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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

Volunteers from  AARP  will be at the Main Library to help patrons file their taxes (free of charge!) Tuesdays and Wednesdyas from 10 AM to 5:30 pm  through April 13th.   The phone number to make appointment is  (207) 776-6316.

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Each year the Camden Conference focuses on a topic of global importance and offers a series of Community Events related to this 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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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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Portland Public Library invites the Greater Portland community to enhance our public life by choosing civility!  Join us as we engage in lively conversation on a variety of topics important to our community.

 

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