The Cary Memorial Library will host its traditional silent auction in August, with the opening reception set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the newly renovated Williams House, 17 Old Winthrop Road in Wayne. Bids will close at noon Saturday, Aug. 11, according to a news release from the library.

The auction is well known for its display of vintage treasures from the camps and cottages of Wayne, as well as many hand-crafted and distinct offerings. There will be a Sunfish Sailboat with restored hull and fairly new sails (with bag), and Red Sox tickets for Sept. 12 will again be offered.

Glassware, pottery, jewelry, framed art, furniture and needlework will be on display. Children’s items include collectible dolls and hand-made doll outfits. Harry Potter wands will be back, while they last.

This year’s featured hand-made children’s book, written by Pat Rochkind, will introduces readers to frogs, Felix and Flo, handcrafted by Jo Moore. The whimsical story relates the adventures of two polliwogs as they develop first into tadpoles, and then frogs, as they search for their new home. Rochkind and Moore’s original stories and stuffed animals have been a popular auction mainstay and make great gifts for the children and grandchildren.

“The Cary Library’s annual auction is a great way to catch up with neighbors and friends, support the library, and go home with some treasures,” said Janet Adelberg, director of the Cary Memorial Library, in the release. “Our volunteers and village residents love this annual Wayne event,” she said. “It attracts visitors from near and far.”

Those who plan to attend the Lobster Roll Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Bake & Book Sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, can stop in at the library’s Williams House and check on auction items. For questions, phone the library at 685-3612. More details and auction hours will be posted at cary-memorial.lib.me.us.

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