Starting on November 19th (and continuing through January 1, 2008), the American Museum of Natural History will display its Origami Holiday Tree in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. This annual tradition is always worth the trip, and this year’s display promises to be especially wonderful representations of “Fantastic Creatures: Mythic and Real.” So, for example, you will see both a unicorn (mythic) and a narwhal, the unicorn of the sea (real) hanging on the tree. Also planned are opportunities to learn the art of origami, as volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors this paper folding craft.
NYPL also can help you to learn about origami. A simple subject search in the Library Catalog using the term origami will turn up dozens of titles, many of which are held in the General Research Division. And if you want to learn this craft at home, you can check out and take home one of the hundreds of books and videos on origami held at NYPL’s branches, all quickly found by searching for the same subject term, origami. Happy folding!