It's π Day!

Oh, that magical number! π (Pi) is the golden ratio (the ratio of a circumference of a circle to its diameter), a “transcendental number” (its numbers continue without pattern), which has been calculated out to ten trillion digits beyond its decimal point. Pi Day takes place on March 14 every year, which also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday. Whether your idea of a fun Pi Day involves virtually traveling back to the 16th century to study up on the history of the wondrous number itself, or if you just want to use it as an excuse to eat or make pie (lots of pie!) we will not judge you. Here is a smattering of ideas at DPL to help you have a delicious and educational Pie Day. Can’t make it out to an event? No problem! Here’s a list of Pi-related movies, and tons of other materials available from your library.

Pi Day
Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. @ Central, Children’s Library
We’ll be celebrating Pi Day with crafts and activities involving round things. Enjoy circle art, sorting, throwing and more.

Pi Day: with Long i Pie
Tuesday, March 14, 4 p.m. @ Ford-Warren
Celebrate Pi Day by learning the formula for making a mini pie and the history of pie with The Long i Pie Shop.

3.14 Pi π Day
Tuesday, March 14, 4-5:30 p.m. @ Montbello
Celebrate math’s most famous number: Pi. Also known as the Greek letter π and 3.14 … (and it goes on for over one trillion digits after the decimal point!). To commemorate this great day, we will—of course—make pie! Learn to measure, work with fractions and conversions. It will be mathematically delicious! No registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Ages 8-19.

Pi Day Recipe Exchange
Tuesday, March 14, 6-7 p.m. @ Ross-Cherry Creek
Bring your favorite pie recipe to share, sweet or savory.

Written by Jennifer D on March 8, 2017