Wichita Public Library http://kmuw.org en Why Does Wichita Need A New Downtown Library? http://kmuw.org/post/why-does-wichita-need-new-downtown-library <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The changing role of libraries is evident across the country. With e-books and other emerging technologies, libraries continue to adapt to meet the needs of their patrons.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A master plan to build a new central library in downtown Wichita has been in the works for the last seven years. Funding for the $29 million facility is now up in the air with the Wichita City Council directing the library to seek out more private funds.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:17:51 +0000 Carla Eckels 22312 at http://kmuw.org Why Does Wichita Need A New Downtown Library? Art: How A Vacant Window Became An Edgy Art Gallery http://kmuw.org/post/art-how-vacant-window-became-edgy-art-gallery <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A wonderful new collaboration has received the support from the prestigious John S and James L Knight Foundation. </span><a href="http://www.activate-wichita.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Activate Wichita, a website that serves as a virtual town hall</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, has partnered with the Wichita Public Library to commission temporary art installations in vacant downtown windows.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:27:44 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 19469 at http://kmuw.org Art: How A Vacant Window Became An Edgy Art Gallery Author, Activist To Speak On Copyright Issues http://kmuw.org/post/author-activist-speak-copyright-issues <p>Science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow will speak at the Wichita Central Public Library Wednesday evening.</p><p>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.</p><p>Doctorow has written for publications including Wired, the Guardian and Publishers Weekly and is co-editor of the blog &ldquo;Boing Boing.&rdquo;</p><p>More information about this event is available at <a href="http://www.kmuw.org/" style="color: rgb(0, 145, 158);">kmuw.org</a>.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:24:49 +0000 600 at http://kmuw.org Central Library Showcases Traveling Photography Exhibit http://kmuw.org/post/central-library-showcases-traveling-photography-exhibit <p>A national photography exhibit will be on display at the Wichita Central Public Library through Saturday April 30.</p><p>The exhibit is titled &ldquo;Red Desert, Green Prairie, Blue Sky&rdquo; and combines three separate photography exhibits highlighting different geographic regions.</p><p>The green sunflower-dotted prairie of Kansas is among regions explored.</p><p>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.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:29:36 +0000 602 at http://kmuw.org