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Portland Public Library invites the Greater Portland community to enhance our public life by choosing civility! PPL is pleased to announce  Choose Civility Portland, modeled on the work of  the Howard County Library System.  With generous funding from the Lerner Foundation, the Library aims to position itself as a community center where citizens can gather to discuss issues important to our community.

At PPL, we believe we are all enriched by our differences and fueled by diverse ideas and sources of knowledge. We understand a common practice of civility to be an essential component for maintaining our vibrant role as a community commons. We are excited to investigate further what civility means to us, as a community, and what ideas we have to promote civic engagement.

Save the following date! January 24th – Picturing Portland: Visioning Our Shared Future  (Main Library 10:30-12:30 Lunch to follow)Generating Ideas for Improving Our Community and Celebrating our Strengths

Throughout our Portland Public Library “Choose Civility” inspired conversations, we have learned from speakers and each other, engaged in dialogue about issues, and played with ideas that could result in individual or collaborative action. Now is the time to picture ourselves as part of the answer. What is it that we will prioritize and commit to do to create the community we envision?

Join past participants, PPL and Lift360 (formerly Institute for Civic Leadership and Common Good Ventures) to define next steps and organize local Community Action Teams to move Portland forward.

To RSVP, email Kim Simmons simmons@portlib.org

 

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Upcoming Events:
Apr02
Veterans Legal Clinic
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (4) Audience: Adults The Volunteers Lawyer Project and the veterans’ benefits attorneys are pleased to provide this service to help guide our respected veterans through the VA benefits process.
May07
Veterans Legal Clinic
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (4) Audience: Adults The Volunteers Lawyer Project and the veterans’ benefits attorneys are pleased to provide this service to help guide our respected veterans through the VA benefits process.
Jun04
Veterans Legal Clinic
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (4) Audience: Adults The Volunteers Lawyer Project and the veterans’ benefits attorneys are pleased to provide this service to help guide our respected veterans through the VA benefits process.
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Reflections on Civility
December 16, 2014 - The Choose Civility Initiative depends on the values of respect, curiosity, and advocacy.   more »