‘Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes’ showing at Westborough Library

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Westborough – A showing of the video “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St. The video tells the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who developed leukemia from radiation caused by the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the event. A Japanese legend promises that anyone making 1,000 paper cranes will be granted their wish. In an attempt to regain her health, Sadako completed 700 paper cranes before she died and her classmates finished the thousand after her death as a call for peace in the world. Origami cranes will be available to take home or participants can make their own following the showing. The program is sponsored by Pax Christi Central Mass. For more information, call Sue at 508-366-2050.