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Interested in participating in Pi(e) Day 2024? Wondering what it is? Curious how to find a recipe? We've got you covered (whether you're making a double crust pie or not)!

Welcome to Pi(e) Day 2024!

Back to Basics: Fruit Pies (canned, fresh, frozen, or dried!)

  Image: https://www.folger.edu/blogs/shakespeare-and-beyond/recipe-17th-century-potato-pie-marrow-dates/   Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pies_(26129988802).jpg

Pi(e) Day 2024: Back to Basics

Who: YOU!

What: Just what is Pi(e) Day? It's a day that we encourage archivists, librarians, and cultural heritage colleagues to find, bake, and share a historic pie recipe. This year, our theme is Back to Basics: Fruit Pies (canned, fresh, frozen, or dried!). Share your progress on social media and join us for an informal share and chat on Zoom.

Where: Wherever you are and online!

When: Thursday, March 14, 2024 (all day online and from 3-4p EST we'll have a pie discussion on Zoom)

Keeping Up with the News

If you'd like to keep up with the Pi(e) Day news, you can let us know about your interest. We sent an email out recently and have included it below. We'll also be cross-posting information to the Food Collections listserv.

We'll be celebrating Pi(e) Day on March 14th, 2024 with The Great Library Pie Bake-Off (#GLPBO2024). Together, library colleagues & culinary historians from across the world will bake historical recipes from their collections and share the results, successes, and spectacular failures. This year's them is "Back to Basics: Fruit Pies (canned, fresh, frozen, or dried!)"

Along with this year's other planning collaborators (Juli McLoone, University of Michigan Special Collections; Kira Dietz, Virginia Tech Special Collections & University Archives; Emily Wahl, Folger Shakespeare Library), we're making our list of potential participants for 2024's virtual baking extravaganza.

If you're interested in being part of the fun, we'll be sharing a form and an RSVP for the Zoom event soon. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know working with recipes or collections in libraries or archives who may want to be involved. The more (pie), the merrier!