Events

The library hosts several annual key fundraising events.
Information about each event can be found below.

In addition, programs such as book discussions, special lectures, weekly storytimes, and arts & crafts workshops are held throughout the year.
Click here for our Program Calendar. 

Always festive, always fun, pictures of previous years are shown here.

 

Library Luminaries

Held in the spring, Library Luminaries features dinner parties in private homes with guests of note. Dinners follow a cocktail party at the library. If you are interested in learning more about this event, contact jchapin@biblio.org or gunndevelopment@biblio.org.

Fall Fundraiser

Historically held on Columbus Day Weekend, a good time is had by all at Bryan Memorial Town Hall with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, silent auction and more- all in support of an institution that stands at the center of our community!

Festival of Trees

Our annual Festival of Trees cocktail party takes place in the historic Wykeham Room, planned for the first Friday in December from 5 to 7 pm. While sipping wine and sampling hors d’ oeuvres provided by local restaurants, guests can bid on auction items, purchase a pouch ticket for a surprise gift donated by generous local businesses, or buy a decorated tree, wreath, or special item made and donated by our patrons and local residents.

Our Stairwell Gallery features works by artists of local and international fame. Gunn Memorial benefits from a percentage of all sales. Exhibits rotate every six weeks. If you are interested in mounting an exhibit please contact jchapin@biblio.org 

The Children’s Holiday Sale is a popular Junior Library event which generally takes place the second week of December. This sale gives children an opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for family members at very reasonable prices. Patrons are asked for donations of small gift items, accessories, housewares and more to make the event a success. Consider designating a box where you can deposit those little gifts or items you receive throughout the year that you know you won’t really use- a box of soaps, a necktie that’s out of favor, candles, a redundant kitchen gadget — you get the idea. Then just bring them to the Junior Library after Thanksgiving. Thank you!