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The Mayor's Message


As part of this year’s Winter Read-A-Thon, the downtown Main Library, in partnership with the University of North Dakota’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will host the traveling exhibit “Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine in Harry Potter's World” now through March 21. The magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine. The library will also provide six weeks of themed events for children, teens and adults based on the magical world of Harry Potter, which will include: Harry Potter Trivia; a Harry Potter Party; Great Science for Teens: Harry Potter Edition; and Harry Potter Escape Rooms.

The library has several other interesting programs happening in the next couple of weeks, including: Crafternoon sessions for kids Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Carlson Library, and Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Northport Library; Teen Time sessions on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Carlson Library; the “Afternoons with Austen” film series featuring Jane Austen novels as films continues with a screening of “Mansfield Park” on Feb. 16 and “Emma” on Feb. 23, both at the downtown Main Library; Restorative Yoga session for adults is Feb. 24 at the Carlson Library; and Project English meets Tuesday evenings at the Carlson Library.

The 2020 Census is coming and it is more than a population count; it is an opportunity to shape the future of our community. It is vitally important that every person be counted in the City of Fargo in the 2020 Census. There will soon be messaging from the U.S. Census Bureau, the North Dakota Complete Count Task Force and Fargo’s Complete Count Committee in all media formats regarding the 2020 Census and your participation in it. The U.S. Census Bureau will be sending out mailings to individual households starting in early March, with responses encouraged to be completed by April 1, which is Census Day.