Peaks Island Branch Library will close at 2:00 pm Fri, June 22 to begin the move into our beautiful new space! We re-open at 2:00 pm Tues, July 3 and plan a celebration starting at 4:30 pm. All the details are here.
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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

USCIS personnel from the Portland Field Office will be on hand to provide case status updates as well as to provide general information and answer questions.

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In the 2018 series, attorneys from Maine Community Law Center will provide informative workshops on immigration facts and fiction, Protection From Abuse Matters, Landlord/Tenant Issues and Ballot Issues: What do they mean?

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American FactFinder: US Census Data

The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of statistical information about the nation’s people, places, and economy, providing not only snapshots of the nation’s population size and growth, but also detailed portraits of the changing characteristics of our communities.

American FactFinder provides census and ACS (American Community Survey) data that can be downloaded in a tabular format and joined with Census Tiger line files so the data can be displayed in ArcMap.

This database is uniquely qualified to help teachers and students learn and apply statistics because it is a primary source of economic and demographic data for the U.S. and is uses the work of thousands of statistical experts.

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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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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Up Next at the Library:
Aug07
USCIS Immigrant Outreach, 3rd Quarter 201810:00am - 12:00pm
meeting room (5)
Nov06
USCIS Immigrant Outreach, 4th Quarter 201810:00am - 12:00pm
meeting room (5)
From the PPL blog:
A Guide to Resources for Maine Entrepreneurs
Greetings. This guide is a starting point for entrepreneurs seeking resources in the state of Maine.   More »
Resources for Ranked-choice Voting (RCV)
June 12, 2018, primary election.   More »
Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Special Referendum Election Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Special Referendum Election Tuesday, June 12, 2018   More »
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Williams Bandoma, MLIS   Email »
Business & Government Librarian
207-871-1700 x727
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