Come visit three new exhibitions at Bartle and Science Libraries!
Using maps, books and artifacts from Local History collections, Special Collections takes the visitor on a journey around the Southern Tier. Highlighted are manufacturing, industry and cultural landmarks.
You Are Here will be on display throughout the Spring 2014 semester and is located in Special Collections on the second floor of the Glenn Bartle Library. Special Collections is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Many of us were introduced to maps from the books we read as children. Fantasy worlds, Milne’s Winnie the Pooh or Tolkien’s Hobbit, visually chronicle protagonists’ adventures through detailed maps of expansive mountain ranges, over oceans, or just of the backyard. Maps are not exclusive to children’s books, fantasy, or science fiction novels, however. Many modern novels, such as Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, include maps that are either based loosely on Earth’s cartography, or that resemble a town or land which the novel parallels. These maps serve not only as guides, as a conventional map would serve, but as an additional narrative element that gives us a deeper breadth and depth of understanding. A character’s inward journey is shaped by their physical one, and vice-versa.
The Spring 2014 exhibit Fantastic Voyages: Maps and Cartography in Fiction will be on view in the second floor of Bartle Library beginning in February 2014.
Come visit the Science Library and view “Mapping the Stars.” This exhibit features a comparison of sky atlas images through the ages, old and modern methods of stellar and solar system cartography, current exploration of Mars and the Moon, and maps you can use to discover the features of the night sky for yourself.
This exhibit will be on display during the Spring 2014 semester at the Science Library.