Video Category: Virtual Programs

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!

You can find information about the book and author, book discussions, events, and author visits on our One Book One Village page. Sponsored with generous support of The Friends of the Library.


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


Tour of Bahá’í House of Worship


The Bahá’í Temple in Wilmette, Illinois is one of only eight continental Bahá’í Houses of Worship in the world; the only one in North America. It was voted one of the seven wonders of Illinois in 2009. Why was it built in Wilmette? How was it made? How long did it take to build? Can anyone go inside? What are the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith? Temple Coordinator Ellen Price will answer these questions and more during this virtual presentation that will include video footage, photos, and live Q&A.

Name Change 101


The Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois (TJLP) shares the criteria and procedures for making a legal name change in Illinois. Topics covered include: how to prepare for a legal name change, what to expect with the process, and an overview of updating identity documents, including gender markers. The goal of this presentation is gender self-determination.

The TJLP provides free guidance to transgender and gender-nonconforming people through the complicated and expensive process of making a legal name change. You can find more information about TJLP and the Name Change Mobilization at