Wichita's Fairmount neighborhood has a new Little Free Library, thanks to donations and efforts by Storytime Village, the Rotary Club of Wichita and the Shocker Neighborhood Coalition. The library, at the corner of 16th Street and Gentry, was dedicated and filled with books Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Speakers included Wichita City Council member Lavonta Williams and Ted Ayres, director of community engagement for WSU.
Alex Gino, author of "George," spoke and signed books at Wichita State University on Thursday. Gino's visit came after Wichita school officials decided not to provide a copy of "George" to every elementary school library, despite its placement on the William Allen White master list.
Best-selling international author John Grisham gave advice to aspiring writers during an appearance at Abode Venue on Tuesday evening, which was sponsored by Watermark Books and Cafe. ( Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle/Oct. 31, 2017)
Author Zack McDermott and his mother, Cindy Cisneros McGilvrey, a Wichita teacher, share advice for how to help a child with mental illness. McDermott's book, "Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love," will be published Sept. 26.
Kurt Brundage, a former East High School teacher, served more than 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to indecent liberties with a child in connection with sexual contact he had with a 15-year-old girl in 2010. Now he's out and has written a book
Duane West, who was the Finney County prosecutor in 1959 when the Clutter family was murdered just outside of Garden City, recalls the days before the trial and dealing with Truman Capote, author of "In Cold Blood." (Video by Fernando Salazar / The Wichita Eagle)
Mothers read the children's book "Llama Llama" to their little llamas at the Wichita Public Library Central Branch. The book's author, Anna Dewdney, recently passed away. (video by Jaime Green / September 16, 2016)
Author Dave Barry talks about his newest book "Best. State. Ever," which is about his home state Florida, during a reading and book signing event at Abode Venue on Tuesday. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
Around 2,500 people came out to get their new children's book signed by Wichita State basketball star Ron Baker, who authored his first children's book " You're Too Big to Dream Small," at Exploration Place Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
If you have any information on Lucas Hernandez or his whereabouts, the WPD asks that you call 316-383-4661. Officer Charley Davidson said the best way to help right now is to share Lucas’ missing child poster on social media.