1:24 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Author, Activist To Speak On Copyright Issues

Science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow will speak at the Wichita Central Public Library Wednesday evening.

He will discuss current copyright laws, their role in an expanding Internet-based society and what he says helpful copyright laws for artists would look like.

Doctorow has written for publications including Wired, the Guardian and Publishers Weekly and is co-editor of the blog “Boing Boing.”

More information about this event is available at

1:29 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Central Library Showcases Traveling Photography Exhibit

A national photography exhibit will be on display at the Wichita Central Public Library through Saturday April 30.

The exhibit is titled “Red Desert, Green Prairie, Blue Sky” and combines three separate photography exhibits highlighting different geographic regions.

The green sunflower-dotted prairie of Kansas is among regions explored.

One of eight artists featured is panoramic photographer George Jerkovich who contrasts the rolling hills of the Dakota Sandstone region to its flat, semi-arid plains.

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1:35 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Free Admission to State Parks Saturday

There is free admission to all state parks Saturday for an open house hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

It will also be the last chance to buy off-season annual camping and vehicle permits before the prices go up April 1.

For more information about each park’s open house events, visit

1:37 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Well-known Art Historian Gives Talk

Art historian and University of Kansas professor emerita Marilyn Stokstad will give a special keynote address Thursday evening titled “Art Patronage in a Civil Society.”

The talk is part of the Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference, which takes place through Friday.

Stokstad is the author of “Art History,” an art history textbook first published in 1995 that is still in use in universities across the United States today.