During the 2014 Earth Science Week, October 17th is marked as “Geologic Map Day.” A geologic map is one which shows, visually, the layout of rocks, soil, and other geologic features. Does the library have any examples of geologic maps? You bet! This list gathers some of the most popular ones, with a special focus on Oregon. If you have any questions about maps at the library, just ask a librarian!
Maps are helpful when you are planning a journey, or when you find yourself unexpectedly lost, but they can also be beautiful, charming, and information-rich. These maps are just a few librarians' favorites. Enjoy!
The 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War has got us thinking about what it might have been like to actually be there, 100 years ago. So, here's our list of WWI books about American participation in the war, and personal narratives about wartime -- with a bit of a focus on stories that have a connection to Oregon.
Portlander Ursula K. Le Guin had some wise words about writing, art, creativity, freedom, and libraries in her acceptance speech for the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters...