The 22nd annual Library Luminaries event to raise funds for the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will be held May 20.

This year, eight simultaneous dinner parties will be held, all hosted by area residents in their homes, and each highlighting a notable “luminary.”

A pre-dinner cocktail party will be offered at the library on Wykeham Road from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

It is included in the cost of a dinner and open for a contribution of $75 to those who may not be attending dinners.

Some dinner seats are still available.

The library raises the greater part of its operating budget through individual philanthropy and annual events like Library Luminaries.

Guests will choose from among the eight dinners when submitting their RSVPs.

With donations ranging from $175 per person and up, in the case of a sell-out, placements are determined by a supporter’s contribution level, as well as their date of reply.

This year’s luminaries and hosts include Marianne Boesky, art dealer and New York City gallery owner, hosted by Erika Klauer and Collin De Rham; rtists Emily Buchanan and Brendan O'Connell, hosted by Elliott Davis; Clyde Haberman, journalist and longtime columnist and correspondent for The New York Times, hosted by Judy Jackson and Bruce Haims; Mary Lee Kennedy, previous chief library officer at the New York Public Library, senior associate provost at Harvard and director of Knowledge Networks at Microsoft Corporation, hosted by Mary Graham Davis; Robert Linn, New York City’s Commissioner of Labor Relations, hosted by Karen and Henry Glanternik; Patrick Moxey, president and founder of Ultra Music and president for electronic music for Sony Music Entertainment Worldwide, hosted by Kate Karet and Jeff Levick; Jonathan Tepperman, editor of Foreign Affairs, hosted by Nicole Alger and Zachary Karabell; and Jeffrey Toobin, lawyer, author, and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker, hosted by Susan McCone and Robert Wessely.

For information on how to participate, visit www.GunnLibrary.org or call 860-868-7586.