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Colorado's Ghost Glaciers

Landscape from RMNP with and without ice age glaciers. From NPS.

This weekend I hiked up to Arapahoe Glacier in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area. It's the largest glacier in Colorado, and definitely an impressive sight--a field of ice covering nearly 40 acres, nestled among towering crags at 12,700 feet. But by glacial standards, Arapahoe Glacier is a pipsqueak. It's tiny compared to great valley glaciers like the one in the second photo, which is in Alaska.

Some Interesting Reading in U.S. Government Docs, really?

Recently, I stumbled across a photo of shrunken heads in a book for librarians about The Serial Set, (or the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, a broad reaching collection of House and Senate reports, documents from committees, agencies and much more) when thoughts of an old horror movie I had watched as a kid involving shrunken heads came to mind.

It was called the Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake.

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

African Methodist Episocpal (AME) Shield

In his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, President Obama focused much on the life of Reverend Pinckney and on God's grace - even breaking out into song with the first verse of "Amazing Grace."

In describing his life, Obama said:

Public Benefit Corporations: A Business Model Hybrid

Last year in Reference Services, we helped nearly 500 metro area entrepreneurs find demographic and industry information through our Bizboost service, and also met with almost 100 nonprofit professionals needing information on funding sources.

Nothing Says Summer Like the Extended Essay

Summertime! High school students turn their attentions to hanging out at the pool, snagging tickets to the area's best concerts, and making money with a summer job.

And then there is a group of International Baccalaureate (IB) students who are using the summer months to begin a research journey known as the "Extended Essay."

Plaza Voices: LGBT Immigrants

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As of 2013, there were an estimated 267,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., in addition to approximately 637,000 documented LGBT immigrants, according to a report from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Don't be scared - try this quiz!

Mission Impossible

Here's a puzzle to work on.  What do these seemingly random people, places, and things have in common?  What's one thing that ties all of these together?  

The Mission : Impossible films are based on a TV series of the same name and star Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt.  Production companies have included Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, TC Productions, and Bad Robot Productions.

Plaza Voices: Updates on DACA, DAPA, and Colorado License Law

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After the recent ruling from a federal appeals court denying the Obama administration's request to lift the hold on DAPA and expanded DACA, many in the community will be wondering what, if anything, they can be doing to prepare to apply for these programs. (Peo

Literature Expert? Test Yourself with this Quiz

Photo Credit: Brittany Stevens on Flickr

Love Literature? Put that knowledge to test with this quiz.

1. Which famous author/playwright in the 1800s made his name first known as a Professor of Aesthetics?

• Charles Dickens
• Oscar Wilde
• Washington Irving
• Walt Whitman

Check your answer in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Pablo Picasso in the Reference Room

"The Zervos" v.33

The recent Christie auction sale of Pablo Picasso’s 1955 painting “Les Femmes d’Alger” for $179.4 million reminded me of the Picasso treasure housed in the Reference Room at the Central Library:

Pablo Picasso by Christian Zervos in 33 volumes.

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