Downey Library releases February auction items

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent auctions to raise money for library programs. The February auction includes:

The Undersea World of Wyland” (contains more than100 full color reproductions of the artist’s finest paintings, giving us a good look at the undersea world);

Swing and Jazz Collection” (includes the Smithsonian collection of Classic Jazz-5CD’s; Coltrane Legacy of 5 CD’s; a VHS tape of Thelonious Monk; and Big Swings Classics on CD);

One Hour Garden-How You Can Have a No-Fus, No-Work Garden” (shows you how to plan, create, plant and maintain our garden with a minimum of effort);

The Art of Andrew Wyeth” (over 100 color plates, many never reproduced in color before);

Hollywood Costume-Glamour! Glitter! Romance!” (dazzling, extravagant, costumes and the starts who wore them);

Just One Pot” (a great cookbook from Readers Digest for the busy mom or the gourmet cook-lots of pictures and history);

Quilts” (a lavishly illustrated edition that celebrates the beauty of antique quilts, with expert commentary on 70 masterworks of color and design gathered from museums and private collections);

Dali and Disney-Destino-The Story, Artwork,and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film” (few people know that the two were lifelong friends, working on a short animated film together, which was brought out in 2004-includes the history of that endeavor with all its art work);

Love-A Century of Love and Passion” (a walk through the 20th century with some of the most famous couples sharing how they see their relationships in light of today’s new standards);

Remember-Recollections and Photographs of the Beatles” (a book of rare photographs of the early Beatles by Paul McCartney’s brother proving they did not just “arrive”-there was a lot of work involved);

American Speed-From Dirt Track to Indy to NASCAR” (Life Magazine-intro by MarioAndretti-combines rare photos and vivid writing to capture the entire panorama of racing);

Dinosaurs-How They Lived and Evolved” (lavishly illustrated with diagrams, charts, and artistic reconstruction);

Items have opening bids from $6-$8 and are on display in the library lobby. Bids can be made through noon, Saturday, Feb. 25, on cards in the Friend’s Bookstore located in the young adult section of the library.