Celebrate Pi Day!

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March 14th, better known as Pi Day, is a holiday to celebrate math!

“Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.”

Libraries of all types celebrate this holiday. And if anyone wants to celebrate by bringing pie to CMLE HQ, we support that! Check out some of the strategies libraries use to celebrate:

  • Plan a Pi Day Party for March 14 Teachers in many classrooms celebrate Pi Day this month. Pi — the number 3.14… gets its own special day on 3/14, or March 14. EdWorld editors have gathered a collection of links to ideas and activities that will help you plan a Pi Day celebration for your classroom or school.
  • Pi Day  By Tammy Mulhearn, Head of Youth Services, Livingston (La.) Parish Library “Celebrate Einstein’s birthday and the most awesome Pi Day ever! Enjoy a puppet show, games and check out a book in order to “pi” a librarian.”
  • Westport Library Celebrate Pi Day activities
  • Sink Your Teeth into These Very Special Pi Day Activities It’s that time of the year again … time to think about celebrating Pi Day! March 14 – (3/14) – has become an unofficial holiday dedicated to the rather unique irrational number that can be calculated to over a trillion digits beyond its decimal point.A lot can be said about Pi Day, but did you know this year’s Pi Day is especially exclusive? On 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m., the calendar date and time will match up numerically with the first 10 digits of Pi.
  • Pi Day Contest in the Library Public · Talk· Hosted by Sacramento City College Library
  • 7th Annual Pi Day Pie Baking Contest  Come to the library bearing gifts of PIE! March 14th is Pi Day (3.14) and in celebration of this mathematical day, we will be holding a Pie Baking Contest. This is our 7th Annual contest! Bring in a pie that you’ve made and we’ll have an “expert” panel of guest judges pick the best one. Apple, blueberry, or bacon; all pie varieties are welcome! The winner will get bragging rights and a special pi(e) prize. This contest is open to All Ages. Please Register if you want to bake a pie as there are a limited number of spots available! Audience members can purchase slices of pie for $2 each.”
  • Caldwell University “There will be pizza, prizes and a lecture by our Math faculty!”
  • Pinterest: Celebrate Pi Day  Albert Einstein was born on March 14, or 3.14 — the numeric equivalent of Pi! Einstein lived in Princeton, NJ for 20+ years, so on Pi Day we celebrate his birthday & all the genius residents of our Ivy League town with a ton of events: Pi Recitations, Genius tours,Pie Throwing, Pi Pricing from local merchants and much more. Full details can be found at: http://www.pidayprinceton.com/ This reading/viewing/activity list will help you prepare for this annual event. All books are available at PPL!