MANCHESTER — March 14, or 3.14 in the Math World, is the day of Pi. Manchester Community Library intended to celebrate Pi Day on Tuesday by hosting an all day pie sale to raise money for Project Against Violent Encounters, but moved the event to today because of Monday and Tuesday's nor'easter.
"We rescheduled pi day for today and are marketing it as '3.15 is the new 3.14.' We won't have any Pi activities, but we'll have tons of pie to sell to raise money and support for PAVE," said Kira Mait, marketing communications specialist for the library.
Pies to be sampled include: salted maple pie, chocolate pudding pie, apricot frangipane tart, maple sugar pie, almond and strawberry jam tart, pecan pie and strawberry creme pie.
“We are very excited to be partnering with the library for Pi Day," says Michael Dreiblatt, assistant director of PAVE. "One of my favorite quotes about Pi Day is 'Love is not a pie; hand out your eight slices, and you are done. It is like pi; irrational and never-ending.'”
“Tying Pi Day to a bake sale seems like an obvious connection. Slices are priced at — you guessed it — $3.14. And the library is eager to help raise money for PAVE, an organization that seeks to assist those who are trying to extricate themselves from difficult domestic situations," said Paige Vignola, assistant director for education and community engagement at the library.
PAVE's mission is to end domestic and sexual violence and to provide supportive and educational services to individuals, families and the community. Starting as a graduate student project in 1980, PAVE has grown from a crisis hotline to an agency providing a variety of services that focus on their mission to promote healthy nonviolent relationships and empower domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
The library is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing opportunities and resources for personal enrichment and growth. For current hours and programs, visit mclvt.org or call 802-362-2607.