Downey Library's November and December auction items

DOWNEY -- The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent auctions to raise money for library programs. Because of the holiday, the November/December auctions are combined:

DIY – Know-How with Show-How” (the basics for all your home repairs);

The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine” (the recipes and the history of a one-of-a-kind cuisine);

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A Christmas Carol,” “Inventing Scrooge” and “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” (learn about the story behind the story and read Marley’s side of the story);

Tutankhamun – the Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” (a book that was the companion volume to the exhibit that toured Europe and America);

The Holy Bible – King James Version” (illustrated);

Summit 1879-1909” and “Images of India” (two volumes of photography taken in India);

The Great Life Photographers” (698 of the best photographs taken for Life magazine);

The Cloud Collector’s Handbook” and “Clouds” (illustrations combine beauty and science for an informative look at nature’s majestic creations);

Peanuts – A Golden Celebration” (50 years of favorite episodes);

Pearl Harbor – A Complete Illustrated History” (provides a sweeping view of the region’s past, from geological origin to the tense moments before and after the attack);

The Greatest Adventures of All Times” (through scores of dramatic photographs, many rarely seen, these adventures come vividly to life);

Where Jesus Walked” (meticulous research attention to detail, with lots of pictures and history, provide a walk in the Holy Land).

Items have opening bids from $6-$8 and are on display in the library lobby. Bids can be made through noon, Saturday, Dec. 9, on cards in the Friend’s Bookstore located in the young adult section of the library,