The Madelyn Helling Library is hosting a silent auction series of rare and collectible books and materials made available to the Library through the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries. The items can be viewed and bid upon at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City, California. Bids must be made in person.
The materials are from donations received by the Friends of the Library and put on display in the Madelyn Helling Library for a specific period of time. The materials are awarded to the highest bidder at Library closing time on the last bidding day; winners need not be present to win, and are notified the following day.
Below is a listing of previous silent auction awards:
Thirteenth: "The Road to Xanadu: A Study in the Ways of the Imagination" by John Livingston Lowes (5/2 - 5/13/2013)
Twelfth: "The Essaei Document: Secrets of an Eternal Race" by Gene Savoy (4/12/2013 - 4/25/2013)
Eleventh: "Manners for Moderns" published 1938 (3/21/2013 - 4/4/2013)
Tenth: "Bird Children: The Little Playmates of the Flower Children" by Elizabeth Gordon (11/15/2012 - 11/29/2012)
Ninth: "The Illustrious Life of William McKinley: Martyred President" by Murat Halstead (10/25/2012 - 11/8/2012)
Eighth: "King Arthur and His Knights" compiled by Maude L. Radford (10/4/2012 - 10/18/2012)
Seventh: "The Little Leather Library" by various authors (9/6/2012 - 9/20/2012)
Sixth: "Pigeon Heroes: Birds of War and Messengers of Peace" by Marion Cothren (8/16/2012 - 8/30/2012)
Fifth: "A Child's History of England" by Charles Dickens (7/26/2012 - 8/9/2012)
Fourth: "Floir et Blanceflor: Poems du XIII Siecle" published in France, 1856 (7/5/2012 - 7/19/2012)
Third: "The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey (6/13/2012 - 6/27/2012)
Second: "The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa" translated by Garma Chang (original works by Jetsen Milarepa (5/24/2012-6/7/2012)
First: "Poetic Works" by Milton (5/2/2012 - 5/16/2012)