Posts in “government-information” (20)

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The workshop in the Free Library’s new Robert and Eileen Kennedy Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement began with a quick quiz. And while I knew I wouldn’t ace it, I thought I… continue reading Modern Courts, Modern Lives

By written by Kalela W.    August 28, 2019   

Philadelphians: it’s time to make your voting plans for the 2019 Pennsylvania primary election, which will be held this coming Tuesday, May 21! The Free Library is here to help you vote, in… continue reading How to Vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 21

By written by Clare F.    May 16, 2019   

The Free Library helps people explore new worlds—through fictional tales of far-off places and its international music collections, as well as through its robust foreign-language… continue reading Visit the Passport Office at Northeast Regional Library

By written by Victoria G.    February 15, 2019    3

Changes are coming Today, January 28, 2019, marks the start of the new tax season. With the full roll out of P.L. 115-97, the new  federal tax law , you will need to prepare for some… continue reading It’s Tax Season... Are You Ready?

By written by Marija G.    January 28, 2019    2

2018 Update: For the latest information on our Passport Processing and Photo Services, please visit our program page » The Free Library has always helped people explore new… continue reading Passport Office Opens at Northeast Regional Library

By written by Julie B.    July 6, 2017    13

Since 2014, the Free Library’s new Regional Operations Center (ROC) has been open—open to staff, not the public. And while requesting most books from this offsite location is no… continue reading Government Documents at the Regional Operations Center

By written by Timothy F.    November 10, 2015    2

Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony grace dollar coins, but the faces on U.S. currency have largely belonged to white men. This is starting, slowly, to change. On June 18, Secretary of the Treasury… continue reading A Woman on the New $10

By written by Timothy F.    June 18, 2015    1

With the recent theft of some taxpayers’ personal information, and an even more recent data breach of federal employees’ information, it’s no wonder the U.S. Government is taking… continue reading Recovering from Identity Theft

By written by Timothy F.    June 11, 2015   

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently thrilled many internet enthusiasts (and enraged others) in finally ruling on the question of the “ open internet .” The verdict?… continue reading The FCC, Open Internet and the Digital Divide

By written by Timothy F.    March 6, 2015   

Tax season is upon us. After months of anticipation, the Federal and Pennsylvania tax forms are now available in the Government Publications Department at the Central Library (1901 Vine St.), as… continue reading 2015 Tax Preparation

By written by Timothy F.    February 11, 2015   

The United States Congress handles much of its work through the use of committees – panels of varying size, focus, rules, funding, and authority – made up of members of the Senate or… continue reading Committees of the U.S. Congress

By written by Timothy F.    December 22, 2014   

Cranberry production was down four percent this year – but American farmers still produced over eight million barrels (800 million pounds) of the fall favorite, so the country should have a… continue reading Thanksgiving Day

By written by Timothy F.    November 24, 2014   

There are almost 20 million veterans currently living in the United States, and almost 12 percent of Pennsylvania’s adult population has served in an American war. (Source: 2013 American… continue reading The Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

By written by Timothy F.    November 9, 2014   

This year’s general election takes place Tuesday, November 4, when Pennsylvanians will go to the polls and cast their votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congress, and State… continue reading Election Day 2014

By written by Timothy F.    November 1, 2014   

Daylight saving time (aka daylight time, aka DST) has its origins in the United States with the Standard Time Act of 1918 (See Pub.L. 65-106, United States Statutes at Large , 65 th Congress), an… continue reading Fall Back

By written by Timothy F.    October 30, 2014   

Since May, the Free Library’s new Regional Operations Center (ROC) has been open – open to staff, not the public. And while requesting most books from this offsite location is no… continue reading Government Documents at the Regional Operations Center

By written by Timothy F.    September 16, 2014   

In 1910, farmers and farm laborers made up, by far, the largest group of workers in the United States. A century later, they don’t even crack the top ten (the greatest numbers now work in… continue reading Labor Day 2014

By written by Timothy F.    August 27, 2014   

With luck, the government shutdown will be a thing of the past very soon, but until then, remember that you can rely on the Free Library for many of your information needs.  For… continue reading Online Census Data during the Government Shutdown

By written by Jamie W.    October 15, 2013   

This is the first part in a multi-part series looking at tech news and issues relevant to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s customers and patrons. One of the more recent buzzwords gaining… continue reading The Open Data Initiative and GIS Technology

By written by Peter SM    November 27, 2012   

If you’re a debater, a fan of politics talk shows, or otherwise a news junkie, or if you want to follow what lawmakers are up to, you’ll be pleased to learn about two databases the… continue reading News junkies, eat your heart out with CQ

By written by Joe M.    August 22, 2008    21