Pi isn’t that delicious dessert often filled with fruit, chocolate, or nuts, but we think it’s just as great. Pi is the mathematical ratio of a circle’s circumference in relation to its diameter, and is often represented with either the Greek letter “π” or its full name “Pi”. While pi’s decimal point never ends, it’s often represented by a rounded decimal number, 3.14159. Every year, math and science lovers around the world celebrate Pi on March 14th, or 3/14 — pi to two decimal places. But this year takes it to the next two decimal points, making Pi Day 3/14/15 — the only time this century! To celebrate, the Huntington Library and Markle Branch will host themed celebratory parties for families of all ages!
The Huntington Library Pi Day Celebration takes place from 1-4pm on Saturday, March 14th at the Main Library. It will feature a pie judging contest open to participants of all ages, Pin the Mustache on Einstein (because it’s his birthday, too), math and science trivia, molecular paper crafts and more. Circles will be the theme of the event, with pie, pizza, and other circular snacks available. The Markle Branch celebration will take place from 9am-noon on the same day, with Pin the Mustache on Einstein, math and science trivia, molecular paper crafts and circle-themed snacks. All activities are open for all ages, so both parties are family events. If you wish to enter the pie judging contest, please call the Reference Desk at 260-356-0824 to register.