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Library celebrates pi with pie

Published: Monday, March 11, 2013 12:04 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:11 a.m. CDT

On Thursday, the Sycamore Public Library will celebrate Pi Day, honoring both the enigmatic number pi (3.14159...) and the birthday of Albert Einstein (born in 1879).

Members of the public will sample homemade pies and vote for their favorites to win the Tastiest Pie Award. The tasting will run from 5 p.m. until the pie runs out. Voting ends at 5:45 p.m. Pies must be dropped off at the library by 9 p.m. Wednesday with a recipe card or list of ingredients.

A pie eating contest will begin at 4 p.m., with pies donated by the Parkway Restaurant. Contestants must register in advance at the children’s department desk.
And for those who resemble a certain famed physicist, the Albert Einstein lookalike contest runs from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 4 p.m. Thursday. Stop by the children’s department desk to have your photo taken in your best Einstein costume; a winner will be selected from the photos.
For more information, visit the library, call 815-895-2500, ext. 26, or visit

“Producing an Updated History of DeKalb County,” with presenters Barry Schrader and Terry Martin, will be the topic of the next Brown Bag Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Musueum, 622 Park Ave., Genoa.

A slideshow will be presented on the making of the new book, “Acres of Change.” This book covers DeKalb County history from 1963 to 2012. Martin is the chairman of the DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society history book committee and is a retired Kishwaukee College faculty member who was part of the original faculty. Schrader is one of the chapter co-authors. He is a 1958 graduate of Genoa-Kingston High School and once own the Genoa Republican weekly.

The book will be published in time for the Sandwich Fair, but pre-orders at a discounted rate are being offered through March 15.

Members and friends of the KVHS are welcome to attend at no cost. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

For more information, call 815-784-5559.

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