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DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent book auctions in order to raise money to help support the various programs of our local library. These books are donated by the library’s many friends and patrons.
Its summer auction includes a variety of interesting books that make for relaxed reading as the summer winds down and children return to school.
Up for auction are:
“The Children’s Atlas of the Universe” (lots of pictures, great artwork and many stories that make it easy to study our universe);
“Magnificent Desolation-The Long Journey Home from the Moon” (autographed by Buzz Aldrin);
“Best of the Pillsbury Bake-Off” (350 of the best recipes of America’s cooks);
“The Illustrated Cottage” (inspired by Provence in southeastern France, this is a grown-up fairy tale for decorating and design lovers);
“Elvis-By the Presleys” (a compilation of memories of close family and close friends);
“Infamous Scribblers-The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginning of American Journalism” (how journalism was indispensable to the development of the new nation);
“Vintage Sports Magazines” (four magazines from 1957-1962 with articles on baseball’s greats);
“Graffiti World-Street Art From Five Continents” (amazing art work from ancient Rome to modern New York);
“How Everything Works – Making Physics Out of the Ordinary” (examines everything from roller coasters to Ipads and shows how fundamental physics can explain how every technology works);
“Winter of the World-Book Two of the Century Trilogy” (Ken Follett’s story of five interrelated families from the rise of the Nazis to the beginning of the Cold War);
“Screen Lovers” (180 photographs of the screens greatest);
“The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War” (a must for any serious Civil War buff).
Books have opening bids from $5-$15 and are on display in the library lobby. Bids can be made through noon on Saturday, Sept. 6, on cards in the Friend’s Bookstore which is located in the young adult section of the library.
Published: Aug. 21, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 19