Downey Library's summer auction items

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent auctions to raise money for library programs. This summer’s items include:

The Yankee Years” (One of the most successful managers with one of the most successful teams ever, Joe Torre tells how it was done with all the players, all the turmoil, and all the fun.);

Va-Va-Voom: Classic Hollywood Pin-Ups” (Dozens of famous, and not so famous, movie actresses pose in the glossy publicity stills that came to be known as “pin-ups,” capturing all the glamour of a magical era.);

Long May She Wave” (The American flag is presented in an extraordinary array of celebratory, ceremonial, political, commercial and artistic settings.);

Disney’s Americana Storybook Collection” (features such legendary heroes as Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill, historical greats like Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere, as well as Casey at Bat, Dumbo, and Old Yeller-great art and great stories);

Pedro-The Angel of Olvera Street” and “The Song of the Swallows” (books are in poor condition, but autographed in 1955/’56 by author Leo Politi);

Defining a Nation” and “Liberty-The Statue and the American Dream” and “Time” magazine of July 1986 (three items celebrating the Statue of Liberty and freedom in America);

The National Geographic Society-100 Years of Adventure and Discovery” (a centennial volume with hundreds of great pictures and stories);

Salsa Cooking” (more than 40 recipes for salsas, including cooked, uncooked, and fruit salsas);

The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation” (celebrates the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase and presents an engrossing chronicle of the river that shaped our history);

A History of America’s Music” and “Billie Holiday-Lady of the Master Takes and Singles” (a complete history of Jazz along with a collection of 80 songs by Billie Holiday on 4 CD’s.);

The Last Mile” (author Baldacci’s famous detective Amon Decker, who can forget nothing, in a new page turner);

Books have opening bids from $5-$10 and are on display in the library lobby. Bids can be made through noon, Saturday Aug. 27, on cards in the Friend’s Bookstore located in the young adult section of the library.