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One Book One Village


What is One Book One Village? The MPPL Assistant Department Head of Fiction/AV/Teen explains the two-month community reading event, discusses why MPPL chose the book “The Other Americans” by Laila Lalami, and talks about upcoming book discussions and events related to the book, including a 2-event virtual author visit on October 25th, and October 27th!

Sponsored with generous support of The Friends of the Library.


Song: “Positive Motivation” from Purple Planet Music
License: CC BY


MPPL Celebrates One Year Being Fine Free


It’s been one year since we went fine free, and we think that’s worth celebrating! Head of Circulation Janine Wisniewski discusses why we decided to eliminate late fees, some misconceptions about being a fine free library, and why she thinks it is one of the best decisions the library has ever made!

Find about about Fine Free at our Fine Free FAQ

FanFest: A Thank You

Special thanks to our donors, sponsors, volunteers, and staff:
  • :01 First Second
  • Candlewick Press
  • Dark Horse
  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • Iron Circus
  • Oni Press
  • Vault
  • Viz Media
  • Christina Coleman – ALA Membership Marketing Specialist
  • Friends of the Library
  • Costumers with a Cause
  • Rebel Legion
  • Windy City Ghostbusters
  • Mandalorian Mercs
“Iron Bacon” by Kevin MacLeod