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Government

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

Affordable Care Act

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 Marketplace Certified Assistors from Opportunity Alliance at the Main Library Wednesdays from 10am until noon during the open enrollment period. Certified Assistors from Mercy Hospital and Portland Community Health will be here on Fridays from 10:30-12:30. The Open Enrollment period for 2015 coverage begins on November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015.  Certified assistors will not be at the Library on the following dates due to the holiday season: Friday November 28th, Wednesday December 24th and Friday December 26th.

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USCIS Immigration Corner
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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.

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vote

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.

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Choose Civility

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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Up Next at the Library:
Nov26
Health Insurance Assistance10:00am - 12:00pm
meeting room (3)
Dec03
Health Insurance Assistance10:00am - 12:00pm
meeting room (3)
From the PPL blog:
Choosing to Participate
Choose to participate in Portland; learn more about our November 25th Choose Civility program!   More »
The Worth of Conversation
A summary of Choose Civility programs coming up in November and December!   More »
Inequality for All: Watch & Discuss Oct 29th 6:00 PM!
Promotion of the Inequality for All screening and suggested complementary resources.   More »
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Sonya Durney, MLIS   Email »
Business & Government Librarian -Team Leader
207.871.1700 x729
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