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Portland Public Library collects government resource links and receives government documents as part of the Federal Depository Library Program (since 1884). Our trained staff will help you find the government information you need (demographics, statistics, legal, politics, military, forms, etc.) whether around opportunities for civic engagement, for government services application forms, or for immigration support. PPL’s Government Documents are managed by the Business and Government Team, which manages the Library collections, online resources, and programming on government-related topics as well as business-related topics (management, economics, financial literacy) and careers & jobs information.
“A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or both.“
- James Madison
In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The law intends to make health care more accessible and affordable for all Americans.
Open Enrollment for 2014 coverage is over. But you may still have options to get health coverage. Click here o view your options after March 31, 2014. The Open Enrollment period for 2015 coverage begins on November 15, 2014.
The library has gathered information for you to learn more about the larger issues and the personal implications of the Affordable Care Act and help you make informed choices. Individuals and small businesses can visit The Health Insurance Marketplace. for more information. You can also call Opportunity Alliance’s 2-1-1 service to locate sources of assistance.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided PPL with a collection of resources to help immigrants and refugees prepare for their next steps in the immigration process; including items that folks can keep for their private library or to share with friends. Stay tuned as Immigration Officers will conduct workshops at the Library, several times per year, to answer questions.
Portland Public Library invites the Greater Portland community to enhance our public life by choosing civility! PPL is pleased to announce Choose Civility Portland. With generous funding from the Lerner Foundation, the Library aims to position itself as a community center where citizens can gather to discuss issues that are important to our community.
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From the PPL blog:
A review of a June 24 2014 program on Capital in the 21st Century. More »
Recent findings on increased political polarization in the United States. More »
An invitation to discuss Thomas Picketty's book Capital in the 21st Century with local economists. More »