Events Calendar

 

 

Nov
5
Sat
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the San Diego Zoo with Richard Lederer
Nov 5 @ 2:30 pm

December 2016 marks the centennial of our San Diego Zoo, voted the best in the U S of A. On Saturday, November 5, at 2:30 PM, at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center in celebration of this milestone, Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer will present an early history of the Zoo and a caravan of animals that run and swim and jump and fly and crawl through our beastly English language. Dr. Lederer, founding co-host of “A Way with Words” on KPBS Public Radio and entertaining speaker, has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel winner. He will also be signing books from his large bibliography about language, history, and humor—any of which would make great gifts. A true friend of our libraries, Dr. Lederer will donate all profits for the benefit of our libraries. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting our library! Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive near Miramar Lake. Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd.

Nov
16
Wed
Forbidden Treasures of the Apocrypha
Nov 16 @ 10:30 pm

By the first century of the Common Era, the first two sections of today’s Tanakh (Torah and Prophets) were fixed. There was debate in the Jewish community, however, about which other books were “holy” and deserved to be included in the canon. Those that were eventually accepted are found today in the third section of the Tanakh, the “Writings”. The books that were excluded were hidden away and declared “forbidden” to Jews. These banned works are today called the Apocrypha. We will discuss such questions as: Which books are included in the Apocrypha. Who wrote them and for what audience? If they were hidden away, how did they survive to today? Why were they Forbidden in the first place? And lastly, are they worth reading today?

Apr
25
Tue
JPRO Presents -The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero’s Journey Through Risk to Results
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

With The Four Virtues of a Leader, this top executive coach presents a must-read guide to help you awaken and amplify the fundamental competencies that every successful leader embodies.

JPro Presents: The Four Virtues of a Leader
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

With The Four Virtues of a Leader, this top executive coach presents a must-read guide to help you awaken and amplify the fundamental competencies that every successful leader embodies.

Sep
7
Thu
William Daniels, There I Go Again
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm

William Daniels is an enigma, a rare chameleon who has enjoyed massive success both in Hollywood and on Broadway and been embraced by fans of successive generations. Few of his peers inspire the fervor with which buffs celebrate his most iconic roles, among them George Feeny in Boy Meets World, KITT in Knight Rider, Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere, and John Adams in the play and film 1776.

Nov
11
Sat
An Evening with Carl Bernstein, “The Use and Abuse of Power: the American Presidency from Nixon to Trump.”
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein delivers a thoughtful, hard-hitting, and bitingly humorous analysis of today’s political landscape with a focus on US presidents from Nixon to Clinton, and everyone in between. 

Jan
31
Wed
The Ballerina of Auschwitz
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Edith Eva Eger lives in La Jolla, CA.  Edith Eva Eger was taken to Auschwitz when she was only 16.  She was forced to dance for Dr Mengele, the man who had ordered her parents’ death. She became a clinical psychologist specializing in treating patients suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.  Dr Eger works with the US military, victims of domestic abuse, and is a motivational public speaker at schools and universities.

“The Choice: Embrace the Possible” is a powerful, moving memoir—and a practical guide to healing—written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds.