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Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011

Cranes for Kids origami workshops

Huntington City-Township Public Library invites both children and adults to attend one of two free Cranes for Kids origami workshops at the Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.  The first origami workshop will be held today at 2 p.m. and the second workshop will be offered at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15.  Anyone of any age can attend and learn to make two origami cranes - one to keep, and one to benefit the children of Japan affected by the recent earthquake and tsunamis.  All materials and instruction will be provided and there is no cost to attend.

In Japanese culture, cranes are a powerful symbol of health and well-wishes, and it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person’s wish come true.  During the workshop, the Children’s Department will tell the true story of Sadako Sasaki and the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr.  Hiroshima-born Sadako is lively and athletic - the star of her school’s running team, until she falls gravely ill with leukemia, an after-effect of the atom bomb that fell on her city when she was only an infant.  Sadako approaches her illness the way she did her running - with irrepressible spirit.  Recalling the legend of the thousand paper cranes, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes.  This poignant story of one little girl’s courage and determination continues to inspire people around the world.

All origami cranes created to benefit the children of Japan will be sent to Cranes for Kids.  OshKosh B’Gosh was inspired to create the Cranes for Kids benefit by the legend of the thousand origami cranes, and the company has invited the public to create and submit paper cranes.  In exchange, OshKosh B’Gosh will donate up to 50,000 pieces of children’s apparel to children in Japan – one for every crane made and submitted. If you cannot attend the library workshops, but would still like to participate in the benefit, the instructions can be downloaded by visiting Photos of finished cranes may be posted to OshKosh B’Gosh’s Facebook page (, or you may contact the Library at (260) 356-2900 for more information.

Make a bowl out of old magazine pages

Huntington City-Township Public Library invites adults and teens ages 13 and up to a “Trash to Treasure” Magazine Bowl Craft workshop to be held at the Main Library at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11. Recycled art is easy to create and using recycled materials can be fun, beautiful and useful. Learn to make a bowl using nothing but glue, tape and the pages of old magazines. All materials and instruction will be provided. Registration is required by calling the library at (260) 356-0824.

Grades 1-12 invited to enter Bookmark Designing Contest

Kids in grades 1 through12 are invited to submit their designs in Huntington City-Township Public Library’s annual Bookmark Designing Contest beginning April 11 and continuing through May 14. Designs should reflect this year’s overall Summer Reading Club theme, “One World, Many Stories.”

Markers and specially cut paper are available to create the bookmarks which must be created at either the Huntington or Markle Library branch location. Winning designs will be printed and given away during the Summer Reading Club 2011, and special prizes will be given to the creators of the winning designs. All entries must be submitted to a library location by closing on May 18, and may be turned in at either the main library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; or the Markle branch, 197 East Morse Street, Markle.  For more information, call the children’s department at the main library at (260) 356-2900.