We are going to play a game. I’ll give you a handful of facts about a famous person, and you try and guess the person. If you are right, there is a prize for you at the end of this post. Ready? Here we go!
- We don’t know his exact birthday because he was born a slave. Historians think it was around 1864. We do know he died on January 5, 1943.
- He was born in Diamond, Missouri.
- He studied plants, especially the peanut.
- He only filed for three patents in his life, though by his own admittance he made over 300 products.
- He called weeds “nature’s vegetables.”
Okay, those are your clues. Any ideas?
If you guessed George Washington Carver, you are right! If you guessed someone else (or had no idea), that’s okay, you still get a prize — a performance by Bobby Norfolk! Bobby Norfolk will be presenting at all three library branches on February 19th, entertaining and educating us all about George Washington Carver. We recommend members of the audience be five years or older.
Below are the times he will perform at each DBRL library branch. Don’t worry about registration. The more the merrier!
Ashland: Monday, February 19 • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Fulton: Monday, February 19 • 2-2:45 p.m.
Columbia: Monday, February 19 • 6:30-7:15 p.m.