When can you celebrate math by eating a tasty dessert? On Pi Day, of course! Saturday is March 14, or 3/14, the first digits of the mathematical constant Pi. Learn more about Pi Day and see how the library can help you celebrate!
The earliest known official celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium. Pi Day was recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009. Numerous websites offer suggestions for celebrating Pi Day, including this one from a book lover on PiDay.org:
"I celebrated by going through the books in my library –
THREE Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
POINT Blank by Catherine Coulter
ONE Second After by William R. Forstchen
The FOUR Loves by C.S. Lewis"
The Chandler Library has some more book suggestions:
You can also brush up on your math skills - or your cooking skills - with free classes from Gale Courses. Create an account with your library card number and register for an upcoming class. More information here.