Downey Library's silent auction items for December

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

Van Gogh” (art historian Frank Milner introduces 60 of Van Gogh’s most characteristic works, showing clearly the gradual unfolding of his genius);

A to Z of the Ancient World” (a very concise treatment of the ancient world with text and 52 DVD’s);

A Treasury of Christmas” (a charming collection of Christmas stories, poems, and carols);

The Purpose of Christmas” (Rick Warren tells you why, regardless of your background, religion, problems, or circumstances, Christmas really is the best news you  could get);

The West-An Illustrated History” (a gripping journey through the American west that begins with the first Europeans and ends well into the 20th century);

A Charlie Brown Christmas-The Making of a Tradition” (the story of a tradition that includes insider views, scripts, music sheets and more);

Holy Bible-Old and New Testament” (a family Bible-King James version-with illustrations by Norman Rockwell);

Jimi Hendrix-A Brother’s Story” and “Hendrix-Setting the Record Straight” (two books that give a lot of insight into the life of one of the greatest guitarists ever to take the stage);

Nighttime” (a pop-up book that treats you to the sounds of the forest, the swamp and the shady woodland);

The Tale of Beedle the Bard”(an autographed collection of tales by J.K. Rowling);

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Chocolate” (everything you could ever want to know about chocolate with more than 200 step by step recipes);

Automobiles of the 50’s” and three sets of music CD’s of the 50’s and 60’s;

Books have opening bids from $6-$8 and are on display in the library lobby. Bids can be made through noon, Saturday, Dec. 17, on cards in the Friend’s Bookstore located in the young adult section of the library.