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The Bill Of Rights Turns 225

In December of 1771 the final version of 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States was adopted. The Bill of Rights, as the first ten amendments are known, is our most important document for balancing the rights of individual citizens and the government. The Bill of Rights has endured through many tests during those 225 […]

On Display: Object Lessons

“The Object Lessons series achieves something very close to magic: the books take ordinary—even banal—objects and animate them with a rich history of invention, political struggle, science, and popular mythology. Filled with fascinating details and conveyed in sharp, accessible prose, the books make the everyday world come to life. Be warned: once you’ve read a […]

Blasts from the Past

An interesting selection of books about volcanoes is currently on display in the Sanders Science Library. Titles include: The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, […]

Faculty Scholarship on Display

Faculty Scholarship on Display in the Duke Library Atrium The faculty scholarship and creative works that were showcased at the Faculty Scholarship Reception on February 24th, are now on display in the Blackwell Atrium of the Duke Library. We are delighted that this will provide the opportunity for more people to view the scholarly and […]

Novels for Musicians

Currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library is a selection of novels for musicians and music lovers. Titles include: The Fortress of Solitude: A Novel Half-Blood Blues: A Novel The Piano Tuner A Visit from the Goon Squad Orfeo: A Novel Station Eleven: A Novel The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto A Cathedral Singer Stabat […]

Faculty Scholarship Reception

Faculty Scholarship Reception A celebration and recognition of scholarly and creative achievements over the past two years. When: Friday, February 24, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Where: James B. Duke Library, Blackwell Atrium

Exhibit Opening: February 16

Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibition “Over Here, Over There: Greenville in the Great War,” curated by Professor Courtney Tollison and Helen Mistler ’19. WHEN:  Thursday, February 16, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30pm WHERE:  Second floor of the James B. Duke Library This exhibit surveys World War I’s (1914-1918) impact on the […]

Carnegie Libraries in South Carolina

“Carnegie Libraries in South Carolina” Exhibit Opens in Hipp Hall Gallery American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie provided $41 million in funding for nearly 1,700 American libraries. Celebrating Carnegie’s historic efforts, education professor and amateur photographer Scott Henderson presents Carnegie Libraries in South Carolina. More …

Hail to the Chief

‘Hail to the Chief’: The Official Anthem of the U.S. President A new display in the Maxwell Music Library calls attention to the history of the official anthem of the U.S. President.   “Hail to the Chief” has been played for many years to announce the arrival, or to acknowledge the presence, of the President of […]

The Last Interviews

A new display in the James B. Duke Library highlights books in The Last Interview series. Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations In these interviews—including her final interview given in October 1973, in the midst of Watergate and the Yom Kippur War—Hannah Arendt discusses politics, war, protest movements, the Eichmann trial, Jewish identity, and language […]