Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will kick off it annual Festival of Trees and Lights cocktail party Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The display, featuring items not sold at the cocktail party, will also be open for viewing Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cocktail party will feature the sale of trees, wreaths and stockings decorated by local residents, the sale of treasure pouches with gift baskets, admission tickets, edibles, and gift certificates inside, and a silent auction. New to the silent auction this year will be autographed bookmarks by celebrities such as Kevin Bacon, Polly Bergen, Kinky Friedman, Laura Linney, Shirley McLaine, Bette Midler, Demi Moore, Sandra Day O'Connor, Michael Richards, Sissy Spacek and others.

Appetizers and hors oeuvres by local restaurants will be offered. Admission is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Admission will be free Dec. 8 at the Wykeham Road library.

For more information, call 860-868-7586 or email