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Welcome to the Teen Center at The Portland Public Library!

This is a place of learning and self-discovery. Our space is a place to read, watch, study, game, connect, learn, and create. We’ve got an amazing and diverse collection of materials for teens, including the latest fiction, informational books, magazines, movies, and even video games. All this plus computers, WiFi, and the best study spaces in the entire library (keep that a secret!). Ages 12-19 are welcome!

There’s always a friendly staff member here to help you find your next favorite book or to answer your most burning questions. Come hang out with us – the Teen Team, or follow us on Twitter @ppl_teen.

–Kelley, Emily & Laura

kelleybitstrip Emily Librarian Extra-Ordinaire! Laura

LGBTQ Teen Book Group

Join the conversation every 4th Saturday of the month at our LGBTQ Teen Book Group. We will be reading and discussing fiction, memoirs, graphic novels and/or poetry written by LGBTQ authors, or featuring queer characters and themes. Club meetings are hosted by members of the Library’s Pride Team, and take place in our cozy Teen Lounge. This series is for LGBTQ teens and their allies.

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LGBTQ Teen Film Series

Cozy up in the Library’s Teen Lounge for a film, popcorn, and maybe even a little discussion. It’s all part of our new LGBTQ Teen Film Series @ PPL. This monthly event takes place every 2nd Saturday and is hosted by members of the Library’s Pride Team. Come enjoy the film and bring a friend!

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The Library is pleased to partner with Cornerstones of Science to offer monthly Science Cafes on a wide range of issues and topics of interest to our community.

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Up Next at the Library:
Apr02
Knitting Group at Riverton6:30pm - 7:30pm
Riverton Branch
Apr03
Edible Book Festival5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Apr04
Teen Superhero Saturdays!2:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
From the PPL blog:
PPL Names Sarah Campbell Next Executive Director
The PPL Board of Trustees has appointed Sarah Campbell the Library's next Executive Director.   More »
Printing in the Second Dimension
Printing options at the main branch   More »
Changes to PPL’s Fee Policies
PPL is making some changes to our overdue fee policies, effective March 16, 2015.   More »
Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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