Students had to guess the theme of several types of maps.

Boulder Middle School Students Explore the Map Library

March 13, 2017

Students from sixth, seventh and eighth grade at Platt CHOICE Middle School in Boulder visited the Map Library on Friday, March 2, to learn how university students use library resources and to enhance their geography curriculum. Students rotated through four stations with themes addressing geography and map-reading concepts. The students...

snow & Ski Maps: Celebrating Winter in the Colorado Rockies. Earth Sciences & Map Library January 30th-April 28th

Exhibit -- Snow and Ski Maps: Celebrating Winter in the Colorado Rockies

Feb. 6, 2017

For many, winter in Colorado means one thing – skiing. Whether traveling to the resort towns of Vail or Aspen or sticking closer to home at Eldora, skiing in Colorado is a way of life. Not only a major tourist draw and economic boon to the many mountain towns with...

The Edges of the Earth in Herodotus’ Histories

The Edges of the Earth in Herodotus’ Histories

May 2, 2016

Join CU-Boulder Associate Professor of Classics John Gibert Monday May 9 th at 5:30 p.m. for “The Edges of the Earth in Herodotus’ Histories”. The talk, held in the Denver Public Library, will survey tales of people and creatures living at the edges of the world as known to the...

Mirage and Myth

Exhibit – Mirage and Myth: Distorting Our Perceptions Through Maps

May 2, 2016

The University Libraries are pleased to present an eclectic mix of its maps exploring the idea of myth . Maps range from depictions of sea creatures, fantastical animals and “exotic” peoples in far-away lands, to propaganda maps with deliberate distortions and explorer’s maps with honest mistakes. Ranging from medieval to...

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