The Scripps Miramar Ranch Library really knows how to make reading magic. The library recently hosted the Alakazam Magic Show, an afternoon of surprises and illusions for children of all ages. Jeff Marcus, the magician behind the enchantment, has been performing for 40 years and is an expert in magic, hypnosis, and mentalism. Children were delighted to participate as magician’s assistants for a number of the tricks, and especially to say hello to the fluffy rabbit who also took part. The library is proud to offer free programs for the entire family, ranging from book discussions to concerts to holiday crafts. For information on other fun events at the Scripps Miramar Ranch library go to or check out the 92131 Magazine library calendar!