The Metropolitan Library System’s Library Endowment Trust was honored to bring Khaled Hosseini to Oklahoma City as the featured speaker for the 12th Annual Literary Voices™ dinner. The Kite Runner was on the best-seller list for over 240 weeks, but beyond his success as a writer, Hosseini has been named a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the Khaled Hosseini Foundation has provided aid to countless women, children and homeless refugees in his native Afghanistan.. 

The fundraising event was held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club at 7:00 p.m. Chair and co-chair for the event were Elaine Levy and Cindi Shelby.

The dinner benefits the Library Endowment Trust, which helps to support the Metropolitan Library System by providing additional funding for programs, materials, and services. This year's event also included the presentation of the 2014 Lee B. Brawner Lifetime Achievement Award to Mrs. Rita Gunter Dearmon for her outstanding work on behalf of libraries and literacy in our community.


Thanks to the help and support from our 2014 Sponsors:



Ann S. Alspaugh • Bank of Oklahoma  • Clements Foods Foundation  • Frates Insurance/Steven Payne  • Mrs. Henry Freede  • Love's Travel Stops

BancFirst  •  Christy and Jim Everest  •  Ann Felton and Bob Gilliland  •  Great Plains Coca Cola  •  Sarah and Dan Hogan  •  Elaine and Harrison Levy  •  Beth and Jim Tolbert