DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent auctions to raise money for library programs. September’s items include:
“Timeless Paris” (the story of the city’s people, great moments and architecture - includes many pictures and maps);
“Among the Headhunters” (the astonishing World War II story of a crashed plane and the survivors’ ordeal in a remote location occupied by headhunters and Japanese soldiers);
“Starting Your Day Right/Ending Your Day Right” (starting and ending your day with devotions from a nice “flip-over” book);
“The Ultimate Harley-Davidson” (Mac McDiarmid charts the complete history and evolution of the “Harley” from nuts-and-bolts to cultural significance);
“Roadside Americana” (takes you on a journey to some of the gaudiest, kitschiest, and strangest wonders in the United States and Canada);
“California Gardener’s Guide” and “The Ultimate Garden Designer” (just in time for your fall garden and making plans for the spring planting);
“Tamales” (three chefs present their imaginative and delicious takes on this popular and tasty Southwestern cuisine with hundreds of recipes);
“Trails of the West” (a National Geographic Society publication tells the story of the triumphs and tragedies of people driven westward);
“The Best of James Herriot” (the most unforgettable episodes from four of the most beloved books of our time);
“Sporting News Selects Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players” (stats, stories, lots of pictures and a great introduction by Willie Mays);
“On the Road – The Original Scroll” (the original scroll edition of Kerouac’s On the Road, a rougher, wilder, more explicit work than the published edition);
“The Church Supper Cookbook” (more than 400 recipes collected from churches all over the country).
Books have opening bids from $6-$8 and are on display in the library lobby. Bids can be made through noon, Saturday Sept. 24, on cards in the Friend’s Bookstore located in the young adult section of the library.