DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent auctions to raise money for library programs. The October auction items include:
“Southern Californialand – Mid-Century Culture in Kodachrome” (a wide ranging look at the things that were hip in the mid 50’s. Downey and several other communities are represented)
“The Devil’s Triangle” (a mystery from the “Brits in the FBI series” of Coulter & Ellison);
“The World’s Most Haunted Places” and “Haunted Hollywood” (two books about hauntings around the world);
“The Who’s Tommy-The Musical” (the ultimate book of the 25-year phenomenon of Tommy, an outstanding rock opera that has become a rock classic);
“Nigelia Bites” (Nigelia Lawson symbolizes all that is sumptuous and pleasurable about food);
“Vampires-Encounters with the Undead” (draws upon both fact and fiction to introduce you to historical vampires, folkloric vampires, Hollywood vampires, city and country vampires and many others);
“Through the Tempests Dark and Wild-A Story of Mary Shelley” (the creator of Frankenstein wrote many other chilling fireside tales of lost love and drowned sailors);
“Georgia O’Keefe” (a comprehensive volume of 108 color plates accompanied by text written by the artist);
“The 50th Anniversary Pictorial History-The wizard of Oz” (two volumes cover casts, scripts, inside stories, beautiful illustrations, and lots of candid photographs plus a VHS tape about Garland’s life);
“The Samurai-The Philosophy of Victory” (extracts from Samurai manuals and literature for a comprehensive picture of the Samurai);
“Beatles-A Private View” (Robert Freeman’s famous portraits of John, Paul, George and Ringo make this book a unique collectors item);
SPORT Magazine Collection (July ’68-Hank Aaron; July ’69-Tony Conigliaro; September ’69-Chicago Cubs; May ’70-Tom Seaver; June ’70-Harmon Killebrew; August ’70-Hank Aaron).
Items have opening bids from $5-$8 and are on display in the library lobby. Bids can be made through noon, Saturday, Oct. 28, on cards in the Friend’s Bookstore located in the young adult section of the library.