Wichita will have an opportunity to celebrate the life of Maya Angelou.
At 7 p.m. Friday, the Maya Angelou Northeast Branch Library will host a celebration that includes poetry readings, dance, songs and memories from some of her local friends and colleagues who taught with her at Wichita State University.
Angelou was a frequent presence in Wichita, where she established a lifelong friendship with George and Emalyn Rogers. The library at 3051 E. 21st St. was named for her in 1996.
Rogers, a former City Council member, and Angelou met in 1968, before her best-selling book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” was published.
Angelou died on May 28 in Winston-Salem, N.C.