerful as it was in November. With seemingly endless articles, feeds and commentary, many of us have asked ourselves, where do we even start? Civic engagement begins with understanding our community. So how do we approach information to ensure we are getting the facts? On Wednesday, February 8, at 6:00 pm join panelists from the Voice of San Diego, Snopes.com, and a guest librarian for a special discussion on the proliferation of misinformation in the media and what you can do about it. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at [voiceofsandiego.org] to assist in planning for this exciting, free program sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL).
Our library will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning February 21 to allow installation of RFID equipment and tagging of all books and materials in the library's collection. This updated technology will increase efficiency and allow staff to interact more with library patrons and provide additional programs. Please call the library to confirm the schedule. Note: Although the "book" section of the library will be closed to the public during this time, all regularly scheduled classes and programs which take place in the Community Room and Seminar Room will continue!
Book Nook Supports Troops!
During the past 2-1/2 years, Book Nook volunteers and customers have purchased and donated 1,472 books (629 in 2016 alone!) books to support Operation Paperback 4R Warriors, a program conceived and coordinated by Marcia Gwin. These books are sent to deploying units and also placed in "The Great Escape," a recreational facility at the Hub at MCAS Miramar. Thanks to all who support our troops while supporting our library!
On Sunday, February 19, at 2:30 pm, the "Pleasure of Your Company" music series welcomes the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Choir performing a varied program from their repertoire of gospel music, spirituals, anthems, and classical works in honor of Black History Month. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by SRFOL, although donations are appreciated. Meet the musicians and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Free OASIS Class
On Saturday February 25, at 10:00 am join us for an OASIS presentation, Dark Chocolate, Red Wine & Healthy Eating, sponsored by SRFOL. The latest research on heart healthy eating will be summarized, including information on the role of inflammation and the protective components in dark chocolate and red wine. Practical dietary suggestions to reduce risk and progression of heart disease will be provided, including strategies for reducing inflammation and lowering LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol), and more.
Programs for Children and Teens
Join us for a delicious family program (ages 4 and up) on the Science of Chocolate on Thursday, February 9, at 3:30 pm. Learn about the history of chocolate, where it comes from, and how it's made—there might even be some chocolate making and tasting of our own!
Practice your reading skills by reading to trained therapy dogs every 1st and 3rd Saturday at 10:30 am. Children can read stories to the friendly dogs from Love on a Leash, a volunteer pet therapy group, in a calm, positive and fun environment.
Yoga Storytime is Friday, February, 3, at 12:00 pm. Enjoy creative stories, lively songs, and gentle yoga poses taught by Miss Abby every first Friday of the month.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, February 22, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is Alice Chang by Robert Gilberg. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Grace's Book Nook
Your support of Grace's Book Nook helps raise needed funds for new library acquisitions and programs. Be sure to stop by the Book Nook each time you're at the library to browse through the frequently updated stock for amazing bargains. Please keep those tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media (CDs, DVDs, video games) coming. If you'd like to explore volunteer opportunities with Grace's Book Nook, please email [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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