Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Last Saturday we hosted a Sadako program at the library; October 25th is the anniversary of her death in 1955. Our program was presented by Ming the Magician. Ming and his wife and assistant, Barbara, came in and did a book talk and origami crane folding demonstration and class. Ming talked about the story of Sadako and why she folded paper cranes as well as the legacy she left behind. We also learned about the origin of origami and were each taught how to fold our very own paper crane.

The group we had was not huge, but for events like this, it’s nice to have a smaller crowd so that everybody gets some one on one hands on help if needed. Though the group was not very large, it was very varied, culturally and age wise, at least! I enjoyed very much watching the young and old learn together and got some great feedback about the program. Many of the attendees stayed after and chatted with Ming and Barbara about origami and

Here are some pictures of the event.


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