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Is your FU upside down?

The Chinese character 福, fu (pronounced “foo”), means ‘good fortune.’ A popular custom during Chinese New Year is to hang the character upside down as a play on words. The word for “upside down” is a homophone of “to arrive” in nearly all forms of Chinese. This pun means that good fortune is arriving! One of the […]

Labor Day Hours

In observance of Labor Day, the James B. Duke Library will be operating on an adjusted schedule: Sep 2 Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm Sep 3 Mon 10:00am – 1:00am Learn more about the history of Labor Day by visiting the United States Department of Labor website. Did you know that more than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still […]