Peace Day Commemoration / Sadako and the Thousand Cranes

photo of folded cranes along with picture of the book Sadako by Eleanor Coerr with illustrations by Ed Young
photo of Children's Peace Monument with statue of Sadako Sasaki at the top
photo Sadako Statue/Crane Bell by Matt Watts is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
photo of a green, yellow, pink, and white crane

Join us for a Peace Day Commemoration on the lawn of North Branch Library. Listen to beautiful koto music by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, learn how to fold an origami crane, and hear about the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima, but died years later from the effects of the atomic bomb. She was made famous for folding 1,000 origami cranes in the hopes that her wish to survive would be granted. 

Ages 8 and up and families are welcome. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

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