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Canton Public Library Plans Special Pi Day Celebration

Reference librarian Beth Van Ness made these special necklaces for the Pi-Ku winners.

Reference librarian Beth Van Ness made these special necklaces for the Pi-Ku winners.

Whether you’re excited about 3/14/15 or simply love pie, the Canton Public Library has the celebration for you.

Pi Day is a celebration of the date that approximates Pi, (Greek letter “π”), “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,” according to piday.org.

The library is hosting numerous special events Saturday, including a Special Coffee And . . .  — with pie of course — a Pi-Ku contest, scavenger hunts for kids, a community art project and more.

“Everyone should celebrate Pi Day with both Pi and Pie,” said reference librarian Beth Van Ness.

A Pi display at Canton Public Library.  Photo by John Fitts

A Pi display at Canton Public Library.
Photo by John Fitts

Activities will take place throughout the day, with pie, some homemade, and coffee available from 10 a.m. to noon a special Pi-Day Shawl presentation from director Sarah McCusker at the Knitting and Handiwork Meeting at 3 p.m. and other activities throughout the day.

Visitors will also have until approximately 4 p.m. to enter a Pi-Ku contest. First-place winners in a variety of categories will take home pi (or pie) medals and Barnes and Noble Gift Cards.

Participants are encouraged to bring items for the Canton Food Bank. Donations should average 3.1415 items per resident.

No registration is necessary for the activities. Simply come to the library at 40 Dyer Ave.

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