The library hosts a number of annual events, many of which are key fundraisers. In addition, book discussions, special lectures, weekly storytimes and arts and crafts workshops are held throughout the year.
Click here for our Event’s Calendar. 

Library Luminaries

Library Luminaries scheduled for June 6 has been postponed.

Even Abigail and Frederick Gunn would agree this is in everyone’s best interest.

We look forward to being able to come together soon, in a healthy and renewed environment, to celebrate the accomplishments of many.

Please enjoy photos from last year’s event!

Our Fall Fundraiser

Annually held on Columbus Day Weekend

Everyone enjoyed a special evening 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! Enjoy pictures from Booked 2019.


The Festival of Trees

Gunn Memorial’s annual Festival of Trees cocktail party takes place in the historic Wykeham Room on the first Friday in December from 5 to 7 pm. The event features creatively-decorated holiday trees, wreaths, and stockings available for purchase.  Guests peruse the festive hall while sampling wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by local restaurants. The Library’s tree is always decked with Treasure Pouches, each containing a slip of paper bestowing a mystery gift.  Attendees purchase a pouch and claim an item or service that had been donated by a local business including gift baskets, theater tickets, edibles, gift certificates and more.



  • In our Stairwell Gallery, artists of local and international fame share their work. Gunn Memorial benefits from a percentage of all sales. Exhibits rotate every six weeks.
  • The Children’s Holiday Sale is a popular Junior Library event which 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 or unused toiletries to make the event a success. A great way to put aside items for the sale is to designate a box (in the attic or basement) and deposit those little gifts or items you receive throughout the year that you know you won’t really use. For instance, you might set aside a box of soaps, a necktie that’s out of favor, candles, a knickknack with no knack for your taste, a scarf that missed the mark, a redundant kitchen gadget — you get the idea. Then just bring them to the Junior Library the first week of December. Thank you!