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Pi.pngIt’s Pi Day!

The day to celebrate pi, the mathematical constant that describes the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is finally here.

Celebrate by doing complex math equations, having pi recitation competitions with your friends to see who can remember the famously unending number out to the most decimal places (the current world record is 70,030 places) or visiting the Pi Day website.

Or you can do what most people do and take advantage of the famous number’s homophonous relationship with a certain type of dessert and go out for a slice. And while you’re out, eating pie and thinking about pi, feel free to stop into the Moline Library and pick up that book on math (or desserts) that you have been meaning to read. It’s always a good day for pi(e) at the library.

Groundhog Day!

Today is the day! The only day in February we should all be hoping for clouds (clouds mean no shadow, and no shadow means an early spring… I think… honestly, I have always been a little unclear on the whole thing). Either way, six more weeks of winter or an early spring, you can always come to the Moline Library. We’re here rain or shine, winter or spring (Mon-Sat, during normal hours of operation), and we’re here to help. Whether you want to learn about the obscure origins of odd folk holidays involving rodents and fortune-telling or you just want more information on our friend the whistlepig (aka land beaver; aka woodchuck; aka groundhog – who knew they went by so many adorable/ridiculous names?) there is a good chance we can at least point you in the right direction.

Groundhog

Hey, I can see my library from here!