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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.
Unsure about the Affordable Care Act? Need to know how it affects you? Thinking about signing up for insurance? Need help? Meet with a Health Insurance Assistance volunteer from Opportunity Alliance at the Main Library Wednesdays from 10am until noon during the open enrollment period. The Open Enrollment period for 2015 coverage begins on November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015.
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.
The general election on November 4th is coming quickly. Are you registered, researched and ready?
In 2014, Maine voters will elect the Governor, one of Maine’s two United States Senators, Maine’s Representatives to Congress, members of the Maine Legislature (State Senators and State Representatives) and certain county officers.
Voting smart is important. PPL wants to be sure that you have the information you need to make an informed decision.
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.
Up Next at the Library:
Creating the Communities We Wish For : Neighborhood Conversations
meeting room (4)
From the PPL blog:
A summary of Choose Civility programs coming up in November and December! More »
Promotion of the Inequality for All screening and suggested complementary resources. More »