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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Scripps Ranch winners of the 20th Annual Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest for 4th, 8th, and 10th grade students sponsored by the Friends of the San Diego Public Library will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception hosted by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL) on Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 pm. Prizes to be awarded include Barnes and Noble gift cards, pens, and certificates. Overall winners at each grade level will represent Scripps Ranch in the citywide essay contest, competing for laptop computers and cash prizes including one of $500 for the best overall essay. Thank you to our essay contest chair, Camille Currier; to volunteer judges, Adriana Dixon, Jean Feinstein, Joan Gass, Sandra Hoyt, and Wendy Tompkins, who read and evaluated the essays; and also to Holland Kessinger, our Youth Services Librarian, whose collaboration helped assure the success of this annual contest.
On Sunday, April 9, at 2:30 pm, the "Pleasure of Your Company" music series welcomes back the exciting jazz duo of guitarist Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton on vocals and percussion. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by SRFOL, although donations are appreciated. A big thank you is due the Scripps Ranch Women's Club, which has generously helped underwrite this concert! Meet the musicians and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.
If you use and love the library, it is critically important to become engaged in this spring's City budget process. City finances are facing major challenges in the upcoming year, so library advocates will need to make their voices heard more than ever to save library hours and funding for new books and materials. Sign up to receive Library Advocacy Alerts, at [http://supportmylibrary.org/]; subscribers to the Friends Library Advocacy Network receive very infrequent bulletins, so you definitely will not be overwhelmed with email.
Spring into STEAM! Bug out with Bee Builders on Thursday May 4, at 4:00 pm as local beekeeper Hilary Kearney provides a fun, interactive presentation teaching children what a beekeeper does and exploring the concepts of pollination, beehives, and bees' lifecycles; this free workshop is recommended for ages 8 and up. Our regular Story Times continue on Thursdays at 10:00 am for ages 2-5; Brilliant Babies for ages 0-2 is on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. On Fridays at 3:45 pm, Let?s Learn Mandarin teaches kids basic Chinese in an informal setting.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is Back from the Dead by Bill Walton. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
On Saturday, April 29, at 10:00 am, come learn more about how foods rich in fiber boost health and keep our digestive system functioning healthily. Stay Regular: Enjoy the Power of Fiber in Your Diet, offered through OASIS at no charge, is sponsored by SRFOL.
Grace's Book Nook
Did you know that Grace's Book Nook was the very first permanent used bookstore in a public library in the entire county? Be sure to stop by our groundbreaking Book Nook each time you're at the library to check out the frequently updated stock for amazing bargains, and help support our library. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media (CDs, DVDs, video games) are always appreciated. Please email [email@example.com] to explore volunteer opportunities.
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Celebrate the new 5th edition of the local classic, Jerry Schad's Afoot and Afield in San Diego County, newly updated by Scott Turner; Scott will detail and describe new trails, great hikes, and easy jaunts on Tuesday, May 2, at 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Special Book Sale!
Don't miss the special big book sale at the library on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Select from thousands of books for all ages—fiction and non-fiction in all categories for adults plus books sure to please tots though teens—at amazing prices beginning at only 25 cents or less. We also have a nice selection of rare, out-of-print and antiquarian books, first editions, and collectors' editions priced at a fraction of Internet prices. Plan to shop early for the best selection. For everyday bargains on nearly new and gently used books, shop at Grace's Book Nook, open every day during library hours. 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.
Join us on Mother's Day, Sunday May 14, at 2:30 pm for a delightful program of classical music featuring violinist Päivikki Nykter and pianist Paul Kenyon performing works by Beethoven, Friedrich Nietzsche, Schumann, Melartin, and Sibelius. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), although donations are appreciated. Meet the artists and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Children's and Teen Programs
Spring into STEAM! Join us Thursday May 4, at 4:00 pm for an exciting program with local beekeeper, Hilary Kearney, and learn about pollination, beehives, and the lifecycle of bees, as she shares her stories about her experiences as a real-life beekeeper! Geared towards ages 9-12.
Join us on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 pm for an engaging talk on College Admissions and learn strategies for standing out amongst the competition.
Need a gift for Mother's Day? Arts for Learning will help all ages make a Mother's Day craft from recycled materials on Thursday, May 11, at 3:30 pm. Have some fun and create something beautiful! All ages welcome.
In celebration of National Police Week, come visit with a San Diego Police Officer and enjoy a special storytime on Saturday, May 13, at 10:00 am. There will be lots of photo opportunities with a police car and officer, along with some great crafty fun! All ages.
Join our Teen Council at this year's Science Expo on Thursday, May 18, at 3:30 pm and see some cool science experiments up close! Geared toward elementary school ages. No registration is required for any of these events.
Kids are invited to practice their reading skills by reading to the friendly dogs from Love on a Leash, a volunteer pet therapy group, in a calm, positive and fun environment every 1st and 3rd Saturday at 10:30 am!
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading Back from the Dead by Bill Walton. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, May 24, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is The Liars' Club: A Memoir by Mary Carr. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Scripps Ranch winners of the 20th Annual Student Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest sponsored by the Friends of the San Diego Public Library were honored at an awards ceremony and reception hosted by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library in April. Congratulations to fourth grade students, Dillon Kao and Emily Kao (Creekside Elementary), Aditi Ramamurthy, Jaydyn Butcher and Nathan Liu (Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary), Olivia Teates, Anna Jacobsen and Julian Schiff (Jerabek Elementary), Paul Vincent Macapinlac, Isabella Lo and Audrey Cutler (Miramar Ranch Elementary), and Joshua John (Santa Fe Christian); 8th graders, Daniella Oknotina, Isabella Yang and Kira Binstock (Marshall Middle School); and 10th grade students, Joydeep Dutta and Pia Kapoor (Scripps Ranch High School)! Overall grade-level winners, Paul, Daniella and Joydeep were selected to represent Scripps Ranch in the citywide essay contest, competing for gift cards, laptop computers and a cash prize of $500.
Programs for Adults
Tai Chi for Seniors meets every Monday at 1:30pm. A great, calming way to get some basic exercise and learn more about meditation, this Tai Chi group is informal and relaxed.
Learning to play an instrument and love roots music? Check out The Poway Bluegrass Slow Jam on Saturday, May 27, 4:00 pm and join in this pressure-free hootenanny!
The Scripps Ranch Library Knitting Club meets on Tuesdays, May 9, 16, and 23, at 12:30 pm. All levels are welcome.
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