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Celebrating Pi(e)

Celebrating Pi(e)

Published: March 05, 2020

Why settle for one festive event when you can have two?!

Join us at the library to observe International Pi Day (π is the symbol that represents the circumference of a circle) in two different ways. First, we’ll celebrate the math part of the homophone (pronounced the same, different meaning), and then we’ll shift gears to focus on dessert!

On the sweet side, we’re asking attendees to bring copies of their favorite pie recipe to share with others, and on the geometry side, we’re asking participants to enjoy a variety of STEAM games with us, including putting together Makey Makeys (where we’ll link technology to everyday objects) and playing Code and Go Mouse (where we’ll learn computer coding and programming). In addition, we’ll show off our best competitive motions as we take part in hula hoop contests and much more!

International Pi Day is celebrated each year on March 14 because the series of numbers that defines pi starts with 314 (the sequence begins with 3.1415926535 8979323846…… before it reaches on to infinity). So, we’ll be following suit by hosting our celebration on Saturday, March 14 at 11 am at the Conover Branch Library. The event is recommended for children of all ages.