A benefit for the Des Moines Public Library Foundation. An evening to celebrate the Des Moines Public Library's 150th Anniversary. The venue is the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA. Black Tie Optional. Program will include the 2016 Iowa Author Award for Patricia T. O'Connor, a pause for poetry with Jim Autry, and special recognition for former Director of the DMPL, Elaine Estes. Meredith Corp. will also be honored with the 2016 Friend of Literacy Award. Tickets $200. The host for the evening is Kim Walker.