WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Library will begin its celebration of Pi Day at a special time Saturday morning.
The fun begins at 9:26 a.m. That's 3.1415926, or the first eight digits of Pi. Represented by the Greek letter π, the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
No math tests are on the lineup, but the family fun will include these activities:
- 9:26 a.m.: Bill Derry kicks off Pi Day with a reading and enactment of Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi.
- 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Create the Pi chain: Add a paper link representing a number within Pi. Instructions will be on hand.
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Pie will be available for sale in the café until supplies run out.
- 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Sudoku: Flex your mathematical prowess with the games provided. (Answer keys will be available.)
- 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Scavenger Hunt: Pick up the clues to the hidden Pi secrets around the library in the Children’s Library and drop off the completed sheets to the reference desk.
- 1:30 pm: Robot demonstration
- 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Create your own Albert Einstein: Make Einstein masks
- 2:30 to 3:30 pm: String a Button Bracelet in the Children’s Library
While you're at the Westport Library, the March Book Sale will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the McManus Room.
The sale will feature hardcover and trade paperback fiction, Sci-Fi, and mysteries and mass market paperbacks, as well as travel, home and garden, cooking, history, children’s books and more . It also features a remarkable collection of post-War Jazz records in great condition.
Great values are offered, with most items priced $3 and under.
Visa, Amex, and MasterCard accepted.
Pi Day events will be held throughout the Westport Library, which is at 20 Jesup Road. Call 203-291-4800 or visit the website for more information.
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