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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

Are you exploring your options?  Short-term training certificates, or an associate or bachelor’s degree, may be more affordable then you think.

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The City of Portland is currently conducting a public survey to solicit feedback from the community on how best to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act . The opportunity to voice your opinion closes on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

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Find the jobs and training programs in your area, and have help updating your resume using the Department of Labor’s Maine JobLink

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A government sponsored resource to identify ways to help pay for college or vocational training.

 

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Find resources available during COVID-19 for food, support, unemployment assistance, and more.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) together with the Portland Public Library will host a series of information and outreach session at the Portland Public Library.

 

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The 2021 Camden Conference will explore the Arctic, one of the world’s least-known regions.  Join PPL for two FREE virtual live-streamed events!

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On July 7th, we heard President Obama address a nation in mourning, “If communities are mistrustful of the police, that makes those law enforcement officers who are doing a great job and are doing the right thing, it makes their lives harder.  So when people say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ that doesn’t mean blue lives don’t matter; it just means all lives matter, but right now the big concern is the fact that the data shows [emphasis added]  black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents. “
 The data shows.  Click through for resources, that can help link you to data to better understand this multi-faceted, extremely important topic.
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PPL has partnered with Driving-Tests.org to bring you Maine DMV practice tests online. It’s easy and free! Includes car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

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Maine Economic Development Strategy 2020-2029.
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MAINE VOTER INFORMATION LOOKUP SERVICE
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Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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207-871-1700 x736
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