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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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 email@example.com or call (858) 663-8828. Thank you!
2015 Summer Reading Program
(June 15 - August 15)
The Scripps Ranch Library's annual Summer Reading Program will begin on Monday, June 15 and continue through August 15. Kids (ages 3-11) and teens (ages 12-18) are invited to participate by signing-up at the Scripps Ranch Library starting June 15 and picking up a reading log. This year's theme is Read to the Rhythm. Kids and teens can earn prizes just for reading! Free events for children will be presented throughout the summer. (==> Click Here <==) for a printable schedule of children's events.
at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
July is going to be a fun-filled month for kids at the library with fantastic free shows sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL) every Thursday starting promptly at 3:00 pm. A special San Diego Symphony Ensemble concert (just for kids!) will be held July 2 followed by a question and answer session with the musicians. Don't miss the Full Spectrum Entertainment magic show on July 9 complete with live animals and tons of magic tricks! On July 16 we'll feature Mad Science for experiments with sound. The Wild Wonders Animal Show will bring furry, scaly, and feathered friends into the library on July 23. Wrapping up our July shows, Hullabaloo and his guitar will be here on July 30 for a rollicking good time.
Summer Reading Program for Kids and Teens
Teens and children of all ages: Be sure to stop by the Children's Desk and sign up for our ever popular Summer Reading Program, Read to the Rhythm, sponsored by SRFOL, to win lots of fun prizes just for reading books! Details are available at the library.
Summer Reading for Adults!
There's still time to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program! Get a $1.00 off coupon for Grace's Book Nook, our used bookstore, when you sign up. (You won't believe how far a dollar can go!) Then read 3 books and log them online to be eligible for a raffle prize.
Film Forum – Free!
Our summer miniseries, Dial H for Hitchcock, continues on Wednesday, July 15, at 7:00 pm with a screening of Notorious (1946). In this audacious exploration of sexual power and insecurity, a beautiful woman with a tainted past (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted by an American agent (Cary Grant) for a mysterious mission in South America. 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.
We are hosting another Death Café, a safe, agenda-free space to discuss death and dying, hospice, living wills, and end-of-life concerns. Come join in the conversation Saturday, July 18, at 11:00 am.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading West with the Night by Beryl Markham. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, July 22, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for August is The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Alzheimer's Information Workshop
On Tuesday, July 28, at 6:00 pm, we are partnering with the Alzheimer's Association, to present Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters. Is it normal aging? Or is it something else? If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or personality changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection of a memory problem provides a chance to benefit from medication therapy and plan for the future. This interactive workshop will debunk common misconceptions about Alzheimer's disease, and answer your questions about evaluation and diagnosis.
Grace's Book Nook
Support our library by shopping at Grace's Book Nook, open Monday-Saturday during library hours, for nearly new and gently used books—great for vacation or beach or to feed everyday reading passions—plus CDs, DVDs, magazines, and greeting cards—all at amazing prices. We also stock floating duck food, the healthier choice, for those who enjoy the time-honored tradition of feeding the ducks in Evans Pond adjacent to the library. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome; donations of children's books are especially needed at this time due to high demand. 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