Saturday, March 14 marks the Pi Day of the Century (3/14/15 = 3.1415)! Only once every 100 years does the date reflect 5 digits of that mathematical superstar pi. Pi is ancient, irrational, non-normal and transcendental…has that ever been said about you?! Calvert Library Prince Frederick is celebrating the day in grand style with pi-related activities all day long beginning at 9:26am (plus 53 seconds…just to get a few more digits of 3.141592653). There will be fun for all ages beginning with a proclamation and the unveiling of a giant pi scroll. Saturday Storytime at 10:00am will have a fun math theme and will be followed by a pi parade.
Pay close attention to those numbers marching through the library because later you will have a chance to show off your memory… But first, get your Einstein costume ready because at 11am, there will be an Einstein look-alike contest. Did you know that Einstein was born on March 14? Engineers and scientists will judge all entrants in three age categories…Little Ones (0-5), Kids (6-17) and Adults (17+). Each winner will receive a pie and a very special memento!
Throughout the day, there will be a wide variety of pi fun like pi bracelet making, Pi Minecraft, Pi in Wonderland and more. Then for the Grand Finale…the person who can write the most digits of pi from memory will wow the crowd and win a prize! Go head-to-head with other pi-experts beginning at 1:59pm. The Guinness world record was set in 2005. Do you know what the record is? Come and find out!
You do not want to miss celebrating the Pi Day of the Century with Calvert Library! For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.