Another Opportunity to make 1000 Paper Cranes for Japan
Last month, Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth hosted an event in support of “A Thousand Peace Cranes for Japan,” a project to send wishes for healing to the Japanese people. On Saturday, Nov. 19, from 11am-1pm, the community is again invited to the library to help make and string paper cranes as the project nears its goal of a thousand pieces. People who are unable to attend on Saturday are welcome to make cranes and drop them at the library anytime during the next week, and they will be added to the group.
The Peace Crane Project aims to make and send one thousand origami paper cranes to the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Museum in time for the one-year anniversary of the March earthquake and tsunami. The cranes are strung together in loops and will hang in the children’s peace garden area of the museum. The idea is based on an ancient Japanese legend which promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami paper cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life, healing, or recovery from injury and illness.
Children and adults of all ages are invited to come and learn how to make origami cranes and help string them together. All materials will be provided. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amy at Cook Memorial Library, 323-8510.