(Fargo, ND) -- Children are invited to learn about origami and traditional Japanese culture when the Fargo Public Library hosts two online video presentations by award-winning magician and storyteller Yasu Ishida as part of the library’s Summer Reading Challenge event series. No registration is required to view Ishida’s presentations; however, they will only be available for viewing Monday, June 28th – Saturday, July 3rd, on the Library’s website.
Ishida’s “Magical Journey: Storytelling with Origami Animals” show incorporates Japanese folktales with origami and magic. Stories will come together in visual ways. Origami paper will be available for kids to pick up at the Children’s desk at the Main Library, and the Circulation desks at the Northport and Dr. James Carlson Library branches beginning June 28th, while supplies last. This online event is most appropriate for families with children ages 6 to 12. No pre-registration is required. A link will be available on the library’s website.
Teens are invited to view Ishida’s “Origami in Motion!” event to learn how he incorporates the paper folding art of origami into his stories. Participants will learn how to make amusing action origami which animates to fly, flip, jump and snap. This hands-on workshop focuses on folding three to four action origami designs, such as a traditional flapping bird, a jumping frog and even a wiggling dinosaur. Origami paper will be available for teens to pick up at the Children’s desk at the Main Library, and the Circulation desks at the Northport and Dr. James Carlson Library branches beginning June 28th, while supplies last. No pre-registration is required. A link will be available on the library’s website.
For more information about these events or other activities for kids and teens, contact the Children’s Services Department at (701) 241-1495 or the Teen Librarian at (701) 476-5978.