DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent book auctions to raise money for library programs. This month’s items include:
Jazz CD’s by various artists (includes Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Bessie Smith);
“The Annotated Sherlock Holmes” (the complete set of Sherlock Holmes tales with notes, illustrations, maps and diagrams);
“The Wonderful Private World of Liberace and The Joy of Liberace” (two great books about the true King of Bling with pictures, stories and even some recipes);
“American Country Churches” (the author traveled the U.S. exploring the relationship of religion and architecture in our early places of worship);
“Dear Mrs. LaRue-Letters from Obedience School” (What happens when a dog goes to obedience school? Hear the whole story from Ike!);
“La Reina-Los Angeles in Three Centuries" (published the year Los Angeles was 150 years old-1931-includes many historical photographs of people, places and events);
“The Very Best in Contemporary Fantasy Art & Illustration” and “Under the Moons of Mars” (beautiful artwork and thrilling fiction in two fun books);
“March of the Penguins” (DVD and National Geographic official companion to the motion picture);
“Dogs-The Ultimate Dictionary of over 1,000 Dog Breeds” (pretty much anything you might want to know about dog breeds);
“Atlas of Past Times” (The story of humankind is a story of travel that began in Africa and eventually circled the globe);
“Baseball as America-Seeing Ourselves through Our National Game” (National Geographic delves into every aspect of our national pastime with hundreds of pictures and relics of baseball history.);
“Cars of the Fabulous 50’s-A Decade of High Style and Good Times” (a memorable time in America).
Items have opening bids from $5-$8 and are on display in the library lobby. Bids can be made through noon, Sept. 26, on cards in the Friend’s Bookstore located in the young adult section of the library.