On Monday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, geographer Cathy Cooper will give a talk on a part of the world currently dominating international news: Ukraine. Borderland or heartland? Periphery or core? Scythians, Vikings, Mongols, Cossacks, Russians, and others … the historic influences on Ukraine have been many and varied. Cooper shows how maps of different types can tell us a great deal about this ever-changing, ever-important part of our world.