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Silent Auction

Friends of the Library - Silent Auction

The silent auction opens on January 20, 2016 and closes on or about March 4, 2016.  A description of the silent auction books follows.  To view the books or place a bid, please visit our display in the lobby of the Main Library.  All proceeds go directly to purchase new materials for the library.


South by Southeast
Minimum Bid $9
Ray Ellis and Walter Conkrite
Notes by newsman Walter Cronkite and beautiful water colors by Ray Ellis illustrate a sailing trip from Chesapeake Bay to Key West.

Wildlife of North America
Minimum Bid $9       
Thomas A. Lewis
Contains more than 100 spectacular pictures of wildlife taken by great wildlife photographers. 

Citizen Kane
Lynne Piado
Minimum Bid $6
A story about the making of what is considered to be one of the best movies to come out of Hollywood.  75 still photographs.     

The Complete Novels
Minimum Bid $7
Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey.  Illustrated by Hugh Thompson, the well-known illustrator of Austen's time.

War in the Air: The World War Two Aviation Paintings of Mark Poslethwaite
Text by Chris Goss
Minimum Bid $9
50 of the world-famous aviation painter's work. Text includes historical backgrounds for each painting.

Memoirs of a Geisha
Minimum Bid $6
Peggy Mulloy
A behind the scenes look at how the film was made.  127 color photos.

Maxfield Parrish
Minimum Bid $7
Coy Ludwig
Art from one of the most well-known painters and illustrators of the early 20th century.  100 black and white and 64 full-page color photos.

The Smithsonian Book of North American Indians Before the Coming of the Europeans
Minimum Bid $8
Phillip Kooper
Beautifully illustrated with color photos and drawings.

La Cuisine, La Cucina
Minimum Bid $8
Classic recipes from France and Italy.  2 volumes. Boxed.

The Story of Painting
Sister Wendy Beckett
Minimum Bid $9
Of the book's pictures of more than 450 masterpieces, Sister Wendy (often seen on PBS) analyzes more than 30 paintings in depth.


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