Across the street from the Metropolitan shopping complex east of Uptown is the Asian Library. Never heard of it? You're not alone.
"It is like a hidden treasure for Charlotte. Lots of people -- they walk in, they say, 'What is this place?'" -- XiaoSong Hè
Since 1985, it's grown into one of the largest private Asian libraries in the United States. It has more than 132,000 books in Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese.