Downey Library books up for auction

DOWNEY – The Friends of the Downey City Library holds monthly silent auctions to raise money for library programs. May’s items include:

National Geographic-Prehistoric Mammals” (learn the latest scientific information about a world of long, long ago);

Wild & Scenic California-The Natural Landscape” (hundreds of beautiful photographs);

Mark Twain: Man in White” (brings the legendary author’s twilight years vividly to life, offering some surprising insights, including a seldom seen look at his family);

The Marilyn Monroe Treasures” (a compelling biographical narrative and a collector’s delight, featuring unseen photo’s as well as unpublished pieces of memorabilia);

A Shoal of Fishes” (presented by Metropolitan Museum of Art, a unique collection of woodblock prints quite rare even in Japan, a unique book with fine paper and no back binding);

Mary Engelbreit’s-Outdoor” (great photography and lots of creative ideas for making our outdoor living area an extension of our interior design);

Extreme Dinosaurs” (a pop-up, pop-out book that will be a great learning experience and a lot of fun);

Rocks-My Life In and Out of Aerosmith” (an insider’s portrait of the rock & roll family);

Saint Odd” (the concluding tale of the Odd Thomas odyssey by Dean Koontz);

The Food You Crave-Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life” (recipes for delicious food that will make you feel great; recipes come with a complete nutritional analysis);

Man in Space-An Illustrated History from Sputnik to Columbia” and “Apollo-An Eyewitness Account” (all the important space history in two publications);

The Cat on My Shoulder-Writers and Their Cats” (dozens of writers share their thoughts and feelings about how they live and work with their cats);

Books have opening bids from $5-$7 and are on display in the library lobby. Bids can be made through noon, Saturday June 27, on cards in the Friend’s Bookstore located in the young adult section of the library.