October 24 is the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), who founded the first origami group in America, and November 11 is Origami Day in Japan, where the paper crane has become a symbol of peace.
You can find more information about World Origami Days at the Origami USA website.
Our local origami group, OH! Origami Houston!, will be celebrating World Origami Days by sharing the joy of Origami with the library patrons. We will be teaching some very simple models for an hour, 3 - 4 PM, during our regularly scheduled meeting on November 5th, 2011, at the Freed- Montrose Library (4100 Montrose, Houston, Texas).
As part of the celebration, we set up an origami display, in the glass case located in the library entrance:
|Sue Ann (left), Marcela (me)(right)|